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English in Latin America Improves During Pandemic

Levels of English in Latin America improved during the pandemic, with more than 70% of countries from the region seeing proficiency grow during 2020, according to a new study. The news will be of particular interest to investors and companies looking to enter the region, with higher levels of English in Latin America making it …

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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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Gasoline Prices in the Americas in 2021

A new report on gasoline prices in the Americas has highlighted drops in gas prices in Colombia and Ecuador in the first half of 2021, while Bolivia, Chile, and Venezuela saw little or no change.  Although the rest of the region saw gasoline prices rise, it was only in Argentina, El Salvador, and Panama that …

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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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Why Start a Business in a Free Trade Zone in Latin America?

Why Start a Business in a Free Trade Zone in Latin America?

Business today in Latin America is broadening with investors seeking a chance to start businesses in these regions. However, taking the leap and starting investments in a different country can be a difficult decision regardless of extensive independent research. Realistically, some businesses are successful, and some fail due to the lack of knowledge on whether …

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