Sunday, 16 December 2018

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  • Suzano breaks new issuance lull

    Emerging Markets | 21 September 2018

    Suzano (BBB-/BBB-) became the first Latin American issuer to test the US dollar bond market in over two months on Monday when it revived and priced a US$1bn 10-year bond.

  • Santander dollar bonds inject more life into LatAm primary

    Ticker | 21 September 2018

    Santander Mexico became the second dollar bonds issuer this week to break a two-month drought in Latin America’s primary bond markets.

  • Uruguay to start studying prefunding options for 2019

    Ticker | 19 September 2018

    With about US$3.2bn in financing needs for next year, Uruguay will soon start studying options in the international capital markets, the country's head of public credit Herman Kamil told IFR this week.

  • Brazilian flag

    UBS becomes more constructive on Brazil equities

    Ticker | 18 September 2018

    Volatility may have risen ahead of Brazil’s election in October, but UBS is becoming more positive about the country’s assets, noting the uncanny resemblance to the 2002 presidential race.

  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch logo

    Overweights among high-grade investors hit 10 year low: Survey

    Ticker | 18 September 2018

    The buying opportunity following the global financial crisis that led to structural overweights among US credit investors is no longer, according Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s latest investor survey.

  • Different types of chocolates are seen at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey

    Nestle's rare US dollar bond gets US$23bn in orders

    Ticker | 18 September 2018

    Nestle hit the sweet spot with its first ever US dollar deal to target domestic US investors, who put in some US$24bn of orders for the bonds, a banker on the deal told IFR.

  • Brazil

    Suzano breaks lull in LatAm primaries

    Ticker | 17 September 2018

    Brazil’s Suzano (BBB-/BBB-) has become the first LatAm issuer to test the US dollar bond market in over two months, pricing a US$1bn 10-year deal on Monday.

  • IFR SNAPSHOT-LatAm stirs after two-month slumber; buyouts hit HY

    Ticker | 17 September 2018

    Refinitiv’s jumbo financing backing its buyout by Blackstone continues to attract attention after it cut the bond portion to US$4.25bn from US$5.5bn and shifted the overall financing to more secured debt.

  • IFR SNAPSHOT: IG rests ahead of a surge of junk deals

    Ticker | 14 September 2018

    Junk names continue to dominate the primary markets for US bonds with several such deals possibly printing today - perhaps even the much-watched trade from Refinitiv.

  • The flag of Barbados

    Barbados takes Greek restructuring lesson

    Top News | 14 September 2018

    Barbados is to emulate Greece and become the second sovereign to propose legislation that would retroactively apply a collective action clause to laws governing all its domestic currency debt instruments.