Regulation

Brazilian issuers turn to short-term sales

Debenture Capital Markets Debt

Ultrapar, Ipiranga and Light all line up debt deals with one-year maturities

Eletrobras puts off privatization plans until 2021  

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Energy

Coronavirus outbreak postpones an auction planned for this year and may impact price, board member says

Brazil carries on with port concession auctions  

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Regulation

Infrastructure Ministry says it will stick to the auction timetable despite market turmoil

Petrobras issues teaser for pipeline stake

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

Brazil's state-owned oil company also calls for binding offers for two oil fields in the Santos Basin

US senators seek delay to June 1 start of USMCA  

Economy & Policy Regulation Canada

Bipartisan group says coronavirus puts added pressure on businesses to comply with rules by start date

Health crisis slows Argentine debt restructuring

Asset Management Bonds Debt

As a self-imposed deadline passes, analysts say the government cannot keep dipping into reserves to make bond payments

BNDES steps in for airlines  

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

Brazil's national development bank says it will buy convertible debentures to finance operations

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

US senators seek delay to June 1 start of USMCA deal  

Economy & Policy Regulation Canada

Bipartisan group of senators say coronavirus putting added pressure on businesses to comply with rules by start date

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

Uruguay to block Tienda Inglesa from buying competitor  

M&A Economy & Policy Regulation

Goldman Sachs-backed retailer had tried to acquire Disco supermarkets from Grupo Éxito

Ribeiro warns it cannot pay debt

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans

Argentine home good store misses interest payments as the coronavirus shutdown slams sales

Brazilian business leaders urge restraint in coronavirus measures  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Coronavirus

Supply chains must be maintained to avoid economic collapse, executives say

Uruguay eyes $2.5 bln in funding from multilateral lenders

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Economy minister says a special line of credit would go to a COVID-19 response, helping to ease the economic fallout

Brazil spends interest savings on healthcare, employment

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Regulation

Government outlines $24 bln in programs to combat the effects from the coronavirus outbreak on informal workers