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.
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.
“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.
Latin Infrastructure Guide 2013
Latin Business Chronicle compiles information on almost two dozen projects open for bidding, that are worth more than $36 billion.
Latin Entrepreneur Index
Chile, Panama, Mexico and Colombia lead the table of best countries for entrepreneurs in Latin America. That is the result of the Latin Entrepreneur Index from Latin Business Chronicle.
Nobis to invest in Peru's sugar industry
Isabel Noboa, head of Consorcio Nobis, highlights the group's domestic and international expansion plans. Nobis is one of Ecuador's most important business conglomerates.
Where is Hyatt headed?
The chain plans to nearly double its hotel presence in Latin America, spearheaded by the Hyatt Place brand for business travelers. Where will the expansion take place
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 Energy Companies
From Petrobras to Comgas, a who's who in the oil and gas industry and in the electricity business
Brazil, the least globalized economy in Latin America
Brazil ranked for the second consecutive year, as the least globalized country in the region. Venezuela and Colombia are also at the bottom of the list. Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and Chile are the most connected to global trade flows.
The Interjet way
On November 15 the airline opened a route to Las Vegas and is going for Bogotá. It has the second biggest profit margin of all the region’s airlines. How it captured 25% of the Mexican market in just seven years. Interview with José Luis Garza, general director of Interjet.
The Top 100 Pension Funds 2012
Colombian pension funds gain speed. Eleven out of the top 15 funds decreased their assets under management. The number of affiliates to the pension system increased to 74.4 million. There are 60 Brazilian funds among the top 100. Mexican Principal, a growth champion.
Labor markets lose appeal
The results of the Latin Business Chronicle Labor Index show a reduction in labor market attractiveness. Guatemala and Honduras hit by wage increases. Brazil and Chile show noteworthy setbacks. Ecuador is the champion on this classification.
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.
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.
Top 50 airports in Latin America
Air traffic is increasing fast in the region. Brazilian airports lead this growth trend. Campinas and Teresina at the top of the list.
South Korea gains ground in Latin markets
South Korea’s trade with Latin America roared ahead in 2011, up 22 percent to reach a record $53.9 billion, according to Korean government data analyzed by Latin Business Chronicle.
Is peace possible in Colombia?
What are the major stumbling blocks for peace talks in the South American country with the world's oldest guerrilla movement?
Venezuela's poor little rich kid
State oil company PDVSA has access to the world's largest oil reserves, but it has been slow to develop its riches, and a slump in world prices could plunge it into problems
Multilatinas push for better education
Despite economic expansion in Latin America, the productivity indexes that would make it sustainable in time, have not increased in the same proportion.
Puerto Rico heads upscale
The US territory is looking to build more high-end hotels and infrastructure to quell revenue shortages