Canada's 12th hour entry into a trilateral deal with the US and Mexico under the newly dubbed USMCA trade agreement has been met by broad optimism from the private sector.
The finance ministry said public spending and revenue through August had been better than programmed. Economist Jonathan Heath confirmed he had accepted the nomination to join the central bank in January.
The BBVA subsidiary raised close to US$190mn from bonds that were purchased by 20 local investors.
US legislators ramped up the pressure on Guatemala President Jimmy Morales, sending a letter to the US Secretary of State demanding action to support the UN-backed anti-corruption commission CICIG after its chief was barred from re-entering Guatemala.