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Latin Infrastructure Guide 2014

Latin Business Chronicle compiles information on two dozen projects open for bidding, that are worth $36 billion.

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.

Growing risk of legal abuses in Latin America

A recent report from the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform warns of a growing risk of litigation in Latin America.

Top Businesswomen 2014

LBC presents its annual list of the Top 50 Businesswomen operating in or with Latin America for 2014.

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.

Peru: Tourism Growth Champion

LBC’s latest Latin Tourism Index shows Peru experienced the strongest y.o.y. growth in tourist arrivals in 2013.

The Top 10 Growth Markets In Latin America

What are the hottest products selling in Latin America?

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.

Korea-LatAm Trade: Korea Eyes the Pacific Alliance

New statistics from LBC show that almost half of South Korea’s trade occurs with the Pacific Alliance, a group the Asian country has highlighted as a priority.

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.

Addressing Latin America’s Gender Inequality through Business: WEConnect

LBC sat down with WEConnect’s Elizabeth Vazquez to discuss how the organization works, and why supporting women-owned small business is important – and good for business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Entrepreneur Index 2014

Our index evaluates the easiest places to start and grow a business in Latin America

Latin Infrastructure Guide 2014

A guide to the region’s major concessions for 2014

Small companies in Latin America: a lack of innovation

How Miami is becoming a hub for innovation.

LBC 2014 Outlook: All Eyes on Mexico and Brazil

Read LBC’s predictions on what will happen in the region this year.

SAP: Latin America is an exciting an innovative market

CFO for SAP Americas Peter David talks with LBC about the opportunities in the region.

Latin America’s Top 10 CFOs of 2013

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

BBVA Optimistic for Latin America in 2014

The bank sees growth in consumer credit and energy reforms as bright spots.

MNC Index: Let’s Go USA!

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

Multilatina Index: Food & Beverage rule the roost

Meanwhile, industrial and oil companies continued to see declines.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

Increased difficulty in hiring new employees was the main factor in the declines.

Peru’s agricultural boom

Agricultural exports have grown eightfold in the past decade.

Grupo Kaybee: pioneers of Latin trade

Education and infrastructure are the keys to boosting economic and trade relations between Asia and Latin America

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 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.

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.

Latin America’s Best 100 Companies 2013

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

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.

Latin American retail stays strong

The region’s retail sector saw the strongest growth this sector, but oil and gas brings in the highest revenues.

Coca Cola the Most Chosen Brand in Latin America

The U.S. beverage company places highly in the nine surveyed countries of Latin America – with Peru an interesting exception.

Autos and energy lead 2Q13 MNC Index

Nokia continues to see steep declines in revenues.

Latin America’s productivity challenge

The WEF’s latest competitiveness report lauds the region’s macroeconomic stability, but underlines productivity as a continued challenge.

Getting to the top

With the publication of the Top 50 Businesswomen, LBC explores what’s necessary for women to make it to the top in Latin America.

Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

LBC publishes its annual list of the top business women – this year expanded to include 50 names.

Peru sees largest gains in US-Latin Trade

The Andean country saw bilateral trade up 19.4 percent in the first half of this year.

Latin America’s Top 100 Banks 2013

Brazilian banks suffer amid slow economic growth, but an election year in Venezuela helps drive up that country’s bank’s assets and net incomes.

Latin Technology Index: Uruguay Latin America’s most plugged-in

The Southern Cone and Panama top most categories in our index. Cuba ranks better than many Central American countries in internet and PC penetration.

DHL hedges its bets on Latin America

The region is a “big part of our bottom line,” DHL CEO for the Americas Stephen Fenwick tells LBC.

LAC’s Top Trade Partners: India a growing force

Our list of Latin America’s top trading partners shows declines in trade with East Asia, but growth with India and Europe.

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