Features

Markets applaud Chile's election results

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

After a decisive election victory, Sebastián Piñera has promised to unlock an investment logjam and revitalize Chile’s sluggish economy. Once again, he has the global eco...

Using project bonds to finance construction risk

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

The potential for infrastructure developers to tap into better-equipped institutional investors and issue bonds for greenfield projects shows progress and promise.

Mexico's new stock exchange prepares for debut

Capital Markets Equity IPO

Mexico will have a second stock exchange in 2018, with promises to unlock fundraising options for more businesses in the country. But skeptics wonder if forming a new mar...

Investment banks prepare for better days

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

As the transaction pipeline grows, investment banks in Brazil and Argentina see tighter races for mandates and a squeeze on fees. But simply hiring more staff may not be ...

LatAm equity markets heat up again

Capital Markets Equity Funds

A turnaround in the equity markets of Brazil and Argentina has set the stage for a transformational 2018. With economic reforms on the horizon, companies are telling inve...

Bondholders brace for Venezuelan default

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Venezuela is edging closer to default on its foreign debt as vulture funds snap up the country’s bonds and push an acceleration clause for missed coupon payments

Brazilian businesses take on money laundering

Loans Features Brazil

Beyond banks, other Brazilian businesses are also being forced to take action to clamp down on money laundering.

Earthquakes spare aftershocks on Mexican economy

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

The two earthquakes that shook Mexico are not expected to unsettle the economy. Rather, a short-term surge in retail sales and the rebuilding efforts could provide a boos...

Regulators put fintech regulations into place in Latin America

Politics Economy & Policy Brazil

The radical evolution of the financial system is catching supervisors on the back foot. How they respond will determine whether technology becomes a force for development...

How Brazil is battling money laundering

Loans Politics Features

The Brazilian government says it is cracking down on money laundering by instituting tighter reporting rules on the finance industry. Local banks, considered complicit by...

Argentina tests bond buyers' limits

Argentina Bonds Funds

The Argentine government has been on a debt spree. With interest running high, corporate issuers appear ready to take the plunge. But can the economically troubled countr...

BNDES sets a new benchmark

Project & Infrastructure Finance Bonds Structured Finance

Brazil's national development bank will move from a subsidized long-term lending rate to a new rate based on the government's borrowing costs, but will short-term pain tr...

Brazil's reforms hang in the balance

Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Deeply unpopular and tangled in a web of political turmoil, Michel Temer’s chances of executing tough, investor-friendly reforms appear to be shrinking. Now the Brazilian...

Corruption allegations threaten Brazil's equity bounce

Brazil Equity Economy & Policy

While Brazil's equity market gathers steam, another political setback threatens to plug up the deal pipeline

Why bond investors can't get enough of Argentina

Argentina Bonds Features

As the bond boom extends, borrowers are expected to seek financing for energy projects

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