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.
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.
Panama Economy Holding Up
Panama’s economy will be among the fastest-growing in Latin America this year despite the global crisis.
Trade Costs: Venezuela Worst
Panama, the Dominican Republic and Chile have the best overall trade climate, while Venezuela and Haiti have the worst.
ALL: Strong Outlook
America Latina Logistica is set for another strong year, helped by a continued commodity boom and its own impressive transport network.
Latin Ports: Balboa Jumps
Panama's Balboa continues its strong growth, but Brazil's Santos is still the top port in Latin America.
Central America Ports Need Reforms
As trade grows in Central America the region needs to improve its ports infrastructure, shippers and port experts say. El Salvador leads the way.
Panama Canal Expansion Underway
Traffic is up as the Panama Canal awards the first construction, financial and legal contracts in its $5.2 billion expansion.
Santos Top Latin Port
Latin America's container ports are growing strongly. Balboa grows most and Buenos Aires sees the worst decline. But Santos is now the top port, dethroning Colon.
Slow Customs Means Lost Capital
Much of the working capital available to Latin American companies lies dormant in sluggish supply chains and customs cargo warehouses.
Panama Canal Expansion Overdue
Shipping lines and several U.S. ports support plans to widen the strategic Panama Canal. Some say it may even be overdue thanks to the heavy increase in China-U.S. cargo traffic.
Robert McMillan: Expanding the Panama Canal
There is no doubt that Panama can take on the canal expansion successfully. Hopefully that will mean a totally transparent process for construction contracts and financing, argues Robert R. McMillan.