Politics

Sovereign Issuer of the Year - Argentina

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentina diversified its investor base and pushed the boundaries with a surprising 100-year bond

Sovereign Liability Management Deal of the Year & Local Currency Bond of the Year - Uruguay

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

The country’s first nominal fixed-rate global bond in local currency paved the way for Uruguay to fund itself entirely in pesos in 2017

Mexico roundtable: Gearing up

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

With presidential elections on the horizon and the future of NAFTA uncertain, Mexico’s economy faces potential headwinds at the start of 2018. LatinFinance convened a gro...

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...

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

MUFG gears up for Latin America expansion

Bonds Asset Management Debt

John Koike, the regional head for Latin America at MUFG, discusses the Japanese bank's plans for the region in a one-on-one interview

Peru's political turmoil casts a shadow over Camposol IPO

Capital Markets IPO People

Camposol remains on track to launch an IPO in January, but bankers say they are paying close attention to market sentiment

Mexico raises rates

Politics Mexico

Central bank increases the borrowing costs on inflation fears

Mexico's FinMin steps down amid talks of presidency run

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Politics Mexico

Jose Antonio Meade resigns, fueling speculation that he will aim for the top job under the ruling PRI banner, while Pemex CEO picked to replace him

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.

IMF Roundtable: Turning the Corner

Asset Management Economy & Policy Politics

In a roundtable discussion hosted by LatinFinance at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, policymakers and investors discussed the changes in the global financial and econ...

Scenes from the IMF/World Bank meetings

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Gathered for the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, government officials from Latin America and the Caribbean presented a mixed picture of economic prospects in the region.

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...