Asia

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...

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...