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  1. April 18, 2014

    Emerging markets repent of ‘original sin’

    A decade ago, economists often fretted about the so-called “original sin” that plagued emerging markets. During the 1980s...

  2. 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...

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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. Energy in the Americas 2012

    Technological and political changes have combined to revive the sector...
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  1. April 8, 2014

    Sleaze v spin in Mexico’s race for reform

    When Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, ran a 10km race last month, he cruised over the finish line without so much as...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Fernández distracts Argentines from inflation by putting Falklands on banknotes. Oh, wait...

    When the Pope met Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, there was one thing – doubtless to Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s...

  3. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    Guest post: The IMF approach to sovereign debt restructuring

    This year’s IMF-World Bank Spring Meeting is likely to include discussion of proposals to change the fund’s policy on...

  4. April 1, 2014

    Mercosur views Pacific Alliance with unease

    To the east of the Andes, the countries that stretch out towards South America’s Atlantic coast – which together form the...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Santos: Pacific Alliance seek closer political ties

    The Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres, Colombia’s presidential residence on Cartagena’s bay, was abuzz as the evening sun faded...

  6. March 31, 2014

    Argentina’s Fernández faces mother of political fights

    Cristina Fernández confided in a recent televised address that as well as being Argentina’s president she liked to think of...

  7. March 31, 2014

    Reports of death of EM are exaggerated

    In the space of three years, emerging markets have seen a dramatic fall from grace. Once thought to be a key strategic asset...

  8. March 27, 2014

    Argentina revises 2013 growth from 4.9% to 3%

    Argentina’s cash-strapped government cut its 2013 growth estimate to 3 per cent and announced subsidy cuts on Thursday in...

  9. March 26, 2014

    SpaceX named in Argentina ‘holdout’ creditor case

    Creditors locked in a long-running legal dispute with Argentina over defaulted debt filed a lawsuit against the South...

  10. March 25, 2014

    Argentina wins support in ‘holdout’ creditor case

    Support for Argentina from Brazil, Mexico, France and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in a long-running legal dispute with...

  11. March 24, 2014

    When a haven harbours unseen risk

    If you had asked board directors at the beginning of last week which of two situations – the stand-off between Russia and...

  12. March 24, 2014

    UN report flags up 2013 global weather extremes

    From Cairo’s first snowfall in more than a century, to Russia’s warmest December and the widest US tornado ever recorded,...

  13. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    Pari passu, plus ça change

    Ah, spring: a season of renewal. The scent of flowers carried on a gentle breeze. And the international financial community...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2014

    The week ahead, March 24-28

    It’s international conference season with meetings on Asian investment, Asean economies, African oil refining, small states...

  15. March 20, 2014

    Havens set deadline for reporting investors’ tax details

    The British Virgin Islands, Liechtenstein and Jersey are among 44 countries that have set a deadline of September 2017 for...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2014

    Confusion reigns over Argentina ratings

    Confused about what’s going on in Argentina? If so, don’t fret – you’re not the only one. In the space of a day, Argentine...

  17. March 18, 2014

    Holy hand seen in Argentine president’s conversion

    Much has changed in Argentina since the uncomfortable moment a year ago when President Cristina Fernández first publicly...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2014

    On a wing and a prayer over Argentina debt

    What a headache debts can cause. No one knows this better than Cristina Fernández, who after receiving mixed messages...

  19. March 13, 2014

    Pricey beef a tender topic in Argentina

    One hundred years ago, beef made Argentina rich. Today it is making Argentines poor. At a classic Buenos Aires steak house...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina's day in court [corrected]

    By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation On February 18 the Republic of Argentina submitted a petition to the US...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2014

    YPF looking for partners to boost output after Repsol exit

    Miguel Galuccio has three principal objectives for 2014: “to produce, produce and produce.” To help achieve that aim,...

  22. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina and Detroit - different (zip) codes

    By Marcelo Etchebarne Mihanovich of Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly Two cases pending in US federal courts show how sovereign...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  24. February 28, 2014

    China bets on South American grain demand

    China has made a significant bet on South America to meet its growing appetite for foreign grain with an agreement to buy a...

  25. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2014

    Whatever happened to Argentina?

    Buenos Aires: good old days Argentina used to be known as a land of silver. About 100 years ago, its citizens were richer...

  26. February 26, 2014

    Compensation deal overshadows quarterly results

    Repsol’s compensation deal with Argentina overshadowed the release of the group’s fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday,...

  27. February 26, 2014

    Repsol draws line under Argentina dispute

    Resolution of Repsol-YPF conflict After two years of political drama, legal battles, boardroom intrigue and secret...

  28. February 25, 2014

    Repsol accepts $5bn Argentina settlement

    The board of Repsol has accepted a $5bn compensation offer from the government of Argentina, bringing to an end two years of...

  29. February 24, 2014

    Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

    Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

  30. MBA blog

    February 24, 2014

    An MBA student describes his experience at Insead

    An MBA at Insead guarantees that you will meet students from at least 80 different countries on campus. With such a diverse...

  31. February 24, 2014

    Germany building construction rises in 2013

    China’s property market continues to froth, but it has showed signs of losing steam after the government’s moderate policy...

  32. February 23, 2014

    Repsol to vote on $5bn Argentina settlement

    The board of Repsol will on Tuesday vote on a final $5bn compensation package that is designed to end a bitter two-year...

  33. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2014

    The week ahead, Feb 24-28

    The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The sum of all tightenings. - Why Venezuela is entering a dangerous new phase. - Who’s afraid of...

  35. February 20, 2014

    Brazil unemployment edges up

    Flash data from purchasing managers’ indices suggested that business conditions within the eurozone were continuing to...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine. - Elliott vs Argentina: 3 possible resolutions. - Turning black money...

  37. February 19, 2014

    Repsol poised to sign $5bn compensation deal with Argentina

    Repsol and Argentina are poised to sign a $5bn compensation deal that will draw a line under a bitter legal dispute that has...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Slow painful ending for 'trial of the century'

    Is it the beginning of the end for what enthusiasts like to call “the trial of the century” in the world of sovereign debt...

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