Uruguay Pleased with Samurai Conditions


Uruguay is pleased with conditions in the Japanese markets ahead of a Samurai issuance, its finance minister tells LatinFinance. “The Japanese market is very stable, and ...

Venezuela’s Alcasa to Get Investment

Asia Funds

Venezuela’s state run aluminum producer Alcasa will get $403m in investment from the government and China, according to local media reports and newswires. The announcemen...

Uruguay Sets Japan Meetings

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Asia

Uruguay plans to hold a group presentation for Japanese investors May 19 and expects to hold individual meetings following it, according to a government official. The sov...

Central America-China: Seeing Red

Central America Costa Rica Nicaragua

The financial benefits to Costa Rica of diplomatic ties with China may spur others in Central America to follow. Those recognizing Taiwan still get Chinese energy dollars...

Asian Investors Raise the Stakes

Bonds Funds Argentina

Asian wealth managers are looking to raise equity exposure while diversifying bond investment in LatAm. The opportunities will continue to grow alongside trade.

Japan Will Not Impact LatAm

Jamaica Asia Economy & Policy

The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan are not expected to have a significant impact on LatAm. The trade link between Japan and LatAm is fairly weak, according ...

Vicario Named BAML Director

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Asia

Fernando Vicario has been named director of corporate banking for emerging markets excluding Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in what will be a new position. Vicario...

China Increasing Ties to CentAm

Central America Asia Economy & Policy

CentAm government are seeing increased economic and commercial ties to China following improved diplomatic relations which are beginning to bear fruit. Costa Rica boasts ...

Owens Corning Sells Brazil Plant

Brazil Asia M&A

A Chinese unit of US-based building materials maker Owens Corning has sold Brazilian glass fabrics plant Capivari Fibras do Vidrio for $60m in cash to Shanghai-listed fer...

Asian Investors Buy Stake in CBMM

Brazil Asia Japan

A consortium of Asian investors acquired a 15% stake in Brazilian rare earth miner Companhia Brasiliera de Metalurgia e Mieracao (CBMM) for $1.8bn. CBMM produces niobium,...

Asian Portfolios Expect Expanded LatAm Menu


Asian wealth managers are looking to increase their equity investments while diversifying bond investments in LatAm. Asian private banking has taken on increasingly more ...

Asian Investors Target LatAm


With comparatively low interest rates at home and increasing trade ties to the region, Asia-based investors are keen to increase and diversify their exposure to LatAm. "T...

EBX Considers Korea Pact

Brazil Asia M&A

Executives from SK Group were in Brazil last week to study potential new businesses with Grupo EBX. According to EBX, the South Korean industrial conglomerate is particul...


Brazil Asia China

In a year of significantly increased Chinese buying of LatAm assets, CNOOC’s purchase of 50% of Bridas was one of the largest South-South deals.

BTG Sells Pricey Stake


BTG Pactual has issued $1.8bn in new shares to a consortium of investors. The group includes Singapore’s GIC, China’s CIC, Canadian pension fund OTPP, Abu Dhabi Investmen...