The growth rate is the smallest among all regions assessed, with FX impact partially to blame.
The partnership marks auto-focused HDI's entry into the life insurance segment.
Salares Norte, one of Gold Fields' "top discoveries," is on track to see construction get underway in 4Q20, according to the company's CEO.
Peruvian financial services player Intercorp says 2018 was a solid year as its banking unit helps propel earnings.
Fitch Ratings' subregional head for insurance in Mexico, Eugenia Martínez, said the removal of private health insurance coverage for public sector bureaucrats will have a negative impact on 2019 growth in Mexico's insurance sector.
On the exploration front, increases in gold and silver mineral reserves at the Argentine mine partially offset depletion related to 2018 production,