...So our goal is to have an additional…at least two more locations in other nearshore geographies and we are continuing to evaluate other nearshore locations.
Arajet – The Caribbean’s Own Low Cost Airline Has Ambitious Plans For The Region
Founder Victor Pacheco Tells Finance Americas why the time is right for a Dominican airline to connect the Caribbean & the entire hemisphere.
Costa Rica To Host In-Person Refriamericas Expo & Congress November 10,11
The event will be held jointly with SolarTec Americas, the expo for the integration of solar energy systems and TecnoEdificios, the expo for the Facility Management industry.
4th Latin American Renewable Energy Conference Showed Strong In-Person Attendance
ponsors included Teincomin, International SOS, Fichtner, and Imesa. Presenters hailed from Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and the host country of Colombia.
US Trade Department Releases IT Industry Opportunity Guide For Central America & The Caribbean
The resource guide profiles critical information for the 17 activities, including implementation timelines, costs and financing, export opportunities for U.S. firms, and contact information for the project sponsors.
Teleperformance Named 2021 Latin American Company of the Year
Teleperformance Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for its Strong Growth, Vison and Operational Practices in the Latin American Nearshore Customer Experience Outsourcing Market
Mexico Introduces Legislation To Ban Outsourcing
The proposal was widely criticized by business groups when AMLO first mentioned it in late October, saying the change would further harm Mexico’s economy when it is still reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic.
Insight Crime: Jamaica Has Highest Homicide Rate In The Americas
Breaking from an overall decrease in “serious” crimes last year, shootings across the nation rose. Gangs in Jamaica and Haiti have reportedly been engaged in a deadly trade where marijuana is exchanged for guns. Boats loaded with up to 3,000 pounds of cannabis have been heading from Jamaica to nearby Haiti, where drugs are swapped for handguns and high-powered assault weapons, according to an investigative report by the Jamaica Gleaner.
Fitch Expects A Reset For Caribbean & Latin American Relations With Biden – Harris
While attempts to counter Chinese influence could involve greater deployment of U.S. development funds and private investment, there may be tensions, for example regarding Chinese business interests and investment in the region, like in the telecoms sector.
Attend The 3rd Annual Desalination Latin America Conference & Exhibition, March 24-25
Join key industrial desalination companies, regulatory authorities, government, technology & equipment suppliers, and investors across Latin America, the US, Canada and Europe at the 3rd International investment conference and exhibition “Desalination Latin America” which will be held on 24-25 March 2021
Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index
The HFI captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly, and measures freedom of movement, women’s freedoms, crime and violence, and legal discrimination against same-sex relationships. While economic freedom around the world has increased slightly since 2008, the report finds that of the 12 major categories that make up the index, all but five have seen some deterioration, with Religion, Identity and Relationships, and Rule of Law seeing the largest decreases since 2008.
PayPal Is Serious About The Americas Says CTO Sri Shivananda In This Exclusive Interview
PayPal's Sri Shivananda: "In LatAm, PayPal continues to grow our partnerships with marketplaces like MercadoLibre, who recently added PayPal as a checkout option in Brazil and Mexico."
Over 30,000 May Die In Caribbean From COVID-19 Says University of Washington Institute
Caribbean mortality projection: 8,231 Central America mortality projection(ex-México): 22,546
Fitch Sees Rising Latin American Debt Defaults
The number of defaults in 2020 is on pace to exceed that of 2019 with indications there will be more to follow, given 6 group-level defaults YTD compared with 6 in all of 2019, and the high number of ratings at ‘CCC’ or below categories.
Fitch Is Bearish On Several Latin American Insurance Carriers
Over the past five weeks, Fitch Ratings has conducted a review of its International ratings in Latin America with respect the impact of the coronavirus and is recapping the results of that review. The review resulted in negative rating outcomes ...
Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has extended an invitation to Costa Rica to become the 38th member state of the organization.
Jamaica, Paraguay, Guatemala, Nicaragua Escape Negative Credit Outlook & Remain Stable, Says Fitch
For most speculative-grade sovereigns, limited financing options either constrain fiscal stimulus or heighten liquidity and macroeconomic risks where it is enacted. All are on Negative Outlook except Jamaica (B+), Paraguay (BB+), Guatemala (BB-) and Nicaragua (B-), which all have a Stable Outlook.
Spirit Airlines Adds Flights Between San Pedro Sula, Honduras & Cancún, México to New Orleans, Louisiana
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines last week announced new international flights between New Orleans, Louisiana and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Even Without Infections, Fitch Says Coronavirus Threatens Caribbean & LatAm Economies
Sovereign and corporate issuers in Latin America will be adversely affected by slower Chinese demand and commodity price weakness caused by coronavirus due to high commodity export dependence and direct trade exposure to China, says Fitch Ratings.
Bogotá Colombia Attracts Record 48 Foreign Direct Investment Projects In 2019
During 2019, Invest in Bogota (IIB), the city of Bogotá's investment promotion agency, supported 48 greenfield Foreign Direct Investment projects, its highest number for a calendar year since its institution in 2006.
LatAm Countries Not Well Positioned To Withstand Next Recession Says Fitch Ratings
Growth in public debt burdens and fiscal deficits in many Latin American countries over the past decade will undermine the ability of governments to respond to shocks and a sharper than expected global slowdown in 2020, says Fitch Ratings. Weakening ...
Genpact Announces New Finance & Accounting Delivery Center in Hereida, Costa Rica
Genpact (NYSE:G), a global business process outsourcing firm today announced that it will open a new finance and accounting (F&A) delivery center in Heredia, Costa Rica and a digital innovation hub in Guadalajara, Mexico focused on advanced analytics, as a result of its expanded ...
PayPal Acquires Payments Processing Firm iZettle for $2.2 Billion USD
iZettle is targeted at small businesses and holds card payment processing market share in Europe and Latin America.
Critical Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Nearshore Location, Part 8: Governmental Agencies and Support
“There’s a marketing arms race,” says Johan Gott of AT Kearney. “Who can get their message out?”
Critical Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Nearshore Location, Part 6: Natural Disaster Risk
Much of the nearshore is plagued with severe natural disaster risk aside from the largely spared areas of Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, and Brazil.
PayPal’s Stock Hits Record High After Expansion of Apple Partnership
"PayPal customers will be able to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases across iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices using their PayPal account," said the company.
Ahead of the Pack: How Trinidad and Tobago Outpaces Nearshore Competitors in Key Site Selection Criteria
A country that wasn’t on the radar for most multinationals a decade ago is now moving to the front of the pack.
Deloitte to Open Up $20 Million USD Regional Services Center in Mexico
Deloitte's $20 million investment in Querétaro, Mexico, will create one of its four major regional services centers.
Scotiabank Expands in Fintech by Partnering with Startup Kabbage to Offer Loans up to $100,000 USD
“We’re open for business as it relates to fintech and partnering with other companies,” said Scotiabank's Jeff Marshall.
Expert Opinion: Silvestre Melo Discusses The Trinidad & Tobago Advantage for FP&A Outsourcing
Silvestre Melo is an outsourcing professional with a career spanning over 20 years in the US and Latin America, leading teams from Nortel, PwC, Pepsico, and others, from Brazil to the USA and destinations in between. After recently visiting Trinidad ...