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Peru: Tourism Growth Champion

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

Latin Entrepreneur Index 2014

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

LBC 2014 Outlook: All Eyes on Mexico and Brazil

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

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.

A sweet spot in U.S.-Latin American trade

In an exclusive interview with LBC, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State José W. Fernandez discussed why this is an exciting time for U.S.-Latin American trade.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EU exports to Latin America grew strongly in 2012

Albeit the cooling-off of Latin America's GDP growth in 2012, the region gained dynamism as destination for products sourced from the beleaguered euro-zone. According to Eurostat figures,

Bancolombia hungry for new acquisitions?

Latin Business Chronicle interviewed Carlos Raúl Yepes, Bancolombia’s CEO. The bank will not venture outside Central America and the northern tip of South America, but it will continue to look for opportunities in banking and other financial services.

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.

Crime Cost: El Salvador Worst

The best and worst countries in Latin America when it comes to crime costs for companies.

Latin America Leads Twitter Growth

Twitter, Starbucks, Colombia, Sao Paulo and Aston Martin are the key topics of this week's TradeTalk.

Mall Outlook: Brazil, Colombia Best 

Development of shopping centers continues in Brazil, Colombia and Peru despite the crisis.

Panama: Latin America's Highest FDI Per GDP

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

El Salvador: Latin Star

An open business environment and little corruption have made El Salvador one of Latin America's most attractive places for business.

El Salvador: No Radical Mandate

The FMLN wins the presidency in El Salvador, but it's no mandate for revolutionary change such as populism and confiscations.

El Salvador: Central American Tiger?

El Salvador is showing Latin America how economic freedom can pave the way for development.

Digicel: Caribbean Success

Digicel is hoping to copy its Caribbean telecom success to Panama, El Salvador and Honduras.

Millicom: Strong Niche Player

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

Tourism Winners: El Salvador and Panama

El Salvador and Panama are the big winners in Latin American tourism. Bolivia and Brazil are the top losers.

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.

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.

Central America's Vienna Victory

The EU still has to wait for the big prize - a free trade agreement with Mercosur, but in the interim Central America and parts of the Andean Community are ready.

Record Remittances

Remittances to Latin America set a new record last year. Mexico is the top recipient in total value, while Honduras is the top recipient as measured in percent of GDP. But future remittances may be threatened by US immigration reforms and proposed taxes by several US states.

EU-Latin Trade Up

The European Union posted strong trade growth with Latin America last year, led by Venezuela and Mexico. But future EU relations with the region will depend on expanding free trade agreements.

Jerry Haar: Can DR-CAFTA Compete?

DR-CAFTA countries have several advantages, including close proximity to the region’s major export market and relatively inexpensive labor. But challenges include weak public structures and low access to capital.

Latin America:  To Dollarize or Not?

Latin American countries that dollarize can double their trade with other dollar economies and expand GDP, experts say. But some economists warn that dollarization won't work for all countries in the region.

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.

Latin Economic Outlook 2006

Latin America's inflation will fall to its lowest rate in more than 25 years, while the region is set to reach its fourth consecutive year of economic growth. Chile will grow most, El Salvador the least.

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.

Small companies in Latin America: a lack of innovation

How Miami is becoming a hub for innovation.

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.

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.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

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

Panama leads 2013 Infrastructure Index

Despite improvements to ease of importing and exporting, Mexico dropped in the ranking.

Chile: Globalization star

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

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

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

Business Implications of El Salvador and Costa Rica Votes

LBC looks at what to expect in the two countries after recent elections.

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.”

Latin American Cities Must Learn to Access Global Financing

Helping cities to finance infrastructure is a major challenge

Costa Rica and El Salvador elections head to run-off

Both countries are involved in tight elections, and will most likely go to a run-off, say analysts.

Where did remittances go?

Remittances continued to grow slowly this year – a sign of slow pick-up in developed economies.

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.

Latin Education Index 2013

Which countries do the best at giving their citizens a head start?

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.

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