Speaking at ICT conference Futurecom, the Brazilian president pledged to push ahead with pension reform and promised a tax overhaul, which will be "the fifth major reform" of his government.
The latest central bank economic survey has revised upwards the predictions for the Brazil's economic expansion, and revised downwards expectations for inflation.
The former president may be unable to run if corruption charges against him stick. He has already been convicted of bribery and is appealing the decision.
The constitutional court issues a statement on rules governing contracts with the state, as finance minister Nicolás Eyzaguirre says the country's economy should gather pace next year.
Honduran banks are making final preparations for incoming reforms to the credit card industry, where exposures will vary among the largest institutions.
Recent natural disasters in Mexico now seem likely to hit insurers' bottoms line in 2017, and the government unveiled a raft of new relief efforts for quake victims, including tax breaks and preferential loans.
Chubb provided early guidance on its insurance and reinsurance losses associated with Hurricane Maria. Fitch sees storm exacerbating Puerto Rico's economic crisis.