Regulation

Atacadão eyes local currency debt deal

Debt Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Carrefour's wholesale division in Brazil approves a two-part debenture sale for $443m

Brazilian ethanol producer joins refi pipe

Bonds Debt Fixed Income

Usina Coruripe Açúcar e Álcool picks a bunch of banks to lead a proposed $425m offering

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

InRetail tests bond market for bridge refi

Bonds Peru Rule 144a/ RegS

Peruvian retailer meets investors ahead of a likely $550m deal

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

Bond sales surge in Brazil

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Lower interest rates help fixed-income issues rise 49% in Q1, Anbima says

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

M. Dias Branco readies CRA note

Debt Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian food processor nominates Itau BBA for a $177m securitization

Coelba inks dual-tranche debenture

Debt Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian electricity distributor raises $359m in 2022 and 2023 securities

Ecuador considers new debt issue

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Oil exporter requires at least $2bn more in external debt this year, sources expect it to fulfill a portion of that this month

Chile grants license to Bank of China

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy People Loans

State-owned lender becomes second Chinese bank to open a branch in the South American country

Gol cleans up curve with 2023 LM

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian airline expects to pay these outstanding bonds with proceeds from a $150m January retap, source

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

LatAm bond issuers assess other sources of debt

Debt Bonds Capital Markets

Markets remain open, but investors are now demanding a heavier new issue premium, sources