Archive

March / April 2016

Remaking Argentina: How the Macri administration aims to start afresh. Also, LatinFinance talks to Argentina's finance secretary, innovations in Mexico's stock market, Itaú and Bradesco change leadership and the finance ministry scorecard for 2016.

Parting Shot: Uncommon values

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Low oil prices and trade with Brazil are among the places where highly indebted Caribbean countries are looking to improve their fortunes, according to William Warren Smi...

NEWS PEOPLE: The fallout

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Against a backdrop of historically low oil prices, Latin American oil and gas majors have changed up their leadership

SCORECARD PUBLIC CREDIT: Nimble and quick

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

This year’s ranking of Latin American public credit offices demonstrated an agile and sophisticated approach to particularly difficult circumstances for emerging markets ...

MEXICO EQUITIES: Harnessing investment

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Mexico

Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex is set to debut the Fibra-E equity instrument this year, a vehicle designed to boost investments in energy and infrastructure asset...

MEXICO BONDS: Game change

Mexico Loans Bonds

LOANS: Trickling in

Loans Structured Finance

Fewer borrowers are coming to the corporate loan and project finance markets as banks become more cautious about doling out credit

MARCH/APRIL 2016 FRONT NOTES: Shades of pink

SCORECARD FINANCE MINISTRY:The fundamentals, Luis Videgaray

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Mexico

Amid declining oil prices, interest rate hikes from its northern neighbor and global volatility, Mexico is focusing on creating certainty for international investors and ...

NEWS EQUITY/M&A: Slow start

Equity M&A

Only a single new equity issue has priced in the first few months of 2016 and bankers see no offerings on the immediate horizon. But mergers & acquisitions could spur som...

SCORECARD FINANCE MINISTRY: Tough love

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Finance ministries are taking bold action to strengthen their countries’ public finances at a time of severe stress

Interview: MagÍn Díaz and the normalcy bonus

Bonds Dominican Republic Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Dominican Republic’s efforts to develop its presence in local and international markets is paying off, as the sovereign eyes new avenues to global investors. Magín Dí...

Dominican Republic Investor Report: The Dominican effect

Bonds Dominican Republic Economy & Policy

The Dominican Republic’s economy is outpacing those of big and small countries alike – across Latin America. And prospects are looking up, thanks to a healthy mix of dome...

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ENERGY: Balance of power

Dominican Republic Economy & Policy

Scarce and costly energy resources are the biggest constraint facing the Dominican Republic’s economy. But a clutch of fresh initiatives in the sector could finally chang...

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ENERGY: The Matrix, Antonio Isa Conde

Economy & Policy Dominican Republic

In early 2016, as the Dominican Republic prepared to launch two new coal-fired plants and made plans to open its borders to international oil exploration, LatinFinance sa...

COVER STORY ARGENTINA: The agenda Luis Caputo

Argentina Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Argentina is on the cusp of resolving a 15-year dispute with holdout creditors that could spell its return to global financial markets. Finance Secretary Luis Caputo disc...

COVER STORY ARGENTINA: A delicate art

Argentina Economy & Policy

Although Argentina’s new conservative president has slashed export taxes, lifted currency controls and forged ties with the opposition in efforts to revive the country’s ...

COVER STORY ARGENTINA CAPITAL MARKETS: Seizing the moment

Bonds Argentina Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

For Argentine companies eyeing a return to debt markets, timing could be crucial

ROUNDTABLE CAPITAL MARKETS: Window watching

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

An acute sense of timing and an ability to navigate dynamic markets will be imperative for Latin American issuers in 2016. LatinFinance convened a group of leading invest...

Interview: Brazil prosecutor Carlos Welter on the Car Wash probe

Brazil Economy & Policy Interviews

Brazilian prosecutor Carlos Welter has been part of a team that has recovered billions of reais and targeted some of Brazil’s most powerful elite. Welter spoke to LatinFi...

BRAZIL BANKING: Plumbing the depths

Bonds Brazil Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Petrobras is looking to offload assets as it faces billions of dollars in maturities over the next two years. But significant domestic and international headwinds are cal...

BRAZIL BANKING: In with the new

Brazil People

The chiefs of Bradesco and Itaú Unibanco are both about to end illustrious careers, but their successors are unlikely to have it so good

INVESTOR REPORT BRAZIL: Entering the fray

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Brazil’s last finance minister left office after less than a year. His successor, Nelson Barbosa, takes the reins of an economy in crisis—with investors deeply skeptical ...

NEWS BONDS: Diversification play

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin American borrowers are turning to euro-denominated debt issuance to access competitive funding, while corporates are largely staying on the sidelines

ANDEAN ECUADOR: Reversal of fortunes

Ecuador Economy & Policy

Hampered by low oil prices, Ecuador is facing a budget shortfall this year and may find it hard to make up the difference

INVESTOR REPORT ANDEAN: Keeping up

Funds Peru Capital Markets

Peru’s stock exchange is working to boost liquidity and increase its investor appeal as it faces the threat of a downgrade to frontier market status

ANDEAN PERU POLITICS: The right turn

Economy & Policy Peru

The leading candidates in Peru’s presidential race stand to the right of center, but a break-out contender could still make a run for the presidential palace