Brazilian banks: spreading the love

Some lenders could prosper though the economy struggles

Airlines invest in DIY to improve services

Groups including BA trial permanent electronic bag tags

Antofagasta earnings plunge 49%

Miner reels from copper prices hitting lowest levels since crisis

Anglo agrees to sell Chilean copper mines

UK mining group reports some progress with its asset disposals

PEN slams Mexico’s ‘censorship by bullet’

Reporters in ‘deadly peril’ following string of attacks

Former 'global nomad': Miguel Galuccio, chief executive of YPF
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Miguel Galuccio, YPF: Fernández’s oilman

Installed at Argentine energy group after 2012 renationalisation

Adidas's new X15 Hero football boot, left, and Nike's new Jordan Super.Fly 4 sneakers
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Adidas struggles to catch up with Nike

Social media and youngsters offer scope for German brand

Colombia’s ‘door to paradise’ closes

Commodities downturn exacting a big price in Latin America

Uruguay tries to hang on to its buzz

New government wants to marry the cutting edge with the conservative

Former Lula aide held in Petrobras probe

Allegations bring corruption scandal closer to former president

Cyber security start-up Zscaler nets $100m

Boom for sector amid pressing need to defend against hackers

Brazil: Engine trouble

Once a motor of the global economy the country is now the sick man of emerging markets

Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

Philips, Osram and GE face decline of traditional light bulb units as new technology takes off

HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm

Bank also in exclusive talks to sell Turkish operations to ING

Trump staying power confounds his rivals

Candidates fixated on containing billionaire ahead of debate

Antofagasta in $1bn copper mine deal

Purchase of 50% stake in Zaldívar marks ‘partnership’ with Barrick

P&G’s slow turnround frustrates analysts

Consumer product group’s fourth-quarter income tumbles 80%

Casino merges LatAm units in €1.7bn deal

Move aims to squeeze cash from assets amid Brazil slowdown

Saipem implicated in Petrobras case

Art and cash allegedly paid to secure contracts

Mexico delays deepwater oil auction

Bid terms sweetened after July’s inaugural tender flopped

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