Mexico, Peru and Colombia lead growth,
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
This year is shaping up to be a good one for high yield
bond offerings and the debt markets in Latin America, experts say.
“The general consensus is that the combination of low
interest rates through most of 2014 and the fact that the economies of various Latin
American countries are overall doing well is expected to drive demand,” says Taisa Markus, a partner in the Latin
America practice of Paul Hastings.
On Tuesday, Brazil's government-run savings and mortgage
bank Caixa Economica Federal, or CEF, raised $1.3 billion from an overseas bond
issue due in 2019, much more than initially planned, as international investors
showed better-than-expected demand, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Meanwhile, Colombian holding
company GrupoSura will offer up to 750 billion pesos ($390 million) in the
local market today, Reuters reports.
Mergers and acquisitions are also going to be
an important driver of capital markets activity including outbound from Asia,
according to Markus. “If the ...
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