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The Ateneo Grand Splendid, an architectural jewel in Buenos Aires, is the world's most beautiful bookstore according to National Geographic.
"On a bustling commercial street in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, you can visit a serene temple of books", the world-renowned publication said of the city's most famous bookstore.
"Conversations are hushed, as if in a grand library, yet the space is so warm and welcoming that the raised café at the back of the cavernous room is filled with patrons reading and sipping cappuccinos and chocolate submarinos", its article added.
Built from 1903 in Recoleta, the "Grand Splendid" theatre hosted the country's first radio auditions in the 1920s and later incorporated a record label.
In 2000, it reopened as a bookstore and today it hosts one of Latin America's largest collections, including 90,000 titles and 200,000 books, as well as 35,000 albums and 24,000 films. The store has a staff of 50 people....
Buenos Aires Times
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What You Need to Know Before Exporting to Chile
Situated along more than 2,600 miles of South America’s west coast, Chile is a very strong trade partner and export market for American companies. In fact, 100% of U.S. exports enter Chile duty-free, making doing business with Chile very appealing.
Business in Colombia | Expat Interview Ep. 3
This video is all about business in Colombia. Sam went to a business expert in Medellin, Colombia to have a talk with about business. Daniel started his company Ongresso more than 8 years ago in Medellin, Colombia. He also expanded his business to other Latin American countries, like Peru and Chile.
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LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Growth projected to regain some steam in Q4; crisis-stricken Venezuela groans under oil sanctions
February 13, 2019 - Latin America’s bumpy economic recovery is expected to have had a better quarter at the end of 2018, after growth slumped in the third quarter. FocusEconomics estimates that GDP increased 1.7% year-on-year in Q4, above Q3’s 1.5%. Despite the modest uptick, growth remains weak in the Latin American economy, which had a disappointing 2018 overall. Weaker global trade, a noisy election cycle, shifting sentiment for emerging-market assets and one-off shocks in major players caused the recovery to flounder last year....
Doing Business: Brazil Jumps
Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, improved its business climate significantly on the latest Doing Business report from The World Bank, which measures the business environment in 190 countries worldwide by looking at ten key factors, including starting a business, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, getting credit, getting electricity, registering a property, dealing with construction permits, protecting minority investors and resolving insolvency. “Brazil led the reform agenda, with four reforms, a record in a single year for the country,” The World Bank said.
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'Transpacific Business Digest' © is a free fortnightly E-digest aggregating New Zealand - Latin American Business News, Economic Analysis, Market Reports & Video published by Manning Group Limited and edited by Thomas Manning who has advised on and managed projects for New Zealand companies in Latin America for over 30 years, Thomas is a former Vice President of the Latin America New Zealand Business Council and is a Buenos Aires Times Columnist who also writes regularly for EMA's BusinessPLus Magazine. Thomas' Linkedin Profile & Media Archive
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