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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.

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.

The Keys to Latin American Growth

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

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

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.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

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

Chile: Globalization star

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

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’s middling human capital development scores

The region ranks fourth globally for human capital development.

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.

Autos and energy lead 2Q13 MNC Index

Nokia continues to see steep declines in revenues.

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.

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.

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.

Canada trade with Latin America registers declines

While smaller markets saw growth, trade with the region’s major economies saw declines.

Storm Clouds Gathering over Latin America?

LBC consults with two experts about what the tapering of QE will mean for the region.

Brazil at the Bottom of the Latin Tax Index for Another Year

Brazil once again comes in last in our tax index. But Venezuela ranks as most improved.

FDI reached 3 percent of GDP in Latin America

Peru and the Dominican Republic jumped on LBC’s FDI Index. Chile in the lead this year.

China-Latin America Trade: Balancing out

Trade with China is reaching more normal rates of yearly growth; Colombia and Costa Rica are this year’s success stories.

Latin America to grow 3.5 percent this year

IMF report predicts modest growth, and urges the region’s economies to lay the groundwork for long-term, sustainable development.

Spain drags down LatAm remittance growth in 2012

Remittances were largely flat year-over-year in 2012 due to a sluggish Spanish economy.

Caracas: the most murderous capital

Haiti, Venezuela, and Honduras top our index for the second year as the most dangerous countries in the Americas.

Caracas: the most murderous capital

Haiti, Venezuela, and Honduras top our index for the second year as the most dangerous countries in the Americas.

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.

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.

Fernandez Attacks Energy Speculation

Dominican President argues for regulating food and energy price speculation.

Dom. Rep. Among GDP Winners

The Dominican Republic will have the third-highest GDP growth in Latin America teh next five years.

Fernandez, Carstens Receive Bravo Awards

Dominican President, Mexican Central Bank Governor and Chilean Minister among 2011 Bravo winners.

Latin American Construction: Solid Outlook

Growing real estate, infrastructure and economic expansion is spurring Latin America's construction sector.

Leasing Boom in Latin America

The Dominican Republic posted Latin America’s highest leasing growth last year.

GDP Outlook: Panama Leads Latin America

Panama, the Dominican Republic and Peru will have Latin America's highest growth the next five years.

Punta Cana Leads International Growth

Punta Cana leads Latin American growth in international passengers.

TradeTalk Dominican Boom

Juan Valdez celebrates 50th anniversary, Dominican economy booms, Costa Rica wireless delays, Colombia BPO King.

Dominican Republic Starts to Recover

The Dominican Republic is starting to see signs of recovery, leading to more optimism among local and foreign investors.

Latin Tourism: Colombia Grows Most

Uruguay overall champion of tourism in Latin America, according to the Latin Tourism Index.

The Rebirth of Juan Dolio

How the Group Metro is converting once-decayed Juan Dolio into a new hotbed for upscale living and tourism in the Dominican Republic.

Latin Business: DR Fifth-Best

Panama, Uruguay and Dominican Republic improve their business climate, while Venezuela worsens.

Holiday Inn: Santo Domingo Next

Holiday Inn is scheduled to open a new hotel in Santo Domingo, which will serve as a standard for others in Latin America.

Porsche: Brazil Demand Grows

Brazil and Chile are starting to see increased demand and Colombia is expected to become a key market.

Latin America Helps Barcelo

Spanish hotel group Barcelo sees volatile results in Latin America this year, but expects better times next year.

Destination: Santo Domingo

A practical guide for business travelers to hotels, restaurants and attractions in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo.

Latin America Tourism: Panama, Uruguay, DR Lead

Panama leads in arrival growth, while Uruguay grows most in receipts. The Dominican Republic remains the top per capita earner.

Panama: Latin America's Highest FDI Per GDP

Panama has Latin America’s highest foreign direct investment level compared to its economy.

Latin GDP Outlook, Internet and More

GDP forecasts revised down, record Internet usage, Juan Valdez, economic and political freedom and more.

Latin America: Constitution Crazy

The Dominican Republic holds a world record in constitutions, while Panama has had the fewest in Latin America.

Latin America: Record Tourism

Latin America registers another record year in arrivals and receipts, with Panama and Uruguay leading growth.

Latin Business: Best & Worst

Chile is best and Venezuela worst in Latin America when it comes to overall business climate.

Dominican Republic: General Optimism

Strong fundamentals are helping Dominican GDP growth. The outlook is bright if the current president wins re-election.

Brazil Top EU Market in Latin America

EU trade with Latin America grows twice as much as U.S. trade with the region. Brazil and Paraguay lead the way in growth.

Panama Canal Awards Contract, Wins Award

The Panama Canal awards construction projects and itself wins awards as a leading infrastructure project in Latin America.

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 Infrastructure Grows, But Lags Asia

Latin America needs to show more strategic leadership in its infrastructure policies, a leading expert argues.

Bereket Haregot, Chevron

Bereket Haregot, Chevron's vice president for Latin America Global Marketing, on his favorite hotels, restaurants and airports in the region.

Norman Anderson, CG/LA Infrastructure

Norman Anderson, president and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure, on his favorite hotels, restaurants and airports in the region.

Dominican Republic: Next Riviera?

Will Roco Ki help build the Dominican Republic into the next Mexican Riviera? Prominent designer Richard Knorr thinks so.

Infrastructure Investment: Chile and Brazil Best

Chile and Brazil are the most attractive in Latin America for private infrastructure investment, while the Dominican Republic and Bolivia are the worst.

CAFTA Disputes Grow

Trade and business grows in CAFTA. But so will the number of disputes, experts warn.

Dominican Real Estate: Sizzling Hot

The Dominican real estate sector - already highly competitive - heats up with Donald Trump entering the fray.

US in Latin America: An Overview

A country-by-country overview of the US economic impact in Latin America.

Dominican Republic: Energy Problems Continue

Blackouts continue in the Dominican Republic thanks to massive fraud and theft.

Latin America Real Estate: Continued Growth

US baby boomers and European investors are helping spur the market. But growth and prices are slowing down.

CAFTA 2007: Good Outlook

CAFTA faces 2007 with the likely implementation in two more countries and the start of free trade talks with the European Union.

Globalization:  Latin America Improves, Brazil Worsens

Panama and CAFTA are most globalized in Latin America, Brazil and Mercosur the least, according to the 2006 Latin American Globalization Index.

Cap Cana:  Largest Dominican Corporate Bond Issue

The $250 million bond issue comes as the Dominican Republic sees favorable macro economic trends and appears closer to CAFTA implementation.

Fernandez Moves on Tax Reform Bill

Dominican president Leonel Fernandez to introduce tax reform bill next week.

Central American Tourism Boom

Latin America is setting a new record in international arrivals, led by Central America. But major markets like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are also seeing healthy growth.

Customs: DR Best, Haiti Worst

The Dominican Republic and Haiti share an island, but the two are opposites in terms of customs procedures. The DR is among the best in Latin America and its neighbor the worst.

Dominican Republic: Cautious Optimism Despite Crisis

Despite an unprecedented economic crisis in the Dominican Republic, local and foreign investors are cautiously optimistic about the future due to a new and business-friendly government.

US-Latin Trade Boom

Latin America set a new record in trade with the United States last year, with Chile and Mexico leading the way. But China is growing its marketshare at the expense of the United States.

Scotiabank Bullish on Latin America

Scotiabank is growing strongly in Latin America thanks to both acquisitions and organic growth. And it expects further growth in the future as well.

CAFTA: Positive Outlook

As the U.S. Congress approves CAFTA, U.S. trade with the pact's countries - already up - is expected to increase substantially. Likewise, the CAFTAeconomies should expand as a result.

Panama Most Globalized

Panama is the most globalized country in Latin America, followed by the Dominican Republic. Argentina is the least-globalized, the Latin American Globalization Index shows.

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