Economy & Policy

Social services key to growth in Belize

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Belize

Prime Minister Johnny Briceño says the Central American country's new-found economic stability can lead to more nearshoring

Brazil almost doubles FDI in 2022

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Latin America's largest economy attracts $91 bln in foreign capital, the highest amount since 2012, central bank says

BNDES elects new CEO

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Equity

Aloízio Mercadante, a former senator, is close to President Lula, who has advocated for Brazil's national development bank to finance a natural gas pipeline in Argentina

El Salvador improves tax collections, cuts spending to pay off bonds

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Finance minister says the government saved $23 mln on the 2023 bonds and has $347 mln in outstanding 2025s

Investors look forward to Brazil's first green bond, Fitch says

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

US rating agency backs the government's environmental policies and says the country can count on solid demand if it comes to the bond market

Chilean lenders ready to sell Transbank

International Financial Institutions Equity M&A

South American country's largest payment processing company will be put up for sale by a group of banks

União Química stays on 'high alert' in uncertain market

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy International Financial Institutions Economy & Policy

Brazilian pharmaceutical company is looking to add to its cash reserves and expects to receive a $65 mln loan from IFC before the end of June, CFO says

Bolivia picks Chinese consortium for lithium project

Economy & Policy Bolivia China

CATL, Brunp and CMOC partner with Bolivia's YLB to extract the white metal from salt flats

S&P assigns rating to Niterói

S&P Global Economy & Policy Debt

Rating agency gives the Brazilian city a BB- as high oil royalties lead to budget surpluses

Lima nixes Brookfield toll road contracts

Project & Infrastructure Finance Toll Road Highways

City council approves new mayor's proposal to terminate the Rutas de Lima concessions

Avianca, Viva to take tie-up back to square one

M&A Economy & Policy Regulation

Colombia’s civil aviation authority annuls the proposed merger due to "substantial" irregularities

Telefónica hit with record fine in Peru

Regulation Telecoms Economy & Policy

Spanish telco is ordered to pay $855 mln to settle a dispute with tax agency Sunat

Argentina prepares $1 bln bond buyback

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Bonds

Government looks to take advantage of a recent drop in country risk, finance minister says

EPM sets sights on Barranquilla water company

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Water & Sewage

Medellín city-owned utility signs an agreement to explore the acquisition of 51% of Triple A

Brazil mulls PPPs for military

Economy & Policy Brazil Project & Infrastructure Finance

Lula's chief of staff discusses long-term investments with the defense minister and heads of the armed forces