The Brazilian state-run bank will also increase financing for infrastructure projects.
The average pension could rise by up to 4.8% if action is taken, FNE says.
The central bank says no sale decision has been made, following press reports that Banco Galicia was the new owner.
Mexican M&A activity tended to produce much smaller deals in 2017, emerging under the uncertainty of ongoing Nafta talks.
The rating agency lowered Brazil's government rating to 'BB-' from 'BB'
Inflation proves a tricky beast to tame, as the treasury introduces changes to boost competition in the deposits market.
Lawyer María Luisa Cánovas talks to BNamericas about what sectors are probably blinking the brightest on the business radars of potential investors, banking M&A and more.
Ratings agency Fitch thinks so.
Chile's economy ministry and state lender BancoEstado launch a new product geared to small businesses as the peso gathers strength against the dollar.