S&P warns Brazil credit rating at risk

Agency’s negative outlook cites political and economic concerns

Historic trade deal inches nearer in Maui

Five-year long talks culminate in meetings over final agreement

Brazil faces spectre of budget deficit

Doubts over targets as country edges toward recession

Argentine small traders turn to bitcoin

Use of virtual currency soars as way to bypass capital controls

Companies break faith with Brazil reforms

Business groups complain they are bearing brunt of austerity push

Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade deal

Hopes raised for exchange of offers on tariffs by end of year

Obama’s big trade bet: What comes next

Tariffs and sensitive industries remain sticking points

Obama clears big trade hurdle

President poised to win the powers he needs to close the biggest trade deal in a generation

Buenos Aires market bucks Argentina trend

Popularity of La Salada is ironic bookmark to rule by Fernández

Spain’s Tabacalera set to take the cigar

Tobacco group prepares for surge in sales

US companies still face investment hurdles

Bureaucracy, poor infrastructure and regulatory risk among hurdles

New connection divides opinion

President Obama’s overtures play better than expected at home — although not with everyone

Democrats derail Obama trade bill

Push to conclude Pacific deal lays bare bitter divide in president's party

Emerging markets: Trading blow

Developing economies are now a major drag on world economy

Guyana tests waters of a ‘new era’

Poor South American nation has a new leader and the chance of oil

Investors await Argentine leader’s exit

Optimism grows ahead of CFK’s departure

Brazilians cut back as downturn hits home

Families spending less amid high inflation and rising unemployment

Venezuela braces for low oil price era

In the absence of Opec cuts, country launches plan to boost market share

A new global order of cities

Major urban centres have the clout to shape the world’s economy

French group trumpets Cuba pharma

Abivax plans IPO to finance trials of hepatitis B treatment developed by researchers in Havana