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Where did remittances go?

Remittances continued to grow slowly this year – a sign of slow pick-up in developed economies.

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.

Give peace a chance: Colombians head to the polls

Colombia’s election on Sunday will determine how and whether the peace process with the FARC moves forward.

China-Latin American Trade: An end to the good old days

Year over year trade with China is slowing, but there are still some regional success stories.

Latin America 2014: A Mixed Bag So Far

There are reasons to be optimistic about Latin America this year – but temper that optimism.

Is slow growth Latin America’s new normal?

World Bank economist Augusto de la Torre warns it might be, but that the region has built a “better immune system” to absorb international shocks.

Latin America’s Investment Stars

LBC takes a look at how each country in the region fairs in attracting foreign investment.

Latin Hotel Index: Accor, Starwood See Gains

The two chains saw gains in their stature in Latin America this year.

Best to Invest: Latin America 2014

LBC looks at which countries provide the safest climate for investment this year.

Nuevos recursos para las PYME en el hemisferio

Obtenga más información sobre el evento Connect Americas de Latin Trade Group, que se celebrará en septiembre con el BID.

Amid Regional Declines, Mexican CFOs Remain Optimistic

A year ago Latin American CFOs were the most optimistic in the world, but that positivity has been tempered, says John Graham of Duke University.

Índice de Seguridad: Venezuela es el país más peligroso de América Latina

Venezuela ha reemplazado a Haití como el país más peligroso de América Latina en el Índice de Seguridad de este año.

Security Index: Venezuela is the Most Dangerous Country in Latin America

Venezuela has replaced Haiti as the most dangerous country in Latin America in this year’s Security Index.

Latin America sees Trade Deficit with Europe for Another Year

After years of trade surpluses, Latin America now imports more from Europe than it sends back. Trade volumes fell 5.5 percent over 2012.

A Milestone Year for Latin America Private Equity

Private equity and venture capital continues to boom in Latin America, with 2013 a record year in many countries.

Sustainable cities in Latin America, a challenge or an opportunity?

Can sensible planning and better governance keep Latin American cities from falling through the cracks of social inclusion?

Latin America’s Richest: Billionaires  2014

The combined wealth of the region’s richest fell 8.4 percent last year.

Measuring social impact, a necessary approach in philanthropy

Traditionally, donors had limited information to make difficult giving decisions. New trends in the way social cause organizations measure their impact is now helping donors get more “bang for the buck.”

Venezuelan Trade with the United States down 19 percent in 2013

LBC’s statistics on U.S.-Latin Trade evidence the strength of the Mexico-U.S. trade relationship, and that trade with Venezuela has continued to fall.

Latin America’s Top 50 Retailers

Revenues up 20 percent over previous year as companies ride consumer boom.

The Keys to Latin American Growth

A panel of experts agree female empowerment, entrepreneurship, and physical activity are the key factors in promoting growth

After strong 2013 growth, SAP places bets on 2014

Sales of cloud technology saw triple-digit growth

Emerging markets: the great reckoning

As pessimism grows around emerging markets, how will Latin America fare?

Oi’s Acquisition of Portugal Telecom: Top M&A of 2013

Petrobras also unloaded more than $4 billion in assets.

Colombia: a new frontier for private equity

Despite challenges of financing and scale, the Andean country provides opportunities for investment.

2014 Corporate Outlook

LBC provides the profit and revenue forecasts of 50 large Latin American companies.

Latin American Cities Must Learn to Access Global Financing

Helping cities to finance infrastructure is a major challenge

Latin Education Index 2013

Which countries do the best at giving their citizens a head start?

FedEx Ship Manager Lite, an easy shipping solution for SMEs in Latin America

Shipments can now be easily processed in Latin America and the Caribbean through a user-friendly online tool from FedEx Express

Latin America’s Top 10 CFOs of 2013

The names on our list head some of the best-performing companies in Latin America.

MNC Index: Let’s Go USA!

Amid a landscape of declines, U.S.-based companies generally performed well.

Chile: Globalization star

Chile is the region’s only large economy to make the top 10. Mexico also shines.

Managing a complex region while maintaining quality

Starbucks CFO for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos Mario Estefan highlights the importance of relationships in doing business.

Latin America’s Rising Stars of Legal

The 25 names on our list are lawyers to keep an eye on in the region’s legal sphere.

Olam International: a decade of maximizing Latin America’s potential

Trust, cultural understanding and investment in local communities are the strategic factorsfor Asian businesses to succeed in Latin America.

Latin America’s new trade routes

Increasingly, cross border commerce is being facilitated through the internet.

Panama leads 2013 Infrastructure Index

Despite improvements to ease of importing and exporting, Mexico dropped in the ranking.

Mexican Pensions the stars of Top 100 Pension Funds

Growth in Mexican pension funds outpaced those of other countries and has driven gains in the country’s stock market.

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.

Google develops contest for Latin America’s developers

The contest will challenge the region’s developers to make innovative apps with Google software to improve the workings of SMEs.

Latin America’s Best 100 Companies 2013

The 100 companies on our list come from six countries, largely dominated by the Pacific economies.

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.

Latin America’s middling human capital development scores

The region ranks fourth globally for human capital development.

Latin Business Chronicle Infrastructure Guide 2013

Our annual guide to the region’s major upcoming infrastructure bids.

Latin American GDP Growth Stats 2011-15

Panama, Paraguay, and Peru will be the region’s growth champions for the near future. Brazil should outperform Mexico.

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