BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Banking stories in Latin America.
Nafta renegotiations will extend into the weekend and next week, according to Mexico's economy minister lldefonso Guajardo.
In its biannual report, the UN's economic commission for Latin America and the Caribbean commended fiscal responsibility efforts in the region but expressed concern that public investment has fallen.
The indictments are part of a probe looking into alleged wrongdoings when BNDES provided billions of dollars worth of financing to help local meatpacking giant JBS acquire other companies.
Consumer confidence declined in August while tax collection was up in July.
The country's transport minister confirmed the creation of a trust fund to secure the financing of six contracts. International lenders, however, are reportedly wary of the mechanism.
The initiative will serve beneficiaries of public subsidy programs and will allow users to pay services and transfer money using their cellphones.
The country's statistics agency revised its Q2 GDP growth figure down to -0.2% from -0.1%. Mid-month inflation maintains trend, despite new methodology.
Brubank is poised to become Argentina's second digital bank.