Asia

BCP Holds Asia Loan Meeting

Peru Asia Loans

Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP) held a bank meeting Wednesday in Taipei for a $100m, 3.5-year senior unsecured term loan paying Libor+175bp, according to people familiar ...

Cabei Visits Asia

Central America Honduras Asia

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) is currently visiting accounts in Asia on a non-deal roadshow, as it explores options in the offshore Chinese r...

BB Orders More Dim Sum

Brazil Asia Bonds

Banco do Brasil has returned to the Dim Sum bond market, for a CNH300m ($48m) private placement. The Brazilian lender priced the 2015 bond at par with a 3.98% coupon. Ban...

KOF Goes to Asia

Mexico Asia M&A

Coca-Cola Femsa (KOF) has agreed to pay $689m to buy 51% of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines from Coca-Cola, it says, in the Mexican bottler’s first buy outside of LatAm. I...

Chilean Bank Closes Asian Loan

Chile Asia Loans

Chile’s BCI has closed a 2-tranche, $115m syndicated loan in Japan, it says. Each tranche is two years, and the spread is Libor+168bp on an all-in basis, says a person fa...

CAF Joins Dim Sum Club

Bonds Structured Finance Venezuela

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) is the latest borrower to tap the growing offshore Chinese renminbi (RMB), or Dim Sum, market, selling a CNH600m ($97m) 3-year bond. I...

CFR Steps Back from India Buy

Chile Asia M&A

CFR Pharmaceuticals will withdraw its attempt to acquire 50% of India-based Stellence Pharmscience Private Limited, due to terms of its April 4 contract not being met, it...

Strategics Team Up for Brazil Logistics

Brazil Asia M&A

A group of strategic investors has agreed to spend BRL2.9bn ($1.49bn) to acquire a portfolio of Brazilian logistics facilities from asset manager Hemisferio Sul Investime...

Banco de Chile Retaps HKD

Chile Asia Bonds

Banco de Chile has reopened its 2027 Hong Kong dollar-denominated bonds for HKD875m ($113m), according to sources familiar with the sale. The 4.0% coupon bond reopened at...

Itau Adds Asia Greenshoe

Brazil Asia Bonds

Itau has added $170m to its long 10-year Tier 2 bond, exercising the 10% greenshoe option during Asian market hours and bringing the total issue size to $1.84bn. The Braz...

Asia-Latin America: Damaged goods

Asia Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin America has become ever more dependent on commodities exports to Asia – some fear at the expense of boosting the productivity of its own domestic industries

Asia-Latin America: Red herring?

Asia Bonds

Latin America’s trade with China is booming. Yet the relationship between the two regions is a work in progress – as are moves to raise debt in renminbi

CAF Eyes Dim Sum, AUD

Venezuela Asia Bonds

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) is evaluating the offshore renminbi (RMB) and Australian markets as new sources of funding outside of its well-established USD, EUR an...

Santander Chile to Meet Asian Buyside

Chile Asia

Banco Santander Chile is planning to meet bond investors in Singapore Tuesday and Hong Kong Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the process. Deutsche Bank, Gold...

BdB Adds Asia Greenshoe

Brazil Asia Bonds

Banco do Brasil has added $175m to its 10-year senior bond, exercising the 10% greenshoe option during Asian market hours and bringing the total issue size to $1.93bn. Ba...