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    Trade dwindles in Ciudad del Este

    On a busy corner of Calle Florida and Avenida Corrientes in central Buenos Aires, money changers are touting for business....

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    Brazilian markets look for Silva lining

    In investment bank trading rooms in Brazil’s financial hub, São Paulo, a calculation of a different kind is keeping dealers...

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    Latin America: beware the end of middle class boom

    Type “Latin America” and “booming middle classes” into Google and you will get more than 40,000 results. The rise of...

  4. beyondbrics

    23 hours ago

    Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

    Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

  5. September 22, 2014

    UniCredit nears Pioneer-Santander deal

    UniCredit is close to reaching an agreement to combine its Pioneer Investments unit with Santander Asset Management, the...

  6. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2014

    JP Morgan's Titherington: EMs will never be DMs

    First the good news: the emerging market growth story is intact. EMs will continue to own a bigger and bigger share of the...

  7. FT Alphaville

    September 22, 2014

    How to (further) spook a grocer, HSBC edition

    With one, throwaway line… right at the end of a four-paragraph research note… Many issues remain unanswered and the...

  8. September 22, 2014

    Like Lula, Marina Silva can refresh Brazil’s tired politics

    Brazilian elections often produce the unexpected on the day but this presidential campaign looks like it might top them all....

  9. September 21, 2014

    Election war is a battle of styles as Silva forces Rousseff to transform campaign

    If Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva is an actress, she is a good one. In a moving speech last week in Fortaleza...

  10. 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...

  11. September 18, 2014

    Emerging markets brace for a bumpy ride

    In 2008 investors learnt about financial chain reactions. This was not simply because the demise of Lehman Brothers hit...

  12. September 17, 2014

    Unilever comments spark share price fall

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

  13. September 17, 2014

    Arminio Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

    Arminio Fraga’s assessment of what is wrong with Brazil explains why he is the market’s choice to be finance minister after...

  14. September 17, 2014

    Coffee experts fear for Brazil harvest

    Divining the health of branches, floral buds and roots of coffee trees in Brazil has become key to millions of dollars being...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Colombia's economy slowed but still outshines LatAm

    Colombia’s economy may have suffered a hiccup, but it continues to outperform its regional peers amid a slowing of the...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    September 16, 2014

    Homeless

    Victor Moriyama/Getty Images Residents of the building occupied by FLM (Front Fight for Housing) are held by police during...

  17. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Victory for Marina would be just in time for the Amazon

    Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Would a Marina Silva presidency be good for efforts to stop what scientists and activists...

  18. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Time for Marina to get tough

    For Marina Silva, the easy part is over. The honeymoon period when she was introduced as presidential candidate is coming to...

  19. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Brazil's central bank and OECD agree: outlook is dismal

    Another week and yet another cut in the consensus on Brazilian GDP growth this year. The central bank’s weekly survey of 100...

  20. September 15, 2014

    Ana Botín reassures Santander investors on strategy

    Ana Botín, the new executive chairwoman of Banco Santander, sent a message of continuity and reassurance to shareholders on...

  21. 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,...

  22. September 14, 2014

    Silva’s tale of transformation is personal and political

    To see Marina Silva deliver a speech on the campaign trail for the Brazilian presidential election next month is to watch a...

  23. September 14, 2014

    Brazil’s Eike Batista accused of market manipulation

    The problems of Eike Batista, once Brazil’s richest man, were compounded at the weekend when prosecutors accused him of...

  24. September 12, 2014

    It is time to stop groupthink, sell momentum and buy value

    ‘But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2014

    Barclays calls Marina to win in Brazil

    Is the tide changing in Brazil’s election? Barclays Research issued a note on Thursday afternoon changing its base case...

  26. September 10, 2014

    Ana Botín to succeed father at Santander

    Emilio Botín: Santander patriarch Ana Botín is set to succeed her father as chairman of Banco Santander, ensuring that...

  27. September 9, 2014

    Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was dealt a fresh blow to her bid for re-election in next month’s election when Moody’s...

  28. September 9, 2014

    Coffee rally pauses despite crop concerns

    A rally in arabica coffee has paused for breath as well-stocked roasters fail to follow through with buying, despite a sharp...

  29. September 9, 2014

    World’s leading economies warned over ‘global jobs crisis’

    The world’s largest economies are still failing to create enough jobs and too many of those that are being produced are too...

  30. September 9, 2014

    América Móvil and Oi circling move for TIM Participacoes

    Telecom Italia shares climbed on Tuesday morning after América Móvil said it was in talks to bid for the Italian group’s...

  31. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    TIM: América Móvil's key to scaling Brazil operations

    Growing in Brazil has long been in the sights of Carlos Slim’s América Móvil. The company has almost as many subscribers...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Brazil's economy: plus ça change...

    With every passing week, the gloom over Brazil’s economy gets a little deeper. The central bank’s latest weekly survey of...

  33. September 8, 2014

    Yes vote threatens UK’s influence on international stage

    Scottish independence would be geographically dramatic for the UK: it would lose just under a third – 32 per cent – of its...

  34. September 7, 2014

    Outsider Marina Silva in Brazil’s election rallies to the fore

    “Change”, “hope” and “new politics”: the perennial calls of every political outsider. Marina Silva is no exception. On...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 7, 2014

    Mexico 2015 GDP growth forecast underlines strength

    Mexico’s 2015 budget may contain a slightly lower growth forecast than originally anticipated, but compared to other...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Brazil's election: what chance reform?

    Brazil’s presidential election on October 5, previously seen as a shoo-in for the incumbent Dilma Rousseff of the leftwing...

  37. September 4, 2014

    ‘Marina effect’ lifts Brazilian assets

    Election cycles have been kind to some of last year’s worst-hit emerging markets. First “Modi mania” drove a surge in Indian...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Gloves come off against Marina

    If Brazil’s contestants for the presidency had treated Marina Silva with kid gloves last month as a sign of respect for the...

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