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    1. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Facing up to cheap oil: a tale of Latin America's two Opec members

      Last week Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister and the president of Opec, called for an extraordinary meeting of...

    2. February 6, 2015

      Ecuador’s Quito offers good value in a strategic commercial hub

      Located between two vast Andean mountain ranges and overlooked by snow-capped volcanoes, the city of Quito is typically a...

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    1. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Will Ecuador's success stand up to cheap oil?

      Of the generation of radical Latin American leaders that have won office in the last decade, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa –...

    2. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Ecuador's tax on booze, cigarettes - and burgers

      Anyone following events in Ecuador will know that Rafael Correa, the fiery president, is not one to avoid confrontation, as...

    3. beyondbrics

      August 21, 2014

      Ecuador: Standard & Poor’s raises rating of market's prodigal son

      Everyone loves the biblical story of the prodigal son. On Wednesday that tale received a touch of market realism when...

    4. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2014

      Ecuador: paving the way to indefinite re-election?

      Groundhog day? In February 2013, still aglow after being elected for a third term in a landslide victory, President Rafael...

    5. beyondbrics

      June 17, 2014

      Ecuador and bond markets: defaulter is back with a $2bn vengeance

      Ignore Argentina’s spiralling debt vortex,global investors’ appetite for higher-risk assets remains hot. On Tuesday,...

    6. June 17, 2014

      Argentina: sovereign debt fine print

      Waivers of immunity in sovereign bond contracts, as a rule, exclude embassies. So, no: bondholders will probably not have a...

    7. April 23, 2014

      Latin rebels turn to pragmatism

      Last year Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s leftist president, swore her country would never devalue. Then, in January, it...

    8. April 15, 2014

      Risk seekers turn to Latin American bonds

      A number of South American countries, some still branded pariahs, are welcoming a renewed appetite for risk as investors...

    9. beyondbrics

      April 7, 2014

      Ecuador bonds: saying adios to China?

      Wasn’t it the case, about five years ago, that Ecuador’s foreign debt was “illegitimate” and its bondholders “real...

    10. April 1, 2014

      Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

      So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2014

      Electoral blow sparks changes in Ecuador but Correa still firmly in charge

      A year ago Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftwing president, was riding high after winning a third term in a landslide election....

    12. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2014

      Ecuador to bond market: we're back!

      Calling all courageous bond-buyers out there! Ecuador says it is trying to re-enter the bond market, taking advantage of...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2013

      Ecuador approves oil drilling in the Amazon

      Some say it took millions of years, others say it took seven days, for the Amazon rainforest to be shaped. But it took just...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2013

      Chevron's Ecuador lawsuit: moving Chevron's way?

      Will Ecuador’s long-running dispute with Chevron sour its relations with Argentina? After all, Argentina’s state-run YPF...

    15. August 16, 2013

      Ecuador admits defeat in plan to keep oil in the ground for a fee

      Ecuador has abandoned its effort to persuade rich countries to pay it not to develop its oil reserves in a protected part of...

    16. July 5, 2013

      Europe falls into imperialist stereotype trap in Bolivian airline drama

      In Latin America it used to be called an “international incident” – the kind of minor diplomatic cock-up that mushrooms into...

    17. July 2, 2013

      Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

      Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

    18. The A-List

      June 28, 2013

      Ecuador is no haven for homegrown whistleblowers

      Amid all their vicissitudes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker, can...

    19. The World

      June 24, 2013

      Rafael Correa and Ecuador's larger-than-life leaders

      Rafael Correa (Getty) While no one knows with certainty where Edward Snowden is heading after leaving Hong Kong on Sunday,...

    20. June 24, 2013

      Rafael Correa’s defence of human rights full of contradictions

      Should Edward Snowden successfully find political asylum in Quito, he will find warmer weather than in Moscow, better food...

    21. June 24, 2013

      The big question: Why do whistleblowers go to Ecuador?

      Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is fleeing the reach of US authorities and seeking political asylum in...

    22. June 17, 2013

      UK and Ecuador fail to end impasse over Julian Assange

      WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will remain holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London a little longer after talks...

    23. June 15, 2013

      Ecuador law sparks fears of media curbs

      Ecuador’s Congress on Friday passed a divisive media law that could tighten restrictions on newspapers and television...

    24. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2013

      Ecuador mining: goodbye Kinross, hello China Inc?

      It looked like a great idea on paper: change the law in order to attract more investments into the mining industry and...

    25. June 11, 2013

      Kinross Gold scraps $1.3bn Ecuador project

      Canada’s Kinross Gold Corporation on Monday dealt a blow to Ecuador’s ambitions of attracting more miners, by saying that it...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 22, 2013

      Ecuador: we want more mining

      Ecuador, the smallest of the OPEC members, is working hard to diversify away from a dependence on oil exports. So now the...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2013

      Ecuador punts its oil bidding round but China may be only taker

      Ecuador is licensing a chunk of the Amazon. After touring Asia, Europe and North America, the Andean country’s government...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 15, 2013

      [snap]: Ecuador eyes bond issue

      To the list of unusual names that have been tapping the international bond market, investors could soon add this: Ecuador....

    29. beyondbrics

      March 12, 2013

      Ecuador to US: no more investment protection for you!

      After winning re-election last month, Ecuador’s firebrand president, Rafael Correa, vowed to deepen his socialist revolution...

    30. February 22, 2013

      Chávez still suffering from lung infection

      Hugo Chávez’s difficulty in breathing as a result of a lung infection after cancer surgery in Cuba more than two months ago...

    31. February 22, 2013

      Ecuador’s president glows from poll win

      When Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s president, last spoke to the Financial Times in October 2010, he was limping and angry after...

    32. February 18, 2013

      Correa rides socialist wave in Ecuador

      Around the shacks and shanties on the hillsides of Ecuador’s capital, the mood is joyous: “Four more years of Rafael!”,...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2013

      London headlines

      * Correa claims another term in Ecuador * Sberbank plans action against Volksbank * PM to walk migrant tightrope in India *...

    34. February 17, 2013

      Correa claims another term in Ecuador

      Cries of “we already have a president, we have Rafael!” resounded around the cobblestoned streets of Ecuador’s whitewashed...

    35. February 14, 2013

      Firebrand Correa on road to third term

      High in the Ecuadorean Andes, along a new highway leading to the indigenous village of Zumbahua, a billboard reads:...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 24, 2013

      Ecuador banks: not so happy days

      It is not easy being a bank in Ecuador these days. Not only has the combined profit of the Andean country’s private banks...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2013

      Ecuador: time to hit the international bond markets?

      Ecuador is on the brink of its biggest budget deficit on record. So there is talk of the Andean country biting the bullet...

    38. beyondbrics

      December 20, 2012

      Ecuador: who needs an economics degree (except the central bank boss...)?

      It seems in every family there are secrets and lies. On Wednesday afternoon, Pedro Delgado, the cousin of Ecuador’s...

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