Politics

Argentina braces for gradual economic recovery after lockdown  

Economy & Policy Debt Bonds

President Fernández puts focus on protecting health over the economy, even as a possible default looms

São Paulo state to cancel concession auctions  

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

State government expects more postponements after deciding to call off the bidding for a toll road in June

Argentina earmarks $580 mln for small businesses

Economy & Policy Regulation Politics

Government seeks to keep small businesses and self-employed workers afloat during the lockdown

Brazil opens money spigot to support financial markets  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Capital Markets

Central Bank and BNDES offer financial support packages to counter COVID-19

Brazil calls off Fortaleza port concession auction

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Regulation

Coronavirus outbreak begins to have an impact on infrastructure investment plans

Argentina eyes five-year deferment for IMF debt payments  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

President Fernández reiterates that the government cannot pay off debt until the economy recovers from a worsening recession

Argentina to press ahead with restructuring

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Economy minister calls coronavirus outbreak a hurdle and says the country must reach a deal on its external debt

Venezuelan opposition critical of Maduro’s $5 bln IMF plea  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Opposition sees ulterior motives in Maduro's COVID-19 loan request

Argentina unveils $11 bln stimulus package  

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

Government earmarks half for low-interest loans to sustain production

Chile cuts rates to 1%

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets

Central Bank also offers liquidity lines to banks to "ensure the normal functioning of credit markets"

Argentina officially delays restructuring offer  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Government focuses first on trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus

Argentina may delay restructuring offer

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Government could postpone its plans in response to volatility in the financial markets

Fitch casts negative outlook on Chile

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Rating agency says lower growth prospects, higher debt levels and political uncertainty reflect downside risks

Argentina stays on track with restructuring, president says

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Analysts warn that coronavirus fears and a plunge in oil prices could make it harder to reach a deal as investors look for quality

Mexico curtails local bond issues

Bonds Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Finance Ministry cuts Mbono and Udibono offers in volatile debt market