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The Top 10 Growth Markets In Latin America

What are the hottest products selling in Latin America?

Colombia’s Juan Váldez begins push to U.S. market

In the same week that Starbucks opened in Colombia, Juan Váldez began operations in Miami.

Changes in the Role of the CFO: the view from Mexico

LBC spoke with two CFOs at our CFO Forum in Mexico City to get their insight on this topic.

Millicom: from mobile provider to digital lifestyle company

LBC spoke with Millicom’s Martin Lewerth, Executive Vice President for Home and Digital Media about the company’s transition into providing new services.

A Milestone Year for Latin America Private Equity

Private equity and venture capital continues to boom in Latin America, with 2013 a record year in many countries.

Brazil: “A natural partner for the United States”

LBC spoke with U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde about U.S.-Brazilian relationsand opportunities for business.

What are Brazilians buying this year?

Find out what consumers in Latin America’s largest consumer market will be buying this year.

Chedraui CFO Contreras: “The Mexican Retail Sector is Changing”

Contreras spoke to LBC about his industry’s challenges and opportunities at Latin Trade’s CFO event in Mexico City. He was awarded CFO of the Year.

Latin America’s Top 50 Retailers

Revenues up 20 percent over previous year as companies ride consumer boom.

Oi’s Acquisition of Portugal Telecom: Top M&A of 2013

Petrobras also unloaded more than $4 billion in assets.

2014 Corporate Outlook

LBC provides the profit and revenue forecasts of 50 large Latin American companies.

Angélica Fuentes: Empowering Women is Key to Sustainable Growth

Speaking with LBC at the Clinton Global Initiative in Rio de Janeiro, the CEO of Omnilife discusses her efforts to improve women’s well-being in Latin America.

Latin America’s Top 10 CFOs of 2013

The names on our list head some of the best-performing companies in Latin America.

MNC Index: Let’s Go USA!

Amid a landscape of declines, U.S.-based companies generally performed well.

Multilatina Index: Food & Beverage rule the roost

Meanwhile, industrial and oil companies continued to see declines.

Sakura Tech invests in its Latin Future

Singapore’s Sakura Tech has seen the potential of Latin America. It opened its first manufacturing plant in Brazil.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

Increased difficulty in hiring new employees was the main factor in the declines.

Grupo Kaybee: pioneers of Latin trade

Education and infrastructure are the keys to boosting economic and trade relations between Asia and Latin America

Venezuela on the brink

The country’s political and economic systems are facing increasing challenges.

A sweet future

Mars, makers of M&Ms, Snickers and Milky Way, launches astrategy to raiseconsumption of its products in the region,while supporting cocoa producers.

Latin America’s Best 100 Companies 2013

The 100 companies on our list come from six countries, largely dominated by the Pacific economies.

Mexico the newest magnet for private equity

A recent survey by Lavca and Coller Capital shows investor enthusiasm there outpacing Brazil.

Latin American retail stays strong

The region’s retail sector saw the strongest growth this sector, but oil and gas brings in the highest revenues.

Starbucks brings their coffee to Colombia

The chain plans to open 50 stores in five years.

Coca Cola the Most Chosen Brand in Latin America

The U.S. beverage company places highly in the nine surveyed countries of Latin America – with Peru an interesting exception.

Autos and energy lead 2Q13 MNC Index

Nokia continues to see steep declines in revenues.

Captain Enéas

An interview with the CEO of Pão de AçucarEneasPestana

Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

LBC publishes its annual list of the top business women – this year expanded to include 50 names.

Wal-Mart: Latin America’s Top Employer

The U.S. superstore chain employs over 600,000 in the region – more than the next four largest employers combined.

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 retailers in Latin America

The distance between retail giants Wal-Mart and CBD narrows

Casino, Electrolux and Volkswagen growth champions in Latin America

The 3Q12 results of the Latin MNC Index from Latin Business Chronicle

The best 100 Companies of 2012

Mining and construction companies in Latin America have increased their sales, net revenues and profitability more than other firms in the last three years. See the complete list of best companies from Shougang to Corporacion San Luis.

Latin America: Casino, Nokia Grow Most

French retailer Casino and Finnish wireless producer Nokia gain most among multinationals in Latin America.

CBD Top Brazil Employer

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

Latin America: Store Cards Surge

Promotions and rewards programs fuel card lending in Latin America.

Peru Retail Boom

Peru's retail sector is booming -- spurred by a growing economy and under-penetration.

Latin America: Walmart Largest Employer

Walmart, Pemex and Femsa are the top employers in Latin America.

Carrefour: Strong Latin America Sales

Latin America was the best-performing market for Carrefour last year, with good growth in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

Latin Banking: Retailers Spur Growth

Latin American retailers possess advantages over banks such as better penetration and more knowledge about clients.

Carrefour: Latin America Boost

Strong Latin America sales growth helps offset European declines at Carrefour.

Mall Outlook: Brazil, Colombia Best 

Development of shopping centers continues in Brazil, Colombia and Peru despite the crisis.

Guatemala: Demographics Change Consumption

A youthful age structure and urban migration is helping to shape future consumption in Guatemala.

Latin America: The 100 Most Powerful in Business

The 100 most powerful men and women in Latin American business.

Wal-Mart's Next Conquest: Latin America

The current recession represents an opportunity for Wal-Mart in Latin America, experts say.

Walmex Sets New Record

Wal-Mart sets a new record in Mexico, boosting sales six times more than the country's GDP growth.

Latin America Boosts US Companies

As the U.S. economy slows down, Latin America is providing an increasingly vital sales boost for U.S. and European multinationals.

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