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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.

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.

Top 50 Energy Companies

From Petrobras to Comgas, a who's who in the oil and gas industry and in the electricity business

The top 30 women in business

Latin Business Chronicle ranks the most influential women in the Latin American business world of 2012. They include chief executives, board members, company advisers, and creators of some of the region’s most important economic trends.

Petrobras CFO: We Are Prepared

With $35 billion available in cash, Petrobras is prepared for any market turmoil.

Petrobras, Copersucar CFOs Win Awards

The CFO’s of Petrobras and Copersucar win Latin Trade awards as CFO’s of the Year in Brazil.

CBD Top Brazil Employer

Latin Business Chronicle ranks Latin America’s Top 100 Employers.

Latin America's Top 50 Businesswomen

Latin Business Chronicle selects the 50 top women in Latin American business.

Latin America: Profits Soar

Corporate profits in Latin America jumped 37 percent last year. Among the stars: Mining giant Vale.

Petrobras: State Threatens Efficiency

Petrobras is a great driller but government agenda threatens its efficiency, experts warn.

How Petrobras Compares

Petrobras outperforms foreign oil giants, but lags Ecopetrol in revenue and profit growth.

Multilatinas Outperform Multinationals

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

Dilma Could Radicalize Brazil Energy

A Rousseff presidency will likely further radicalize Brazil’s energy policies, experts warn.

Brazil On A Roll

The Petrobras share sale cements Brazil as one of the world’s top economic stars.

Latin America's Companies Boost Revenues, Profits

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

Brazil: Foreign Companies See Recovery

Brazil's economy is starting to recover, boosting the overall business outlook for this year, foreign executives say.

Petrobras Largest Company in Latin America

Brazilian oil giant is Latin America’s largest company, according to the LBC500.

Energy: Brazil, Colombia Best Outlook

Brazil, Colombia and Trinidad offer the best potential this year among energy markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, experts say.

Petrobras: Revenues and Profit Fall

Despite reduced oil prices hitting sales and profits, Petrobras will benefit from exploration efficiency and low taxes, HSBC says.

Transparency: Pemex Best, PDVSA Worst

When it comes to transparency about revenues and anti-corruption programs, Pemex is best in Latin America, while PDVSA is worst.

Brazil: Party On...For Now

After Carnival is over and Lent kicks in, pessimism will take hold as Brazil is forced to face the sobering reality of the crisis and its effect.

Brazil: New Oil Company?

Will Brazil create a new state oil company that will undermine Petrobras? Three experts share their insights.

Brazil: No Dutch Disease

Concerns about Dutch Disease in Brazil may be uncalled for. The South American country is recouping all of the benefits.

Latin America's Top 500 Companies

Brazil and energy dominate the ranking of Latin America's top 500 companies.

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