Multinationals Reevaluating Growth Targets in Latin America

Weaker regional growth in the first half of the year has driven multinationals to reevaluate their growth targets for 2012 as Argentina’s business landscape grows increasingly unnerving, Brazil’s economy slows, and devaluation risks in Venezuela swell as President Chavez drives…

Argentina: Trade Restrictions and Policy Uncertainties

The recent imposition of additional trade restrictions coupled with economic policy uncertainties in Argentina continue to cast doubt onto the country’s economic outlook for 2012. Our clients and experts expect operational conditions to further deteriorate as surging government spending and…

What Mexico’s presidential election has in store for the healthcare industry

PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto’s ambitions of providing universal healthcare and implementing social security reforms will significantly impact healthcare-related industries in Mexico over the next 6 years. Mr. Peña Nieto intends to consolidate public institutions and public hospitals, establishing…

Latin America – Emerging Markets Insights – June 2012

Multinationals are taking note of the strength of the Andean economies of Colombia and Peru, but the increasingly negative outlook in Argentina and Brazil is weighing down growth in the region.  Stagnating industrial output and diminishing consumer demand in Brazil…

Brazil: Consumer Fever – and Some Headache

Full article in Latin Trade ‘Custo Brasil’ alive and kicking Nevertheless, exploring the expanding Brazilian market still comes at a price, and the business environment has remained remarkably difficult, if not hostile. Brazil has fared badly in the World Bank’s…

Key Lessons from Walmart’s Corruption Probe in Mexico

Executives in high-risk markets should use Walmart’s troubles in Mexico to educate corporate headquarters of the difficulties of achieving high growth targets while abiding by FCPA standards in emerging markets. While Walmex’s growth was seen as one of the major…