Azul abandons JV with Correios

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Airline also moves closer to taking over its troubled local rival Avianca Brasil

BNP Paribas, BTG Pactual name new directors in Brazil

People Capital Markets Bonds

André Silva replaces Marcelo Delmar as the head of LatAm DCM at BNP Paribas, while Eduardo Arraes steps in for Albano Franco as the head of credit at BTG Pactual

Klabin comes back with two-part bond sale

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian paper company shrugs off stock market volatility to price $1bn in new 10- and 30-year notes

Citi syndicates euros for Iochpe

Loans Debt Brazil

US bank brings eight other lenders to a five-year, $225m loan for the Brazilian auto parts maker

Atem sells local notes

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian filling station chain earns $64m from the sale of 18-month debentures

Brazil's central bank policies encourage fintech startups

Economy & Policy IPO M&A

Former central bank president Ilan Goldfajn implemented more accommodative regulations to foster fintech innovation

Suzano seals club loan

Loans Debt Brazil

Brazilian paper company gets a five-year, $500m revolver from five banks

Inverted yield curve threatens LatAm bonds

Economy & Policy Fixed Income Capital Markets

Fears of a coming recession could convince investors to ignore LatAm issuers and put their money in US Treasury notes, source says

USJ offers bond swap

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Capital Markets

Brazilian sugar company wants to exchange $277m in old notes for new notes and cash

Klabin preps debt sales

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Brazilian paper company lines up new international bonds to fund a $500m buyback

Chile's Velasco says more pragmatism, less ideology can solve economic problems

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Policies must be enforceable, transparent and flexible to tackle economic challenges, says Chile’s former finance minister

World Bank's Familiar says more political consensus needed to achieve prosperity

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

More action and less discussion are needed to achieve economic and social improvements, says World Bank expert on Latin America

Rappi's app-based delivery service is changing the retail experience

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy IPO

Rappi co-founder Sebastián Mejía says the tech startup's army of couriers is the answer to the traffic gridlock that confounds consumers

CargoX is transforming Brazil's trucking industry through technology

Funds IPO M&A

Company founder Federico Vega developed an app that's driving efficiency among Brazil's truckers

Capital market reforms have enhanced liquidity but more change is needed

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Markets have experienced sweeping change. But further regional integration and investment diversification are needed