Economy & Policy

Mexico bars Odebrecht from state business

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance M&A

Federal government prohibits Brazilian constructor from signing contracts with state entities for 2.5 years

Uruguay looks to diversify with wage-indexed notes

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

The federal government plans to roll out the UP instrument in the second half of the year, says the head of sovereign debt management

Paraguay sees fiscal continuity after elections

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Fixed Income Economy & Policy

Central bank governor says Sunday’s winner will “respect” monetary policy and work on creating a sovereign wealth fund

Colombia revives waterway PPP

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Colombia

Finance Ministry approves new financial model, and now Cormagdalena moves ahead with drafting a new contract for the project

Peru holds interest rates

Economy & Policy Peru

Central bank leaves monetary policy figure at 2.75%, analysts suggest easing cycle is over

Mexico keeps rates on hold

Economy & Policy Mexico

Banxico leaves policy level at 7.5%, largely in line with expectations

Brazil maintains interest rate plans, despite low inflation

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Central Bank president predicts a final cut in May as inflation remains below target

Brazil puts pro-privatization minister in charge of energy and mines

People Project & Infrastructure Finance M&A

Moreira Franco gets the nod after Fernando Coelho Filho left to run for Congress

Brazil names new heads for BNDES, Caixa

Debenture Economy & Policy Loans

Dyogo Oliveira moves to national development bank, while Nelson Antônio de Souza goes to state-run savings bank

Peru appoints new FinMin

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Peru

Andean nation picks former CAF, BBVA banker David Tuesta to lead economic policy

Peru appoints new finance minister

Economy & Policy People Peru

David Tuesta has worked for the regional development bank CAF and BBVA and now leads economic policy

Jamaica names new finance minister

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets Economy & Policy

Nigel Clarke replaces Audley Shaw at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

Brazil's FinMin quits post to run for office

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil

Henrique Meirelles could join Geraldo Alckmin in the center, but both candidates would face an uphill battle against more populist contenders

WEF Latin America: New challenges emerge as region rises from recession

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Populism, trade wars and a lack of skilled workers could thwart growth just as the region gets its economies back on track

Brazil lowers rates, signals one more cut

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Fixed Income

Central bank cuts monetary policy by 25bp to 6.5%