Electronics Industry Takes a New Turn

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Electronics Industry Takes a New Turn

The Entrepreneurial Group of the Electronic, Information Technology, Automation and Communication Industry (GELECT in Spanish) participated in the 2nd edition of the Cubaindustria 2016 International Convention for the capture new markets.

Diverse Quality Cuban Honey Products

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Diverse Quality Cuban Honey Products

Cuba is implementing a development program until 2030 to better exploit its beekeeping productive potential and to develop new products with higher added values.

Cuba and Saudi Arabia Forge Stronger Commercial Ties

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Cuba and Saudi Arabia Forge Stronger Commercial Ties

The signing of five agreements over a six year period between Cuba and the Saudi Arabian Fund for Development shows the interest both have in strengthening trade links, something particularly highlighted by the last two agreements on the development of the Island’s water system.

Cubaindustria 2016 Is A Success Story

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Cubaindustria 2016 Is A Success Story

More than 2,000 participants from 29 countries participated in the second Cuban International Industry Convention and Exhibition, Cubaindustria 2016.

United Nations Supports Cuban Industrial Developmentent

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
United Nations Supports Cuban Industrial Developmentent

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to allocate some 50 million Euro to help Cuba develop a project to promote development in key areas such as fertilizer and agricultural machinery production.

Foreign Investment In Cuban Light Industry

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Foreign Investment In Cuban Light Industry

Cuban light industry authorities have said that deals with foreign companies for the establishment of new joint ventures for the production of footwear, disposable diapers and clothing are being negotiated.

The Exceptional Versatility Of A Sugarcane Crop

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
The Exceptional Versatility Of A Sugarcane Crop

Sugarcane, introduced to Cuba more than 500 years ago, is still extensively used for the production of sugar, energy drinks and other by-products that satisfy important economic and social needs.

Missouri Companies Keen To Trade With Cuba

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Missouri Companies Keen To Trade With Cuba

The visit by a delegation from the U.S. state of Missouri, led by its governor Jeremiah W. Nixon was an indication of the increasing number of U.S. companies who want to avail of the current trade opportunities in Cuba.

Cuba and Mexico Forge Closer Tourism Ties

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Cuba and Mexico Forge Closer Tourism Ties

During the recent First Business Forum in the City of Merida in Yucatan, Cuban and Mexican authorities stated their willingness to strengthen collaboration and strategic alliances in the tourism sector.

Japan Keen To Re-Conquer Cuban Market

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Japan Keen To Re-Conquer Cuban Market

The good state of inter-governmental relations and the opportunities to broaden economic and trade links, since 2014 in particular, are manifest in the willingness of both Cuba and Japan to extend and deepen bilateral ties.

A Cuban-Spanish Joint Venture Success Story

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
A Cuban-Spanish Joint Venture Success Story

The Cuban-Spanish Joint Venture, that deals with everything related to water management and supply in Varadero, is currently providing an excellent service to the Cuban resort and nearby communities and is showing a significant profit margin.

Vietnamese Presence at Cuba’s Special Development Zone

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Vietnamese Presence at Cuba’s Special Development Zone

One of six agreements signed between Cuba and Vietnam in September 2015 will take effect next year with the opening of two factories, one for producing laundry soap and the other making disposable diapers, both working with one of the leading companies in the Vietnamese industrial sector: Thai Binh.

New Port for Santiago de Cuba

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
New Port for Santiago de Cuba

Quality, efficiency and fast loading/ unloading services should characterize the new terminal being built at the Guillermón Moncada Harbor in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban Skies Welcome The World

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Cuban Skies Welcome The World

Having become one of the planets most in vogue places for politicians, economists, business people and world culture and fashion personalities, an increase in the number of airline companies flying state of the art aircraft to Cuba comes as no surprise.

CUBA AND SPAIN TO INCREASE TRANSPORT SECTOR COOPERATION

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
CUBA AND SPAIN TO INCREASE TRANSPORT SECTOR COOPERATION

Cuba and Spain signed an accord in Havana on the planning and management of land, sea, rail and air transport.

Construction of Another Gas Pipeline in Western Cuba Going Well

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Construction of Another Gas Pipeline in Western Cuba Going Well

A new gas pipeline is expected to be inaugurated in western Cuba in late August, as part of investments in the oil sector with views to obtaining greater economic and environmental improvements for the country.

New Cuban Bio-Material Advances

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
New Cuban Bio-Material Advances

Cuban scientists have brought beyond the laboratory test phase new biomaterial composites for the regeneration of bone tissue, which are, because of the issue of ageing populations, the subject of much international interest.

Kuwait Finances Energy Development Work in Cuba

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Kuwait Finances Energy Development Work in Cuba

Cuba is to undertake the construction of 34 small hydro- electric plants with financial support of almost 30 million dollars from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

Informatization Helps Boost Cuba’s Agricultural Development

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Informatization Helps Boost Cuba’s Agricultural Development

The use of Information and Communications Technologies is being expanded to different agricultural spheres in Cuba, as it becomes a pressing need for the sustainable development of this vital sector.

Coffee Growing to Increase on Cuban Lowlands

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Coffee Growing to Increase on Cuban Lowlands

Forecasts for the sector indicate that through the introduction of better technology and enhanced plantation on the western, central and eastern plains to satisfy domestic demand and increase exports, Cuba will produce in excess of 23,000 tons of coffee by 2020.

BioCubaFarma, Fruitful Science-Economy Combination

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
BioCubaFarma, Fruitful Science-Economy Combination

BioCubaFarma, the entity that connects the Cuban biotechnology industry with pharmaceutics, is currently developing 450 research projects to enlarge the country’s possibilities to produce medicines, replace imports and enhance the portfolio of exporting products.

Cuba Welcomes Foreign Investment in Construction

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Cuba Welcomes Foreign Investment in Construction

The most positive results of the XI International Construction Fair 2016 (Fecons in Spanish) were the contacts and exchanges with potential foreign investors regarding the undertaking of projects in tourism, industry and infrastructure.

Fire Testing The New Economic Relations

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Fire Testing The New Economic Relations

Even though the reestablishment of bilateral relations between Havana and Washington has facilitated a series of measures that favor trade links, the still enforced economic, commercial and financial blockade that the White House has imposed on Cuba since 1960 is the greatest obstacle to normalization and progress.

Business Prospects for U.S. and Cuban Farmers

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Business Prospects for U.S. and Cuban Farmers

The memorandum of understanding signed recently in the field of agricultural health during U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba paved the way for starting cooperation relations that will be the basis for attaining progress in trade, productivity and food security between the two countries.

Havana Club: Famous, Coveted And Fought For

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Havana Club: Famous, Coveted And Fought For

Coveted by those to whom it is denied and disputed by those who would steal its identity, Havana Club is Cuba’s most globally recognized rum and personifies the supremacy of the Cuban rum tradition.

Investment and Competitiveness in Cuban Nickel Industry

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Investment and Competitiveness in Cuban Nickel Industry

The Cuban nickel industry is the object of investments worth millions required in order to reduce production costs, in particular through the reduction of energy consumption, in the face of international competition.

New York Forum Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
New York Forum Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba

NEW YORK.- The headquarters of the Nasdaq stock market located in this North American cosmopolitan city hosted the Second Cuba Opportunity Summit; a forum organized by Wharton Business School in order to bring the North American business sector up to date with the business possibilities on the island.

Cuba-U.S. Relations: Opportunities and Challenges

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Cuba-U.S. Relations: Opportunities and Challenges

The rapprochement process that has been taking place between Cuba and the United States after the announcement of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations was made on December 17, 2014, is undoubtedly one of the events that has given rise to many questions among Cubans and people from around the world.

Another Perspective for Mining Investments in Cuba

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Another Perspective for Mining Investments in Cuba

Public Funds and businesses with foreign companies characterize the development of mining activities in Cuba for prospecting led, zinc, gold, calcium carbonate and other important minerals for export and local consumption.

Obama Again Rejects Blockade

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Obama Again Rejects Blockade

HAVANA.- In an auditorium filled by members of the U.S. business community, Cuban industrial state company executives and associates with foreign investment capital, members of cooperatives, entrepreneurs from the emerging national private and self-employed sector, U.S president Barack Obama declared that the best way to help the Cuban people was to lift the blockade.

Industrial Investments to Replace Imports

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Industrial Investments to Replace Imports

Significant investments with foreign capital are likely to be materialized in Cuba this year, with the objective of making the national industry more dynamic and replacing large volumes of imports.

Cuba and Australia for Expansion of Economic Links

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Cuba and Australia for Expansion of Economic Links

Economic ties between Cuba and Australia are likely to be expanded in the sectors of renewable energy, agriculture, livestock, pharmaceutics, mining and oil prospecting, as analyzed by government authorities from the two countries.

Bright Future for Cuba-Austria Business Links

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Bright Future for Cuba-Austria Business Links

The visit to Cuba of Austrian president, Heinz Fischer, who was accompanied by a large business delegation, marked an important point in the development of commercial and financial relations and the future promotion of investments.

Bright Future for Cuba-Austria Business Links

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Bright Future for Cuba-Austria Business Links

The visit to Cuba of Austrian president, Heinz Fischer, who was accompanied by a large business delegation, marked an important point in the development of commercial and financial relations and the future promotion of investments.

Russian Credit Supports Increased Electricity Production

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Russian Credit Supports Increased Electricity Production

The ties that bind Cuba and Russia together have been strengthened by the granting of credit worth up to 1 billion, 2 hundred million euros, to finance a project to amplify electricity generation through the incorporation of 800 megawatts into the electrical energy system in Cuba between 2022 and 2024.

Spanish Firm Benefits From Base In Cuba

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Spanish Firm Benefits From Base In Cuba

With the passing of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM in Spanish) Law Decree 313 and its complimentary regulations in 2013, Cuba opened investment possibilities at the enclave, 45km west of Havana, to the world. Profood Service S.A., fully funded by Spanish capital, embraced the opportunity.

El Niño Affects Sugar Cane Harvest

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
El Niño Affects Sugar Cane Harvest

Unseasonal rainfall and the late arrival of winter are mostly to blame for the harm caused – principally to industrial sugar yields and cane gathering activities --to the 2015/16 Cuban sugar cane harvest.

Brighter and Better Agriculture and Livestock Fair

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Brighter and Better Agriculture and Livestock Fair

The International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, FIAGROP 2016, scheduled for March 12-20 at Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds, is set to offer more rodeo competitions and cattle shows and has a particularly busy commercial and business agenda.

Bright Future For Renewable Energy in Cuba

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Bright Future For Renewable Energy in Cuba

The fuel content of the solar radiation Cuba receives in a day is greater than the amount of oil consumed by the country in five years, according to studies conducted by the government to make the best use of renewable energy sources.

U.S. Vintners Offer a Taste of Their own Wines

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
U.S. Vintners Offer a Taste of Their own Wines

In what experts consider to be an indication of how attractive the potential of the tourist market in Cuba is; between February 1-3 this year, one hundred U.S. business people representing 50 wine cellars, offered a first-ever seminar on Californian wines in Cuba’s Palace of Conventions.

Technological Innovation, a Challenge for Latin America

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Technological Innovation, a Challenge for Latin America

The biggest challenge for Latin America today is to return to the path of economic development, underpinning productive diversification and technological innovation, said the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), Alicia Bárcena.

Dutch Support for Aquaculture Development in Cuba

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Dutch Support for Aquaculture Development in Cuba

The Water Education Istitution of Holland and UNESCO (Unesco – IHE in Spanish) are cooperating with the Cuban aquaculture industry, in the execution of a claria (catfish) raising project, using a locally produced feed, which has just been satisfactorily evaluated on the basis of fish sizes in excess of 500 grams.

Odebrecht to Participate in Cuban Economic Development

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Odebrecht to Participate in Cuban Economic Development

The presence of the Odebrecht company in more than 21 countries and across a broad range of business sectors that offer integrated, innovative and practical solutions, is an indication of why the Brazilian group have an interest in contributing to the development of their host nations.

Flight Connections Support Growth in Tourism

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Flight Connections Support Growth in Tourism

As 2015 drew to a close, certain newsworthy events gave a fresh impulse to Cuba’s global flight connections and it’s tourism industry, currently working to attract even more visitors and to improve the quality and comfort of services offered, of which flight connections play an important role.

Unilever Announce Joint Venture Investment in Cuba

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Unilever Announce Joint Venture Investment in Cuba

Univeler, one of the largest companies of its type in the world, have come back to Cuba to launch a joint venture in the manufacture of hygiene, toiletry and household cleaning products with the benefits of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM in Spanish).

Agroecology; An Essential Element of Food Sovereignty

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Agroecology; An Essential Element of Food Sovereignty

Participants in a specialized international conference agreed that agroecology is an essential component for the attainment of food sovereignty and global sustainable development.

Successful Havana Club Investment in Western Cuba

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Successful Havana Club Investment in Western Cuba

The Havana Club International S.A. (HCI) company’s San Jose de las Lajas rum factory in western Cuba is highly efficient, having maintained production targets to within 99.7% of those set by client demand during it’s nine year history, according to director of operations, Ernesto Castresana.

IATA Refers To Cuban Tourism Growth

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
IATA Refers To Cuban Tourism Growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has registered interest in the growth of Cuban tourism, referring to it in one of their most recent publications which dealt with nations who are increasing management capacity in what is referred to as the “smokeless” industry.

Cuba’s Fish Product Exports Grow, Lobster in the Lead

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Cuba’s Fish Product Exports Grow, Lobster in the Lead

Known as the Caribbean Queen, Cuba’s lobster has become the country’s top seafood export product so far this year, with total exports of fish and seafood products likely to account for $70 million by the end of the year, said Esther María Alejo, the general director of Caribex import and export company.

New Challenge for Latin America

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
New Challenge for Latin America

HAVANA._ A recent report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) revealed that, for the first time since 2009, the unemployment rate in the region rose from one year to another.

Mariel Special Development Zone: Key To Foreign Investment

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Mariel Special Development Zone: Key To Foreign Investment

HAVANA.- Set to become the principal sea port in both Cuba and the Caribbean and an important regional logistical center, the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM in Spanish) today encompasses one of the primary incentives for foreign investment in Cuba.

FIHAV 2015: an Extraordinary Fair

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
FIHAV 2015: an Extraordinary Fair

The 32nd edition of Havana’s International Trade Fair, FIHAV 2015, which was attended by 2000 businesspeople from more than 70 countries, with an exhibition area of 22,700 square meters, was rated as an extraordinary event by important figures attending the fair in the Cuban capital.

Cuba-U.S. Business Council, Another Step Forward

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Cuba-U.S. Business Council, Another Step Forward

The Cuba-U.S. Business Council launched on September 25 in Washington, has before it a great task: to work in order to normalize bilateral trade relations, said Orlando Hernández Guillén, president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce.

Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation

Cuba and Vietnam have reinforced agricultural ties through the continuation of a program to develop grains of a high quality and adaptable to challenges posed by climate change.

Advance in Agricultural Cooperation with Argentina

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Advance in Agricultural Cooperation with Argentina

Cuba and Argentina have begun a new phase of cooperation with the signing of various agreements in the fields of agriculture, livestock and rural development, with trade, business and technical contracts also contributing to further expand bilateral collaboration.

Discover the thrill of unspoiled nature in Cuba

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Discover the thrill of unspoiled nature in Cuba

Nature tourism is going strong among those who visit Cuba, where one can find exceptional sea bottoms, mountains with a large variety of endemic flora and fauna, cave systems with underground rivers, and landscapes that go from valleys to semi desert lands and rainforests.

FAO Supports Aquaculture Development

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
FAO Supports Aquaculture Development

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has implemented a project in Cuba for increasing the production of freshwater fish by improving their genes.

Keys to Foreign Investment in Cuba

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Keys to Foreign Investment in Cuba

The number of business people interested in investing in Cuba continues to grow every year. That reality is mainly owed to the potentialities that exist in different sectors and to the attractive future offered to investors in Cuba.

Cuba and Panama On the Same Path

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Cuba and Panama On the Same Path

The Panamanian president, Juan Carlos Valera, ratified at the closing of an enterprise forum in Havana his nation’s decision to stand alongside Cuba until justice has been attained by the lifting of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed for an excess of 50 years on the island by the U.S.

Imminent Return to a World Economic Collapse

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Imminent Return to a World Economic Collapse

Experts’ predictions of an imminent hell in the world’s economy and markets currently follow the uncertainty unleashed by the generalized fall of the stock exchange and raw materials in the last few weeks.

Belgian Companies Explore Up Close Cuban Market

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Belgian Companies Explore Up Close Cuban Market

A dozen enterprises of Belgium and Luxemburg met with their Cuban peers to explore commercial, collaboration and investment opportunities now open to foreign capital in Cuba.

Cuba & PMA: Working Towards a Sustainable Diet

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Cuba & PMA: Working Towards a Sustainable Diet

The Country’s Program (El Programa del Pais) 2015-2018 will benefit some 900,000 people in seven Cuban provinces in a mission which hopes to strengthen ties with social, local and national protection systems with priority held in food and nutrition safety.

Banking Facilities for Self-Employed Businesses

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Banking Facilities for Self-Employed Businesses

New and attractive facilities from the Cuban banking system are now at the disposal of self-employed businesses, even without the need to resort to commercial offices, modality introduced and in progress by the Banco Popular de Ahorro (BPA).

Fitomas-M: Firm Friend of Sugar Cane Growers

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Fitomas-M: Firm Friend of Sugar Cane Growers

Fitomas-M, a sugar cane ripener developed in Cuba, used to accelerate the ripening process, is today a firm friend of those cultivating this crop and according to experts here in the capital, it contributes to increased sugar yields per area.

Foreign Investment Falls

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Foreign Investment Falls

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has revealed that the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the region fell by 16 percent in 2014.

Cuba Establishes Presence in Software Industry

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Cuba Establishes Presence in Software Industry

Every year hundreds of Cuban students graduate from the universitylevel computer engineering course.

Cuba-Kuwait: Cooperation Keeps Pumping Water

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Cuba-Kuwait: Cooperation Keeps Pumping Water

The cooperation project started by Cuba and Kuwait in the hydraulic sector at the beginning of the past decade continues to bear its fruits, as recently demonstrated by the signing of three agreements intended to support repair works of the aqueduct and sewage system in Havana.

Opportunities and Alternatives in New Economic Scenario

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Opportunities and Alternatives in New Economic Scenario

The international financial scenario, marked by pressures on the developed world, reveals new front line participants that are creating alternatives to longstanding multilateral institutions.

Cuba to Revamp Major Airports

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Cuba to Revamp Major Airports

The plans of Cuba’s Ministry of Transport (MITRANS) to modernize airport facilities will start with extension works on Terminal 3 at Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport.

Cuba and Italy Forge Closer Links

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Cuba and Italy Forge Closer Links

Cuba and Italy pledged to work together to strengthen bilateral relations and highlighted areas of common interest in the context of a recent visit by Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

US Farmers Favor Lifting Blockade

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
US Farmers Favor Lifting Blockade

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba is working intensely for the lifting of the blockade against the island, according to the coalition´s president, Devry Boughner.

The Habano Festival and How to Make a Cigar

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
The Habano Festival and How to Make a Cigar

An added value asset of the February 2015 edition of the Habano Festival will be the teaching and learning about how cigars are made and what their most important characteristics are.

Ample Investment Opportunities in Energy and Mining Sectors

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Ample Investment Opportunities in Energy and Mining Sectors

Due to the high cost of investment in production and extraction infrastructure, the oil industry is by necessity included on the list of opportunities that Cuba is offering to investors who might be interested in sharing both risk and dividend, in an area of vast potential as verified by land and marine geological studies.

Long Term View of the Cuban Economy

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Long Term View of the Cuban Economy

During 2014 Cuba continued to deploy strategies driven by the updating of the national economic and social model which have created the requisite conditions for significant advancement in 2015 and which should put a halt to the decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Nicaragua´s Inter-oceanic Canal: A Bet on Development

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Nicaragua´s Inter-oceanic Canal: A Bet on Development

Nicaragua has been celebrating the materialization of this long cherished dream since the construction of the canal started on last December 22: the work promises to become a valuable commercial and shipping waterway.

Investment Opportunities in Cuban industries

Published on: Vol.18, 2014
Investment Opportunities in Cuban industries

The creation of the Mariel Special Development Zone and the passing last March of a new Foreign Investment Law means that there are excellent investment opportunities in Cuba. Among the areas of interest, Cuban industry ranks as one of the sectors with the most potential and best opportunities for foreign investors.