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Steering the course for Odebrecht: Marcela Drehmer’s steady hand

LBC spoke with Odebrecht CFO Marcela Drehmer at Latin Trade’s CFO Event in São Paulo.

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.

Calm seas for shippers in Latin America?

Maersk CEO Robbert Jan van Trooijen tells LBC what to expect from shipping this year.

Venezuela: One year after Maduro, what’s next?

NicolásMaduro was elected to the presidency one year ago. How do we take stock of his one-year, and what’s next?

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.

Fedex HealthCare Solutions, a hot debate requires a cold chain solution

As extreme temperature conditions become a logistic challenge, FedEx HealthCare Solutions apply science and innovation to its transportation processes

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?

Protecting reputation in international supply chains

Risks in international trade and supply chains can be managed through careful planning and vetting, say experts.

Business Implications of El Salvador and Costa Rica Votes

LBC looks at what to expect in the two countries after recent elections.

The Keys to Latin American Growth

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

After strong 2013 growth, SAP places bets on 2014

Sales of cloud technology saw triple-digit growth

Samsung offers B2B solutions for the modern enterprise

LBC spoke with Samsung Latin America’s Marcelo Zuccas about opportunities in B2B

Samsung unveils new product line for Latin America

The Korean company presented its new line at their Samsung Latin Forum this month

Colombia: a new frontier for private equity

Despite challenges of financing and scale, the Andean country provides opportunities for investment.

2014 Corporate Outlook

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

Olam International: a decade of maximizing Latin America’s potential

Trust, cultural understanding and investment in local communities are the strategic factorsAsian businesses to succeed in Latin America

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

What’s in store for Paraguay in 2014?

An interview with Gustavo Leite, Paraguay’s Minister for Industry and Commerce

Costa Rica and El Salvador elections head to run-off

Both countries are involved in tight elections, and will most likely go to a run-off, say analysts.

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.

CEMEX-Neoris: a partnership in innovation and efficiency

The Mexican IT giant helped the global cement company centralize systems, giving them more effective and efficient operations.

SAP: Latin America is an exciting an innovative market

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

Powerful Lessons from the Mexican Government’s Shift to Electronic Payments

The government saves $1.27 billion a year by using new technology.

BBVA Optimistic for Latin America in 2014

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

Bachelet: Chile’sPresident Again

In her second term the president has promised better quality public services.

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China, Russia, India, and the Venezuelan Petroleum Industry

PDVSA is increasingly beholden to foreign oil companies to keep up production. Is it sustainable?

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.

Center for Livable Cities: stronger and sustainable cities for better trade relations

The success of Asian-Latin American trade depends on its ability to maximize competitive synergies.

Honduras elects new president

The new leader will have to tackle the world’s highest murder rate, but should restore fiscal discipline.

Peru’s agricultural boom

Agricultural exports have grown eightfold in the past decade.

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.

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.

Back to Bachelet?

How will Bachelet's second presidency differ from her first?

Guatemala shines in Ease of Doing Business

The country jumped 14 places over last year and is one of the top 5 most improved economies.

Olam International: a decade of maximizing Latin America’s potential

Trust, cultural understanding and investment in local communities are the strategic factorsfor Asian businesses to succeed in Latin America.

Latin America’s new trade routes

Increasingly, cross border commerce is being facilitated through the internet.

Chilean protests demand better quality of life

Union and student groups demand changes to the minimum wage, pensions, and education policy.

Latin America could supply 100% of its power from renewable sources

The region has a “fantastic endowment” for renewable energy, but regulatory and policy barriers impede its implementation.

Spotlight on Guatemala at Investment Summit

234 investors from 26 countries arrived in Guatemala City in May to learn about the country’s potential.

Global CFO Survey: Latin American CFOs are world’s most optimistic

CFOs from LatAm also value CSR more than the global average

The Pacific Alliance: The start of something great

Enthusiasm surrounded the formation of the Cali summit, but short-term benefits may not be much.

Innovation, the Porsche way

How does the icon in sports car design and engineering manage its innovation process. Lessons to be learned from one of the world´s best. Interview with Matthias Brück, CEO for Porsche Latin America.

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.

“We will capitalize the Central Bank if necessary”

Peru will have a stronger stance against currency appreciation. FDI will increase by 25 percent this year to reach $14 billion. Exclusive interview with Peruvian Minister of Finance, Luis Fernando Castilla.

Maersk opens dedicated Americas-specific line

SeaLand will better address customers’ needs in north-south trade

NAFTA at 20: a Discussion with Canada, Mexico, and the United States

LBC talked with top officials from the three NAFTA countries on what the trade agreement has achieved in 20 years, and what could be done to make it stronger.

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.

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.

Samsung unveils new product line for Latin America

The Korean company presented its new line at their Samsung Latin Forum this month

Latin American Cities Must Learn to Access Global Financing

Helping cities to finance infrastructure is a major challenge

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.”

Andbank’s international push

Andorra’s oldest private bank is undertaking an international expansion aimed at the United States and Latin America.

What are Brazilians buying this year?

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

What will be the challenges for a CFO in the next decade?

AkzoNobel’sRogerioMenezes weighs in on how he sees a CFO’s role evolving.

New resources for SMEs in the hemisphere

Learn more about Latin Trade Group’s Connect Americas event, to be held in September with the IDB.

Technisys: offering clients multi-channel banking experience

MultilatinaTechnisys is making waves among the region’s financial institutions

Spain’s law firms go it alone in Latin America

Spain’s largest law firm broke its ties with a local firm to go solo in the region. The other law firms are following suit. What are their strategies?

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.

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.

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