Latin Wireless Index: Brazilian telecoms down
Brazilian telecoms saw declines or modest growth in the latest LBC Latin Wireless Index; Mexico’s América Móvil and Chile’s Entel lead for largest revenues and percentage growth, respectively.
The richest people in Latin America
The total number and fortune of Latin American billionaires increased substantially in 2012 compared to 2011. The exclusive club of the billionaires grew by 34 names to 98 last year from 64 in 2011.
A record-breaking year for M&A deals
Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.
Educating the Children to Succeed
Students with limited access to education in Latin America sometimes fail to develop cognitive skills needed for success. Latin Education Index shows how Guatemala and Haiti lag in this area.
LBC Multilatina Index for 3Q12
The index fell 2.1 percent from 3Q11. Nevertheless Bimbo increased its revenue by 40 percent, Cencosud by 30 percent and Femsa by 23 percent. The fastest growing companies relied on their domestic markets and not on international markets.
Top 50 Energy Companies
From Petrobras to Comgas, a who's who in the oil and gas industry and in the electricity business
Brazil, the least globalized economy in Latin America
Brazil ranked for the second consecutive year, as the least globalized country in the region. Venezuela and Colombia are also at the bottom of the list. Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and Chile are the most connected to global trade flows.
The Top 100 Pension Funds 2012
Colombian pension funds gain speed. Eleven out of the top 15 funds decreased their assets under management. The number of affiliates to the pension system increased to 74.4 million. There are 60 Brazilian funds among the top 100. Mexican Principal, a growth champion.
Labor markets lose appeal
The results of the Latin Business Chronicle Labor Index show a reduction in labor market attractiveness. Guatemala and Honduras hit by wage increases. Brazil and Chile show noteworthy setbacks. Ecuador is the champion on this classification.
Infrastructure bids in Latin America
More than $31.6 billion in 20 major infrastructure bids which are open in 7 countries, are listed in the new Latin Business Chronicle Infrastructure Guide. Descriptions, deadlines and contacts for each bid.
The top 30 women in business
Latin Business Chronicle ranks the most influential women in the Latin American business world of 2012. They include chief executives, board members, company advisers, and creators of some of the region’s most important economic trends.
The best 100 Companies of 2012
Mining and construction companies in Latin America have increased their sales, net revenues and profitability more than other firms in the last three years. See the complete list of best companies from Shougang to Corporacion San Luis.
Chile: No Rest for the Weary
The Pinera Administration is moving fast to introduce the necessary reforms that will make Chile into a stronger economy.
The Benefits of MILA
The integrated stock exchange of Chile, Colombia and Peru is larger than Mexico's.
Chile: Team Piñera
Latin Business Chronicle takes a closer look at the new cabinet of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera.
Chile Real Estate Recovers
Major office towers, along with other development, is helping boost commercial real estate in Santiago.
Chile: Star With Challenges
Chile remains the star of Latin America when it comes to business climate, but it also faces several growing challenges.
Codelco Banks on Expansion
Chile’s Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, hopes increased production will help offset falling prices.
LAN: Strong Outlook
Chilean carrier LAN continues to grow despite a challenging environment. Is Colombia next for the successful airline?
Chile Most Competitive
Chile and Peru are the most competitive economies in Latin America, while Venezuela and Argentina remain the least competitive.
German-Latin Trade Grows
Germany's trade with Latin America is setting new records, led by strong growth with Brazil and Argentina.
China: Latin Business Boom
China's trade with, and investments in, Latin America are growing significantly and expected to continue doing so in the future as well.
Caterpillar's Latin Sales Grow
Caterpillar boosts sales in Latin America, in large part thanks to the commodity boom. And prospects are bright for continued strong growth.
Latin Wireless: Strong Growth
An in-depth report on the fast-growing wireless market in Latin America. Both operators and handset vendors are gaining strongly.
US-Latin America Trade Grows
Brazil replaces Venezuela as second-largest U.S. trade partner in Latin America, while Colombia passes Chile in U.S. trade.
LAN Sets New Record
Chilean airline LAN sets a new record in revenues and profits. And its outlook remains bright.
Santiago Real Estate Grows
Santiago real estate sector is growing, but demand from local and foreign companies is far larger than supply.
Latin Inflation: Winners & Losers
Which Latin American countries are winning the fight against inflation? Which are losing it? Our analysis shows some surprising results.
Newsmaker: Peter Cardinal, Scotiabank
Peter Cardinal, executive vice president for Latin America for Scotiabank, talks to Latin Business Chronicle about his career and doing business in Latin America.
Canada-Peru Trade Boom
Peru replaces Venezuela as third-largest trade partner in Latin America. Overall Canada trade with the region grew as well.
Chile: Bachelet's Problems
Chile’s macroeconomic conditions are sound, but there seems to be a political power vacuum in Santiago.
EU Trade With Latin America Sets New Record
Chile replaces Mexico as the second-largest Latin American exporter to the European Union, while Italy replaces the Netherlands as the third-largest EU partner for Latin America.
LAN: Bright Outlook
Chilean airline LAN has become a regional success story thanks to owner management, aggressive expansion and significant cargo operations.
Mexico-US Trade Boom
U.S. trade with Latin America is growing strongly, led by Mexico and Chile. Venezuela is now the second-largest U.S. partner.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador should concede defeat, while unions in Chile and Mexico should stop striking.
Latin Business Index 2006: Best and Worst
Chile is the best place for business in Latin America and Haiti the worst. Mexico comes right behind Chile, while Brazil only ranks sixth, the Latin Business Index shows.
Colombia More Competitive
Colombia has become more competitive the past year, while Brazil, Mexico and most of Latin America less so. However, Chile still remains the most competitive in the region.
Economic Freedom: Venezuela Worst
Venezuela has the least-free economy in Latin America, while Chile and Costa Rica have the freest, according to the latest ranking of economic freedom worldwide by the Cato Institute.
Latin Poverty Declines
Thanks to macro economic improvements, growing remittances and increased social spending, poverty in Latin America has been significantly reduced, a fresh report shows.
As Chile reaches a free trade agreement with the European Union and is close to one with the United States, it continues to head up almost every business ranking in Latin America.
As copper prices reach record levels, the debate about privatizing Chile's state copper producer Codelco continues.