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.
“We will capitalize the Central Bank if necessary”
Peru will have a stronger stance against currency appreciation. FDI will increase by 25 percent this year to reach $14 billion. Exclusive interview with Peruvian Minister of Finance, Luis Fernando Castilla.
Nobis to invest in Peru's sugar industry
Isabel Noboa, head of Consorcio Nobis, highlights the group's domestic and international expansion plans. Nobis is one of Ecuador's most important business conglomerates.
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.
Peru: Some Optimism
Some executives voice optimism that Peru's president-elect Ollanta Humala will follow today's economic policies.
Chavez, Lula, or Humala?
Peru’s president-elect Ollanta Humala can only reduce poverty by continuing the country’s openness to the international economy.
Latin America: Peru GDP Winner
Peru and Panama will likely see Latin America's best economic performance this year, while Venezuela will see the worst.
Peru Retail Boom
Peru's retail sector is booming -- spurred by a growing economy and under-penetration.
The Benefits of MILA
The integrated stock exchange of Chile, Colombia and Peru is larger than Mexico's.
Hunt Oil Bets on Peru
Hunt Oil – already behind the largest investment in Peru – plans further expansion.
Cafe Britt Eyes Europe, IPO
How Costa Rica's Cafe Britt has become the country's most international company. Now it's eyeing Europe and an IPO.
Striving for Competitiveness
With the right reforms, Latin America could grow as fast as South East Asia in the 80’s and 90’s, or even surpass them.
Peru's Pisco Boom
Peru pisco exports have grown an impressive 215 percent over the past six years.
Peru's Real Estate Boom
Peru's real estate did not suffer from the global crisis and is expected to continue expanding at strong rates.
Peru FDI Grows
Peru boosts foreign direct investments as all other top recipients worldwide see declines.
Peru: Hands Across the Amazon
A series of major infrastructure programs are triggering a productivity revolution that will sharply accelerate Peru’s economic development
Peru: Pure Paradise
Peru's economic and political outlook looks bright despite the recent global crisis.
IMF: Peru Growth Star
Peru and Panama will post the highest growth, while Mexico and Venezuela will see the worst declines, the IMF predicts.
Peru: Bright Outlook
Peru's fundamentals remain strong, spurring Latin America's fastest-growing economy.
Peru's Legal Boom
Peru's legal sector is booming thanks to a strong economy, investment grade and a trade agreement with the United States.
Peru Leads GDP Growth
Latin America's GDP will grow higher than the IMF predicts, ECLAC says. Meanwhile poverty has been falling since 1999.
US Trade: Colombia Grows Most
U.S. trade with Colombia is booming even without a free trade agreement. Overall US trade with Latin America is picking up.
Oxy Denies Peru Blame
Occidental is blamed for environmental damage in Peru - nearly a decade after it left and transferred operations to another company.
GDP: Panama Best, Mexico Worst
Panama and Peru are the stars of economic growth in Latin America, while Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador an Venezuela are the top losers.
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.
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.
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.
Betting on Free Trade
Companies and business groups alike are hoping U.S. Congress passes free trade pacts with Colombia and Panama soon.
Latin Inflation: Winners & Losers
Which Latin American countries are winning the fight against inflation? Which are losing it? Our analysis shows some surprising results.
Canada-Peru Trade Boom
Peru replaces Venezuela as third-largest trade partner in Latin America. Overall Canada trade with the region grew as well.
Latin America Oil: Winners & Losers
Colombia is among the main beneficiaries of the growing "resource nationalism" in neighboring countries. A closer look at Latin America's top oil producers.
Renew ATPDEA Now
Renewal of the Andean Trade Preferences and Drug Eradication Act will clearly advance the U.S. partnership in the Andes and further blunt Chavez's anti-American offensive.
Peru's Mining Crisis
Privatize the subsoil and turn it over to the legitimate owners of the soil, the peasants and the Andean communities. Let them benefit from the enormous profits of mining, without the corrupt hypocrisy of social aid or the disdain of charity
Alan Garcia has now taken over the reigns of Peru. Will he follow the previous government's pro-business line or return to his past? Three experts share their views.
Peru: Alan Garcia Returns
Alan Garcia inherits one of the most successful economies in Latin America and vows not to "blow it" like he did last time.
Support Peru FTA
The U.S.-Peru FTA benefits the U.S. economy, nurtures a growing trade bloc and rewards pro-market progress, while countering anti-American sentiment in Latin America, argue Ana Eiras and Stephen Johnson of the Heritage Foundation.
Despite recent political uncertainty, Peru's economy is going full steam ahead. The country's new prime minister is getting much of the credit. However, uncertainty surrounds next year's presidential elections.