Daily Brief

Jun 25, 2020 Issue

Brazil blocks WhatsApp payment service

Regulation Politics Telecoms

Central Bank and anti-trust agency CADE say they need time to evaluate competitive aspects

Vicentín still eyes bringing on partner

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt M&A

Argentine soy exporter keeps M&A talks alive, even as the government weighs seizing the company

XP, VERT open credit lines for farmers

Debt Asset Management Loans

Brazilian investment manager and securities company launch DuAgro to offer loans to small and mid-sized producers

FACTBOX 6/25/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Coronavirus Latin America

UPDATE: IDB provides $80 mln loan for small business relief in Uruguay

Supervielle, TGLT line up local debt sales

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

More deals come as more companies tap peso liquidity to issue dollar-linked notes

Uruguay taps international investors in dual-currency deal  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Sovereign issuer raises $1.5 bln to repurchase outstanding bonds and fund coronavirus relief

LatAm, Caribbean recession to be twice global average  

Economy & Policy Brazil Mexico

Region's economies will contract by 9.4% in 2020, driven by deep recessions in Brazil and Mexico, the IMF says

GEB sets up next local bond sale

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Bogotá's city-owned energy company aims to raise $255 mln to refinance debt

IDB Invest subscribes to social bonds from La Hipotecaria

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Mortgage lender raises $14 mln to build social housing projects in Colombia

Kimberly-Clark's Mexican business prints 10-year notes

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Personal hygiene paper products company raises $500 mln in the cross-border bond market to refinance debt

Fibra Uno calls off two-part tap

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Planned debt deal does not meet the Mexican REIT's "debt issuance criteria," source says

Navios raises $500 mln in private offering

Debt Bonds Capital Markets

Uruguayan shipping company issues new 2025 notes to redeem its 2022 bonds and pay off a loan

EFE, SAAM join the flurry of bond sales

Bonds Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Chile's state-owned rail company raises $136 mln in the local market, while the logistics company snares $42 mln

Aura Minerals sizes share offering in Brazil

Equity Capital Markets IPO

Toronto-listed mining company could raise up to $210 mln from the sale of Brazilian depositary receipts in July