Tech services growth in Latin America 

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Tencent is reporting (外媒:滴滴在压力中重组 运营重点转向安全和用户体验) that Didi Chuxing is working on providing credit to drivers in Brazil. Didi plans to provide this through its relationship with local start-up Hub Fintech, which it inherited from 99 in last year’s acquisition.

Hub Fintech is part of Hub Prepaid, a low profile provider of pre-paid credit cards to partners as diverse as Caixa Econômica Federal, Wal-Mart, and Luiza Magazine. It is backed by Carlos Wizard Martins’ Grupo Sforza holding company. Hub partnered with 99 to allow drivers to avoid having to carry around large amounts of cash and thus become targets of theft. The article quotes an unnamed Didi staffer: “We believe that ‘cashless’ is the solution and the future for Latin America, and we hope to be part of it.”

Just last week we flagged the e-commerce executive course Alibaba is offering to Brazilian entrepreneurs for the first time. But the real opportunity for growth in the tech space is not by trying to compete against incumbent global (or soon-to-be global) players, but by complementing them through providing services and given them a platform to grow in Latin America.

According to two Didi staffers quoted in the Tencent article, in 2019 Didi is planning to expand their business in the region to Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina. It looks like Hub Fintech is going to catch a ride with Didi.

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通讯:阿根廷总统新年视察中企承建项目— 新华网

Presidente argentino destaca construcción de hidroeléctricas en cooperación con China— Xinhua 

Argentina destaca inversión en hidroeléctrica con China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC)— Energía Limpia Para Todos

Mauricio Macri pays visit to China Gezhouba Group’s Cóndor Cliff and La Barrancosa dam projects in Santa Cruz. Interestingly, Xinhua still calls them by their original names: Nestor Kirchner and Jorge Cepernic.

巴西特里斯皮尔斯二期项目投入商运 工期创造新纪录— 中国一带一路网

Phase II of State Grid’s Teresopolis project came online in Brazil. Interestingly, it’s reported on China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) website. Sign of things to come?

意大利国家电力公司向中广核出售旗下三座巴西可再生能源发电厂— 中国金融信息网

China’s CGN to buy three Enel wind and solar assets in Brazil— Renewable Energy News

Enel sells Brazilian PV plants totaling 450 MW to China’s CGNEI— PV Magazine

Chinesa especialista em energia nuclear compra usinas renováveis no Brasil por R$ 2,9 bi— Folha de São Paulo

Empresa da China compra usinas renováveis no Brasil por quase 3 bilhões— Renova Mídia

Una empresa argentina firmó un acuerdo para lanzar 90 satélites al espacio— La Nación 

Satellogic acuerda con empresa china lanzar 90 satélites— iprofesional

Argentina’s Satellogic — which Tencent has a stake in — has inked a deal with Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) to launch 90 micro satellites to provide weekly satellite data on the earth. The first satellites will go up on a Long March 6 rocket at the end of 2019.

中巴建交后首个高等教育交流项目 今天33名学生毕业了— 名城新闻网

33 Panamanian students graduated from the first higher education exchange program since China and Panama established diplomatic relations.

秘鲁环境监管机构责令首钢秘鲁公司关停部分设备— 兰格钢铁网

OEFA ordena a Shougang paralizar transporte y almacenamiento de minerales— Mercados y Regiones

Peru’s Organismo de Evaluación y Fiscalización Ambiental (OEFA) has told Shougang Hierro mining company to stop the transportation and storage operations at the Marcona iron mine due to environmental concerns in San Nicolas Bay.

Vietnam será líder en abasto de calzado hacia México por el CPTPP— El Economista 

El TPP-11 y el desarrollo en Chile: ¿aliados o adversarios?— CIPER

Exportaciones a CPTPP crecen al doble: SE— Dinero, Negocios y Finanzas

Vietnam toma ventaja sobre China en calzado— Opportimes

México reduce aranceles a los productos 'Made in Vietnam’— Expansión

Aumentan cupo de carne de cerdo de México a Japón— Opportimes 

Ministro de Comercio Exterior viaja a Japón para reunión del CPTPP— Perú 21

Perú ratificaría CPTPP en el primer trimestre del 2019— América Economía

Everyone has rosy projections for benefits from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); Peru will join this quarter.

A cheery tale of Chilean cherries— The Economist

Chile “cherry” II: The Economist aborda el auge de las cerezas chilenas y la famosa “trampa de ingresos medios”— La Tercera

Is The Economistbiting our rhymes? A write-up of Chile’s cherry effort in China.

SBS autorizó a Bank of China para iniciar operaciones en el Perú— La República

Bank of China gets the green light to begin operations in Peru.

This metal is powering today's technology—at what price?— National Geographic Magazine

The lithium revolution gets the yellow-bordered treatment.

S. Korea, Japan, China to Discuss Latin America Policies — KBS

Director general-level diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan got together to discuss Latin America policy. When are Latin American foreign ministries going to return the favor?

The Belt, the Road, and Latin America — FPRI

A view from Miami on the BRI in Latin America.

Países asiáticos se posicionan como principales destinos de exportación para el Perú— El Comercio

China, South Korea and India are all in the top five biggest export markets for Peruvian products. Copper is the biggest export to China, liquid natural gas (LNG) to Korea, and gold to India.

Evergreen abre cuatro nuevas oficinas en América Latina— Mundo Marítimo 

Shipping company Evergreen sees more flow coming between the Pacific Alliance and Asia. It is opening offices in Peru, Chile, and Mexico in the coming months, after just opening one in Colombia.

贸易战阴影下中国大豆播种面积将增加— 多维网

中国会恢复进口美国大豆吗?农业农村部:今年总量有保障— 搜狐

U.S. should counter China’s economic aggression in Latin America with economic and cultural engagement— Miami Herald

¿Debe elegir nuestro país entre Estados Unidos y China?— Clarín 

Trade war.

China — LAC

Viagem à China gera racha no PSL— A Agência

PSL quer reconhecimento facial da China em locais públicos no Brasil— Tecnoblog

Alvo de críticas, comitiva do PSL na China cobra apoio do governo— Folha de São Paulo

50% of China's avocado imports come from Chile— Fresh Plaza

Gremio de aguacates chileno destaca alta presencia de esta fruta en China— Xinhua 

La desaceleración de China amenaza a la economía peruana— Semana Económica

Cerezas chilenas quieren hacer más rojo el Año Nuevo lunar en China— Xinhua

México busca exportar sorgo para consumo humano al mercado de China— Tribuna 

México y China formarán marinos mercantes— Diario de Querétaro

Diplomacia china: no hay cena gratis— elsalvador.com

PM meets with Chinese companies— Loop TT

Presentan programa de la Semana China en Mérida— Pulso San Luís 

O futuro dos negócios com o gigante asiático— Jornal do Comércio 

Brasil permanece sem estratégia para a China, o seu maior parceiro— O Globo

China y su relación con Costa Rica y América Latina— A Diario CR

Brasil e China: produzir em parceria— Portgente

China es clave para optimización de ferrocarril de cargas en Argentina— Xinhua

China apuesta una renovación industrial en Latinoamérica— Globovisión

Xiaomi abrirá al menos 20 tiendas en México este año— Forbes México

Argentina moderniza su sistema ferroviario con apoyo de China— Uniradio

Presentan segundo grupo de 100 autobuses eléctricos chinos para sistema de transporte chileno— People’s Daily

China fue en 2018 el principal destino de las exportaciones agrícolas chilenas— Valencia Fruits

Ministério da Economia: Brasil quer diversificar vendas para China— Cidade Verde

"China só investe onde é bem-vinda; cuidado Brasil", diz Câmara de Comércio— UOL Online

Autoridad de Yucatán dice que México debería incentivar inversiones chinas en todo el país— América Economía 

La ruta de la seda digital— El Espectador

Uruguay takes fresh look at Chinese blues market— Fruit Net

China Supports and Urges Respect for Venezuela's Sovereignty— plenglish

Korea — LAC

Move over Mexico, South Korea now tops list as biggest importer of LNG from Sabine Pass— S&P Global

Japan — LAC

Argentina busca un acuerdo en Japón con los tenedores de bonos “samurái” en default— Clarín

Buscan ayuda de Japón para Centroamérica— Reforma

El intenso lobby de Japón para acelerar la TV digital en Chile— Diario Financiero

TV Digital: Delegación japonesa llega a Chile para impulsar el cambio tecnológico— La Tercera

Japón abrirá una Agregaduría en Chile para reforzar la cooperación militar— Infodefensa 

Colombia y Japón firman acuerdo para impulsar la solución de problemas sociales mediante las TIC— BC Noticias

India — LAC
ArcelorMittal to build its first ever desalination plant in Brazil: executives— Reuters

Sostienen que reconocimiento de la India al pisco, como originario del Perú, impulsará ventas en Asia— América Economía 

ASEAN & Oceania — LAC

Brasil planeja fim da exigência de visto a EUA, Canadá, Japão e Austrália— Exame

GCC — LAC

Uruguay traspasó a China la presidencia de IRENA— PV Magazine

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