Economy & Policy

Fernández taps young academic to run Argentina's economy ministry

Economy & Policy Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Martín Guzmán will face big challenges to restructure the national debt, revive the economy and contain high inflation

IDB finances economic program in Panama

Loans Economy & Policy Regulation

Multilateral lender provides $200 mln for digital services to streamline bureaucracy and improve competitiveness

Argentina accepts more CAF financing

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Federal government will use the $100 mln loan to fund infrastructure and housing works in three shantytowns in Buenos Aires

Uruguay's next government faces large deficits, low growth, Fitch says

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

President-elect Luis Lacalle Pou must take "decisive" action to stabilize the country's debt burden, rating agency says

EXCLUSIVE: YPF Luz closes in on long-term financing deals

Debt Bonds Loans

Argentine power company is in talks with banks and other creditors for $150 mln in financing, CEO says

Steel tariffs hurt US industry, Brazilian association says

Economy & Policy Regulation Politics

Brazil Steel Institute points out that US mills rely on semi-finished products from South America to keep running

Honduras seeks to restructure multilateral loans

Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

President Hernández cites the costs of climate change and tells a UN conference that it is "just and moral" to request renegotiations

Fernández refuses remaining IMF credit

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

President-elect also says he will open talks with creditors to renegotiate Argentina's 2020 and 2023 bonds

Buenos Aires places local paper

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentine capital looks to raise $100 mln from a two-year deal

Mexico announces infrastructure plan

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Government outlines $44 bln in investments over five years, including $22 bln in 2020

Santa Catarina seeks IBRD loan

Loans Politics Economy & Policy

State government wants to pay back Bank of America with money from the World Bank

Barbados gets near unanimous response in bond swap

Asset Management Bonds Debt

International creditors with 94% of outstanding notes agree to participate in a $500 mln debt exchange

Peru repurchases old notes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Finance Ministry uses proceeds from recent local-currency bond sale to buy back $1.7 bln in dollar- and sol-denominated notes

Petrobras asks for refinery bids

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Brazil's state-owned oil company also leases two fertilizer plants to Unigel for $42 mln

Argentina's renewable energy sector puts new projects on standby

Project & Infrastructure Finance Energy Renewable

Companies and investors see huge growth potential for solar and wind projects, but they lack the capital to do much about it