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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 5 February 2019

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In brief: Paraguay

* Paraguay’s finance ministry has announced the issuance of US$500m in 31-year bonds, with an interest rate of 5.4%. According to a finance ministry press release, two previous issues of 30-year bonds were at rates of 6.1% and 5.6% in 2014 and 2018 respectively. The press release notes that the bonds are to be used for financing investments contemplated in the current national budget among other things.