Correa Says Ecuador Willing to Renew Relations With Colombia

By Nathan GillFeb. 27 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador may renew diplomatic relations with Colombia if certain conditions are met, President Rafael Correa said today in a statement posted on the presidential Web site. Correa asked Colombia to reveal all the details of an air raid last year in Ecuadorean territory, repay Ecuador for unspecified damages, support… Read More Correa Says Ecuador Willing to Renew Relations With Colombia

Ecuador’s Borja Vows to ‘Defend’ Use of U.S. Dollar

By Nathan Gill Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador’s Economic Policy Minister, Diego Borja, defended the country’s use of the U.S. dollar and said President Rafael Correa wasn’t planning to abandon the system. “The president has been clear, we are going to defend dollarization,” Borja said today in an interview broadcast on Quito-based television station TeleAmazonas.… Read More Ecuador’s Borja Vows to ‘Defend’ Use of U.S. Dollar

Ecuador’s President Calls for Lawsuit Against Repsol, Perenco

By Nathan GillFeb. 14 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said today that he has given the order to begin a lawsuit against Repsol YPF SA, Spain’s largest oil company, and Perenco SA, a French oil company, over their failure to pay taxes. Correa said during his weekly address to the nation that both companies… Read More Ecuador’s President Calls for Lawsuit Against Repsol, Perenco

Ecuador to Use Grace Period for 2030 Bond Payment

By Nathan GillFeb. 14 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador will use a grace period to decide whether it will make a payment scheduled for tomorrow on its 2030 bonds, Finance Minister Maria Elsa Viteri said last night in a statement posted on the presidency’s Web site. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in December halted payment on foreign bonds… Read More Ecuador to Use Grace Period for 2030 Bond Payment

Ecuador Asks Bondholders to Identify Themselves in a Letter

By Lester Pimentel and Nathan GillFeb. 13 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador is asking investors who own the country’s bonds maturing in 2012 and 2030 to identify themselves, according to a letter posted by the Emerging Markets Traders Association. Bondholders should contact adviser Lazard Freres, according to the letter signed by Finance Minister Maria Elsa Viteri. A… Read More Ecuador Asks Bondholders to Identify Themselves in a Letter

Ecuador Petroamazonas Wants $820 Million for Amazon Oil Fields

By Nathan Gill Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa met yesterday with representatives of state-owned oil company Petroamazonas SA to discuss the $820 million needed to finance four new oil fields in the nation’s Amazon rain-forest region. Petroamazonas is seeking joint ventures with companies including Schlumberger Ltd., the world’s largest oilfield-services provider, to… Read More Ecuador Petroamazonas Wants $820 Million for Amazon Oil Fields