As forecast by analysts, Argentina's GDP shrank 2.3% - but seasonally adjusted figures for 4Q16 constitute a silver lining.
Government officials and business leaders are working toward a regulatory framework for fintechs that supports growth and reassures potential investors.
Following Citigroup's decision to no longer act as a correspondent bank for the increasingly risky nation, Venezuela is looking elsewhere.
Brazil shipped US$12.6bn worth of meat in 2016 but a food quality scandal unfolding could dent revenue and even derail the country's recovery, according to analysts.
Brazil's national development bank says builders involved in the graft probe can access financing provided certain conditions are met.
Moody's assigned a provisional rating of (P) Ba1 to Paraguay's US$500mn global bond, in line with the country's issuer rating, said Moody's in a press release.
BNamericas spoke to Fitch Ratings director Jose Vertiz about the region's retail real estate sector and how it has withstood the economic downturn of the past few years. The role that banks play in providing financing to this sector is also discussed.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri is executing a raft of measures to return the country to growth. The big question is how long will it take.
The local banking industry is undergoing a regulatory strengthening process and Fitch currently sees the six largest entities as capable of achieving the goals.