Tag Archives: Latin America

Performance and Prospects for Beverage Packaging Materials

Global Market Information Databases (GMID) by Euromonitor has just published the report “Performance and Prospects for Beverage Packaging Materials,” which provides an overview of the global beverage packaging materials industry including major trends, competitive landscape, prospects and category data. Global economic recovery makes for a positive outlook for all beverage packaging materials for 2011 and …
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Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism in Latin America

Spanish bank BBVA has published a study on the outlook for the tourism sector in Latin America. The study explores, among other things, how the sector could be affected by the rise of the middle classes in emerging countries. A number of Latin American countries have become extremely popular tourist destinations in recent years. The …
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Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems Work for People and Climate

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published the report, “Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES) Work for People and Climate: An Overview”. The study shows that producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries’ food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty. The …
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Social Panorama of Latin America 2010

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just published the report, The Social Panorama of Latin America 2010. Most of the report discussed the youth and child population and considers how differences created and consolidated during this stage of life entrench the intergenerational reproduction of poverty and inequality. The main focus …
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Productive Innovation and Integration with Asia: Priorities for Latin American Pacific Basin Countries

Latin America’s possibilities for growth and competition in the global market should focus on innovation and forging closer ties with Asian Pacific nations, which have become the world’s main pole of economic growth, states the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- in two reports. The documents were …
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Latin America’s Top 500 Companies

Brazilian petrol giant Petrobras is the largest company in Latin America, with total sales of $104,933m, according to Latin Business Chronicle’s latest ranking of the 500 largest companies in Latin America. The Top 5 of the list is rounded out by the Mexican petrol company Pemex ($83.4m) in second, followed by the Spanish telecom firm …
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Human Opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Bank has just published the “2010 Report on Human Opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean: What Opportunity Do our Children Have?”. The report measures how personal circumstances impact a child’s probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life. The data is representative of some 200 million children living …
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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

The IMF has just launched its latest “Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere Report”. According to the study, growth continues to gather momentum in the region, driven primarily by a strong rebound in private consumption and improved external conditions. The report, however, highlights market differences in the outlook across countries. Emerging markets are advancing faster than …
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Forging Ties: China, Latin America and the Caribbean

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just published the report, “The Popular Republic of China and Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a Strategic Relationship”. The study looks at trends in trade and investment between China and the Latin American region as China becomes one of the three major …
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Latin American Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2010 awarded in Cartagena, Colombia

Six people were recognized as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in Latin America during the presidents’ plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in Cartagena, Colombia, on 8 April. The Brazilians Suzana and Claudio Padua, founders of the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas, were already former holders of the title. The …
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