With an engaging personality and an impressive track record, it’s not hard to see why Betty Encinales won the UK 2016 Migrant Woman Entrepreneur Award back in May. We caught up with the effusive 36-year-old who set up her own boutique recruitment company called Becruit in London last year, and started by asking her about some of the differences between doing business in Colombia and the UK.
Separated by the largest water mass on the planet, Latin America and Asia are perhaps not the most obvious of business allies. Siddharth Mohan looks at the evolution of ever-increasing trade links between the two continents.
Emerging market economies, not least Colombia’s, are facing severe headwinds and investors – be they restaurant owners or oil magnates – are facing new challenges. Robert Abad, a seasoned emerging markets fund manager turned mentor, tells Olly West that, when doing business in the developing world, it’s important to keep things in perspective.
As the peace talks in Havana enter their final months, the government is intensifying its focus on rural development as it seeks to increase state presence and create hubs of economic development in some of the country’s long neglected regions. Mat Youkee explains the thinking behind the Zidres law.