Fitch cuts Chile to A- on higher spending

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Lower grade reflects shrinking GDP and rising debt levels, rating agency says

Buenos Aires province delays restructuring deadline again

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentina's largest province gives creditors until November 9 to sign on to a $7 bln plan

AMLO presents PPP plans

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Debt

Mexican president outlines $14 bln in infrastructure investments backed by private financing

Argentine companies face restrictions in paying debts

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Central bank tightens access to US dollars for principal payments in a move to protect its own reserves

Central bank approves UBS, Banco do Brasil tie-up

M&A Bonds Capital Markets

Swiss financial services firm and Brazilian state-owned lender get permission to form investment banking JV

BNDES begins studies for Correios privatization

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Politics

Brazil's national development bank selects a consortium to determine the alternatives for the privatization model

FEATURE: Argentine corporates eye return to international markets

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Pan American Energy, YPF and Telecom could be the first to test the market, but at what price — and when?

Edesur faces pressure over poor service

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy M&A

Calls grow for Argentine government to scrap the power company's concession, but Edesur says it has satisfied investment requirements

Mexico outlines social security reform  

Economy & Policy Regulation Politics

Finance Minister Arturo Herrera says worker pensions could rise 40% on higher contributions from employers

Pandemic puts additional strain on Brazil's public finances  

Economy & Policy Structured Finance Regulation

COVID-19 is deepening existing political tensions and jeopardizing the government's reform agenda, S&P says

Brazil authorizes new tender for Viracopos

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

President Jair Bolsonaro signs a decree for the government to auction the airport concession for a second time

Bondholders accept late payments from Suriname

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Holders of 83% of the sovereign issuer's 2023 notes give the country a year if it gets a loan from the IMF

LatAm, Caribbean is 'new COVID-19 epicenter'  

Coronavirus Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans

Government actions have relieved pressure, but high informality and low preparedness are hindering the region's response, IMF says

Brazil blocks WhatsApp payment service

Regulation Politics Telecoms

Central Bank and anti-trust agency CADE say they need time to evaluate competitive aspects

El Salvador lands more IDB funding  

Loans Coronavirus Debt

Central America's most densely populated country gets $250 mln to address the health and economic effects of COVID-19