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Extraordinary growth among transportation services companies in the region: the Multilatina Ranking 3Q22
2023-02-03 14:07:00
Chilean mining giant Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile increased its revenues almost fourfold since the third quarter of 2021. Brazilian Health Services Hapvida had a 48% year-on-year leap in revenues. Transportation services companies in Latin America also had a great quarter, after an also impressive second quarter. Three companies...
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Barbados, a groundbreaker in international agenda proposals and energy transition goals
2023-02-01 08:32:00
Prime Minister Mia Mottley is behind the recent rise of the island to international notoriety. Barbados, the world’s newest republic, is playing a visible, bold, and effective role in setting themes in the global agenda. This is a welcome rarity in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that is,...
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Trade facilitation: the missing component of infrastructure in global commerce
2023-01-30 16:09:00
  Mention the term “infrastructure” and one immediately thinks of the backbone of an economy—roads, bridges, ports, transportation systems, electrical grids, water supplies, communication technologies and the like. The availability, accessibility and quality of a nation’s infrastructure are essential to its economy, health and social well-being of its citizenry. This...
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Top 50 Latin American Oil, Gas & Mining Companies 3Q22
2023-01-24 09:54:00
The Latin Trade ranking of the top 50 Oil, Gas & Mining companies in Latin America, by revenue, for the third quarter of 2022 shows Brazilian Vibra climbing to the top 3 from the fifth spot the previous quarter. The top three spots are held by Brazilian companies, Petrobras is...
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Top 20 Latin American Logistics Companies 3Q22
2023-01-20 08:55:00
Once again, Chilean airline Latam was the most profitable logistics company in Latin America by revenues, according to the latest Latin Trade Top 20 Latin American Logistics Companies for the third quarter of 2022. Latam Airlines posted revenues of over US$2,7 billion for the quarter, more than twice the revenue...
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Latin America’s Infrastructure Challenge
2023-01-17 08:45:00
While Latin America is competitive in a select number of sectors such as mining and agribusiness, collectively—as a region—it lags behind Asia. The reasons for subpar performance are many, but one that continues to loom large is infrastructure. Latin America continues to fall short when it comes to infrastructure investments....
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Latin Trade’s Financial Strength Index 3Q22
2023-01-09 13:06:00
Mexican mining giant Grupo México was financially the strongest Latin American company in the third quarter of 2022, as measured by Latin Trade’s Financial Strength Index. The index is computed for companies with revenues over $500 million in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It takes leverage, liquidity, turnover...
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Latin America’s 2023 political squad – not up to football standards
2023-01-06 10:52:00
Say what you may of our region’s political populism and struggling finances, Latin Americans ended 2022 thinking only of football.  First was the high note – Messi winning the World Cup, for Argentina, for all of us. Next was the sentimental note – the passing of the most creative and famous footballer...
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Quo Vadis Deforestation Zero Policy?
2022-12-28 14:17:00
The Zero Deforestation policy was launched internationally to regulate international trade to stop the advance of forest deforestation in the world. The European Union enacted a law by the European Parliament, conditioning the entry of products and services into the European Union free of the environmental impacts of deforestation. The...
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Guyana 2023, factors shaping a path to prosperity
2022-12-28 08:35:00
Countries do not survive or thrive on macroeconomics and politics alone. Those factors are most important; however, there are structural and institutional forces and factors at play that occupy an even larger role in how a nation fares domestically, regionally and globally. The Caribbean-South American nation of Guyana would be...
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