Jose M. Aldrich, a 35-year veteran of KPMG LLP, who recently led its Latin America tax practice, has been appointed vice dean—administration at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business. “Jose Aldrich is a successful international leader who is known for his professionalism, collegiality and business acumen,” said David R. Klock, dean of the College […]
Latin America is expected to see another year of solid macro economic results, with Brazil leading the way. BY JOACHIM BAMRUD Latin America’s economy is slated for another strong year, helped by both local demand and exports to markets like China. The region’s economy will likely grow by 4.2 percent this year, according to estimates […]
Chilean universities lead the way; others in region struggle against budgets and bureaucracy. In 2008, when much of the world was deep in recession, Chile was rolling in revenue from its copper mines. Rather than invest the windfall at home, however, the government did a surprising thing: It set aside $6-billion to pay for Chileans […]
The closing year was not a good one for Latin America — but it was a lot better than for most other regions. Latin America’s GDP shrank by 2.6 percent and foreign direct investment ($141 billion) plunged by one-third to $94 billion. Yet the region was cushioned from the harshest blows of the global economic […]
Latin America is not immune to the economic downturn, but, says Jude Webber, with more stable governments and encouragement of foreign investment, the region is perhaps better positioned to deal with it than ever before. Worried about the economic crisis? Thinking of cutting back? Think again, Argentine president Cristina Kirchner advised this month. Though her […]
Will Chavez and Morales win referendums? Will Chile turn right? We take a closer look at Latin America’s political outlook this year. Read Latin Business Chronicle article.
“The vast majority of the problems in Latin América are self-created,” said Jerry Haar, professor, Department of Management and International Business, and associate director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management in the College of Business Administration. His latest articulation of that position appeared in an op-ed piece titled “Focus on Competitiveness, Not Just Trade,” […]