Mexico’s economy continued to grow in Q2 – Brazil to freeze spending– Petrobras boss arrested on corruption charges – IMF upgrades Argentina’s growth forecast – YPF tapped the international markets with a US$750mn bond – Banco de Bogota issued unsecured notes worth US$600mn – Graña y Montero signed a syndicated loan – US imposed sanctions on Maduro – Banco General issued a 10-year bond – Dominican Republic gets upgrade
CAF approves US$592mn credit facility to Latam nations - Grupo México to get US$1.55bn loan from BBVA and Credit Suisse - A major new oil field discovered in Mexico – Ex-Brazil leader Lula convicted - Brazil's Senate approves labour reform bill - The province of Buenos Aires taps European markets with EUR500mn bond – PDVSA seeks to renegotiate debt
Global debt reaches US$21tn – Mexico’s Central Bank completes annual hiking cycle – Brazil’s Temer indicted with corruption charges – Banco Mercantil del Norte places US$900mn – Argentina’s Cordoba province taps international markets with US$450mn bond – Colombia Movil closes US$300mn syndicated loan – Ecuador downgraded by S&P from ‘B’ to ‘B-‘ – Discounted Venezuela bonds now trading on Wall Street
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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