Politics

Argentine bonds rally on expected decline in default concerns

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Debt

Left-leaning Peronists lose in the all-party primaries, fueling hopes that the country can return to borrowing abroad

Bond buyers shrug off Brazil's political woes

Bonds Brazil Capital Markets

Sovereign bond prices hold steady in the secondary market as President Bolsonaro steps up attacks on Supreme Court

Outlook grows murky for reforms in Brazil

Economy & Policy Brazil Politics

Economy Minister Paulo Guedes tries to inject some optimism, but his credibility is low, investors and analysts say

Itaú economist downplays expected infrastructure boom

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Ports

Mário Mesquita sees greenfield investments petering out as Brazil moves towards presidential elections next year

CAF elects new president

International Financial Institutions CAF Economy & Policy

Colombia's former trade minister Sergio Díaz-Granados will lead the South American development bank for five years

Eletrobras expected to clear next privatization hurdle

M&A Equity Economy & Policy

Chamber of Deputies will likely approve a measure to allow the government to sell a stake in the state-owned power company

CAF names candidates for president

International Financial Institutions CAF Economy & Policy

Christian Asinelli from Argentina and Sergio Díaz-Granados from Colombnia are in the running to lead the South American development bank

S&P sees 'important' risks in Mexico

Credit Ratings S&P Global Economy & Policy

Rating agency hints at a downgrade in the next 12 months if the government interferes in the energy sector

Peruvian elections put Grupo México project at risk

Economy & Policy Regulation Politics

Mexican conglomerate could sell or cancel the Tía María copper project if the apparent president-elect increases taxes and royalties, analysts say

AMLO names next finance minister

Economy & Policy Regulation Politics

Mexican president picks economic adviser Rogelio Ramírez de la O to replace Arturo Herrera, who has been nominated to lead the central bank

Mexican banks welcome mid-term election results

Economy & Policy Politics Mexico

AMLO's left-wing coalition does not appear to have enough votes to change the constitution, analysts say

Elections loom large for energy investments in Mexico

Energy Electricity Oil

AMLO's Morena party could usher in changes that weaken the prospects for private investments in the sector, analysts say

Grupo México hangs mining investments on politics

Debt Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Results in Peru's presidential run-off could affect the Tía María copper project, while strained relations with AMLO could hinder plans in Mexico

Brazil drafts new tax breaks to lure foreign investors

Project & Infrastructure Finance Toll Road Ports

Infrastructure Minister Tarcísio Freitas says Congress is set to pass a bill to scrap the withholding tax on project bonds issued abroad

Brazil's energy minister 'confident' Senate will approve Eletrobras capital increase

Regulation Politics Energy

Bento Albuquerque also says Brazil is well positioned to benefit from a "virtuous" cycle in commodity prices over the next two to three years