Regulation

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

Bancomext sues Famsa for overdue loans

Debt Loans Regulation

Mexican export-import bank seeks $168 mln in payments, but the retailer wants to restructure its debts in bankruptcy proceedings

BR Partners completes IPO on second attempt

IPO Equity Capital Markets

Brazilian investment bank raises $79 mln after pricing its shares at the bottom end of the target range

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

Brasilprev issues first local notes

Debenture Debt Asset Management

Banco do Brasil's pension fund manager raises $110 mln under Susep's new rules

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

Rising inflation clouds interest rate outlook in Brazil

Economy & Policy Bonds Debt

Central bank could prolong hikes in the benchmark rate, but it will not have much of an impact on the capital markets, sources 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

LATAM rebukes Azul's consolidation interest  

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Tourism

Chilean airline, which filed for bankruptcy protection last year, is weary about its Brazilian competitor's intentions

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