As the first economy in the region, Brazil is the country that has the largest number of enterprise giants in Latin America, but it is not the only one.
Among the 10 largest companies in the region, there are also those that come Mexico and Colombia, According to the Global 2000 ranking prepared by Forbes Magazine, which includes the world's 2,000 largest companies.
How do they determine which ones are the largest?
A group of analysts gives companies listed on the stock exchange four factors: sales, profits, assets and market value.
Following these criteria, Global 2000 analyzes companies from 60 countries.
For the first time since 2015, China and the United States The first ten are dealt.
But the US continues to control the number of corporations included in the rankings, with 30% of the total.
The first place on the list was taken over by the Chinese bank ICBC, followed by China Construction and US bank JPMorgan Chase.
At the Latin American level, these are the 10 largest companies: Itau Holdings, Bradescu, Wali, Banco Do Brasil, Petrobras, Ecopetrol, America Móvil, Femsa, GF Norte and Grupo Mexico.
1. Itaú Unibanco Holdings
Sales: US $ 62.3 million
Earnings: $ 7,500 million
Assets: $ 437,600,000
Market value: $ 87,000 million
After the merger with Unibanco, Itaú became a huge banking.
With headquarters in Sao Paulo, it employs 99,300 people and its manager is Candido Bracher.
Banco Itaú became one of the largest financial conglomerates in the Southern Hemisphere when it acquired Unibanco in 2008.
It offers services to individuals and enterprise customers. He owns Rede, one of Brazil's largest payment systems.
2. Banco Brasco
Sales: $ 76,500 million
Revenues: $ 4,700 million
Assets: $ 370.600 million
Market value: $ 61,300 million
It is the second largest bank in Latin America at market value.
With 98,800 employees, Radasco operates in the financial market through two sectors: banking and insurance, pension and pension services.
It is the second largest bank in Latin America at market value.
Octavio de Lazari, the company's chief executive, said he would increase lending by at least 10% next year, with the expectation that the new government would promote policy in favor of the market.
Sales: $ 34,100 million
Earnings: $ 4,600 million
Assets: $ 94,400 million
Market value: $ 77,400 million
Vale is the largest producer of iron ore in the world.
Vale Company is one of the largest mining companies in the world – with activity in 30 countries – and the largest producer of iron ore.
The headquarters of Rio de Janeiro employ 69,300 people and its CEO is Fabio Schwarzman.
In 2015 he denounced his alleged responsibility for the social-environmental disaster caused by breaking a dam of waste material from a mine in the state of Minas Grays.
4 Banco Do Brasil
Sales: $ 55 million US
Revenues: $ 3,400 million
Assets: $ 412,800 million
Market value: $ 27,800 million
The Banco do Brasil S.A. This financial institution involved.
The Banco do Brasil S.A. It is a financial institution involved, where the federal government is the majority shareholder.
Its shares are traded on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange. Its CEO is Paulo Caffarelli and the number of employees reaches 100. 622 people.
Former president of Banco do Brasil, Petrovars, Aldemir Bedzin, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for corruption and money laundering crimes.
Sales: US $ 90 million
Earnings: $ 642 million
Properties: $ 248 million
Market value: $ 92,600 million
State-owned Petrobras was at the center of the scandal on bribery of construction company Odebrecht.
One of the world's largest oil companies, Petrobras of Brazil, is a state-owned company.
Petrobras was founded in 1953 for decades and it became the pride of the country, until it was exposed to a huge corruption plot for payment of bribes from the construction company Odebrecht to obtain public contracts.
Aldemir Bedzin, who ran Petrobras between 2015 and 2016, was sentenced for his participation in a scandal whose focus was in Brazil, but spread to several Latin American countries.
Sales: $ 19,400 million
Earnings: $ 2,800 million
Assets: $ 42,500 million
Market value: $ 45,700 million
Ecopatrol is one of the main oil companies in Latin America.
The Colombian oil and gas company employs 8,800 people. Its headquarters are in Bogota and its director is Felipe Fredo.
The firm operates in three commercial areas: exploration and production; Refinement and petrochemicals; Transportation and logistics services.
Is one of the main oil companies in Latin America, a public public company, linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
7. America leads
Sales: $ 54,600 million
Earnings: $ 624 million
Assets: $ 78,700 million
Market value: $ 57,800 million
América Móvil is well known in Mexico for Telcel phone brand.
A Mexican company in the telecommunications sector, especially telephony and television payers. It has more than 190,000 employees and its director is Daniel Abomard.
In Mexico it is known for its Telcel brand.
It is located in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He also developed business in the United States.
Sales: $ 25,200 million
Earnings: $ 2,100 million
Assets: $ 31,300 million
Market value: $ 31,200 million
One of the flags of FEMSA Business in Mexico is the sale of Coca-Cola.
Fomento Económico Mexicano has 295,000 employees and its headquarters is in Monterey, Mexico. Its CEO is Miguel Silva.
It is mainly engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of beverages. Sell the brands of giant Coca Cola, including soft drinks, water, juices, coffee, milk and other products.
The firm also operates OXXO stores in Mexico and other retail businesses.
Femsa also offers maintenance and logistics services. It sells refrigerators to companies that sell beverages and the food industry.
It has operations in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and the Philippines.
Sales: $ 9,100 million
Earnings: $ 1,400 million
Assets: $ 76,200 million
Market value: $ 16,100 million
Norta's financial group has a market cap of $ 16,100 million.
Grupo Financiero Banorte SAB de CV operates in the banking sector. Business banking services, life insurance and damage and management of pension funds.
She also manages financial resources of individuals and corporations through the Casa de Bolsa Banorte Ixe and the Iorte Foundation Banorte Operator.
Her headquarters is in Monterey. It employs nearly 30,000 people.
10. Grupo Mexico
Sales: $ 10,200 million
Earnings: $ 1,700 million
Assets: $ 26,700 million
Market value: $ 22,600 million
Grupo Mexico is a huge mining.
It is a mining company based in Mexico City that employs more than 30,000 people.
Grupo México develops commercial activities in mining metals, exploration, exploitation of mineral and non-metallic minerals. It provides transportation services to the railway sector and develops infrastructure projects.
Has oil drilling businesses, building power plants and utilities in the construction industry in general. (I)