The political and economic turmoil has prompted a mass exodus of Venezuelans to nearby countries, as the population takes desperate measures to escape violence and stave off hunger.
Information sharing is seen as a key strategy as criminals tighten their embrace of technology to launder illicit funds. There are rumblings on this front in Latin America, BNamericas is told.
The benchmark Selic interest rate is at 6.75%, its lowest level ever, as President Michel Temer faces an uphill climb to approve the highly unpopular pension reform.
The document was signed as government officials draw up new staff regulations for employees of insurance and securities regulator CMF, which last month took over from SVS.
The Andean nation registered a negative 2017 trade balance of US$6.18bn, down from a US$11.09bn deficit a year earlier.
Mexico saw its fifth year of record tourism revenue; Fitch sees the country facing serious tests of its resilience in 2018.
Earlier this year, transport minister Gerardo Ruíz Esparza unveiled plans to issue Fibra E securities to finance construction for Mexico City international airport.