Regulation

Brazil schedules sale of Eletrobras distribution units

M&A Economy & Policy Energy

BNDES issues the tender documents for the six companies and programs the auction for July 26

Kroton files for Saber bonds

Equity IPO Regulation

Brazilian education company wants subsidiary to raise debt and help pay for the $1.2bn acquisition of Somos Educação

Paranapanema settles suit with Santander

Equity Loans Regulation

Brazilian copper company's shares take off after it lowers loan payments to $40m from $200m

Central bank to weigh in on Itaú acquisition of XP

Economy & Policy M&A Funds

Brazil's monetary authority could limit the bank to a minority stake in the financial services firm, according to press reports

Argentina holds rates

Economy & Policy Regulation Argentina

Central bank keeps interest at 40%, reiterates hawkish guidance until inflation drops

Argentina on track to hold rates

Economy & Policy Regulation Argentina

Central bank tackles challenging inflation and FX environments, analysts expect a hawkish bias

Peru sets table for growth, cenbank governor says

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Regulation

Inflation is low and private investments are growing, says central bank head Julio Velarde

Colombia inches toward Basel III

Capital Markets Debt Regulation

Local banks' adoption of the global standard could lead to improved capital and be positive on credit profiles, Fitch

Parting Shot: Ilan Goldfajn

Economy & Policy Fixed Income Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazil needs to stick to reforms if it wants to maintain low inflation and low interest rates, says the head of the central bank, Ilan Goldfajn

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Peru picks new finmin

Economy & Policy People Politics

Carlos Oliva, a former deputy at MEF, replaces David Tuesta and becomes the fifth finance minister in a year

Fund managers steer through debt markets

Asset Management Bonds Debt

After a year of good returns, bond investors in Latin America face increasing volatility — again. Elections and higher interest rates loom, keeping debt fund managers on ...

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru's Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

IMF loan curbs Argentine bond sales

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentina agrees to speed up spending cuts and set more realistic inflation targets to secure $50bn in financing

Talking growth with Chile's Finance Minister Felipe Larraín

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Chile feels the effects of its first downgrade since the 1990s, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín lays out the plan to improve the country’s credit rating.