LatAm bond sales slow in Q1

LatAm bond sales slow in Q1

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt Capital Markets Fixed Income Economy & Policy Politics Mexico Brazil US

Bond sales by Latin American issuers reached roughly $30bn in the first quarter this year, down from around $50bn in the same period of 2018, LatinFinance has heard. Sovereign and corporate issuers got off to a slow start in 2019, due to the lingering effects of elections in Mexico and Brazil, but this year's totals could still eclipse the tally from 2018, said a debt capital markets banker in New York. "It doesn't happen overnight," he said. "We've had two major elections, so we've had a bit of

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