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Startup Activity in Latin America’s Four Biggest Economies

Startup Activity in Latin America’s Four Biggest Economies

Latin America’s growth rate as a region is surging ahead. Its economic revival is fueled by progressive legislative reforms, subscriptions to international standards, and greater connectivity. Improving wealth drives demand and consequently, new industries are surfacing across the continent. One great indicator of business health is observing startup activity in the region. In 2018, startup investment reached an all-time high. The Latin America Private Equity and Venture Capital Association...

Commercial Potential in Australia-Colombia Mining Cooperation

Commercial Potential in Australia-Colombia Mining Cooperation

Both Colombia and Australia have strong, growing economies, backed by booming mining industries. Compatible capabilities open a world of opportunities for the two countries to collaborate in this sector. Colombia’s reserves provide a great variety for extraction activities: coal, nickel, gold, platinum, silver and copper. Additionally, most of the world’s emeralds are sourced in Colombia. Both countries are linked due to their “megadiverse” environmental status, only awarded to 17 countries...

Australia-Colombia Dialogue to Boost Connectivity

Australia-Colombia Dialogue to Boost Connectivity

On 20 June 2019, Australia and Colombia held their first Inaugural Dialogue in Bogotá, Colombia. As Colombia's economy grows steadily, outshining some of its regional counterparts, countries look for opportunities to engage with the previously overlooked powerhouse. Colombia supports strong macroeconomic principles, attractive business conditions and a proactive approach to economic liberalization. In the past five years, Colombia’s economy grew by an average 4.8%. The 1.5 track Dialogue,...

Starting a Cannabis Business: Understand the Different Industries in the Market

Starting a Cannabis Business: Understand the Different Industries in the Market

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a component of cannabis, remains a prohibited substance in most countries worldwide. However, in recent years a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in different parts of the globe have given rise to various reforms in favour of its use. This trend is sweeping through the Americas, in particular in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is where the largest number of available experiences is concentrated, and where regulatory changes are occurring...

Biz Latin Hub Attends Inaugural Australia-Colombia Dialogue

Biz Latin Hub Attends Inaugural Australia-Colombia Dialogue

Diplomats, academics, and industry experts from Australia and Colombia yesterday conducted their first Inaugural Dialogue in Bogotá, Colombia. Biz Latin Hub representative Chelsea Heywood attended the Dialogue as a member of the Australian delegation. The Dialogue brought together leaders from both countries to share ideas and viewpoints on the future and potential of Australia and Colombia’s relationship. Establishing a network of leaders in both regions is vital for promoting the countries’...

Colombia Boosts Development of its Orange Economy

Colombia Boosts Development of its Orange Economy

Colombia’s economy is emerging on the world stage, with many commercial talents to showcase. The country is surging ahead in several global markets and initiatives – including its leading legal framework for decriminalizing cannabis. It’s now looking to flex another economic muscle that hasn’t traditionally featured on government agendas by investing in its orange economy. As Latin American intellectual property regulations become a hot topic, we explore how Colombia is supporting its creative...

Latin America’s Freest Economies for Foreign Business

Latin America’s Freest Economies for Foreign Business

Latin America's regional economy is showing signs of steady growth and increasing trade and investment. A mixture of staple and emerging economies and progressive legislative changes are supporting this rapid development. The Latin American economy is export-based, and success in this area boosts the GDP of many countries. The region is rich with reserves of minerals and other raw materials. It also houses tropical and temperate climates that make it ideal for growing a variety of agricultural...

Australia and Colombia: Cooperation Between Two Megadiverse Countries

Australia and Colombia: Cooperation Between Two Megadiverse Countries

Australia and Colombia share a unique environmental status: both are listed among the most biodiverse countries in the world. Their flora and fauna species are so varied that they are classified as megadiverse. Only 17 countries in the world have this classification and collectively, they hold 70% of the world’s biodiversity. Climate change-focussed initiatives are emerging in world political agendas, and megadiverse nations must work hard to protect their natural environments. Publicity of...

Apply to Produce Cannabis in Colombia

Apply to Produce Cannabis in Colombia

Biz Latin Hub's legal experts on cannabis follow legislative changes closely and provide expert advice to businesses moving into the industry. As researchers uncover more positive medicinal uses for cannabis and prejudice surrounding the plant falls, a wealth of business opportunities are blooming. At the forefront of this industry is Colombia, a country with progressive legislation and an attractive environment conducive to a cannabis boom. Through a specialized team with extensive experience...

Overview: Intellectual Property Regulations in Latin America

Overview: Intellectual Property Regulations in Latin America

Intellectual property (IP) is a hot topic at the moment. It has influenced the raging trade war between China and the United States after Trump accused Chinese firms of robbing American’s intellectual property. Now, a wide range of industries are looking to see how they can strengthen and protect their sector’s intellectual property. IP can represent a large proportion of a company’s value. Intellectual property can be a barrier to entry for firms looking to expand to Latin America. Regulation...

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