Regulation

Mexico could lower rates

Economy & Policy Capital Markets Loans

Economist expects Banxico to shave 50bp off the benchmark rate this year

Politics, trade tensions stifle M&A in Mexico

M&A Economy & Policy Regulation

Number of deals drops 30% in the first five months of the year, according to TTR

Vale outlines Brumadinho investments

Regulation Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Brazilian miner plans to spend $468m at the site of a dam collapse, including up to $130m this year

Talk of US rate cut boosts LatAm bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Corporate issuers that have stayed on the sidelines could set off a flurry of activity in the cross-border market, banker says

Panama expects jump in infra loans

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy

Project finance deals will return as the new government revives a dormant pipeline

GEB, Enel spat hits Electricaribe sale

M&A Energy Electricity

Differences keep the jointly owned Codensa out of the bidding process for now

Brazil's central bank hints at rate cuts

Economy & Policy Capital Markets Regulation

Monetary policy committee could lower the Selic if the government makes cuts to social security, analyst says

Espírito Santo forms new funds

Funds Economy & Policy Energy

State government will use revenue from oil and gas exploration to create infrastructure and sovereign wealth funds

Brazil appoints new BNDES head

People Economy & Policy Politics

Privatization advocate Gustavo Montezano is picked to take over the national development bank

Court accepts Odebrecht bankruptcy filing

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans

Brazilian builder has 60 days to present a debt restructuring plan

BNDES head steps down

People Economy & Policy Capital Markets

Joaquim Levy leaves the top job at the national development bank after six months

LatAm IPOs fall in first half

IPO Equity Capital Markets

Only two deals worth $245m get done in the first six months of 2019

Petrobras receives oilfield offers

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Energy

Brazil's state-owned energy company says the final bids exceed $1bn

GS water biz raises debt in Brazil

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

BRK Ambiental prints $117m in local notes soon after its sale to the South Korean conglomerate

Engie sells notes for TAG deal

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

French utility company issues $3.6bn in debentures to pay for a pipeline in Brazil