Economy & Policy

S&P cuts Argentina

Debt Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Rating agency sees GDP falling 2.5% in 2018 as inflation approaches 45%

Bolsonaro picks former finance minister to head BNDES

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Project & Infrastructure Finance Structured Finance

Joaquim Levy will leave the World Bank to run Brazil's national development bank

Analysts expect interest rate hike in Mexico

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Politics

Banxico's monetary policy committee will likely increase the benchmark lending rate by 25bp to 8%, analysts say

Bermuda looks to set new benchmark

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Island government plans to fund a bond buyback with the sale of at least $500m in new notes

Mexico City airport investors prepare for litigation

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Law firm Paul Hastings will hold a conference call with bondholders to discuss possible legal action

Brazil's venture capital market heats up

Funds Economy & Policy Brazil

Fundraising could top $1bn next year as investor confidence grows, sources say

Santa Fe seeks multilateral loans

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Debt

Argentine province negotiates $300m from the World Bank and IFC to pave roads

Fitch casts negative outlook on Argentina

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Rating agency sees the GDP falling 2.7% this year as inflation approaches 50%

São Paulo courts US investors

Project & Infrastructure Finance M&A Economy & Policy

Mayor Bruno Covas pitches Anhembi concession to executives in Las Vegas and Los Angeles

Ownership limits crimp Electricaribe sale

Debt Economy & Policy M&A

Enel plays down its interest in the regional power company, but some say the Italian energy firm is the only suitable bidder

Argentina opens offshore bidding

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Energy Ministry plans to grant permits for 38 blocks in the South Atlantic

LatAm bond sellers wait out US midterm elections

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

US Fed meeting could also cause delays, but sources see a market window maybe opening later this week

World Bank grants two loans to Argentina

Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Argentina

Multilateral lender says it will provide $950m to fill holes in the budget and extend child benefits

Brookfield to bid for Brazilian transmission lines

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Energy

Canadian infrastructure investor is also on the lookout for "tuck-in acquisitions" for its existing businesses

Chile joins China's Belt and Road Initiative

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Foreign Minister says agreement could spur infrastructure developments and make Chile a larger entry point for foreign investments in Latin America