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21 Apr 2017   Americas, Projects, Deals, Andes

Peru’s Infrastructure: Life after Odebrecht

As the Odebrecht scandal continues to cause chaos in Latin America, Peru must find an effective way to revamp its paralyzed infrastructure projects.

Colombian Banks’ Shopping Spree in Central America is Paying Dividends

When in 2008, large US and European banks left Central America as the economic crisis unfolded in developed markets, Colombian banks spotted an opportunity to take the lead in the region’s oft- overlooked financial system – a move that is paying dividends given the region’s strong growth.

[SPANISH] VIDEO: Interview Juan Jose Echavarria, President, Colombian Central Bank

Bonds and Loans spoke with Juan Jose Echavarria, the president Colombia’s Central Bank, during de Bonds and Loans and Derivatives Conference Andes 2017, about the primary drivers of the country's economy and the growth outlook for Latin America.

VIDEO: Interview with Mauricio Voorduin, Managing Director, Head of Structuring, LatAm, Mizuho

Bonds & Loans speaks with Mauricio Voorduin, Managing Director, Head of Structuring, Latin America, Mizuho Americas at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes conference in Bogota, Colombia about US monetary policy and how it will influence the funding environment in Latin America.

VIDEO: Interview Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Bonds & Loans speaks with Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference about the macro-economic risks facing the Andean region, and the credit market outlook in 2017.

Odebrecht Could Lead to Stronger Corporate Governance in Latin America

The Odebrecht scandal could be a game changer for corporate governance in Latin America, with investors demanding more transparency in the way the region does business.

CASE STUDY: Pacifico 3 Lands US$650mn Hybrid Financing Package

Engineered by Goldman Sachs, this first-of-a-kind multi-tranche dual-currency hybrid financing package for the Pacifico 3 highway became the first UVR-denominated issuance in the world and marks a new era in Colombia’s infrastructure PPP financing.

CASE STUDY: Bancolombia Prints First Green Bond Issued by LatAm Private Lender

Bancolombia’s green bond was the first green bond issued by a private financial institution in Latin America and the first green bond in Colombia, potentially opening the market to a slew of local currency-denominated issuances.

CASE STUDY: Suramericana Follows Record-Making Trade with Bridge Loan, Bond

In April 2016 pan-American conglomerate Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. followed up its record-breaking 2011 bond with a US$550mn issuance, which was used to repay a bridge loan posted a month earlier and fund the acquisition of RSA’s Latin American operations.

Chile’s Euroclearance Raises Hope of Attracting Foreign Capital

Traditionally only Chile’s big corporates and state companies would choose to tap international markets, while the rest would get local financing. That may all change with Euroclear’s launch of settlement, custody and related services for cross-border Chilean domestic debt.

 

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