The case was promising right from the start. In 2016, the project came knocking at IDB Invest’s door: a Chilean company in the field of telecommunications and information technology offered a solution to provide sustainable public lighting working inclusively. Could it also be profitable? … [Read more...] about Chile: Sustainably lighting up people’s lives
In an increasingly globalized economy, expanding markets beyond borders constitutes an alternative that businesses —more than ever— are considering among their options for growth. For instance, a group of mega-companies—so-called multilatinas—have capitalized on internationalization opportunities in the region and have seen significant increases in their investments and … [Read more...] about How to take your business global
Over two years ago citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a decision which has been playing out on the global stage ever since . While the Brexit referendum unleashed a wave of uncertainty that seems to be growing as negotiations continue, other public votes such as the referendum to expand the Panama Canal, have had the opposite effect. … [Read more...] about Unleashing certainty: The catalytic effects of the Panama Canal expansion
The financing gap for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean was estimated at $1.2 trillion in 2017, nearly a quarter of the global emerging market total. If this gap were a country, not only would it be a credit desert for most inhabitants, but it would edge out Mexico as number 15 on the list of the world’s largest economies in … [Read more...] about How can character count toward identifying good credit clients?
Imagine that you represent an operationally strong company in a small or island country. You have helped it grow a business line specifically linked to the export of an essential product (oil or copper, for example) or the processing of financial transfers from abroad (credit cards, remittances, etc.), and see promising projections for the future. In addition, you want to … [Read more...] about What is a future flow securitization and what are the benefits?