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.

Study analyzes challenges faced by Central America as it seeks sustainable development

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 09:40
A new publication uses analysis of trade, investment, migration, the financial sector, raw materials, and natural resources to propose policy options The Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School have presented in San Jose, Costa Rica, a book entitled “The Future of Central America: Challenges for Sustainable Development”,  w

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.

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%.

Quality expenditure and digitalization, priorities for Central America, Dominican Republic

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 23:41
The IDB brings regional Governors to its Washington, D.C. headquarters to consider policy options to speed up growth and reduce poverty The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic held their 33rd Annual Meeting to discuss options to achieve higher growth rates and foster productive activities in the years to come. The region grew 3.8 percent in 2018, way above the 1.1 percent average for Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole. In addition, it is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019.

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