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    1. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Venezuela's latest surprise default...China!

      Last month Ricardo Hausmann, a normally mild Harvard academic, set off the equivalent of a financial bomb. The economist...

    2. June 11, 2014

      Prospect of Iran’s return poses problem for Opec

      In the days before an Opec meeting the financial press pack descends on Vienna. The media fan out across the city hoping to...

    1. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2013

      PDVSA eyes $4.5bn bond sale - but who will buy?

      Roll up, roll up, come get your Venezuelan bonds. That appears to be the message from Venezuelan oil minister Rafael...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 18, 2013

      Venezuela: no devaluation coming!

      Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s vice-president in charge of economic policy and current oil minister, has a message for the...

    3. April 22, 2013

      New Caracas finance minister raises hopes

      The appointment of a new finance minister by Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has raised hopes of a more pragmatic...

    4. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2013

      Venezuelan dollar bonds: rally time

      For all the moaning in Venezuela about last Friday’s devaluation (which the most cynical critics were saying was absolutely...

    5. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2013

      Venezuela: the Russians are back

      (L) Igor Ivanovich Sechin, CEO of Rosneft and (R) Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s energy minister The Russians are back in...

    6. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2013

      Venezuela: freeing up more dollars

      Venezuelans are waiting anxiously for some kind of economic adjustment, which some have interpreted to mean there may be a...

    7. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2012

      Nicolas Maduro: from bus driver to Chavez's political heir

      It was no surprise that Venezuelan bonds rallied strongly on Monday after Hugo Chávez named Venezuela’s vice-president,...

    8. February 28, 2012

      UN rights body to vote on Syria violence

      The UN Human Rights Council is preparing to vote on a resolution calling for an end to all attacks on Syrian civilians as...

    9. February 12, 2012

      Venezuela picks candidate to face Chávez

      Venezuelans voted on Sunday in an opposition primary expected to name a young state governor to challenge Hugo Chávez this...

    10. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2012

      PDVSA: big talk but can it deliver?

      Although the exact level of Venezuela’s oil production has been shrouded in mystery for almost a decade now, there is no...

    11. January 16, 2012

      Venezuela tightens control of oil industry

      Venezuela has made another push to increase control over its oil industry, announcing plans to leave the World Bank’s...

    12. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2011

      Cemex Venezuela: we're outta here

      The $600m compensation agreement that Cemex finally reached with Venezuela’s government after its subsidiary...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2011

      Venezuela to Exxon: umm, about that $6bn compensation?

      If anyone needed reminding about the hopelessly haphazard workings of Hugo Chavez’s administration, a prime example was...

    14. September 22, 2011

      Venezuela ready to pay Exxon only $1bn

      Venezuela will pay ExxonMobil $1bn in compensation for assets nationalised in 2007, far less than the $6bn the world’s...

    15. May 2, 2011

      Venezuela downplays oil tax hike

      Venezuela has tried to reassure foreign investors after Hugo Chavez, the country’s left-wing president, imposed a 95 per...

    16. October 13, 2010

      Opec set to maintain oil production limits

      The Opec oil cartel is set to maintain its current production limits at a meeting on Thursday, according to the emerging...

    17. June 24, 2010

      Venezuela to nationalise US oil rigs

      Venezuela is nationalising 11 oil rigs belonging to US driller Helmerich & Payne, the latest in a series of takeovers in...

    18. May 14, 2010

      Chávez tweets news of Venezuela gas rig sinking

      A rig drilling for gas in Venezuela sank in the early hours of yesterday, writes Carola Hoyos on the FT's Energy Source...

    19. April 22, 2010

      Solid PDVSA results allay bond worries

      Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's apparently sturdy financial performance last year has damped market speculation that it...

    20. May 26, 2009

      Market cautious ahead of Opec meeting

      Saudi oil minister Ali Naimi said yesterday that Opec would "probably stay the course", suggesting the oil cartel would...

    21. May 25, 2009

      Oil market cautious before Opec meeting

      Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, said Opec would “probably stay the course”, suggesting that the oil cartel would leave...

    22. March 5, 2009

      Business warns Caracas on food quotas

      The Venezuelan government’s introduction of production quotas for staple foodstuffs governed by price controls was strongly...

    23. June 20, 2008

      Opec cracks open ahead of summit

      Venezuela yesterday said it would snub Sunday's oil summit in Jeddah, revealing the deepening rift within the Opec cartel...

    24. June 20, 2008

      Venezuela to snub Saudi Arabia over call for Opec summit

      Venezuela yesterday said it would snub Sunday's oil summit in Jeddah, revealing the deepening rift within the Opec cartel...

    25. March 1, 2008

      Eni to inject $4bn into Venezuela oil project

      Eni, the Italian oil and gas group, plans to invest $4bn in Venezuela, the biggest commitment to the country by a western...

    26. March 1, 2008

      Eni to put $4bn into Venezuela oil project

      Eni, the Italian oil and gas group, plans to invest $4bn in Venezuela, the biggest commitment to the country by a western...

    27. February 8, 2008

      Venezuela plays down Exxon’s assets freezes

      Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s energy minister, on Friday rejected concerns that PDVSA, the state oil company, would be...

    28. January 12, 2008

      Tape measure of success

      User-generated business began years before the internet made it fashionable. Look no further than your nearest furniture...

    29. January 12, 2008

      Tape measure of success

      Roughly five years after internet users caught on, the bookshops are suddenly full of books about the user-generated content...

    30. November 17, 2007

      Opec nations in clash over mention of dollar's weakness

      Opec countries meeting in Saudi Arabia clashed yesterday over the declaration to be made by leaders at this weekend's...

    31. November 17, 2007

      Leak reveals Opec clashes

      Opec membersclashed yesterday over the declaration to be made by leaders at this weekend's summit in Saudi Arabia, as...

    32. November 17, 2007

      Opec nations clash over weak dollar

      Opec countries meeting in Saudi Arabia clashed yesterday over the declaration to be made by leaders at this weekend's...

    33. November 16, 2007

      Opec nations clash over weak dollar

      Opec countries meeting in Saudi Arabia clashed on Friday over the declaration to be made by leaders at this weekend’s...

    34. July 4, 2007

      Opec and UK terror attacks push oil higher

      Oil prices yesterday pushed firmly ahead to a new high, supported by low US petrol and heating oil inventories. Continued...

    35. July 3, 2007

      Oil pushes ahead while lead hits new record

      Oil prices on Tuesday pushed firmly ahead to a new high, supported by low US petrol and heating oil inventories. Continued...

    36. June 27, 2007

      Venezuela takes over Orinoco oil projects

      Venezuela's state-owned oil company is taking over multibillion-dollar projects owned by ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil,...

    37. June 26, 2007

      Venezuela takes over US oil projects

      Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is taking over multibillion-dollar projects owned by ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil,...

    38. June 19, 2007

      Ideals give way to re-runs on Venezuelan state TV

      Workers manning the drills in an oil field off the coast of Venezuela nod in agreement when told that they are in the...

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