Politics

Equatorial wins first Eletrobras auction

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy

Maranhão-based power company promises to invest at least $193m in the electricity distributor Cepisa

S&P downgrades Nicaragua

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Economy & Policy

Rating agency says civil unrest puts the banking system at risk and limits country's access to external financing

Uncertain waters

Project & Infrastructure Finance Energy Politics

Auction postponement raises questions

Brazil schedules sale of Eletrobras distribution units

M&A Economy & Policy Energy

BNDES issues the tender documents for the six companies and programs the auction for July 26

Peru sets table for growth, cenbank governor says

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Regulation

Inflation is low and private investments are growing, says central bank head Julio Velarde

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Peru picks new finmin

Economy & Policy People Politics

Carlos Oliva, a former deputy at MEF, replaces David Tuesta and becomes the fifth finance minister in a year

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru's Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

IMF loan curbs Argentine bond sales

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentina agrees to speed up spending cuts and set more realistic inflation targets to secure $50bn in financing

Talking growth with Chile's Finance Minister Felipe Larraín

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Chile feels the effects of its first downgrade since the 1990s, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín lays out the plan to improve the country’s credit rating.

Peru's president pledges renewed infra investments

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Peru’s new president enjoys widespread support as he faces the lingering fallout from the Odebrecht corruption scandal and tries to boost economic growth.

Mexican issuers face uncertainty

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

In the 2018 Mexico Roundtable, LatinFinance brought together a group of business leaders, investors and government officials to discuss the country's political, economic ...

Latin America widens trade relations in the time of Trump

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy M&A

As the United States imposes tariffs on steel imports, Latin America downplays the threat of a trade war but looks to reinforce commercial ties with other countries.

Peru looks for new finmin

People Regulation Politics

David Tuesta leaves his post after bus and truck drivers threaten to protest against hiking fuel taxes

BNDES, IDB pick manager for new infra fund

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Bozano Investimentos will handle investments for the $1.5bn B2 Infra fund