Politics

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

Eletrobras takes step closer to privatization

Economy & Policy Politics Regulation

Brazil's Senate has one month to approve a presidential decree for a capital increase in the state-owned power company

Brazilian banks accuse critics of acting in 'bad faith'

Politics ESG Green Washing

Febraban says its members are serious about their commitments to green financing in the country

Brazilian banks face criticism for silence on environment bill

Politics ESG Green Washing

Febraban counters that its members will be required to demand proof of environmental licensing before granting loans

Colombia's ratings come under pressure from lack of tax reform

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Bonds

Sovereign issuer has little time to renegotiate a tax reform bill that will preserve its investment-grade status

Aegea, Iguá win three blocs at Cedae auction

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Debt

Brazilian water and sewage companies bid $4.2 bln for concessions from the Rio de Janeiro state water company