Latin American Business Blog
No matter whether you are an American business professional, a student of business, or just someone who prides yourself on staying informed you’ve heard it time and time again: the world of business is becoming an increasingly globalized marketplace. The iPhone or Android you may be using to view this post may have been marketed and distributed by Apple, an American company, but it is by no means a solely American product. The LCD screen on the phone you’re using on the way to work may be from Japan, the car you’re driving from Germany and the banana you ate for breakfast before heading to your office in Manhattan was likely grown in Chile. What’s more, the agreements these countries make on how they will exchange goods and conduct business with each other have major ramifications on the global economy, the economy here in the U.S., and in many cases, your job.
The point is, in order to stay up to date in the global marketplace, you MUST consider the United State’s relations with other countries and how these varying economies influence and support one another. This is a daunting task given the breadth of information out there and for that reason the focus of this blog will be considerably narrower.
The business climate in Latin America is burgeoning and evolving. There are countries that help shape the market and have established themselves as world leaders, up and coming economies with very bright futures, and economic anomalies that have been inexplicably stagnant over the past century. Brazil, the economic powerhouse of Latin America, boasts the 9th largest economy in the world and is one of the foremost global participants in foreign trade. Chile is a country that has demonstrated consistent growth in GDP, GDP per capita, and seems to have a very bright future thanks to its sound financial institution and innovative economic policies. Argentina, though blessed with plentiful natural resources, a forgiving climate, a bustling, well-educated population, and port access faces continually high inflation rates and stagnant growth.
The purpose of this blog is to provide an in-depth look at the business activites in these countries as well as the rest of this unique portion of the southern hemisphere. I will explore the current business phenomena, economic trends, and opportunity in Latin America and offer valuable insight and resources to enable my readers to further learn about and take advantage of these exciting new developments.
Thanks for reading.