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Best performers in Latin America

Four companies from Brazil, Mexico and Chile are the best performers in the first ranking released by Latin Trade.

Retail and steel lost their stride

In a sort of tone deafness to domestic conditions, these industries seem to be decreasing their revenues more than the region’s demand conditions would indicate. Results of the Latin Trade’s 2Q14 Multilatina Index.

The richest people in Latin America

The total number and fortune of Latin American billionaires increased substantially in 2012 compared to 2011. The exclusive club of the billionaires grew by 34 names to 98 last year from 64 in 2011.

2013 Revenue Forecast for the Top Companies in Latin America

While firms in industries related to massive consumption and commodities will generally have a favorable performance, those in activities, such as telecoms and oil production will probably underperform. Important downside risks to our projections prevail.

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.

LBC Multilatina Index for 3Q12

The index fell 2.1 percent from 3Q11. Nevertheless Bimbo increased its revenue by 40 percent, Cencosud by 30 percent and Femsa by 23 percent. The fastest growing companies relied on their domestic markets and not on international markets.

Latin 500 Top 50 technology companies

Telefonica Brazil was the growth champion. America Movil had a lackluster year

Telefonica Outperforms Wireless Index

For the second quarter in a row, Telefonica is the leader of the Latin Wireless Index.

America Movil’s Garcia CFO Of the Year

Carlos García Moreno, CFO of America Movil, has been named CFO of the Year in Mexico.

Latin Wireless: NII Gains Most

NII Holdings leads wireless growth in Latin America ahead of America Movil and Telefonica.

Multilatinas Outperform Multinationals

The multilatinas post higher growth than multinationals operating in Latin America.

Latin America’s 100 Best Companies

Latin America’s 100 best companies measured by growth and profit margins.

Peru: Claro Boosts Business

America Movil is giving Telefonica a run for its money in Peru's wireless market.

Latin Wireless Index: The Vivo Factor

Latin Wireless Index gains in the second quarter, with Vivo and Oi leading the way.

Latin Wireless: Telefonica Declines 

Oi, Vivo gain most. Telefonica declines and Iusacell grows the least.

Latin America's Companies Boost Revenues, Profits

A closer look at the winners and losers among Latin America's 500 largest companies.

Latin Wireless Index: Oi Gains Most

Brazilian wireless carriers Oi and Vivo gain most, while Millicom and Iusacell post the weakest results.

Latin Wireless Index: Telefonica, Vivo Gain

Telefonica and Vivo gain on the Latin Wireless Index, while America Movil and NII lose.

Latin Wireless Index: Telefonica, Vivo Gain

Telefonica and Vivo gain on the Latin Wireless Index, while America Movil and NII lose.

Latin Wireless Index: Telefonica, Vivo Gain

Telefonica and Vivo gain on the Latin Wireless Index, while America Movil and NII lose.

LBC 100: Top Pan-Regional Power Players

Latin America's top ten most powerful pan-regional business people.

America Movil: Latin America's Top Tech Company

Brazil and telecom dominate the ranking of Latin America's top 40 technology companies.

Latin Wireless: First Quarter Growth

The economic slowdown has not stopped Latin America’s wireless sector from seeing another increase in the first quarter.

America Movil: Top Revenue Earner

America Movil beats Telefonica when it comes to wireless revenues, profits and subscribers in Latin America.

iPhone Boosts Replacement Market

Latin America's wireless market grows solidly in the second quarter, with Nokia boosting its gap to Motorola.

Latin America: iPhone Fever

3G and handsets like the iPhone are helping boost Latin America's wireless market, already the fastest-growing worldwide.

Telefonica and America Movil: Who Leads?

An in-depth analysis of first quarter revenue, profit and subscriber data from Telefonica and America Movil.

Millicom: Strong Niche Player

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

Companies: Strong LatAm Quarter

Latin America again outperforms global sales for multinationals, first quarter results show.

Latin Wireless: Strong Growth

An in-depth report on the fast-growing wireless market in Latin America. Both operators and handset vendors are gaining strongly.

Correanomics Spells Disaster

President Rafael Correa's economic policies are nothing but a recipe for disaster in Ecuador.

Brazil Wireless: Lasting Boom

Brazil's wireless market is booming and will grow even more thanks to upcoming 3G licenses.

Bullish on Brazil

Brazil’s economy is booming and has a bright outlook. A special report on the key benefits and challenges of doing business in Brazil.

Top 100 M&A's: Brazil Boom

Latin America's M&A market barely grew last year, but exploded in Brazil, which is now the top deal market in the region.

Mexico's Wireless Boom

Mexico, Latin America's second-largest wireless market, is growing the number of subscribers and the size of the market. Telcel remains the undisputed market leader.

Dealing With Latin Populists

Populist rhetoric and policies will continue as long as natural resources prices remain high. But what happens after they fall?

Brazil Wireless: More Competition?

Brazil's booming wireless phone market will continue seeing the same or more competition, experts predict.

Dominican Republic: Solid Growth, Strong Potential

The Dominican economy, the fastest-growing in Latin America, is expected to benefit strongly from CAFTA.

Latin Billionaires Boost Fortunes

Latin America's billionaires have estimated assets that are larger than the economy of Chile.

Sony Ericsson Hits the Right Notes

Music helps Sony Ericsson boost sales and market share in Latin America.

Latin M&A Boom

The number of Latin American merger and acquisition deals - and their value - grow significantly.

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.

Central America Telecom Boom

Central America provides plenty of opportunities for telecommunications companies.

Top 100 M&A's: Colombian Star

Colombia is the star of Latin America's mergers & acquisitions, offsetting declines in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Combined, Latin America's M&A activity and value fell last year.

Billionaire Bonanza

Latin America's billionaires now have a combined fortune of more than $115 billion. At the same time, the number of billionaires have increased dramatically.

Telecom War Heats Up

The war over Latin America's telecom sector is heating up, thanks to the latest acquisitions by Spanish operator Telefonica and Mexican operator Telmex/America Movil. The two now solidly dominate the region's fixed and wireless markets.

Wireless War

Competition is heating up in Latin America's wireless sector, spurred by growing consolidation among operators and increased supply by handset vendors.

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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