Sparking losses for the peso, Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Tuesday his team does not think a Nafta 2.0 deal will be reached before a deadline set by US congressional leader Paul Ryan.
HSBC makes blockchain trade operation with ING, while CariNet announces rollout of nodes for digital payments across Caribbean.
The treasury minister says market volatility will impact growth and inflation as the primary fiscal deficit shrank in April and Moody's says bank profit margins face pressure.
The state-owned Brazilian oil giant is suing eight local and international banks for alleged FX manipulation, according to a report by local daily Valor Econômico.
The state-run development bank saw a huge profit increase in Q1 due to the reversal of loan loss provisions and the sale of equity stakes in some firms.
A Mexico election poll gave leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador a 20-point advantage among voters who are certain of their vote, but the result does not reflect the four in 10 who are still undecided, or have a top choice but may change their minds before the presidential election.
The US and Germany have commented after Argentine President Mauricio Macri requested a standby credit line from the IMF. In parallel, the IMF board is preparing to meet and Argentina's CGT trade union federation has begun to growl.
Economists are turning less bullish due to a weak start to the year by the region's biggest economy.
The Chilean government will create a new office to help speed up big investment projects, such as the Dominga mining complex.