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A new era for Latin American companies 
As Latin America leaves behind the commodity boom of the 2000s, it’s time for companies to look to technology, innovation, eco-friendly policies, and internationalization to remain competitive. With education still being one of the region’s main challenges, governments should prioritize the development of human capita and close the infrastructure gap in order to reach growth rates of 4 to 5 percent.
It may be hard—but not impossible—to confront these challenges, as the region’s top business leaders seem well prepared to face the future. None of the non-financial economic sectors in Latin America had a negative average EBITDA Margin out of 100 of the largest companies that are listed in different regional stock exchanges.
These were some of the main points made by Moira Paz, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America’s Mexico director, and Santiago Gutiérrez, Editora Latin Trade’s executive editor, at the opening of May’s Council of the Americas CFO Forum at the Four Seasons Mexico City.
Best Practices in Foreign Exchange Management  
“Currency exchange risks can put the whole company at stake. Therefore, it is essential to make decisions based on an analysis of your markets and what’s happening with their currencies,” said Volkswagen de México Risk Manager José María Gutiérrez. He made these remarks during the workshop on best practices for foreign exchange management, the first of two …

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