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

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. 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...

Overview of Argentina-UK Trade Relations

Overview of Argentina-UK Trade Relations

Within an uncertain global economic context, Argentina and the United Kingdom (UK) evaluate their current trade relationship and consider potential moves to strengthen ties. In early March 2020, officials from both sides met in Buenos Aires to explore further opportunities in the bilateral relationship. This was the first meeting between officials under the Presidencies of Boris Johnson and Alberto Fernández. Fernández took office in Argentina in December 2019. The departure of the United...

BritCham Colombia’s Michael Phillips Talks Business for Brits in Colombia

BritCham Colombia’s Michael Phillips Talks Business for Brits in Colombia

Colombia is fast becoming an economy to watch in Latin America, for its booming commercial climate and regulatory benefits designed to draw in new investment and business. Additionally, its proactive approach to forming new trade relations with the rest of the world is increasing the country's attractiveness to companies looking to expand into Latin America. We got in touch with our British Chamber of Commerce here in Colombia to talk to their Subdirector, Michael Phillips about British...

Australia-UK Relations: What Could Free Movement Mean for Business?

Australia-UK Relations: What Could Free Movement Mean for Business?

Australian and UK officials have been making noise about a potential free trade deal since 2016. Now, on the back of an official visit to Canberra, a further deal-sweetener has been thrown into the mix: a potential ‘Free Movement’ agreement. Free movement would allow for greater flows of people between two high-performing world actors. Australia, with an open business environment unprecedented 26 consecutive years of economic growth, is perfectly positioned for UK businesses looking for new...

Reflections: Rugby 4 Peace 2019

Reflections: Rugby 4 Peace 2019

Thursday 11th July 2019 at El Salitre Park in Bogota was the first time Fundación Buen Punto organized a large-scale event for underprivileged children in Bogotá. They catered for more than 50 coaches from the Sports Ministry, Bogota Sports Authority IDRD, Indeportes Cundinamarca and the Bogota Rugby League. This event aimed to build capability to support and work with approximately 350 children from post conflict and isolated communities. Diya Teeluck and Adrien Soto, volunteers from sponsors...

How Technology Can Reduce the Cost of International Expansion

How Technology Can Reduce the Cost of International Expansion

If you are a visionary local entrepreneur looking to expand your business globally, then you’re probably trying to figure out the most cost-effective option for doing so. Thankfully, all businesses and consumers have one of the most powerful international business expansion tools at your disposal: the internet. Thanks to technological growth, it is easier and more rewarding now to reach out to your prospective global clientele. With many social networks growing into massive marketing platforms...

Overview: UK Business Growth in Latin America

Overview: UK Business Growth in Latin America

UK businesses are facing a critical time and those that trade overseas are increasingly looking to new markets to offset the looming challenges of exiting the EU. Proactive companies are looking to the high growth markets of Asia, Latin America and India where new technologies, unique brands and innovative solutions are in demand. Cooperation between Latin America and the UK “We are turning around decades of British withdrawal in Latin America. Now I think it is universally understood...

Breaking Down Divisions and Creating Unity: Fundación Buen Punto

Breaking Down Divisions and Creating Unity: Fundación Buen Punto

Respect, responsibility, confidence and inclusion are the words which resonate across the rugby pitches of Colombia. Fundación Buen Punto has undertaken a unique and remarkable effort to teach children from post-conflict areas fundamental social values, through the sport of rugby. In coaching and teaching rugby, the message from the foundation is strong and clear: to tackle the divisions between social class and racism between children, and kick it out of Colombian society. “With rugby, you...

Bringing Rugby to Colombia to Instill Values in Young People

Bringing Rugby to Colombia to Instill Values in Young People

In the sporting world, Colombia - and Latin America more generally - is traditionally considered to stand firmly in the ‘football’ camp. However, an increase in exposure to sporting alternatives and sports diplomacy has seen a rise in rugby’s prominence, both locally and regionally. One organization, Fundación Buen Punto, goes beyond the confines of the field to promote shared values in post-conflict communities. Rugby in Colombia Rugby made it to Latin American shores in the 1970s through...

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