LatAm corporates eye China for bonds and swaps

Latin American firms are eyeing up the dim sum bond market after America Movil’s debut issuance in February. Other avenues for investment between China and Latin America, such as currency swap arrangements, are also in development

China is dancing to a Latin beat

America Movil usually only makes waves outside its Mexican home market when the global rich lists are published and its owner, Carlos Slim’s, billions are totted up. But news in February that the telecoms firm had become the first Latin American firm to tap Hong Kong’s dim sum bond market, if not overshadowing the mogul’s $49 billion fortune, drew temporary attention away from it.

The sum involved was small: some 1 billion yuan ($160 million), with demand double the amount on offer, but with

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