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.
How Petrobras Compares
Petrobras outperforms foreign oil giants, but lags Ecopetrol in revenue and profit growth.
Brazil On A Roll
The Petrobras share sale cements Brazil as one of the world’s top economic stars.
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.