Colombia inches toward Basel III

Capital Markets Debt Regulation

Local banks' adoption of the global standard could lead to improved capital and be positive on credit profiles, Fitch

Barbados bondholders await clarity amid slide

Bonds Debt Caribbean

Caribbean island edges closer to default, while investors lament its heavy leverage levels

Tenedora de Cines pens club deal

Loans Debt Mexico

Mexican movie theater company signs five-year $379m loan with five lenders

Terpel finishes four-part COP trade

Capital Markets Debt Bonds

Colombian fuel company prints $385m worth of local currency securities

Enel Chile fires up LatAm with tight 10-year

Capital Markets Debt Bonds

Power company sells $1bn in 2028 securities after books peak at $3bn, sources

Interview: BlueOrange Capital

Funds Asset Management Bonds

BlueOrange Capital wants to mobilize private capital to provide mezzanine debt for sustainable investments in Latin America, but it understands that making an impact come...

Impact bonds emerge as an asset class

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Test cases in Colombia and Peru are proving the effectiveness of impact bonds, but not their appeal to institutional investors.

Local-currency bonds fail to keep up the momentum

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Global local currency bonds were a popular fundraising option in 2017, but new issues have slowed down this year as investors look to avoid exchange rate risk amid market...

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Brazil's insurers revise investment strategies

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Brazilian insurers have found the recipe for investing simple: Buy high-yield, low-risk government bonds. But as interest rates drop, they are venturing into new territor...

Infrastructure funds find role in Colombia's 4G program

Asset Management Bonds Debt

New financing for a corruption dogged toll road project heralds a turnaround in the country's project finance market.

Fund managers steer through debt markets

Asset Management Bonds Debt

After a year of good returns, bond investors in Latin America face increasing volatility — again. Elections and higher interest rates loom, keeping debt fund managers on ...

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru's Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

VTR Comunicaciones gets syndicated loan

Debt Loans Chile

Chilean telecom puts pen to paper on a five-year $300m local currency facility from eight lenders, source

IMF loan curbs Argentine bond sales

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentina agrees to speed up spending cuts and set more realistic inflation targets to secure $50bn in financing