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Sep 25, 2020 Issue

FACTBOX 09/25/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Coronavirus Latin America

UPDATE: IDB provides $750 mln to Brazil's BNDES for MSME loans

MercadoLibre borrows from Goldman Sachs in Brazil

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans Debt

Argentine e-commerce retailer gets $72.6 mln from the US bank to expand credit lines to small businesses

US-based LatAm funds cut holdings five weeks in a row  

Debt Bonds Capital Markets

Equity funds post $149 mln in net outflows as MSCI LatAm stock index falls 8.66%, according to Lipper

Mexico cuts interest rates again

Economy & Policy Regulation Coronavirus

Central bank lowers the overnight rate by 25 basis points to 4.25% in a time of lingering uncertainty

Tecpetrol delays loan payment again

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Argentine gas producer puts off payment to Uruguayan holding company as central bank tightens access to dollars

IPO market sends mixed messages in Brazil

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets Equity

Private healthcare company Rede D'Or considers a $2.7 bln offering as Hidrovias prices an IPO and Caixa calls off another

Caja Los Andes issues UF notes

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Chilean retirement fund manager prints $37 mln in inflation-linked bonds in the local market

Mallplaza expands in Colombia

M&A Chile Colombia

Chilean mall operator closes a deal to buy the Calima shopping center in Bogot√° for $128 mln

IDB funnels funds to BNDES

Loans Debt Economy & Policy

US-based development bank grants a $750 mln loan to finance to small businesses hit by COVID-19 in Brazil