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Saturday, 21 October 2017

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  • Bankers see boom times in LatAm bond primaries

    Ticker | 20 October 2017

    Latin American bond issuance surged past last year’s levels this week, making 2017 the second-busiest year ever and putting the region on course to perhaps set a new record.

  • Commuters travel in a Metrocable cabin in Caracas

    Venezuela bonds drift lower ahead of payments due

    Ticker | 20 October 2017

    Venezuela bonds were again drifting lower on Friday as investors kept awaiting late coupon payments ahead of a wall of debt maturities falling due in the coming weeks.

  • Ecuador returns for third bond of the year

    Emerging Markets | 20 October 2017

    Ecuador saw order books swell to US$8bn last week when it priced a US$2.5bn 10-year bond, the country’s largest crossborder deal in decades and its third this year.

  • Opportunities in strong market for Brazil

    Emerging Markets | 20 October 2017

    After raising a total US$4bn this year, Brazil is in no rush to issue crossborder bonds but continues to look at opportunities in dollars, euros and global local currency markets.

  • Ecuador flag

    Ecuador launches US$2.5bn 10-year bond at 8.875%

    Ticker | 18 October 2017

    Ecuador saw order books swell to US$8bn on Wednesday as it launched a US$2.5bn 10-year bond, the country’s largest deal in decades and its third this year.

  • Panama assesses liability management options

    Ticker | 17 October 2017

    Panama is evaluating its foreign bond options for next year including more liability management now that funding needs are largely covered for 2017, its director of public funding told IFR.

  • Brazil continues to eye primary opportunities in strong market

    Ticker | 17 October 2017

    After raising a total US$4bn this year, Brazil is in no rush to issue crossborder bonds but continues to look at opportunities in dollars, euros and global local currency markets.

  • Petrobras bond price jump on Moody's upgrade

    Ticker | 17 October 2017

    Bonds issued by Petrobras were moving higher on Tuesday after Moody’s upgraded the Brazilian state-controlled oil company to Ba3 from B1.

  • Uruguay to hit milestone by funding solely in pesos

    Ticker | 16 October 2017

    For the first time, Uruguay is on course to cover all its yearly funding needs solely with local currency issues in what its head of public credit calls a “milestone” for the country.

  • Venezuela bonds slip on election results, late payments

    Ticker | 16 October 2017

    Venezuelan bond prices fell on Monday after the opposition rejected a surprise win for the socialists in the regional elections over the weekend and investors awaited coupon payments due last week.

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