Banco de Chile Returns to HK

Chile Asia Bonds

Banco de Chile has raised HKD699m ($90m) through its second private placement in Hong Kong's bond market, it says. The 2028 RegS-only bond priced at par with a 4.25% coup...

Bladex Closes Asian-Led Loan

Panama Asia Loans

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) has closed a 3-year, $103m syndicated loan paying Libor+120bp, according to people familiar with the matter. Nine bank...

Sovereign Wealth Buys into Brazilian Waste

Brazil Asia Funds

Singapore’s GIC has agreed to invest BRL300m ($135m) in Brazil’s Aegea Saneamento e Participacoes, Aegea says. The sovereign wealth vehicle is to get new shares in the wa...

Koreans Target Mexico, Andes to Increase LatAm FDI


Korean banks and companies see space for increased investment and lending to LatAm, with Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru offering the most attractive environments. While...

China slowdown not a threat to LatAm, experts say

Asia China Economy & Policy

China’s slowing growth and an end to the commodities super-cycle will not undermine its trade dynamic with Latin America, Chinese officials told a LatinFinance forum in B...

Banco do Brasil Visits Asia

Brazil Asia Bonds

Banco do Brasil has ended non-deal fixed-income investor meetings in Asia, according to a source familiar with the meetings. The Brazilian lender was heard escorted by JP...

CAF Returns for HKD

Venezuela Asia Bonds

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) has returned to the Hong Kong bond market, with a HKD940m ($121m) private placement, according to people familiar with the sale. The V...

Best Corporates: Eastern promise

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Mexico Asia

A successful Asian foray for Coca-Cola Femsa provides a springboard for further expansion

OGX Calls in Asian Help

Brazil Asia M&A

Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil company, has agreed to pay $850m for a 40% stake in a field owned by Brazil’s OGX, the parties say. The sale of the position in the o...

Institutional wealth – central banks: Burden of riches

Chile Peru Asia

An unprecedented surge in reserves has left central bankers struggling to find yield – and still play it safe

Banco de Chile Returns to HKD

Asia Bonds

Banco de Chile has raised HKD700m ($90m) through a private placement transaction in Hong Kong's bond market, it says. The RegS-only 2023 bond priced at par with a 3.23% c...

Cabei Diversifies with Dim Sum Debut

Asia Bonds

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) has raised CNH500m ($80m) in its first-ever offshore renminbi bond. Cabei priced the 2016 “Dim Sum” bond at par...

BTG Pactual Wraps up Public Dim Sum

Brazil Asia Bonds

BTG Pactual has raised CNH1bn ($161m) in its first-ever public market offshore renminbi, or Dim Sum, bond transaction, according to a person following the sale. The Brazi...

Cabei Plots Salvadorean, Asian Bonds

Bonds Structured Finance Honduras

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) is looking to sell bonds in El Salvador, Taiwan and in the offshore renminbi market, its treasurer tells LatinF...

Bladex Eyes Asian Markets

Panama Asia Bonds

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerico Exterior (Bladex) is considering issuing debt denominated in Malaysian ringgit and Thai baht to diversify its funding base at an attract...