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The Colombian takeoff

Since the opening of its new terminal in 2012, Bogota’s El Dorado international airport has become one of the fastest growing airports in Latin America.

A fresh start for the Brazilian electoral campaign?

Eduardo Campos’ tragic death on August 13th has shifted the goal posts in the presidential race. Marina Silva is a tough challenger to the establishment. “Don’t give up”, say his supporters.

Peru: Tourism Growth Champion

LBC’s latest Latin Tourism Index shows Peru experienced the strongest y.o.y. growth in tourist arrivals in 2013.

No growth, big profits

The 100 biggest banks in the region did not increase their total assets in 2013, but reported a 7.6% increase in net revenues. The reasons behind this financial paradox.

The 50 largest energy companies

2013 was a year to forget,but perhapsa good incentive to begin the task of improving business efficiency.

Japan-LatAm Trade: On the up

Trade between Latin America and the world’s third-largest economy continued to grow in 2013, driven by stronger growth in Japan.

Addressing Latin America’s Gender Inequality through Business: WEConnect

LBC sat down with WEConnect’s Elizabeth Vazquez to discuss how the organization works, and why supporting women-owned small business is important – and good for business.

“Brazil is not for beginners”

Brazil’s former Secretary of Foreign Trade WelberBarral talks about how his country makes doing business a challenge.

Latin America’s Investment Stars

LBC takes a look at how each country in the region fairs in attracting foreign investment.

Top 10 Companies to Watch

LBC takes a look at the top 10 companies in Latin America, which offer the best return on investment in the last five years.

“Capital will be scarce in the coming years”

Majorchanges are coming to the banking industry, said Roberto Setubal, CEO of ItaúUnibanco, the largest bank in the Southern hemisphere. He shared with Latin Trade his view of a world with costlier capital and with no advantages to being a global bank.

Latin Hotel Index: Accor, Starwood See Gains

The two chains saw gains in their stature in Latin America this year.

MNC Index: Millicom leads for growth

The Swedish telecoms giant led growth in Latin America this quarter and in 2013.

How Does Latin America Manage Quality Improvement?

ASQ looks at quality improvement in Brazil and Mexico and shares its insights.

Best to Invest: Latin America 2014

LBC looks at which countries provide the safest climate for investment this year.

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.

Environment vs. Economy: the Hydropower Debate in Latin America

Hydropower has been the traditional route for clean power generation in Latin America, but environmental concerns have given rise to public opposition.

Reemerging Markets

Productivity and innovation will be the true markers of success in the new global economy.

Has Brazil’s downgrade already been priced in?

Is the market indifferent to S&P’s downgrade?

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.

Technisys: offering clients multi-channel banking experience

MultilatinaTechnisys is making waves among the region’s financial institutions

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.

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