Asia

Enlarging the Menu

Asia China Bonds

Asian buy-side participation in LatAm debt deals remains meager, but greater efforts are being made to cultivate accounts from Singapore to Tokyo.

KOF Eyes Coke's Philippines Bottler

Mexico Asia M&A

Mexico’s Coca-Cola Femsa (KOF) has struck an exclusivity agreement with Coca-Cola to analyze the possible acquisition of a majority stake in Coca-Cola’s bottling operatio...

Dim Sum Market Ready for More LatAm Trades

Mexico Asia China

The growing Dim Sum bond market could easily accommodate more LatAm borrowers, though followers of America Movil's recent foray into the CNH-denominated instruments could...

AMX Becomes First LatAm Dim Sum Issuer

Mexico Asia China

America Movil became LatAm’s first borrower to tap the so-called Dim Sum market Wednesday when it issued a CHN1bn ($160m) 3-year bond. This is expected to be the first of...

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL - From Strength to Strength

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Asia

BTG Pactual $1.8bn Stake Purchase

Enter the Elephant

Asia Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

India could represent a massive market for LatAm commodities. But can it act as a real driver for the region’s growth and lessen South America’s reliance on China?

HK Miner Taps Morgan Stanley for Peru Sale

Peru Asia China

Hong-Kong based CST Mining has hired Morgan Stanley to advise on the sale of its stake in Peru’s Mina Justa project, just weeks after a sale to global trader Glencore fel...

Koreans Take Stake in Panama Copper Project

Panama Asia M&A

The Korea Panama Mining Corporation (KPMC) has agreed to acquire a 20% stake in the Cobre Panama project, currently run by Canada’s Inmet Mining. KPMC, a joint venture be...

India Seeks Larger LatAm Presence

Asia Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Indians aim to boost involvement in LatAm, as their companies seek high-growth markets as well as new sources of raw materials and agricultural products. Facing demograph...

Sugar Producer Considers Brazil Cogen Sale

Brazil Asia M&A

Shree Renuka Sugars is considering the sale of the energy cogeneration units of its Equipav and Revati plants in Brazil, Gautam Watve, its head of strategy and planning, ...

CFR Continues Global Spree

Chile Asia M&A

Chile’s CFR Pharmaceuticals has agreed to buy 50.79% of Canada’s Uman Pharma for CAD26m ($26m), its second small international buy in less than a week. The pharmaceutical...

Cnooc, Bridas Extend Talks for PanAm Stake

Argentina Asia China

The joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) and Argentina’s Bridas has extended its talks with BP to acquire the British oil company’s maj...

BRICS Set Up Exchange Alliance

Brazil Asia China

Brazil’s BM&FBovespa has agreed to form an alliance with the Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Moscow, Bombay and Indian National exchanges. Together, these markets represent a co...

OSX Nears Finish Line

Brazil Asia Loans

Five banks are heard signing up for OSX’s $850m loan to finance the construction of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel OSX-2 in Singapore. The tra...

Kiwi Uruguay Dairy Farmer Seeks Equity

Asia Equity Uruguay

NZ Farming Systems Uruguay, the New Zealand-registered Uruguayan dairy farmer, is planning to raise $120m via an equity rights offering. With an $85m loan from Olam, the ...