Brazil rolls out mega concession program
Minister of Finance Guido Mantega lists economic conditions, tax incentives and figures of a large underserved market to convince investors to participate in a $200 billion concession program to be announced Tuesday in New York.
A record-breaking year for M&A deals
Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.
The Interjet way
On November 15 the airline opened a route to Las Vegas and is going for Bogotá. It has the second biggest profit margin of all the region’s airlines. How it captured 25% of the Mexican market in just seven years. Interview with José Luis Garza, general director of Interjet.
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.
Embraer Braces for Tougher Year
As Brazil's economy sees a strong recovery, aircraft giant Embraer braces for a decline this year due to its global business.
Copa: Another Record Year
Panama’s Copa set a new record in 2008 and expects another good year, albeit with challenges in demand.
Passenger Growth, Cargo Decline
Latin America is among the global winners in passenger traffic growth, but among the losers when it comes to cargo traffic.
LAN: Strong Outlook
Chilean carrier LAN continues to grow despite a challenging environment. Is Colombia next for the successful airline?
Peru: Bright Outlook
Peru's fundamentals remain strong, spurring Latin America's fastest-growing economy.
Despite rising fuel prices and problems in the aviation sector in general, Colombian airline Avianca is booming.
GOL: Carrying the Varig Burden
The Varig acquisition is hitting GOL profits. Will the company be able to return to profitability this year or face further problems?
Delta: South America Boost
Strong growth in South America is helping boost Delta's revenues in Latin America amidst fuel hikes and a U.S. slowdown.
LAN Sets New Record
Chilean airline LAN sets a new record in revenues and profits. And its outlook remains bright.
Not Just Airport Food...
Spain-based Áreas has successfully built up a major pan-regional chain of restaurants at airports in Latin America.
Copa Airlines: Strong Outlook
Copa Airlines boosts revenues and profits, but faces several challenges. An in-depth look at one of Latin America's leading aviation stars.
DHL: Booming Latin Business
DHL, the market leader in express cargo in Latin America, boosts its revenues and expects further growth this year.
LAN: Bright Outlook
Chilean airline LAN has become a regional success story thanks to owner management, aggressive expansion and significant cargo operations.
United Flying Low
Despite its long-haul strategy and improvements to service, United Airlines has slipped to the number-three carrier in Latin America.
Finding Comfort in Coach
Crowded planes and smaller seats make flying economy a taxing proposition. Knowing what to look for and what to avoid can cushion the blow.