EM bonds at crossroads after rally

Demand for the debt is high despite its low credit rating

US and Russia deadlocked over Assad fate

Syrian president’s future overshadows progress at peace talks

Hungary to finalise Erste Bank deal

Budapest looks to complete purchase by June

Barclays: retreat from Africa

This is a bad time for a forced sale

Chile’s salmon sector hit by algae bloom

Latest blow to industry lines up a 10% fall in global supplies

China fertiliser maker defaults on bond

Cash-strapped local governments lose appetite for bailouts

China trade barriers won’t stop ecommerce

Consumer longing for foreign goods motivated by more than price, with product authenticity and trust key

Barclays sells stake in African subsidiary

Sale cuts UK bank’s holding to slightly more than 50%

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Ageing populations new threat to EM

EM creditworthiness faces fresh population risks

Vale and BHP rocked by $44bn dam lawsuit

Lawyers question whether Brazil’s claim will succeed

Brussels backs visa-free travel for Turks

Turkey praised for ‘impressive progress’ on fulfilling EU demands

China’s fizz goes flat

Money is no longer energising economic muscles

Asians save, but Latin Americans spend

Stark behavioural divide is driven by government policy and cultural norms

Daimler to build €500m factory in Poland

Mercedes-Benz plant is the industry’s latest push into eastern Europe

Apple loses trademark dispute in China

Court rules a little known accessories maker can use iPhone name

AB InBev profits disappoint due to Brazil

Brewer still on track to close SABMiller deal this year

Latam tourists roam closer to home

Collapsing currencies add to charm of region’s own attractions

China moves to bring down pork prices

Pork prices hit record levels on rising demand, pushing up inflation

Argentina’s rise fuels rivalry with Brazil

Buenos Aires embraces economic reform, but craves free judiciary

The many obstacles that Iran faces

A nation whose people want to open up to the world remains stuck

Petrobras sells more than $1.3bn in assets

Scandal-hit Brazil oil group offloads assets in Argentina and Chile

China’s recovery: not solid

Survey findings underline fragility of credit-fuelled uptick

Saudi opens door to short sellers

Regulator looks to sharpen appeal of $400bn bourse

Aberdeen warns of further fund outflows

Asset manager reports £7bn net outflows in 3 months to end March

Phnom Penh’s investment case loses appeal

Higher real estate prices, falling yields and signs of oversupply

The use and misuse of history in Poland

Law and Justice government interferes with war museum in Gdansk

China lease expiries spur property angst

Wenzhou asks homeowners to pay large sums to renew rights

Argentina could issue $30bn debt this year

Provinces expected to take advantage of fresh investor interest

US lobby ups anti-Iran business push

Body warns western groups over breaking remaining sanctions

Rising steel threatens China capacity cuts

Prices could prompt mills reopening despite move to stem surplus


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