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    Hotels with a Hollywood connection

    “Opening a hotel,” the director Francis Ford Coppola told the FT just before he launched one in 2012, “is a lot like...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2014

    bb review: Crude Awakening - Chevron in Ecuador and New York

    On Valentine’s Day 2011, a court in Ecuador ordered Chevron, the US oil major, to pay $19bn to indigenous peoples and...

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  1. Doing Business in Mendoza

    On the world stage, Argentina is perhaps best known for three things, all beginning wi...
  2. Polo

    The English high-goal season promises to be the most dynamic for years - but competiti...
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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2014

    Subway sleep

    Natacha Pisarenko/AP A woman sleeps in front of a painting decorating a subway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina ...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Unilever comments on growth prospects spark share price fall

    Cautious comments on growth prospects for the consumer goods industry from Unilever ’s finance director left the company’s...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Slowing China and lower commodity prices claim a Peruvian scalp

    There are two known unknowns when looking at South America’s economies: China, and everything else. Over the past decade,...

  4. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

    By Arturo Porzecanski of American University José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2014

    EM set for worst week in 10 months, but frontier markets soar

    Barring a late turnaround, emerging markets look set for their worst week in 10 months, as nervousness over the dollar’s...

  6. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    September 10, 2014

    Indian taming

    Enrique Marcarian/Reuters Horse whisperer Martin Tata lies with his five-year-old horse ‘Primavera’ as he performs a...

  8. September 8, 2014

    Venezuela defaults on its citizens, but not its bonds

    When Argentina’s Senate recently passed a “price fixing law” to curb inflation following its sovereign debt default, the...

  9. September 7, 2014

    Fernández likely to see out term with battle cry for ‘fatherland’

    A photograph of Palestinian militants brandishing posters of Cristina Fernández alongside images of Hizbollah leader Hassan...

  10. September 4, 2014

    Argentine stock surge not all it seems

    Argentina is forcing banks to sell dollars in its latest move to stem a sharp slide in the peso and limit the fallout from...

  11. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dear eurozone, why can’t we all just get along?: David brings us some pre-ECB musings...

  12. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2014

    Argentina -- whom do you trust?

    The Holders of a Majority in aggregate principal amount Outstanding of the Debt Securities of any Series may at any time...

  13. September 3, 2014

    Global giants head for court in Argentine assets wrangle

    The so-called “sovereign debt trial of the century” between Argentina and its holdout creditors came to an end earlier this...

  14. The A-List

    September 3, 2014

    The contested ties between asset prices and QE

    The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

  15. September 2, 2014

    Holdouts give vultures a bad name

    In one corner we have Argentina, serial defaulter. In the other, we have professional “holdouts”, bondholders who refused to...

  16. September 2, 2014

    Sovereign debt plan takes on holdouts

    Got a “vulture” problem? Bond market heavyweights, backed by Washington, have come up with a plan they say should avoid a...

  17. August 28, 2014

    New framework for sovereign defaults

    A group representing more than 400 of the world’s largest banks, investors and debt issuers has agreed a plan for dealing...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    August 28, 2014

    Argentina protests

    Natacha Pisarenko/AP A woman walks her dogs by police temporarily blocking protesters from entering one of the main roads...

  19. FT Alphaville

    August 26, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Martin Wolf on what’s wrong with corporate governance - “The unemployment rate in the first half...

  20. August 26, 2014

    Argentina retaliates against BNY over debt payments

    Argentina retaliated against Bank of New York Mellon on Monday for refusing to make payments to bondholders in compliance...

  21. The World

    August 26, 2014

    Are 12 million Americans living on less than $2 a day?

    The biggest development story of the last two decades has been the vast reduction in the number of the world’s extreme poor...

  22. August 26, 2014

    Argentine default fails to halt emerging market bond rally

    In late December 2001, when Argentina defaulted on nearly $100bn in debt, it took emerging market bonds just 48 hours to...

  23. August 24, 2014

    Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

    When President Cristina Fernández confidently praised Argentina’s financial system as “one of the most solid in the world”...

  24. August 22, 2014

    WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

    The World Trade Organisation has added to Argentina’s woes just weeks after Buenos Aires was forced into a selective default...

  25. August 21, 2014

    Argentina: a Lilliputian market

    Whenever President Cristina Fernández goes on television to tell the nation of another plan to get Argentina’s restructured...

  26. FT Alphaville

    August 21, 2014

    Argentina and Elliott - was it really a bond play?

    Pablo Triana, Professor at the ESADE Business School and all round derivatives expert, thinks that the role of CDS deserves...

  27. August 21, 2014

    Premier Oil production boosted by UK fields

    Premier Oil, the UK oil and gas explorer, said production in the first half of the year rose 11 per cent but cautioned that...

  28. FT Alphaville

    August 20, 2014

    Escape from New York, pari passu edition

    “I’m a little nervous,” the President of Argentina told the nation on Tuesday night. We’ll bet. President Cristina Fernandez...

  29. August 20, 2014

    Argentine bonds fall after Cristina Fernández proposes debt swap

    The prices of Argentine bonds fell to their lowest level in two months on Wednesday, after President Cristina Fernández...

  30. August 20, 2014

    Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

    Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández announced plans on Tuesday to launch a voluntary debt swap aimed at dodging a US...

  31. August 19, 2014

    Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

    Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

  32. August 17, 2014

    Fernández support wanes as Argentines focus on everyday concerns

    At a gathering of hardline supporters of Argentina’s president, Luis D’Elía’s voice cracks with emotion as he celebrates...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2014

    Argentina accuses holdout creditors of "terrorism"

    The bust-up between Argentina and its holdout creditors is getting uglier by the day. As the “vulture funds” do their best...

  34. August 11, 2014

    Growth slows in emerging economies

    Emerging market countries known for their young populations and rapid economic expansion are showing signs of slower growth,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Paul Singer and his Argentina jersey. - Vice and the caliphate, part 1. - “Let’s say Ron Paul is...

  36. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    Pari passu goes to the Peace Palace

    That is, Argentina filed a case at the International Court of Justice in the Hague on Thursday — claiming that US court...

  37. August 6, 2014

    Argentina: Unresolved debts

    It was a sweltering evening in Manhattan last week when Axel Kicillof, Argentina’s economy minister, confronted the cameras...

  38. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2014

    Investment in Argentine bond credit-linked notes ends less than perfectly

    See the attached for an important announcement by the Brasil Sovereign II Fundo de Investimento de Divida Externa… (H/T...

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