Consumer confidence fell with record speed in January as existing economic concerns clashed with new worries coming with the changing US-Mexico relationship.
Profits from the insurance, pension and savings bond units made up 32.4% of Banco Bradesco's total 2016 earnings.
Spain's BBVA is reassuring the market of its commitment to Mexico, despite the current economic and political problems facing the nation.
Despite the public outrage and inflation sparked by fuel price hikes of 15-20% at the start of the year, the government appears set to move forward with its plan to liberalize gas prices in 2017, taking the next step Friday with a further 8% hike.
The economy will emerge from its deep recession in the first quarter of this year, says Brazilian finance minister Henrique Meirelles.