Spain’s Sareb, set up last year to acquire 90 billion euros ($116 billion) of soured real estate assets at a discount from rescued lenders, is preparing its first sale, known as ‘Project Bull,’ to test the beleaguered property market’s ability to attract investors.
Polish banks and pension funds are keeping borrowing costs elevated for companies by holding their debt to maturity and stifling the development of the corporate bond market, Oaktree Capital Management LLC said.
Mexico’s attempt to solve the country’s housing shortage by constructing millions of new homes far from city centers has crippled the nation’s homebuilders and fueled record foreclosures. For Antonio Diaz, a former investment banker with Banco Santander SA, it’s an opportunity.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will have support in Congress to raise taxes on mining companies even as she struggles to win backing from her allies on other key measures, said Antonio Anastasia, governor of Minas Gerais state.