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LBC Gets A New Look, New Channels 

Launches new design and new channels on travel and CFOs.



As it celebrates its tenth anniversary, Latin Business Chronicle gets a complete make-over. The design was developed by Latin Trade Group art director Elizabeth Carlisle, while Merit Designs developed the technical platform.

This is the third design for Latin Business Chronicle since it was launched in 2001. The second design was developed by Merit Designs in 2006.

In addition to a new design, Latin Business Chronicle is also launching two new channels with special coverage: Travel and CFO.  The travel channel will include reports, destination guides, the popular Frequent Traveler column and other content relevant to business travelers in Latin America, using a combination of content from Latin Business Chronicle as well as other Latin Trade Group publications such as Latin Trade magazine and Splendid.

The CFO channel will aim to provide frequent coverage relevant to CFO’s of companies operating in
Latin America, both local and foreign firms. It includes interviews and reports and coverage of the awards presented by Latin Trade magazine.


“We are very pleased with the new design,” says Joachim Bamrud, executive editor of the Latin Trade Group.  “This will further make LBC an attractive option for key information and business intelligence, following our extensive addition of unique content”


The make-over follows a major boost in content the past two years. Since the start of 2010, Latin Business Chronicle has added 16 new rankings, indexes and statistical analyses, bringing the total to 41.


The new rankings, indexes and statistical analyses added this past year are:


Latin America's 100 Best Companies

Latin America’s 100 best companies measured by three-year revenue and profit growth and profit margins in the same period.


Latin America's Top 100 Insurers

The largest insurance companies in Latin America ranked by premium.

Latin America's Top 100 Pension Funds

The largest pension funds in Latin America ranked by assets.

Latin America's 100 Largest Employers

The largest employers in Latin America ranked by number of employees.


Latin America's Top 50 Airports

The largest 50 airports for cargo and largest 50 airports for passenger traffic.


Latin America’s Top 30 Lawyers

Latin Business Chronicle selects the top 30 foreign lawyers in Latin America.


Latin America’s Top 25 Multilatinos

Latin Business Chronicle looks at 25 Latin American executives who excel internationally.

Latin Infrastructure Index
The index of 19 countries looks at four key categories and 24 subcategories of infrastructure. The four key categories are transport, technology, electricity and water.

Latin Labor Index
Looks at 18 factors that determine overall labor conditions in 18 countries in
Latin America.

Latin Tax Index
The index of 15 countries looks at four factors: corporate tax rates, tax rates as a percent of profits and the number of payments and hours spent to pay taxes yearly.

Latin Tourism Index
The index of 15 countries in Latin America shows the total impact of tourism in a country by measuring receipts as a percent of GDP and arrivals per capita. It also looks at growth in receipts and arrivals.

Latin Multinational Index
Benchmarks multinationals in
Latin America by looking at at quarterly revenues in the region of 20 companies. Also compares with global sales of the companies in same period.

Multilatina Index
Benchmarks Latin American multinationals -- multilatinas -- by looking at at quarterly revenues.

Latin America's Top Partners
Top 15 trading partners

Latin America's Top Export Markets
Top 15 markets for Latin American exports

Top Exporters to Latin America

Top 15 exporters to Latin America


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