Copom holds rates

Economy & Policy Regulation Brazil

Brazilian central bank MPC unanimously decides against a 25bp cut, leaves monetary policy at 6.5%

JBS signs refi, earns upgrade

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets Brazil

Brazilian meat processor gets bump to B+ from B by S&P Global Ratings

Taesa eyes Centroeste

M&A Energy Brazil

Brazilian transmission company makes a non-binding offer to the target's parent Cemig

Unigel prices revised bond in line with IPTs

Capital Markets Debt Bonds

Brazilian petchem company crosses the tape with $200m in five-year paper, sources

Sabesp elects new CEO

People Brazil

Karla Bertocco Trindade replaces Jerson Kelman at the Brazilian water and waste management company

Petrobras names Engie PB for TAG sale

M&A Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance

French electric utility charts hefty amount of debt for potential $7bn purchase from the Brazilian energy firm

Braskem wraps new five-year syndicated loan

Loans Debt Brazil

Brazilian petrochemical firm secures $1bn, tied to a ratings grid, from 11 banks

Engie's Brazilian subsidiary readies debenture

Bonds Debt Brazil

French firm's Companhia Energetica Jaguara arm gains approval for a $320m two-part local bond

Eletropaulo outlines date for acquisition proposals

M&A Energy Brazil

Neoenergia and Enel's Brazilian arms will get a decision from the power distributor by May 30

Fitch cuts QGOG to C

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Brazil

Brazilian oil driller enters grace period on debt maturing in 2019 and 2024

Brazil-China fund outlines five projects for funding

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Brazil

The initiatives will receive $2.4bn, pending approvals from workers' group and executive committee

Copom, Banxico schedule meetings

Economy & Policy Brazil Mexico

Brazil expects to cut rates 25bp while Mexico's central bank is on track to hold at 7.5%

Locamerica finishes drawn-out bond sale

Debt Bonds Brazil

Brazilian rental car firm increases new issue to roughly $100m after weeks of negotiation

Movida preps debenture

Debt Debenture Brazil

Brazilian car rental firm readies a three-part $125m transaction in the local bond market

Petrobras talks fertilizer sales with Russian Acron

M&A Brazil

Brazilian energy company enters into a 90-day exclusivity period with the chemical plant operator and phosphate miner