The country's 16 commercial banks also report that growth in dollar-denominated loans continues to outstrip that of local currency loans.
The nation's financial analysis unit has expanded international cooperation and agreements with other nations in its efforts to coordinate money laundering and terror finance investigations.
The local banking watchdog gives Costa Rica's BCT group green light to acquire the lender.
Economist Luis Palma Cané speaks about the country's 100-year-bond issuance.
The company seeks to raise nearly US$2bn through the plan.
Chile is at risk of a credit downgrade, says the Institute of International Finance. The Caribbean Development Bank to tap UN experts for their project execution expertise.
A document revealing a dire debt scenario for former Chilean private health insurance provider Isapre Masvida alarms thousands of creditors, including health care providers and banks.
Texas lawmaker Henry Cuellar spoke to BNamericas to discuss how US-Mexico relations and Nafta talks are shaping up in Washington, D.C. "I wish there would be more business leaders and more political leaders that would stand up and say 'Hey, Mexico is a friend and ally and not an enemy", he says.