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Latin America’s infrastructure grows fast

Latin America’s has long been considered a laggard in terms of global infrastructure development, but that perception should be changing. Countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Puerto Rico have all begun major long-term infrastructure projects ranging from roads to dams to telecommunications towers to airports. Infrastructure development in…

Europe’s largest bank profits boosted by its operations in Latin America

Spain’s Banco Santander said that 2011 net profits reveal the growing importance of its Latin America operations which contributed with 51% of the bulk. Last year net profits totalled 5.4 billion Euros, down from 8.2 billion Euros in 2010. The growing importance of Latin America was evident in the bank’s loan book during…

Behind an expat’s wine startup success in Argentina

Vines of Mendoza managed to overcome the pangs of the global financial crisis and Argentina’s inflation woes by keeping a close eye on costs and cutting deals whenever possible. By Ian Mount @Fortune Language and cultural differences make it hard to be an expat entrepreneur under any circumstances. It’s doubly hard if the main market for your product plunges into a wrenching economic…

Chile, Brazil and Uruguay among the world’s leading exporters of wood chips

Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost eight million tons in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. This would be an increase of 7% from last year and of almost 60% higher than in 2006. Chile is by far the biggest exporter, accounting for two-thirds of the total shipments from…

Chile the most globalized economy in Latin America, says report

Chile has emerged as the most globalized economy in Latin America and moved up to 25th place in the world, according to global consulting firm Ernst & Young. Chile is among the countries to improve their position despite global economic uncertainty, the firm’s annual Globalization Index found. By Payton Guion @The Santiago Times…

South American timber and wood products poised for growth

Global trade of wood products has gone up substantially the past two years. Hardwood chip export from Chile, Uruguay and Brail was up 43 percent in 2011 compared to 2009, as reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly. A clear majority of the increase was Eucalyptus chips destined for pulp mills in Japan and Europe. Wood chip exports from South…