After falling sharply at the start of the year, inflation reversed course in June and July on surging energy and food prices. Analysts expected the move and continue to see the central bank holding tight for now.
Local brokerage BB Investimentos says its top share pick among the traded banks in Brazil is Itaú.
The conglomerate expects a cash windfall from the sales of a stake in a pulp company.
Some 66 companies in the country develop chatbot solutions, the majority of which use using Facebook Messenger as the preferred channel for interaction.
Argentina's No. 1 domestic commercial bank in second attempt to buy back a chunk of its capital stock.
Isolux-Corsán and Iecsa are the highest-profile companies ensnared in a corruption scandal roiling Argentina's political and business worlds that includes kickbacks detailed in eight spiral notebooks.
The Brazilian investment bank saw Q2 earnings rise close to 25% year-on-year.