Colombia's central bank again cut the benchmark rate to spur growth. Chile, meanwhile, reported a hefty decline in industrial production, and particularly manufacturing, in April.
BNamericas takes a look at the country's biggest commercial banks by loan portfolio.
Shares of GyM began taking a hit earlier this year, following the termination of the contract to build the Gasoducto Sur Peruano project with scandal-plagued Odebrecht.
Traditionally, state-run banks have assumed a key role in infrastructure financing, but the private sector may participate more actively in this sector, according to speakers at the Brazil Investment Forum.
Costa Rica authorities are working with the bank's new board to end commercial operations and convert it into a development bank, stopping financial intermediation by year-end.