On the same track?
The Top 40 Foreign Companies kept the same general direction of their local counterparts, but did better.
A look at the new world
New areas of opportunity, new trends, the impact of millennials. Latin America, from the vantage point of Osvaldo V. Librizzi, co-president of the Americas for Starwood, and Craig Smith, president for the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott.
Nicaragua's grand question
Weeks before construction is set to begin on Nicaragua’s $50 billion canal project, a cloud of doubt still hovers over the plan’s commercial feasibility. The canal should let through giantcontainer ships, and Very Large Crude Carriers, but is there enough demand for this water-route?
The Top 50 retailers
After a bleak 2013, Wal-Mart will probably recover in Mexico. Challenges for retailers in the region.
Paving the Way for Growth in Latin America
Juan N. Cento, Regional President FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, explores the impact of infrastructure on a country’s economy and intra-regional and global competitiveness.
Opportunities in the healthcare industry
Expenditure and technology adoption have been growing fast in the healthcare industry in Latin America. These trends open new possibilities for entrepreneurs.Interview with Henk de Jong, CEO of Philips Latin America.
Emilio Botín: the Man, the Legacy
The world of banking and finance lost a giant, Emilio Botín, chairman of Banco Santander and Spain’s most influential business leader.
IMF on LatAm: “Good macro, bad micro”
The International Monetary Fund believes that Latin America’s overall economic performance in 2015 will be better than 2014, but warns that “here is a lot of downside risk to current predictions.
Retail and steel lost their stride
In a sort of tone deafness to domestic conditions, these industries seem to be decreasing their revenues more than the region’s demand conditions would indicate. Results of the Latin Trade’s 2Q14 Multilatina Index.
A lukewarm quarter for MNCs
The MNC Index falls in the second quarter, a reflection of the cooling of economic growth in key markets, as well as weakening currencies in the region.
Top Businesswomen 2014
LBC presents its annual list of the Top 50 Businesswomen operating in or with Latin America for 2014.
A new environment for banks
Will Latin American banks need more regulation? An exclusive interview with Georges Ugeux,Columbia University professor and author of the book, “International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability.”
Trade in the Americas
Major trends and opportunities open to U.S.exporters to Latin America. U.S.-Latin trade report.
A plan for a comeback
While global news focuses on Blackberry’s decline, in Latin America it’s a different story.
The Colombian takeoff
Since the opening of its new terminal in 2012, Bogota’s El Dorado international airport has become one of the fastest growing airports in Latin America.
Xerox: more than just printing
LBC sat down with Xerox’s CTO Sophie Vandebroek to learn about the company’s innovation and progress – especially in Latin America.
Cartes: One Year Later
While the president has done much to improve the investment climate, much remains to be done.
No growth, big profits
The 100 biggest banks in the region did not increase their total assets in 2013, but reported a 7.6% increase in net revenues. The reasons behind this financial paradox.
Cheryl McDowell: The Role of the CFO Is Evolving
The Vice President of Finance & Operations, Latin America at Oracle sat down with LBC to discuss her view on the changing position of the CFO, and her experiences with professional development.
| Land fever |
While the real estate market in the United States is attracting Latin Americans, some American investors are starting to park their money in Latin American cities.
Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron weighs in on growth strategies, consolidation and the importance of a strong hub
The time to look South
Collectively, emerging markets will remain the biggest source of growth for decades, a BCG report says.
Latin Tax hells
Brazil once again ranks at the bottom of our Tax Index for another year.
Technology Changing the Mexican Market
The Mexican financial market is going through a period of technological changes and is set to see a dynamic year.LBC spoke with Jorge Alegría, CEO of Mexican Derivatives Exchange, MexDer, about what CFOs should expect in the near future, as well as the latest developments in the markets.
Japan-LatAm Trade: On the up
Trade between Latin America and the world’s third-largest economy continued to grow in 2013, driven by stronger growth in Japan.
“Brazil is not for beginners”
Brazil’s former Secretary of Foreign Trade WelberBarral talks about how his country makes doing business a challenge.
Techtrends: The e-commerce explosion
Online retailers and old-fashioned storefronts turn to easy-to-use platforms, mobile apps and cross-border trade to compete for swelling e-commerce sales.
Top 10 Companies to Watch
LBC takes a look at the top 10 companies in Latin America, which offer the best return on investment in the last five years.
“Capital will be scarce in the coming years”
Majorchanges are coming to the banking industry, said Roberto Setubal, CEO of ItaúUnibanco, the largest bank in the Southern hemisphere. He shared with Latin Trade his view of a world with costlier capital and with no advantages to being a global bank.
A tale of two BRICS
While the economics may no longer be strong, the BRICS are increasingly a powerful force in international relations.
Productivity and innovation will be the true markers of success in the new global economy.
Andbank’s international push
Andorra’s oldest private bank is undertaking an international expansion aimed at the United States and Latin America.
Latin America: instability at home and abroad
While the Ukraine crisis has made headlines around the world in the past weeks, instability in Venezuela and Argentina also has an impact on Latin America’s economies – starting with Brazil.
A New Era of Talent
Technology and globalization have changed the way people, companies, and countries specialize.
Mexico’s tax reform: a guide
Latin Business Chronicle spoke with Alfredo Álvarez and Enrique Pérez Grovas from Ernst and Young at the Latin Trade CFO Forum in Mexico City.
The challenges ahead: Mexico
Mexico continues to move toward the center of the global economic stage, but the day to day realities of business in the country create challenges that require informed and disciplined leadership.
A sweet future
Mars, makers of M&Ms, Snickers and Milky Way, launches astrategy to raiseconsumption of its products in the region,while supporting cocoa producers.
Latin America and the Cloud
LBC speaks with IBM’s Worldwide Cloud Leader for Banking & Financial Markets David Zimmerman about the potential for cloud technology for Latin America’s business.
Colombia: A rural dilemma
The Colombian government is in a bind. It will have to decide if it supports large agricultural enterprises, small family farms, or find a reasonable way to make them coexist.