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Local bid helps Ecopetrol through rare Friday outing

10 mil pesos, peso colombiano, colombia, currency, LatAm

Debt capital markets bankers had been hoping for at least two years that Colombian oil company Ecopetrol could be persuaded to issue a bond. When the government-owned borrower finally opted to tap bond markets last week for the first time since 2016, it caught the eye by doing so with oil prices at historic lows, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and, unusually for a Lat Am issuer, on a Friday.

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