Latin Wireless Index: Brazilian telecoms down
Brazilian telecoms saw declines or modest growth in the latest LBC Latin Wireless Index; Mexico’s América Móvil and Chile’s Entel lead for largest revenues and percentage growth, respectively.
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.
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.
Educating the Children to Succeed
Students with limited access to education in Latin America sometimes fail to develop cognitive skills needed for success. Latin Education Index shows how Guatemala and Haiti lag in this area.
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.
Drop Argentina From G-20
Given its track record of disdain for the international financial community, Argentina does not belong in the G-20.
Latin America: Legal Disputes Grow
Legal disputes with governments as well as other private parties are growing in Latin America and are likely to increase further this year.
Argentina Exports Beauty
Argentine beauty products company successfully moves beyond its local market through exports to the United States and elsewhere.
Latin Business Chronicle asks leading experts about the economic and political outlook in Argentina.
Averting Disaster in Argentina
The Kirchners should look to Chile's market-based economic reforms, privatizations, and limited government as a model.
Argentina's Default: The Costs
Argentina's 2001 default and 2005 restructuring cost bondholders, taxpayers, and investors worldwide an estimated $155 billion.
US Trade: Colombia Grows Most
U.S. trade with Colombia is booming even without a free trade agreement. Overall US trade with Latin America is picking up.
Argentina: What Now?
Argentina urgently needs several reforms, but they may not happen under Cristina Fernandez, experts say.
Argentina Outlook Q&A
Latin Business Chronicle asks leading experts about the outlook for changes in Argentina, including debt and energy policies.
Argentina, Farmers & Chile
The Argentine farmers have had enough of the government's taxes used to pay off cronies and subsidize its political base.
Argentina: In Distress
Argentina may be the most distressed story in Latin America, but it is also the most undervalued.
Argentina: Opening Old Wounds
The clashes in the streets of Buenos Aires were the fruit of the populism that is spreading throughout Latin America.
Caterpillar's Latin Sales Grow
Caterpillar boosts sales in Latin America, in large part thanks to the commodity boom. And prospects are bright for continued strong growth.
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.
Argentina: Just Plain Hot
Booming grain prices are keeping the Argentine economy afloat offsetting the effects of government price controls and inflation.
Argentina: YPF's Outlook
Repsol's sale of a minority stake in YPF to Eskenazi's Peterson Group will benefit the company, experts say.
Cristina's Short Honeymoon
Views about Argentina's friendliness to foreign investors remain some of the worst among larger Latin American countries.
Cristina and the U.S: No Change
As president, Cristina Fernandez will likely continue Argentina's dependence on socialist Venezuela rather than embrace free market reforms
Latin Inflation: Winners & Losers
Which Latin American countries are winning the fight against inflation? Which are losing it? Our analysis shows some surprising results.
Ayn Rand vs Latin Populists
Latin America marks the 50th anniversary of Atlas Shrugged, the pro-capitalist novel by the late Ayn Rand as populism is growing.
LatAm: HP Boosts Gap With Dell
HP has widened its lead over Dell in Latin America. Meanwhile, Positivo Informatica has captured the number two spot overall.
Cristina Fernandez should travel more within Argentina and voters should remember Kirchner's policies at the ballots.
Kirchner: Nothing Lasts Forever
President Kirchner's closest circle is trying to make sure that Cristina Fernandez doesn't risk the same political fate as Royal in France.
Argentina’s Energy Tango
Argentina has failed to take serious policy action to solve the depressed domestic hydrocarbon production.
Argentina on Kirchner's Time
A closer look at Nestor Kirchner's recipe for Argentina: economic recovery, but growing authoritarianism, anti-Americanism and relations with Chavez.
Argentina-Uruguay Conflict Continues
Despite support from the World Bank, Uruguay continues to be the target of Argentine protests. And pressure mounts on Uruguay to increase its counter attacks.
Argentina Less Competitive
Argentina, once a posterboy for market reforms, is increasingly becoming one of the worst examples of competitiveness.
Latin American water exports to China? A common currency for Mercosur? Doubts over Venezuela’s growth momentum.
GDP Growth: Argentina Best
Argentina is expected to post the strongest GDP growth and Haiti the weakest growth this year. All in all, Latin America will likely grow the same as last year, according to IMF and UN forecasts.