Why Has the Level of Remittances to Latam Stagnated in 2013?

The Latin America Advisor, an excellent publication by the Interamerican Dialogue in Washington D.C. asked this question for its Feb. 6-19, 2014 issue as a preview of the release of Manuel Orozco’s document on remittances to the region that will be presented February 27, 2014 at the Dialogue. Overall remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean were flat in 2013 as compared to 2012. A few countries, including Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala saw significant growth, while remittances decreased to countries including Mexico and Brazil. You can view/download this issue of the Latin American Advisor to read  Manuel Orozco’s insightful comments, as well as comments by Earl Jarret from the Jamaica National Building Society, Mario Trujillo, CEO of Dolex Dollar Express and Hugo Cuevas-Mohr of IMTC/Mohr World Consulting. 


The power of Linkedin

Do you know?

Do you know that Linkedin has 259 million users and growing by about 38% per year? Do you know that 40% of members check in daily and 38% do it from their phones? Do you know that it had a 35% growth in traffic in the past year? And that it is responsible for 64% of all visits from social media channels to corporate websites?Do you know we have a great IMTC Linked in Group?


Mobile Payments… 20% Of Global Transactions? Yes, we have to believe it.

The third Adyen Mobile Payments Index covering the period September to December 2013 was announced Friday, January 30th. The Index shows mobile payments accounted for 19.5% of all transactions worldwide in December, a growth of 55% year-over-year, up from 12.6% December 2012. The data shows tablets to be the preferred device for higher value transactions…