Profit generation at the Brazilian development bank was fueled by the sale of shares in different firms.
While airports are considered a safe bet, investors are still wary of segments like sanitation.
The latest OECD Economic Survey of Argentina looks at the factors behind the country's recent downturn, as well as policies that can lay the foundation for a stronger and more inclusive economy.
Fintechs do not represent a major threat to Brazilian banks as they tend to become partners of the banks, says the head of Banco Bradesco.
Structured finance issuance in Latin America fell 40% in 2018, with a rebound forecast only in Brazil this year, rating agency S&P says.
The UK consultancy's latest risk map sees signifiant improvement for risk levels in Guatemala, Chile and Paraguay, as Nicaragua deteriorated and Venezuela continues to be one of the riskiest places in the world.
If the senate approves too, more public infrastructure investments will become obligatory and diminish the federal government's power to control the budget.
Santander Chile is to buy a 49% stake in Santander Consumer, whose controlling shareholder is the bank's Spanish parent company.