Economy & Policy

Panama fights coronavirus in bond market  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Central American country issues $2.5 bln in new notes, diverts money from the budget to contain the outbreak

La Rioja skirts default, gets off ratings watch  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Province makes interest payment on 2025 bond, but could struggle to meet upcoming debt payments, S&P says

Mexico seeks to mitigate COVID-19 impact on finance, insurance  

Bonds Capital Markets Economy & Policy

Government claims measures will protect debtors, creditors, insurance companies and the insured

Peru creates coronavirus fund for SMEs  

Debt Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Finance ministry to provide for working capital, restructuring and refinancing debts

Brazilian business leaders urge restraint in coronavirus measures  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Coronavirus

Supply chains must be maintained to avoid economic collapse, executives say

Uruguay eyes $2.5 bln in funding from multilateral lenders

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Economy minister says a special line of credit would go to a COVID-19 response, helping to ease the economic fallout

Colombia's quantitative easing seen as bold move by former ministers  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Measures are expected to keep local markets liquid, limited capital flight expected

Brazil spends interest savings on healthcare, employment

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Regulation

Government outlines $24 bln in programs to combat the effects from the coronavirus outbreak on informal workers

World Bank, IMF ask G20 to allow poorest nations to delay debt payments  

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Request based on need to divert funds for coping with COVID-19 pandemic

Colombia offers cut-rate loans against coronavirus

Economy & Policy Loans Debt

Bancóldex and Findeter to provide financing at subsidized rates; government forms new emergency fund

Argentina turns to World Bank during health crisis

Economy & Policy Loans Debt

Government secures $300 mln to lessen the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on low-income households

S&P cuts Ecuador to CCC-

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Rating agency says default "appears inevitable" within six months

Ecuador credit rating cut to CC by Fitch  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Ecuador is nearing default of some kind after asking to renegotiate commercial debt, rating agency says

Argentina earmarks $580 mln for small businesses

Economy & Policy Regulation Politics

Government seeks to keep small businesses and self-employed workers afloat during the lockdown

Brazil opens money spigot to support financial markets  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Capital Markets

Central Bank and BNDES offer financial support packages to counter COVID-19