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    1. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Colombian president declares definitive ceasefire with Farc

      Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday declared a ceasefire with Farc rebels starting August 29. The move...

    2. August 25, 2016

      Farc peace accord may prove hard sell for Colombia’s Santos

      To some, the Colombian government’s historic peace deal with Marxist rebels that would end one of the world’s...

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    1. August 25, 2016

      Colombia agrees peace deal with Farc rebels

      The Colombian government and leaders of the Farc guerrilla group on Wednesday reached a historic peace agreement to end...

    2. August 12, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production forecast

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials — copper....

    3. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials – copper....

    4. July 31, 2016

      AccorHotels aims high in Brazil expansion

      AccorHotels plans to increase the number of hotels it runs in Brazil by two-thirds within four years, in one of the...

    5. Nick Butler

      July 25, 2016

      Petrobras at risk as Brazil's endless crisis deepens

      With so much attention focused on the questions of Brexit and the American presidential election it is miss the...

    6. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    7. July 15, 2016

      Farc rebels train for life after war

      It is graduation day at the School of Political-Ideological Formation Jacobo Arenas, named after the late ideologue of...

    8. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Mexican lawmakers push to double sugar tax

      Mexican legislators want to double down on the national sugar tax, which first went into place in 2014. A new proposal...

    9. July 11, 2016

      Venezuelans cross border in hunt for food

      Omar Torres felt a rush of emotion as he crossed the Simón Bolívar bridge between Colombia and Venezuela with his wife...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      July 8, 2016

      From hell to paradise

      Members of the Italian Nogravity Dance Company perform “From hell to paradise, Trips of the soul,” at the Julio Mario...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Five bricks in the wall of worry. - How Remain lost. - Channeling Charles Kindleberger on...

    12. July 5, 2016

      Latin American co-operation scales new heights

      When Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, shot down attempts a decade ago by President George W Bush to promote...

    13. June 30, 2016

      Colombia gets it right: hard work, ceasefire, then referendum

      Last Thursday was a momentous day for democracy — and not only because of Brexit. Several thousand miles from the UK,...

    14. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2016

      Latin America's trillion-dollar opportunity for climate-smart investing

      What once seemed impossible happened in Paris last December, when 195 nations agreed on a framework for maintaining the...

    15. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2016

      $19tn in cash economy hide world of opportunity

      Matthew Blake, World Economic Forum and Gloria M. Grandolini, World Bank Maria owns a tiendita, a small local shop on...

    16. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Colombia lifts rates to 7.5% in inflation fight

      Colombia’s central bank is not backing down from its fight against inflation. With consumer prices hitting a 15 year...

    17. June 22, 2016

      Colombia announces ceasefire with rebels

      Colombia’s government and Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire in a breakthrough deal to end one of the...

    18. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    19. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Emerging markets join global risk rebound

      Bring out the rally monkey. Emerging market assets joined the global rebound in risk assets as new opinion polls showed...

    20. June 10, 2016

      Embrace of the Serpent — film review: ‘Mystical’

      Embrace of the Serpent is a mystical movie missile from Colombia. It’s ballistic, balletic, sometimes brilliant. To be...

    21. Nick Butler

      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

    22. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Colombia grows at slowest pace since 2009

      Colombia’s economy grew at its slowest pace in more than six years during the first quarter from a year earlier, as...

    23. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Colombia lifts rates to 7.25%

      Colombia has raised interest rates for the ninth time in a row as the Andean country continues to do battle with high...

    24. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      ABInBev deal costs take fizz out of SAB's profits

      Full year pre-tax profits at SABMiller have fallen 16 per cent after the brewer booked a large number of exceptional...

    25. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      AB InBev shuffles Latin American assets

      Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is playing a game of swapsies with businesses in Latin America as it...

    26. May 12, 2016

      Colombia and the ‘intelligent austerity’ of life after oil

      Oil, in recent years a lifeline for the Colombian economy, will contribute almost nothing to the Andean nation’s gross...

    27. May 6, 2016

      Panama tycoon accused of laundering drug money

      The founder of a Panama business empire and his son have been running an international narcotics money laundering ring,...

    28. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Backflip for Itochu as it reveals decline in profit

      It was too good to be true. In a sharp reversal for the only Japanese trading house projecting a record annual profit...

    29. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      RSA weathers volatile markets

      Insurer RSA said that first quarter profits were ahead of its expectations despite volatile financial markets. The...

    30. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      EMs: sell in May and go away?

      Sell in May and go away? That is looking to be the case for emerging market investors, with Fed comments over the...

    31. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Competition, regulatory pressure hits América Móvil profits

      Mexican telecoms giant América Móvil reported first-quarter net profit of 4.8bn ($277m) pesos, nearly 42 per cent lower...

    32. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      SABMiller sales plumped up by Africa and Latin America

      Brewer SABMiller has underscored why it is an appetising target for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev, reporting a 5...

    33. FT Data

      April 21, 2016

      Experts raise alarm over rise in "open data inequality"

      While the UK can cheer for being nominated for the second year in a row the most open country in the world for data...

    34. April 8, 2016

      UK to Colombia: the man who discovered The Rolling Stones

      It is 53 years since Andrew Loog Oldham saw a new band in a south-west London club, and insisted on managing them. He...

    35. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Colombia starts peace talks with ELN rebels

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that, after two years of back-channel talks, his...

    36. March 30, 2016

      Dawn workers forced to clean toilets seven days a week to survive

      In a small sub-letted room in a family house in Peckham, the alarm goes off at 3.30am. Patricia Paredes Jaramillio, 30,...

    37. March 27, 2016

      Energy shortage dims outlook in Colombia and Venezuela

      Acute energy shortages, historically a warning sign for unpopular Latin American leaders, are threatening to undermine...

    38. MBA blog

      March 23, 2016

      Applying military knowledge to business strategy - Part 1

      I have never been in the military, but having heard many stories about military life from both of my grandfathers, I am...

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