Central America and Dominican Republic need to boost logistics coordination, IDB studies show

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Panama Canal expansion will stress intermodal networks and trucking services Participate and follow us on Twitter using #BIDLogistica #IDB2013

IDB President and President Martinelli inaugurate the first Mesoamerican Business Forum

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 03:00
Participate and follow us on Twitter using #IDB2013 The objective: transform Mesoamerica into a more integrated, competitive, and prosperous region

International trade opportunities emerge from two days of negotiations at LAC Flavors 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:06
ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA – More than 120 food-export companies from Mesoamerica and Haiti participated in the fourth annual LAC Flavors business matchmaking event organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Antigua, Guatemala July 11–13. The exporters had more than 1,200 meetings with 40 potential buyers from the United States, Canada, China, South Korea, and Japan.

Heads of IDB, CCAA open international forum on Caribbean Investment and Development with public/private sector participants

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 19:08
Special guest Hon. Bruce Golding, Prime Minister of Jamaica More than 200 representatives from the public and private sector participate in the "International Forum on Caribbean Investment and Development," (IFCID); a comprehensive conference on business and economic development in the Caribbean. 

Canada, Mexico and the United States announce contributions of $13 million to an IDB-managed regional infrastructure integration fund

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 14:19
Resources to support projects to reduce transport and logistics costs in Latin America and the Caribbean CALGARY, Canada – The Canadian, Mexican and U.S. governments will contribute $13 million to a regional infrastructure integration fund to be managed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), supporting cross-border projects designed to reduce transport and logistics costs to expand trade.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

Inter-American Development Bank and Standard Chartered Disburse First Trade Finance co-loan under the new $200 million Latin American Co-lending Partnership

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 03:55
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) disbursed the first co-loan of the recently signed Latin American Trade Co-lending Partnership (TCLP). The $10 million, 360-day trade finance loan to Banco Industrial e Comercial S.A. (BICBANCO) will facilitate the flow of consumer goods from Brazil to Germany. This is the first of many trade finance loans expected to be disbursed under the partnership.

IDB projects Latin American exports will have grown by 29 percent in 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 03:00
Latin American exports to the world grew by a projected 29 percent in 2010, to approximately $853 billion, reversing a 23 percent fall in 2009, according to preliminary estimates by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Integration and Trade Sector. Intra-regional exports grew 27 percent, while extra-regional flows expanded nearly 30 percent. Intra-regional trade as a share of Latin America’s total trade with the world stands at an estimated 17.5 percent, slightly lower than last year’s 17.8 percent.

Guatemala’s Banco Internacional joins IDB’S Trade Finance Facilitation Program

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 03:00
GUATEMALA CITY – Banco Internacional S.A. of Guatemala has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s enhanced Trade Finance Facilitation Program (TFFP) as an issuing bank, the IDB announced.

IDB’s President Moreno says greater integration with Asia is helping Latin American growth

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 03:00
Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. Higher incomes in Asia, particularly India and China, are opening opportunities for the region’s goods and services, especially high-quality ones: from natural and unique grass fed beef, renowned wines, and specialized coffees to the high-quality services of architects and engineers, Moreno said.