Belize

El Peten in Guatemala, one of the countres that could benefit from the new IDB blue bond for Latin America and the Caribbean

First Blue Bond in Latin America Promotes Sustainable Biz

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the issuance of the first blue bond for Latin America and the Caribbean — a $37 million fixed rate bond that will help fund projects to extend access to clean water in the region. The announcement was made during the ongoing United Nations’ COP26 climate summit, where IDB …

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World Bank’s Latin America Growth Forecast Jumps

The World Bank’s forecast for growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021 has jumped by more than one-fifth compared to predictions made just four months ago. The revised Latin America growth forecast is the latest indication of the region’s positive economic outlook following the turmoil of the global pandemic. According to “Recovering Growth” …

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Overview of Import and Export Regulations in Belize

Getting to grips with import and export regulations in Belize is essential for anyone looking to enter the international freight market in this English-speaking Caribbean nation. Although Belize is not as popular an investment destination as its Central American neighbors, the country offers businesses an unsaturated market that highly encourages foreign investment. Those conditions also …

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Dr Nicholas Baker, Trade Commissioner & Counsellor Commercial at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Nicholas Baker, Trade Commissioner & Counsellor Commercial at Austrade, Shares Insights on Australian Trade Connections and Opportunities

This month, Biz Latin Hub’s Chelsea Heywood was privileged to connect with Dr Nicholas Baker, Trade Commissioner and Counsellor Commercial for Australia’s Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), based in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Dr Baker shares his insights on Austrade’s new client services and trade opportunities in Latin America post Covid-19. Learn about …

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Perceptions of Doing Business in Latin America: Cautious Optimism For Future Growth and Opportunities

In June 2020, the Biz Latin Hub team launched a survey asking for information about individuals’ perceptions about doing business in Latin America. We received a range of responses from 75 business owners, executives, government officials and other specialists operating in over 40 countries worldwide. 57.3% of respondents are considering expanding into the region in …

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