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Latin Infrastructure Index 2014: Addressing the deficit

The region made steady progress in addressing its infrastructure deficit, but more needs to be done.

Fiscal transparency: A new challenge for Latin America 

FATCA will affect how Latin America’s wealthiest invest, say prominent bankers.

Trade in the Americas

Major trends and opportunities open to U.S.exporters to Latin America. U.S.-Latin trade report.

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.

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.

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.

Millicom: from mobile provider to digital lifestyle company

LBC spoke with Millicom’s Martin Lewerth, Executive Vice President for Home and Digital Media about the company’s transition into providing new services.

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.

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.

Iran and its Proxies--A Growing Security Threat in Latin America

Does the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism pose a threat to the region’s security?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bolivia: Boom Amid Problems

Bolivia’s government is wealthier than ever, but institutions are weaker than ever, experts say.

Bolivia: State Most Important

The most important actor in the economy is the state, Bolivia's Minister of Economy & Public Finance says.

Economic Freedom Falling in Bolivarian Andes

Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela are among the most repressed economies in the world.

Repsol Changes Latin America Strategy

Brazil, Peru and the Gulf of Mexico are helping Repsol reduce exposure to volatile markets like Argentina, Bolivia and Venezuela.

Millicom: Strong Niche Player

Swedish-owned Millicom is carving out a profitable niche in Latin America's wireless sector.

Venezuela Inflation: World's Second-Worst

Only Zimbabwe has higher inflation than Venezuela. Other inflation losers include Bolivia and Nicaragua.

Venezuelan Intrusion in Bolivia

President Chavez's intrusion in the internal affairs of Bolivia is raving interventionism and a flagrant attack on national sovereignty.

Property Rights: Venezuela and Bolivia Worst

Expropriations grow in Venezuela, but Bolivia is worst in Latin America when it comes to property rights.

Countering Chavez With Free Trade

To counter Chavez, the United States should approve existing free trade agreements and negotiate new ones as well as extend trade preferences to Bolivia and Ecuador.

Bolivia: What's at Stake

What's at stake today in the Andean nation is nothing less than a continental expansion of socialism devised by Hugo Chávez.

Latin America's Nationalist Mistakes

Why the nationalization of telecommunications and electricity in Venezuela, along with resource nationalism in South America, is a big mistake.

Chavez and the Fascist Left in Latin America

Like Cuba before it, Venezuela is moving rapidly in the direction of state fascism. And other Chavista nations may follow.

Mercosur: Unclear Outlook

The expansion of Mercosur is weakening, not strengthening, the group, experts warn.

The Tyranny of the Majorities

What’s happening in Bolivia should worry democrats throughout the continent, because it is one more expression of the offensive that radical and authoritarian populists have launched in Latin America.

Bolivia: Negative Business Outlook

Bolivia’s nationalization of its gas sector will deter foreign investors and further impoverish the country, South America’s poorest, business leaders and experts say.

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.

Latin Software Piracy Grows

Software piracy is growing in Latin America. Bolivia and Paraguay now have the worst piracy rates, while Colombia continues to have the best record.

The Temptations of Evo

A compulsory and indiscriminate raise in salaries will only result in reduced employment or a broadening of the informal sector. In effect, worse poverty for the working masses of Bolivia.

Bolivia: Natural Gas and Demagoguery

Latin American governments must put aside protectionism, eliminate tariffs and respect the contracts they sign, argues Carlos Sabino.

TradeTalk, 6/19/06

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