Monthly Archives: May 2015

Latin America banking: Risk pendulum swings back to locals

New rules to boost risk-weighted assets at G-Sibs are ramping up the pressure on those banks to change their business model, and become less global. Latin American markets, until recently a battleground for global banks, could now see several of … Continue reading

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Cielo and Petrobras give grounds for optimism

Cielo’s landmark R$4.6 billion ($1.5 billion) local bond has lifted hopes that the volatility that has severely restricted local debt activity – and halted international debt capital markets issuance completely from Brazilian borrowers – is receding. Cielo, a credit and … Continue reading

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Is Bradesco in the frame for HSBC Brazil?

Brazil’s retail banking market could be about to consolidate into the hands of local players, as international participants struggle with poor economic performance and growing regulatory demands. A report by Fitch Ratings in February showed that foreign-owned banks’ participation is … Continue reading

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Mexico adds Euros to Century club

Mexican issuers and euro currency deals continue to dominate Latin America’s international DCM markets and – in the case of the Mexican sovereign’s 100 year trade – dramatically so. Mexico took advantage of benign market conditions, created by the European … Continue reading

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