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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.

Peru: Tourism Growth Champion

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Technisys: offering clients multi-channel banking experience

MultilatinaTechnisys is making waves among the region’s financial institutions

Andbank’s international push

Andorra’s oldest private bank is undertaking an international expansion aimed at the United States and Latin America.

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.

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.

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.

Latin America’s productivity challenge

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

Latin America’s Top 50 Energy Companies

Revenues were largely up through the region, but Brazilian companies saw particularly steep drops in profits.

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.

The beginning of the end for Mercosur?

Argentina’s decision to renationalize a Brazilian held rail concession could have serious consequences for the trade bloc.

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 Business Index 2013: Bad News for Brazil and Uruguay

Brazil registered the largest decline in this year’s survey following a year of flat economic growth.

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.

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.

Latin American Education: Uruguay Best

The first Latin Education Index shows the best and worst countries.

Uruguay Lures Investors

Uruguay is increasingly attracting foreign multinationals thanks to clear regulations and a growing economy.

Uruguay: Investment Grade Next

Uruguay is resolutely on its way to reclaim the investment grade status it lost in 2002

Latin Technology: Panama Replaces Chile

Panama and Uruguay replace Chile in technology and Internet penetration.

Uruguay: Stable and Attractive

Uruguay offers foreign investors an attractive combination of investor-friendly policies and high quality of life.

Uruguay: In Lula’s Footsteps

By emulating Brazil instead of Venezuela, Mujica will make Uruguay one of the most attractive economies in Latin America.

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.

Uruguay Country Report: Latin America's Hidden Jewel

High economic and education levels and an attractive regulatory environment are among the key benefits Uruguay offers foreign investors.

Latin America Technology: Uruguay Leads

The latest index over telecom, PC and Internet penetration in Latin America. Which countries lead? Which lag?

Panama: Latin America's Highest FDI Per GDP

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

Latin Business Index: Venezuela Dives

Venezuela's score drops dramatically on Latin America's index of best and worst countries for business.

Latin America PC Market: Uruguay, Brazil Lead

Uruguay and Brazil are the Latin America leaders when it comes to PC penetration and total PC's in use.

Brazil, Uruguay GDP Champions

Brazil sees its best result in 14 years, while Uruguay leads all other countries in GDP growth, ECLAC estimates.

Latin America: Record Tourism

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

Latin Technology:  Best & Worst 

Uruguay is challenging Chile as the top technology nation in Latin America. But Cuba remains unchallenged as the worst.

Uruguay: The Other Side of the River

Uruguay’s sharp contrast with chaotic Argentina is making it a haven in the southern cone.

Latin Business: Best & Worst

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

Latin Security: Best & Worst

The safest and most dangerous countries in Latin America for business executives and multinationals.

Montevideo Real Estate Grows

Montevideo's real estate market sees growing demand and European investments.

Uruguay: Sunshine on the Eastern Bank

Uruguay's economic revival is a boost for Latin America, by creating an oasis of stability in a region renowned for extreme volatility.

Botnia: Argentina Protests Continue

Argentina continues with its campaign to stop Botnia's pulp mill and protests may become more violent, experts say.

Punta del Este Real Estate Grows

Punta del Este is seeing more demand from Brazilians and more supply from international groups.

Finally! Botnia Starts Production

Botnia formally starts up Uruguay's largest construction and foreign investment project, but Kirchner continues his protests.

Uruguayan Farce

Uruguay's President Vazquez made a shameful decision to postpone Botnia's permit.

Uruguay: Botnia Terminal Opens

Botnia's paper mill is set to open soon, following further tests and the opening of a new terminal.

Botnia's Statement on the Accident

Botnia's statement on the August accident at the Fray Bentos mill in Uruguay.

Uruguay Mills: Attack and Counter-Attack

Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk is attacked by Argentine activists, but gets support from other environmentalist experts.

Uruguay Mills: Dr. Dwernychuk Replies

Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk replies to Jorge Daniel Taillant of CEDHA.

Q&A with Botnia

Botnia talks to Latin Business Chronicle about its controversial pulp mill and doing business in Uruguay.

Uruguay Mills: Open Letter to Dr. Dwernychuk

Open letter to Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk from Jorge Daniel Taillant of CEDHA.

Uruguay Mills: Letter of Support for Dwernychuk

Letter from Neil McCubbin supporting arguments made by Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk on the Botnia paper mills in Uruguay.

Argentina's Environmental Hypocrisy

The government of Argentina are monumental hypocrites and are feeding misinformation to the public about Uruguay.

EU Trade With Latin America Sets New Record

Chile replaces Mexico as the second-largest Latin American exporter to the European Union, while Italy replaces the Netherlands as the third-largest EU partner for Latin America.

Argentina-Uruguay Conflict Continues

Despite support from the World Bank, Uruguay continues to be the target of Argentine protests. And pressure mounts on Uruguay to increase its counter attacks.

Uruguay: Positive Business Outlook

Uruguay, already boasting one of the best business environments in Latin America, will benefit further from a possible free trade agreement with the United States, closer ties with Europe and less emphasis on Mercosur.

Consolidate Uruguay Ties Now

The U.S.–Uruguay investment treaty will boost two–way investment and commerce and help advance economic freedom in Latin America, argue Ana Eiras and Stephen Johnson.

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.


Export restrictions, price controls, bully diplomacy and spiralling inflation are among the key results of Nestor Kirchner's misguided economic policies.

Quality of Life: Montevideo Best

Brazil's top cities have better quality of life than Mexico City. Crime and disease pull Port-au-Prince to the bottom.

Record Wireless Sales

Latin America is setting a new record in sales of wireless phones. All the top vendors are gaining, but Motorola most: It captured the top spot, replacing Nokia. Brazil remains the leading market, but Colombia has now replacedVenezuela as the fourth-largest market.

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