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Amid Regional Declines, Mexican CFOs Remain Optimistic

A year ago Latin American CFOs were the most optimistic in the world, but that positivity has been tempered, says John Graham of Duke University.

Security Index: Venezuela is the Most Dangerous Country in Latin America

Venezuela has replaced Haiti as the most dangerous country in Latin America in this year’s Security Index.

Latin America sees Trade Deficit with Europe for Another Year

After years of trade surpluses, Latin America now imports more from Europe than it sends back. Trade volumes fell 5.5 percent over 2012.

Sustainable cities in Latin America, a challenge or an opportunity?

Can sensible planning and better governance keep Latin American cities from falling through the cracks of social inclusion?

Technisys: offering clients multi-channel banking experience

MultilatinaTechnisys is making waves among the region’s financial institutions

Latin America’s Richest: Billionaires  2014

The combined wealth of the region’s richest fell 8.4 percent last year.

Measuring social impact, a necessary approach in philanthropy

Traditionally, donors had limited information to make difficult giving decisions. New trends in the way social cause organizations measure their impact is now helping donors get more “bang for the buck.”

Discussions with our Top Businesswomen

LBC spoke with eight of our Top Businesswomen on what advice they would give women in the workplace, and what they wish they had known starting out.

Latin America: instability at home and abroad

While the Ukraine crisis has made headlines around the world in the past weeks, instability in Venezuela and Argentina also has an impact on Latin America’s economies – starting with Brazil.

Venezuelan Trade with the United States down 19 percent in 2013

LBC’s statistics on U.S.-Latin Trade evidence the strength of the Mexico-U.S. trade relationship, and that trade with Venezuela has continued to fall.

Latin America’s Top 50 Retailers

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

The Keys to Latin American Growth

A panel of experts agree female empowerment, entrepreneurship, and physical activity are the key factors in promoting growth

Emerging markets: the great reckoning

As pessimism grows around emerging markets, how will Latin America fare?

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

Petrobras also unloaded more than $4 billion in assets.

Argentina: the accordion country

Brazil has much to learn from its neighbor to avoid following the same path.

2014 Corporate Outlook

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

Latin American Cities Must Learn to Access Global Financing

Helping cities to finance infrastructure is a major challenge

Latin Education Index 2013

Which countries do the best at giving their citizens a head start?

FedEx Ship Manager Lite, an easy shipping solution for SMEs in Latin America

Shipments can now be easily processed in Latin America and the Caribbean through a user-friendly online tool from FedEx Express

Latin Entrepreneur Index 2014

Our index evaluates the easiest places to start and grow a business in Latin America

Small companies in Latin America: a lack of innovation

How Miami is becoming a hub for innovation.

LBC 2014 Outlook: All Eyes on Mexico and Brazil

Read LBC’s predictions on what will happen in the region this year.

A Lesson from Chinese-Argentine Relations

What does Argentina’s interactions with China teach the region about the Asian giant?

SAP: Latin America is an exciting an innovative market

CFO for SAP Americas Peter David talks with LBC about the opportunities in the region.

Latin America’s Top 10 CFOs of 2013

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

BBVA Optimistic for Latin America in 2014

The bank sees growth in consumer credit and energy reforms as bright spots.

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.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

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

Iran and its Proxies--A Growing Security Threat in Latin America

Does the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism pose a threat to the region’s security?

Grupo Kaybee: pioneers of Latin trade

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

Chile: Globalization star

Chile is the region’s only large economy to make the top 10. Mexico also shines.

Managing a complex region while maintaining quality

Starbucks CFO for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos Mario Estefan highlights the importance of relationships in doing business.

Latin America’s Rising Stars of Legal

The 25 names on our list are lawyers to keep an eye on in the region’s legal sphere.

Google develops contest for Latin America’s developers

The contest will challenge the region’s developers to make innovative apps with Google software to improve the workings of SMEs.

Latin America’s Best 100 Companies 2013

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

FreeConferenceCall.com begins service in Latin America

Company is expanding to seven countries and expects global revenue growth of over 40 percent this year.

Latin America’s middling human capital development scores

The region ranks fourth globally for human capital development.

Toyota revs up for Brazil sales

Auto sales grew 80 percent in the first half of this year.

Latin American GDP Growth Stats 2011-15

Panama, Paraguay, and Peru will be the region’s growth champions for the near future. Brazil should outperform Mexico.

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.

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.

Latin America’s productivity challenge

The WEF’s latest competitiveness report lauds the region’s macroeconomic stability, but underlines productivity as a continued challenge.

Argentina courting suitors for VacaMuerta

YPF is seeking partners to develop its shale reserves and halt rising energy imports.

Latin America’s Top 50 Energy Companies

Revenues were largely up through the region, but Brazilian companies saw particularly steep drops in profits.

Getting to the top

With the publication of the Top 50 Businesswomen, LBC explores what’s necessary for women to make it to the top in Latin America.

Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

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

Peru sees largest gains in US-Latin Trade

The Andean country saw bilateral trade up 19.4 percent in the first half of this year.

Latin America’s Top 100 Banks 2013

Brazilian banks suffer amid slow economic growth, but an election year in Venezuela helps drive up that country’s bank’s assets and net incomes.

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