Lula victory could 'chill' investment climate in Brazil

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Bonds

Markets wait to see who will be appointed economy minister as stocks rise and sovereign bond yields decline

CFE loses arbitration case

Mexico Canada Gas

Mexico’s state-owned utility reportedly paid $100 mln to Canada’s ATCO

Medellín blocks EPM sale of Tigo stake

M&A Economy & Policy Regulation

City council rejects the mayor's proposal to offload the utility company's stake in the local telco

Colombian president proposes land debt plan

Debt Bonds Economy & Policy

Gustavo Petro suggests raising $13.5 bln in debt to pay for land redistribution

Brazilian bank profits may fall after election

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Bank of America executive says an increased role for state-owned lenders could erode earnings in the sector, but not everyone shares the same concerns

Lula vows to bring foreign investors but rejects privatization

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Brazil's left-leaning presidential candidate says he can persuade investors to come, but he rules out sales of state-owned companies

Guedes hints at private pension reform

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Brazil's economy minister says he would like to stay on if President Jair Bolsonaro is re-elected in October

Costa Rica pitches sale of state banks

Economy & Policy Debt M&A

President Rodrigo Chaves proposes privatizing two banks and an insurance company to cut public debt

Costa Rica spies bond return next year

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Central American sovereign issuer could have legislative approval by the end of August to issue up to $1.5 bln in new notes, government spokesperson says

Argentina appoints new securities head

Capital Markets People Argentina

Sebastián Negri takes over for Adrián Cosentino in the latest change to the government's economic team

Petrobras shares slump on political interference worries

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Equity

Analysts warn of "interventionism" in the state-run oil company as the CEO is ousted after just 40 days on the job

Congress approves early pension withdrawal in Peru

Economy & Policy Funds Capital Markets

Lawmakers pass a bill that allows contributors limited access to their savings, despite objections from economic policy makers

Argentina mulls $10 bln LNG project

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Argentina

Target is to start exporting liquefied natural gas from Vaca Muerta in 2026 as global demand rises

AMLO moves to nationalize lithium

Economy & Policy Mexico Energy

Mexican president says the government is forming a company to manage the industry as the price of lithium has increased tenfold over two years

Investors welcome next Petrobras CEO

Equity People Energy

Shares in Brazil's state-owned oil company rise after Adriano Pires is named to replace Joaquim Silva e Luna on April 13