Brazilian corps wait for better times ahead amid primary absence

Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, fiasco, politics, president, covid-19, LatAm, 575
By Oliver West
21 May 2020

Investors say that bond markets are wide open for many Brazilian companies, but even as access to credit has suddenly become a major topic for the country's corporate executives, most of the cash-rich companies they run are shying away from international markets and betting that they will be able to achieve better borrowing terms in the future than are on offer today.

As US corporate bond markets break issuance records, Latin America supply has so far been restricted to a wave of sovereigns and a handful of government-owned corporates since the Covid-19 crisis hit. More remarkably, not a single borrower from the largest market in the region, Brazil, has turned ...

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