Lula remains open to Santos port concession

Economy & Policy Brazil Project & Infrastructure Finance

São Paulo Gov. Tarcísio de Freitas says the president has not ruled out plans to grant a 35-year contract for Latin America's largest port

Market mood turns sour as Lula unveils policy proposals

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Politics

Stock market tumbles and currency loses ground as investors fear the Brazilian president will adopt a more interventionist stance

First Quantum weighs legal options in Panama mine spat

Regulation Politics Panama

Canadian company has been ordered by the government to suspend mining operations

S&P changes Peru outlook to negative

Credit Ratings Revision S&P Global

Ratings agency says the latest political crisis poses a threat to economic policy stability

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