Latin America Archive

Linio receives USD 50M investment from Latin Idea and existing blue-chip investors: one of the largest e-commerce investments in Latin America

Mexico City, November 5th, 2013. – Linio, the leading and fastest growing e-commerce business in Latin America, today disclosed that Latin Idea, a prominent Mexico-based private equity fund, has joined the company as an investor. Existing investors – which include JP Morgan Asset Management, Investment AB Kinnevik, the Tengelmann Group, Summit Partners, and Rocket Internet

8th virtual steelmaking challenge for students and young professional announced

Alacero-Santiago, Chile. September 10th, 2013. Last August 27th. Alacero, the Latin American Steel Association, invites students and young industry professionals of Latin America to participate of the 8th Virtual Steelmaking Challenge organized by Steeluniversity. Every year since 2005 Steeluniversity, the educational web portal focused on steel and sponsored by worldsteel, the association that represents most steelmakers from around

The Bavarian way of life and Paulaner beer specialities now very popular in Latin America

Strong growth in wheat beer segment in Latin America: Paulaner triples sales Munich, July 2013 – The tradition-rich German brewery Paulaner has been able to further increase its sales volumes in the highly competitive Latin American market in recent years, nearly tripling sales since 2009. Beer specialities ‘made in Bavaria’ “Latin America is an important

Internet Security Pioneer ESET Launches News and Feature-based Website

BANGALORE / MUMBAI, India – May 24, 2013 ESET, global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers, announces the launch of – a comprehensive source of internet security news, views and insights. WeLiveSecurity marries ESET’s global network of expert security researchers and their technology expertise accompanied by various consumer related articles providing security

Almost 1 million tons of finished Steel from China arrive at Latin America in Q1/2013 – Alacero

Alacero. Santiago, May 9th, 2013 – According to data published by Alacero –Latin American Steel  Association- in its report “China – Latin America Quarterly Monitor”, the region continues to be  the second most important destination for Chinese finished steel, only surpassed by South Korea. So, after leaving behind the European Union since October 2012, Latin

Latin America: Finished steel1 use decreases 2% and production falls 1% in Jan/Feb 2013

Santiago, Chile, April 24th, 2013. Finished steel use1 in Latin America and the Caribbean reached a volume of 10 million tons during Jan/Feb 2013, 1% less than same period of the previous year. In Jan/Feb 2013, finished steel production reached 8.7 million tons. Production During Jan/Feb 2013, regional finished steel trade showed a deficit of

Eighth World Economic Forum on Latin America to Focus on Region’s Promising Future

Eighth World Economic Forum on Latin America to Focus on Region’s Promising Future The World Economic Forum on Latin America to take place in Lima, Peru, on 23-25 April 2013 Over 650 participants are expected from the region and around the world The theme of the meeting is “Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies” Lima, Peru, 22

Latin America imported 666 thousand tons of finished steel pro¬ducts from China in January-February 2013, 30% more than in the same period of 2012

Santiago, Chile, April 1st, 2013. Finished steel product imports from China to Latin America reached 666,109 tons in January-February 2013, 30% more than in the same period of 2012. The region represented 8% of China´s global exports of these products that reached 7.9 million tons. Brazil with 124,981, Chile with 105,272 tons, Venezuela with 103,500

Latin America: Apparent steel use grows 1% in January 2013 y-o-y, while production increases 3%1

Santiago, Chile, March 19th, 2013. Apparent steel use2 in Latin America and the Caribbean reached 5.1 million tons in January 2013, 1% more than January 2012. During the same month, a marked increase in consumption could be observed in some countries such as Argentina (32%), Peru (10%) and Colombia (7%). Finished steel production grew 3% y-o-y,

Latin America: Steel containing products and finished products trade deficit versus China deepens in 2012 to reach 46 billion dollars

Santiago of Chile, March 07, 2013. This week Alacero –Latin American Steel Association- published the 7th Edition of the Yearbook China-Latin America Foreign Trade. The document reveals that steel products exports from China to the world increased 16% in 2012, while flow to Latin America grew more steadily: 27%. During 2012, Latin America received 4.6