Ecuador's CFN takes out multilateral loans

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt World Bank

State-owned development bank plans to borrow $450 mln to fund loans to MSMEs

Talanx buys Liberty Mutual operations in LatAm

M&A Brazil Colombia

German insurer agrees to pay $1.5 bln for the US firm's P&C businesses in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador

Ecuador looks for more multilateral loans

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy World Bank International Financial Institutions

South American country seeks $500 mln from the World Bank and plans to take out loans from the IDB, CAF and others, finance minister says

Moody's classifies Ecuador debt exchange as default

Credit Ratings Moody's Investors Service Bonds

Rating agency says a $1.6 bln debt-for-nature swap constituted steep losses for bondholders

Ecuador completes debt swap for ocean conservation

Bonds Debt Economy & Policy

South American nation cuts debt service payments by $1.1 bln and frees up $323 mln to protect a marine reserve in the Galápagos Islands

Credit Suisse to buy Ecuador bonds

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Fixed Income

Swiss bank to purchase up to $800 mln in three series of notes as part of the country's conservation and sustainability efforts

Good prices bring buyers to LatAm M&A

M&A Central America Latin America

European and Chinese companies are looking to make deals in "attractive countries" like Chile, Ecuador and Brazil, lawyer says

IFC reviews requests in Brazil, Ecuador

International Financial Institutions Debt Equity

World Bank's private sector lender could buy a minority stake in São Paulo-based online broker Vórtx and purchase receivables from Diners Club in Quito

IDB grants natural disaster loan to Bahamas

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) IDB Invest Debt

US-based development bank provides $160 mln for an overhaul of the Caribbean nation's disaster response plans

IFC arranges blue loan for Produbanco

Loans Debt International Financial Institutions

World Bank's private sector lender organizes $160 mln for the Ecuadorian lender to offer financing to women-owned small businesses

FinDev Canada lends to Cooprogreso

International Financial Institutions Loans Canada

EDC's private sector division arranges $16.5 mln in financing for the Ecuadorian credit union to provide loans to women-owned micro businesses

EIB funds vaccinations in Ecuador

Loans Debt Economy & Policy

European development bank supplies $100 mln for a childhood vaccination program

Petroecuador names interim CEO

People Energy Oil

Ecuador's state-owned oil company appoints María Elisa Soledispa to replace Hugo Aguiar, who is under investigation for corruption

Aerosan buys Ecuadorian logistics firm

M&A Regions Andean

Chilean air cargo company signs deal to acquire Petraly

Melek to seek LatAm investors for second fund

Equity Funds Latin America

Mexican VC firm also plans to invest $30 mln in early-stage start-ups over the next two to three years