Trends, Market Spotlights, and Red Flags: Leveraging Fintech in 2022

As innovations from digital wallets to Bitcoin gain popularity worldwide, fintech has moved from a buzzword to a ubiquitous presence in everyday life. Companies across industries and geographies are using fintech to offer customers payment options outside the traditional banking system as well as more convenient ecommerce. Solutions range from platforms like Venmo, whose name

Latin America: Resilience and Opportunity in the Year Ahead

The last time we spotlighted Latin America, in January 2021, a global pandemic was hitting the region particularly hard due to structural challenges, entrenched inequities and a large portion of the economy engaged in contact-intensive and informal work. “We’ve been locked up for more than a year, and we can’t bear this any longer,” Colombian

A Closer Look at Argentina: Recovery, Opportunity, and a 2022 Forecast

In July 2020, as international businesses evaluated opportunities amid the chaos of a global pandemic, we wrote a blog post asserting “Argentina: Why Here, Why Now for International Investment.” “This may seem counterintuitive given the country’s double-digit inflation, income inequality, and long history of political and economic turbulence—including today’s evolving story of debt renegotiation and

China: The Evolving Superpower Every Global Business Should Watch

With a population of 1.4 billion people and GDP of over $14 trillion, size alone makes China a global player. But this is just one reason all eyes are on this nation. As the first country to make an economic recovery from COVID-19, China is soon to be world’s biggest economy. And China’s influence is

5G: A Global Company’s Secret Weapon in a Post-COVID-19 World

The next evolution of wireless connectivity, 5G delivers the increased speed, network capacity, reliability, and availability needed for data- and IoT-intensive functions, from smart sensors to automated processes. The World Economic Forum writes that “5G has the potential to be for the Fourth Industrial Revolution what the railways were for the first and second ones.”