IDB launches inaugural $600 million 3-year SOFR linked bonds

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 17:32
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IADB” or “IDB”), Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced their inaugural $600 million 3-year SOFR-linked floating rate global bond due 16th September 2022. The issue priced at par, with a coupon equivalent to SOFR + 26bps. This will be calculated using a five-day observation lag on compounded daily SOFR, with no lockout.

IDB launches dual tranche $1 billion 2-Yr and $1.5 billion 7-Year fixed rate global bonds

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 17:38
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IADB” or “IDB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced a new dual tranche $1 billion 1.875% 2-year and $1.5 billion 2.000% 7-year fixed rate global bond. The 2-year note pays a semi-annual coupon of 1.875%, matures on 23 July 2021 and priced with a spread of 3bps over mid-swaps and 5.75bps over the UST 1.625% due June 2021, which represents a yield of 1.924% s.a.

IDB Issues New Education, Youth, and Employment (EYE) Uridashi Bonds for Naito Securities

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 16:33
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, has priced two Uridashi zero coupon notes for Naito Securities under its Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond Program.

First quarter exports from Latin American and Caribbean fall: IDB report

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 17:31
The value of exports from Latin American and the Caribbean fell by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. The decrease was caused by lower export volumes and falling commodity prices.

IDB launches US$2.1 billion 2.250% 10-year Fixed Rate Global

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 16:54
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P),priced a new US$2.1 billion 10-year global bond. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 2.250% and matures on 18 June 2029. Priced with a spread of 12.25 basis points over the UST 2.375% May-29, this represents a yield of 2.270%.

Latin American and Caribbean exports rise but at a slower rate

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:13
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean hit their highest level in six years thanks to a 9.9 percent increase in 2018, albeit amid growing downside risks in the future, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank. The region exported $1.08 trillion last year. While this is the highest level since record exports in 2012, the rise fell short of the 12.2 percent growth rate for 2017. The region’s performance also lagged a worldwide trade increase of 11.6 percent for the Jan-Sept period (compared to the same period the previous year).

Declining Export Competitiveness: Latin America Urgently Needs a Quality Leap

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 15:28
BUENOS AIRES—In the first quarter of 2018, the value of exports from Latin America and the Caribbean grew at a year-on-year rate of 9.7 percent in comparison with the same period in 2017, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). However, this growth has come amid signs that the region is becoming less competitive amid rising economic risks and global trade tensions.

Global Alliance to Promote the Use of Blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:45
Representatives of the IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, together with representatives of the world's leading technology and consulting companies, announced today the launch of LAC-Chain, a new alliance to promote the use of blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentation of this new alliance took place at the FOROMIC 2018 conference, which is being held this year in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

IDB launches report detailing steps to help avoid social conflicts

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 16:02
A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) identifies ten key elements that can help projects improve their sustainability and reduce potential social conflicts, from proper community engagement and legal foundations to adequate monitoring of results.