Economy & Policy

Argentina on track to hold rates

Economy & Policy Regulation Argentina

Central bank tackles challenging inflation and FX environments, analysts expect a hawkish bias

The Andes come in to focus

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Infrastructure, capital markets strategies and political risk to dominate discussions at LatinFinance's 12th Andean Finance and Investment Forum in Lima, Peru

Peru sets table for growth, cenbank governor says

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Regulation

Inflation is low and private investments are growing, says central bank head Julio Velarde

IMF loan curbs Argentine bond sales

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Argentina

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

Parting Shot: Ilan Goldfajn

Economy & Policy Fixed Income Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazil needs to stick to reforms if it wants to maintain low inflation and low interest rates, says the head of the central bank, Ilan Goldfajn

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.

Peru picks new finmin

Economy & Policy People Politics

Carlos Oliva, a former deputy at MEF, replaces David Tuesta and becomes the fifth finance minister in a year

Equity funds bet on Brazilian recovery

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Brazil reemerges a deep recession, equity fund managers have taken a shine again to Latin America's largest economy. Elsewhere in the region, the picks are more select...

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.

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

S&P lowers Barbados amid hefty debt load

Economy & Policy Capital Markets Debt

Caribbean island enters selective default after missing coupon payment on its 6.625% 2035s