Japan

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.

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,...

Bancolombia and Bank of Tokyo Sign Agreement

Bonds Structured Finance Chile

Bancolombia and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement to increase the relationship between the two banks, in order to promote business ...

Panama Meets Samurai Investors

Mexico Panama Japan

Panama is set to meet the Japanese buyside this week, according to a finance ministry official, in advance of a January bond transaction. The sovereign has been planning ...

Japanese Buy Aguas Nuevas

Chile Japan M&A

Japan-based trading company Marubeni and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) have bought Chilean water utility Aguas Nuevas from Santander, according to a ...

Bank of Tokyo Names LatAm CIB Head

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Chile

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has named David M. Gruppo head of LatAm corporate and investment banking, a newly created position. He will report to Randall Chafetz, he...

Lenders Predict Loan Market Boost

Brazil Chile Mexico

Bankers are optimistic that the syndicated loans market will pick up in 2011, after agreeing that the attractiveness of the bond market has impacted the loans market this...

CAF Makes Yen Stop

Bonds Structured Finance Japan

CAF has followed Mexico into the Samurai market, raising JPY14.4bn from Japanese institutional investors in a deal not guaranteed by JBIC. The Venezuela-based multilatera...

Panama Mandates Samurai

Panama Japan Bonds

Panama has selected Daiwa and Mitsubishi to manage a planned bond sale in the Japanese market, according to DCM bankers. Officials at the banks and at Panama’s finance mi...

UMS Chops Samurai Yield

Mexico Japan Bonds

Mexico has sold JPY150bn of yen-denominated bonds in Japan, getting a 1.51% yield that is down from the 2.22% it did in a similar deal last year. The 2020 bond guaranteed...

CAF Hits up Swiss, Looks to Japan

Bonds Structured Finance Japan

CAF has raised CHF250m ($261m) in new 2015 bonds in the Swiss market, and is closing in on a new Japanese bond. The Swiss bonds priced at 100.334 with a 2.625% coupon to ...

Mexico Samurai Takes Time

Mexico Japan Bonds

Mexico’s Samurai bond should happen towards the end of this month, the sovereign’s public credit head Gerardo Rodriguez tells LatinFinance. “We are working on the transac...

Correction: Mexico Reported on Yen Road

Mexico Japan Bonds

An October 7 daily brief entitled “Mexico Reported on Yen Road” incorrectly identifies one of the managers on an upcoming Mexican bond transaction. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan ...

Mexico Reported on Yen Road

Mexico Japan Bonds

Mexico has started marketing its Samurai bond, eyeing a placement towards the end of the month, according to wire reports. Pricing is said to be in the range of the yen s...

Panama Aims for Sub 2% Samurai

Panama Japan Bonds

Panama is hoping low global rates – especially in Japan – mean a Samurai issuance next year price through recent sovereign deals done with a JBIC guarantee. “The economic...