Multinationals index: Three companies defy region’s adversities
Latin Trade’s Multinational Companies (MNCs) index, which measures the US dollar-revenue of the top 25 MNCs operating in Latin America, fell again in the second quarter. Following a 13 percent contraction in January-March, the index dropped 16 percent in April-June (both figures year on year), as the total revenues of the 25 MNCs composing the list dropped to $47.7 billion. But there were three companies that defied the region’s adversities and posted growth. Latin Trade reports.
Multilatina Index: Mexico’s Grupo Alfa performs best in second quarter
Latin Trade’s Multilatina Index –a ranking of the largest 25 multilatinas by US dollar revenue– plunged 19 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2014. Grupo Alfa (6th), the largest firm in the industrial sector, was the index’s best performer in the second quarter. The group’s diversification and favorable activities in Mexico and the US paid off in terms of revenue, which grew almost 5 percent in the quarter. Alfa’s food division, Sigma Alimentos, posted an outstanding 43 percent year on year revenue increase in April-June. Latin Trade reports.
Education pays off in Latin Trade’s 100 Best Companies ranking
Education providers lead 2015 Latin Trade’s 100 Best Companies in Latin America, a ranking of the region’s best firms according to a composite index of their annual average revenue, profits and net margin (profit/revenue) growth rates …
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