Latin America’s fintech gold rush is China-sized

While traditional investors continue to skim the froth of the developed world’s overcrowded venture scene, VCs who analyze emerging markets are uncovering regions where valuations are low, and rapid changes…

Progressive politics in Latin America needs a Green Democratic Revolution

A green populism could be the basis of a new kind of politics in Latin America, one that embraces many of the region’s struggles in a challenge to neoliberalism Guest…

Emerging Markets are ready for international trade, but need trade finance

Emerging markets have grown at a lightning speed. Over the last 20 years, it has resulted in transforming international trading practices. Emerging economies now play a larger role in international trade than ever before. Twenty years ago, emerging economies accounted for about 30 percent of the world’s trade. Today, the figure stands at nearly 50 percent.
As supply and demand grow, developing market enterprises require ongoing working capital to maximize distribution, operational efficiency, and inventory turnover. International trade financing companies can assist emerging-market businesses in improving their cash flow position and reducing their risk exposure.
International trade finance companies typically extend working capital to businesses in emerging markets by providing them with trade finance facilities such as documentary collections, letters of credit, standby letters of credit, factoring facilities, and export credit. When a buyer purchases goods from a seller,

Brazil signs agreement to halt deforestation but Bolsonaro cannot be trusted

On the second day of COP26 – the UN climate negotiations in Glasgow – the world celebrated an announcement made by leaders from 124 countries. In the Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, world leaders boldly pledged “to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development”.

Shortage of coffee in 2021 might see record prices

Some of the most significant coffee-producing regions got less than half of the average amount of rain. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of coffee. The rainy season in Brazil…

Why the next viral social media channel is coming from emerging markets

Tiktok, which was created in China, witnessed an increase in the number of users on its app. Silicon Valley, once the origin of the first generation of social media applications…

Global food waste: developed vs. developing countries

Food waste has become a complex problem in recent years, attracting the attention of experts and customers in both developed and developing nations. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly one-third of all food produced for human use is wasted globally, amounting to 1.6 billion tons each year.

Brazil’s cannabis industry takes its first steps

In contrast to the excitement shown earlier this year, the Brazilian cannabis sector is wary. Several companies promised in January that cannabis-based medications would be on national pharmacy shelves in the first half of 2021. The bulk of them have had their deadlines pushed out to 2021.

US calls Brazil’s Bolsonaro to act in Amazon protection summit

The US government faces a moral dilema if it is to fulfill its electoral pledge to conserve the Amazon rainforest without allowing Jair Bolsonaro, whose government oversaw the rise in deforestation in Brazil, money and political gain.

In his 2019 campaign, Joe Biden vowed to raise USD $20 billion in private and public funds to avoid “losing the Amazon” and warned of “serious economic repercussions.”

Coronavirus could create a lockdown generation in Latin America if governments don’t act

Both the quantity and quality of jobs are deteriorating rapidly as a result of the economic paralysis created by the pandemic. The UN’s International Labour Organization estimates that the health crisis will push unemployment rates in the region up from 8.1% to 11.5% in 2020