President Macri promises continued growth as data shows the economy expanded 2.8% last year, but the 2018 inflation goal of 15% may be tricky to hit.
High levels of crime and violence have forced insurers in Rio and other states to refuse to sell cargo insurance or charge prices that are impossible for clients to pay.
The CEO of Grupo Financiero Interacciones, Mexico's largest specialized financial group when it comes to infrastructure financing, is confident that the right conditions are in place for the continuous growth of private investment in public infrastructure.
Talks on the issue should resume in dedicated meetings to be scheduled after the seventh round of negotiations wraps up Monday in Mexico City. Meanwhile the US ambassador to Mexico has reportedly said she will step down in May, and will likely be replaced by Ed Whitacre.
The Chilean lender is pumping resources into digital transformation, as it advances with work to turn its Colombian unit into a money-spinner.
The exit of foreign players in Brazil opens room for local banks to expand.
In its quarterly report, Mexico's central bank increased its CPI projections for 2018-2019, though analysts believe the bank may well have room for rate cuts in the second half of 2018.