Local economists also expect lower inflation for 2018 compared to a week ago.
The Brazilian president is making a push to get the unpopular reform approved this year, after the October 7 general elections.
Alberto Carrasquilla denied accusations that he took advantage of bond issues by municipalities seeking resources for water projects.
The Brazilian lender now owns more than 80% of the Argentine bank.
The Andean nation has been rocked this year by major corruption scandals but this has not hindered a significant business recovery in the banking and insurance sectors.
The violent attack on presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro at a rally on Thursday is likely to fuel support for the controversial ultra-right wing lawmaker.
After falling steadily in 1H18, prices in Mexico are reversing course, as stubborn increases in energy prices eliminate chances of a rate cut for now.
Morena party lawmakers have begun the task of cutting costs to fund president-elect López Obrador's various social and infrastructure programs, while the markets are watching out for any signs of fiscal irresponsibility.
Consumer protection agency Sernac launches legal action against Itaú CorpBanca over alleged cases of online bank fraud. The lender says the security of its systems was not compromised.