Economy & Policy

Mexico hands refinery contract to Pemex

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Energy

Energy ministry Sener will oversee construction of Dos Bocas alongside the state-owned oil company, AMLO says

Brazilian equities gain ground in first half

Equity IPO Capital Markets

Deals from Centauro and BK Brasil stand out as highlights, while Neoenergia and Carrefour Brasil prepare share sales of their own

Brazil adds to concessions program

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

PPI includes 59 projects with an estimated $405bn in total investments over 30 years

Brazil's central bank dismisses rate hike this year

Economy & Policy Capital Markets Regulation

Copom also lowers its Selic forecasts for 2020 after keeping the benchmark rate at a historic low

Chile visits investors ahead of retap

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Sovereign issuer hires Itaú, Santander and Scotiabank to arrange meetings with investors in New York and London

BR Distribuidora considers bids for Petrobras refineries

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Brazilian fuel distributor has a "duty" to look into the refinery sales by its parent company, CEO says

Lava Jato comes for the banks

Economy & Policy Brazil Caribbean

Federal police detain three executives at Banco Paulista on suspicion of laundering illicit payments for Odebrecht

Fypasa reviews financing for water project in Peru

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Bonds

Mexican construction company is working with Cofide and M2 to draft the funding plans, sources say

Bank of America to lend to road project in Paraguay

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

US lender could provide up to $140m for the Costanera Sur project in Asunción, government official says

IDB Invest invests in SME fund

Funds Equity Economy & Policy

Multilateral lender backs middle-market equity investments in Brazil through Stratus Group

Petrobras puts up stake in Mega

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

Brazil's state-owned energy company sends out teasers for its 34% share in the Argentine natural gas company

New M&A law could scotch Enel's bid for Luz del Sur

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Italian power company has to work faster to do a transaction now, source says

Venezuelan protests fail to inspire investors

Debt Bonds Capital Markets

Bond buyers prefer to wait and see how the political crisis plays out, source says

BBVA looks to lead more syndicated loans to Mexican states

Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Spanish bank wants to replicate last year's $1bn deal with Chihuahua in other states

IDB Invest funds railroad PPP in Uruguay

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Debt

Multilateral agency brings in commercial banks and international lenders to provide $500m in financing for the Ferrocarril Central