HK buyers keen on LatAm, but see hurdles

Asia Bonds Funds

Hong Kong based fund managers are eager to bridge the gap that separates them from Latin America

Cabei issues RMB-denominated Formosa bond

Bonds Structured Finance Central America

The Central American development bank expands on its close ties to Taiwan.

Chilean to Open in Hong Kong

Chile Asia Bonds

Banco Security has been authorized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to open a representative office in Hong Kong, the Chilean bank says. It is expected to begin operat...

Malaysians Back Off OGX Deal

Brazil Asia M&A

Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional (Petronas) has has backed out of an $850m agreement to buy a stake in one of OGX's oil fields, OGX says. OGX is considering its legal option...

KOREA/LATAM: Ties that bind

Asia Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Korean investment in Latin America is growing as banks, manufacturers and engineers invest more and trade links deepen. By Ben Miller

Pemex to Get Korean Funds

Mexico Asia Loans

Pemex has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Eximbank to open a $2bn credit line for financing a range of projects, it says. The credit would also be availab...

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...