Category Archives: Latin America

E-Readers: Transforming the Publishing Industry

Ernest Hemingway once said that “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”, and yet from recent figures it seems that our loyalty towards them is rapidly decreasing. According to IHS iSupply, book publishing is currently in a period of long-term decline, with a predicted decrease in the sales of paper books of 5% from 2010 to 2014.[1] Continue reading

Financing Ocean Energy Ventures in Today’s Economic Climate

The reality of today’s economic environment, and combined with the world’s insatiable appetite for energy has created enormous financial challenges for the industry, government, and institutional players throughout the supply chain.

The funding necessary to invest in leading-edge & game-changing ocean technologies, fast-track the expansion & grow of companies, and restructure capital requirements for mergers & acquisitions are driving forces behind the need for innovative long-term capital solutions to meet our offshore oil & gas and  renewable ocean energy industry requirements. Continue reading

Project Finance for the Transportation Industry

Public transportation in every city is supposed to be a sustainable mode of mobility.  While this may be the case in reality for some megacities, which have shown best practice examples of public transportation systems, the same cannot be said for some cities in developing countries, that are still struggling to implement an efficient system that satisfies people’s needs an continue to offer a poor service and decreasing investments in this sector.  Moreover, these systems around the world are still lacking the technology necessary for an efficient transportation system to exist and are facing numerous challenges, such as the increase in vehicle numbers and inadequate and poor management of road infrastructure. This raises the need to look for innovative perspectives to effectively address the transportation problems Continue reading

A Looming Food Crisis?

The World Bank strives to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty by 2015, but this goal is in danger as a new food crisis is already looming for 2013. Failure to prevent a shortage and heightened food prices will prove detrimental, not only to underdeveloped regions, but also to the already weakened economies of the West. A new geopolitics of food has emerged. Continue reading