Economy & Policy

Brazilian corporates face strong challenges from COVID-19  

Capital Markets Economy & Policy Fixed Income

More than 25% are vulnerable to shocks due to low liquidity, currency risk and limited room to take on more debt, Fitch says

Mexican banking sector displays resilience in crisis  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Coronavirus Loans

As the economy faces its sharpest drop since 1994, banks are expected to withstand short-term shocks, sources say

Fitch puts Argentina in restricted default  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Government plan to delay payments on local-law debt triggers decision, rating agency says

Argentina postpones payment on local bonds  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Government gains time to restructure $83 bln in external debt, sources say

AMLO calls for new 'Marshall Plan' for coronavirus recovery  

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

Mexican president says a support plan is needed for poor countries, rather than "predatory loans"

Moody's drops Argentina deeper into junk territory  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Negative outlook reflects risk that investor losses in restructuring may go beyond 65%

FACTBOX 4/6/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Latin America Coronavirus

UPDATE 4/6: "We have no other option but to increase debt," Colombian FinMin says

IMF could allocate SDRs for coronavirus response  

Coronavirus Latin America US

Fund needs to think "beyond" what it has to get short-term liquidity to emerging markets, managing director says

Mexico to tap savings to make debt payments  

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

AMLO says he opposes cancelling or postponing debt service payments

Honduras authorizes additional $2.5 billion in debt to help fight pandemic  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Vote in the Honduran Congress allows debt to hit 55% of GDP

FACTBOX 4/3/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Latin America Coronavirus

UPDATE 4/3: Dominican Republic to start cash transfers to 1.5 million families at a cost of RD$17 billion ($314 million)

Brazil suspends E&P concession auction

Economy & Policy Energy Gas

National energy policy council CNPE will announce the new schedule at a later date

Chilean central bank says unconventional measures to fight COVID-19 possible  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Bank president says will use “expansive power” to secure credit for business, households

FACTBOX 4/2/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Latin America Coronavirus

UPDATE 4/2: Chile cuts rates; Mexico participates in US dollar swap

Eletrobras puts off privatization plans until 2021  

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Energy

Coronavirus outbreak postpones an auction planned for this year and may impact price, board member says