Big company watch.Latin American sales in US$ millions as of December 31, 2005
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U.S. industrial gas supplier Praxair reported sales of US$1.13 billion across Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. in 2005, up 30% from a year before. Demand from healthcare and manufacturers helped business, and so did favorable fa·vor·a·ble
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
3. foreign exchange rates, the company said.
CATERPILLAR caterpillar (kăt`əpĭl'ər, kăt`ər–), common name for the larva of a moth or butterfly. Caterpillars have distinct heads and are segmented and wormlike.
The ground sure shook in Latin America last year, especially for earth-moving machine maker Caterpillar. The company reported a 27.4% spike A burst of extra voltage in a power line that lasts only a few nanoseconds. See power surge, power swell, sag and surge suppression.
(jargon) spike - To defeat a selection mechanism by introducing a (sometimes temporary) device that forces a specific result. in sales in the region, with revenue hitting US$3.17 billion in 2005.Almost all sectors of the company ramped up to meet explosive demand from across the region.
REPSOL YPF Repsol YPF, S.A., (IBEX-35:REP) is an integrated Spanish oil and gas company with operations in 29 countries, the bulk of its assets are located in Spain and Argentina. The product of a 1999 takeover of Argentine energy firm YPF by the Spanish conglomerate Repsol S.A.
High oil prices were good to Spanish oil company Repsol YPF. They helped the company offset the effects of declining natural gas production in Argentina. The company posted revenue of US$15.37 billion last year, down less than a percentage point from a year earlier.