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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Paul Kilby' s stories

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  • Shopping mall

    InRetail bond tests appetite in tough market

    Ticker | 27 March 2018

    Market tone was better Tuesday, but conditions remain tough for Latin American borrowers as Peru’s InRetail Shopping Malls approached investors with the region’s first bond of the week.

  • A Colombian man waves a flag at downtown in Bogota

    FDN can wait for cross-border bond

    Ticker | 26 March 2018

    Colombia’s Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional has no need to tap the market now but could do so next year as its looks to facilitate funding for the nation’s 4G network infrastructure programme.

  • Mask with colours of Columbia's flag

    Colombia staying clear of foreign bond markets

    Ticker | 26 March 2018

    For the first time in eight years, Colombia is staying clear of foreign currency bond issuance as it looks to redress the imbalance of its external and internal debt.

  • IDB

    LatAm borrowers see tougher road ahead

    Ticker | 26 March 2018

    The skies are clear and the wine is flowing at the IDB meeting in Argentina this weekend, but issuers face a tough time in 2018 as uncertainty over US trade policies has unnerved markets.

  • Panamanian flag

    Panama readies dollar bond, eyes Panda market

    Ticker | 26 March 2018

    Panama is planning a dollar deal as well as its first ever Panda bond in 2018, as it looks to cover some US$3.5bn in funding needs this year, a public credit official told IFR.

  • Paraguayan flag colors

    Paraguay prepares better debt management

    Ticker | 24 March 2018

    With six dollar bond issues under its belt, Paraguay is now laying the groundwork for a more sophisticated debt management strategy.

  • CABEI logo

    Cabei sticks to multi-currency plan but eyes dollar bond

    Ticker | 24 March 2018

    Cabei will stick to its tried and tested strategy of raising funding in various currencies this year, but a rare US dollar deal may be on the horizon as the bank awaits an upgrade to AA-.

  • NAFIN logo

    Nafin likely to lean on domestic markets to cover funding needs

    Ticker | 23 March 2018

    Nafin will likely stick to the domestic markets to cover its up to US$1bn in funding needs this year, but does not discount opportunistic taps internationally, a top official at the development bank told IFR.

  • Constitution Square in downtown Guatemala City

    Guatemala eyes return to dollar bond markets

    Ticker | 23 March 2018

    Guatemala, rated BB-/BB, may return to the dollar bond markets as soon as June, but much will depend on the approval of multilateral loans, the country’s credit chief told IFR.

  • Guatemala: Sovereign eyes return to dollar

    Emerging Markets | 23 March 2018

    Guatemala may return to the dollar bond markets as soon as June, but much will depend on the approval of multilateral loans, the country’s credit chief told IFR.