British research company Oxford Economics says Chile will remain an attractive proposition for investors - even if Moody's and Fitch follow S&P in revising down the country's sovereign ratings a notch.
More than 5mn companies were behind with their payments in May.
Grupo Sura sees further growth in Peru's mining industry as miners tap into surging metals prices and strengthen their balance sheets.
The new risk category is meant to offer pension fund managers greater flexibility in their investment strategies.
The deflationary scenario is providing the central bank with more room to cut the benchmark interest rate.
A consumer protection study reviewed practices of the 14 financial institutions comprising 99% of Mexico's credit card business.
The US$92mn payment is part of a price adjustment regarding EFG's purchase of BSI from BTG Pactual.
The first deal was struck in 2009 and a new one was signed in 2014 and then amended in 2015.
Politicians in Chile, where presidential elections are due to be held in November, must start discussing the recent downgrade by S&P without delay, BNamericas has been told.