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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.

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.

Peru's president pledges renewed infra investments

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Peru’s new president enjoys widespread support as he faces the lingering fallout from the Odebrecht corruption scandal and tries to boost economic growth.

Latin America widens trade relations in the time of Trump

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy M&A

As the United States imposes tariffs on steel imports, Latin America downplays the threat of a trade war but looks to reinforce commercial ties with other countries.

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Loans Capital Markets

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.

Elections spread uncertainty across Latin America

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Populist politics are reaching a fever pitch in the run-up to elections in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. But despite the fiery rhetoric of the campaign trail, market force...

Brazil bears down on cryptocurrencies

Economy & Policy Funds Loans

Brazil is shutting down brokers’ bank accounts and barring investment funds from buying bitcoin. Now a fight over the future of cryptocurrencies has broken out in Latin A...

Chile looks to lift investments

Economy & Policy Features Chile

Rising copper prices and the arrival of a new pro-business administration are lifting hopes of a sharp recovery in investment in Chile. By Tom Azzopardi

Colombian banks bounce back

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans M&A

After a couple of tough years, Colombia’s banking sector expects to return to higher rates of growth in 2018, although it knows it is unlikely to match results from the f...

Latin American banks hone socially responsible lending policies

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin America’s banks are stepping up to address environmental issues and other social matters in their lending policies. But financiers and investors say long-term profi...

Green bonds play catch-up in Latin America

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets

Green bond advocates want companies to engage more with environmentally conscious investors. But are issuers willing to go that extra mile to ensure growth of sustainable...

Argentina courts infra investors

Bonds Debt Economy & Policy

Argentina wants to attract international investors with a massive PPP program. Developers and banks say they are interested, but the jury is still out whether the country...

Caribbean economies get their books in order

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

With commodity prices stabilizing and tourism numbers expected to increase, prospects for growth in the Caribbean are rising, but concerns about the fiscal side linger on...

Markets applaud Chile's election results

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

After a decisive election victory, Sebastián Piñera has promised to unlock an investment logjam and revitalize Chile’s sluggish economy. Once again, he has the global eco...

Using project bonds to finance construction risk

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Despite still being mostly used for brownfield projects, project bonds are becoming a more attractive proposition to finance greenfield initiatives