The discovery of the first gold nuggets in General Sutter’s sawmill became a true “gold rush” in the United States. In the mid-19th century, California attracted a generation of immigrants and adventurers looking to become wealthy in the blink of an eye, with their picks and shovels. However, to achieve this dream it was necessary capital, energy and luck. In addition, this … [Read more...] about Mining Bitcoin in Latin America: opportunities … and dangers!
Until the end of 1990, Latin America and the Caribbean was the region with the greatest proliferation of public-private partnerships (PPPs). At that point, investments plummeted, partly due to negative reactions caused by its deficient implementation. In 2005, thanks to the joint efforts of public, private sector, and multilaterals, PPPs became again a widely used … [Read more...] about What have we learned after a decade of public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean?
The technological revolution has come to stay in finance, bringing with it a transformation in how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in value chains obtain financing and streamlining relations between anchor companies and their suppliers, customers, and collaborators. How does it work? Imagine a company that manufactures aluminum auto parts in Mexico, the principal anchor … [Read more...] about Financing value chains: A need for speed
71% of the millennials in the United States would rather go to the dentist than listen to what banks are saying, according to the Millennial Disruption Index, while 35% of the banks in Latin America feel they are not meeting the needs of this generation, and 71% admit they are unable to rapidly adapt to technological advances, according to a study done by the GMix program of … [Read more...] about Three ways banks can attract millennials
Fourteen million small agricultural producers in Latin America and the Caribbean are exposed to climate change with repercussions on land quality and yield. These producers have very limited ability to access financial services such as agricultural insurance. Less than 20% of local banks serve agribusiness, due to the high costs and the difficulty of assessing credit risk or … [Read more...] about Blockchain: Democratizing finance