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FROM THE NOVEMBER 18, 2014 ISSUE

Are Companies Ready to Invest in Cuba?


Cuba's government on Nov. 3 asked international companies to invest more than $8 billion in the Caribbean island nation. The country's foreign commerce minister expressed hopes that the 246 projects being pitched by the government, ranging from an auto plant to a hog farm, would help spur Cuba's flagging economy. How interested are international companies in investing in Cuba? What benefits and drawbacks will companies encounter in investing there? What results have come from Cuba's four-year-old economic reform process?

Carlos A. Saladrigas, chairman of the Cuba Study Group and Regis HR Group: "Cuba's economic reforms so far have been too little, too late and too timid to result in significant economic performance. No doubt that U.S. sanctions on Cuba place an enormous burden on Cuba's ability to implement major macroeconomic reforms and its ability to attract investment capital. Yet, the continuing economic mismanagement, the numerous distortions in Cuba's economic and political systems, a stubborn ideology, an obtuse and weighty bureaucracy and the fears of change harbored by Cuba's leaders all play even more heavily in keeping Cuba's economy from reaching its full potential. Cuban leaders continue to expect..." MORE


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Diego Arria
Director,
Columbus Group

Genaro Arriagada
Nonresident Senior Fellow,
Inter-American
Dialogue

Joyce Chang
Global Head of
Emerging Markets Research, JP Morgan Chase

W. Bowman Cutter
Former Partner,
E.M. Warburg Pincus

Dirk Donath
Senior Partner,
Aimara Capital

Jane Eddy
Managing Director,
Corporate & Government
Ratings Group,
Standard & Poor's

Marlene Fernández
Corporate Vice
President for
Gov't Relations,
Arcos Dorados

Peter Hakim
President Emeritus,
Inter-American
Dialogue

Donna Hrinak
President,
Boeing Brazil

Jon Huenemann
Vice President,
US & Int'l Affairs,
Philip Morris

James R. Jones
Co-Chair,
Manatt Jones
Global Strategies

Craig A. Kelly
Director, Americas
Int'l Gov't Relations,
Exxon Mobil

John Maisto
Director,
US Education Finance Group

Nicolás Mariscal
Chairman,
Grupo Marhnos

Thomas F. McLarty III
President,
McLarty Associates

Carlos Paz-Soldan
Partner,
DTB Associates

Beatrice Rangel
Director,
AMLA Consulting

José Antonio Ríos
Chief Executive Officer, Vadium Technology, Inc.

Gustavo Roosen
Chairman of
the Board,
Envases Venezolanos

Andrés Rozental
President,
Rozental & Asociados and Senior Fellow,
Brookings Institution

Shelly Shetty
Head, Latin America Sovereign Ratings
Fitch, Inc.

 

 

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