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    1. May 29, 2016

      Toxic algae drive up insurance costs for Chile’s salmon farms

      The Chilean salmon industry is set to be snared by leaping insurance premiums after toxic tides from a severe algae...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Trade pacts: Latin America’s new faultline

      Five centuries after Pope Alexander VI ruled on how Spain and Portugal should divide up the New World, a new split is...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Chile grows 2% in first quarter, topping forecasts

      Chile’s economy regained some of its vigor during the first three months of the year despite the persistent weakness in...

    2. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Antofagasta: Another 'year or two' of low copper prices

      Antofagasta’s chairman, Jean-Paul Luksic, is remaining cautious on copper prices. In a speech at the Chile-focused...

    3. May 13, 2016

      Margot Honecker, East German minister and first lady, 1927-2016

      It must be difficult to be a dictator’s wife. Do you support your spouse, push him, confront him, contradict him,...

    4. May 5, 2016

      Chile’s salmon sector hit by toxic algae bloom

      It has been a torrid time for the Chilean salmon industry. After a challenging 2015 where it faced low prices in...

    5. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      RSA weathers volatile markets

      Insurer RSA said that first quarter profits were ahead of its expectations despite volatile financial markets. The...

    6. May 4, 2016

      Forget Miami: Latam tourists head to Iguazu Falls

      There is a silver lining to the heavy economic thunderclouds hanging over much of Latin America. Holidaymakers are...

    7. May 4, 2016

      Petrobras sells more than $1.3bn in assets

      Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company at the centre of Brazil’s vast corruption scandal, has sold more than...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      May 3, 2016

      40 light years from Earth

      An artists impression released by the the European Southern Observatory shows an imagined view from close to one of the...

    9. April 29, 2016

      Postcard from . . . Easter Island

      Under a grey sky, we pulled away from Easter Island in a small motor boat. We put-putted past young boys learning to...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Astronomical lasers

      ESO/AFPFirst light of new laser on Adaptive Optics Facility at Paranal Observatory in Chile ...

    11. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Antofagasta: signs copper market is 'beginning to stabilise'

      Are those elusive green shoots finally starting to show through in the battered copper market? Iván Arriagada, chief...

    12. Nick Butler

      April 25, 2016

      Lithium: is the hype justified?

      After two years of unrelenting gloom it is good to see that at least one part of the global energy business is booming....

    13. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      FirstFT – From bulk copper to bulk wine

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Britain’s friends are right to fear Brexit...

    14. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

    15. FT Data

      April 14, 2016

      Lithium price on the rise

      Commodities prices are generally falling but lithium spot price tripled in the past year, driven by demand for...

    16. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      World's biggest copper miner sees more darkness before dawn

      The world’s biggest copper producer said prices will have to fall further to shut excess production, as he rounded on...

    17. April 8, 2016

      Antofagasta promotes Iván Arriagada to chief

      Diego Hernández is stepping down as Antofagasta’s chief executive with immediate effect and Iván Arriagada will replace...

    18. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Antofagasta boss retires; replaced by minerals man

      London-listed copper miner Antofagasta’s chief executive Diego Hernández is retiring with immediate effect, and will be...

    19. April 8, 2016

      Peak to peak: buyers feel pull of Patagonia’s great outdoors

      Patagonia, a triangle of land at the southern tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, has long attracted...

    20. April 8, 2016

      Copper miners pin hopes on electric cars as China falters

      The world’s copper miners and traders are pinning their hopes on increased demand for the metal from the makers of...

    21. April 5, 2016

      China stockpiles intrigue copper market

      The Santiago marathon may have just ended Sunday, but for the world’s largest miners and traders attending the...

    22. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Mitsui downgraded by S&P

      Standard & Poor’s has cut Mitsui’s credit rating to A from A+, after the Japanese trading house yesterday warned it...

    23. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Mitsubishi suffers $3.8bn loss on weak commodity prices

      Things are going haywire for Japanese trading houses this week. Following in the footsteps of Mitsui & Co, Mitsubishi...

    24. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Mitsui to book $2.3bn writedown on commodity price revisions

      It hasn’t been a great day for Mitsui & Co. as the Japanese trading house issued a profit downgrade owing to weak...

    25. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Chile's economic growth slowed last quarter

      Chile’s growth slowed in the final quarter of 2015, as persistent weakness in global commodity prices took the gloss of...

    26. March 17, 2016

      Salmon prices leap on global supply shock

      Salmon prices have jumped as a severe toxic sea algae bloom has wrought havoc on fish farms in Chile, the world’s...

    27. March 16, 2016

      Chinese crisis bites Asean and Latin America consumer sentiment

      Consumer sentiment across the key emerging markets of China, Southeast Asia and Latin America has been unable to...

    28. March 16, 2016

      Action could come from central banks in Norway and South Africa

      For such a very busy week of central bank meetings there has so far been little meaningful action. Thursday sees...

    29. March 15, 2016

      Antofagasta drops final dividend as copper price slide bites

      Antofagasta will not issue a final dividend following a steep fall in earnings, becoming the latest copper producer to...

    30. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Antofagasta leads FTSE 100 miners lower

      Several banks, including most recently Barclays, have warned that a recent renewed bout of optimism in commodities...

    31. March 4, 2016

      Latin America and Asia diverge on interest rates

      Some investors seem wedded to the dated concept that emerging markets are a homogenous asset class. The rapidly...

    32. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Colombia's Grupo Sura consolidates pension investment

      Colombia’s Grupo Sura, one of Latin America’s biggest financial groups, has paid $538m for General Atlantic’s minority...

    33. FT Data

      March 3, 2016

      Investments boom in renewable energies

      ‘Greenfield’ FDI – crossborder investments in physical projects excluding M&A, increased by nine per cent last year, to...

    34. March 2, 2016

      Marine Harvest: pole position

      El Niño, haven’t we all had enough? The salmon farming industry certainly has. Warm waters cause blooms of algae that...

    35. February 29, 2016

      Prospecting for profits as ‘minetech’ seeks its moment

      With commodity prices and shares in the world’s largest mining companies in free fall, Shahram Tafazoli flew to London...

    36. February 26, 2016

      Cowboys of the wild south

      My guide interrupted me and began insulting the man I was interviewing. “How many women have you had children with?” he...

    37. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      More than 15% of copper mines losing money

      Over 15 per cent of global copper mines are losing money at current prices, according to research from consultancy CRU....

    38. FT Data

      February 24, 2016

      Matteo Renzi 2-years in power: how has Italy changed?

      This week Matteo Renzi, the 41-year old Italian Prime minister, celebrated his second year in office amid challenges –...

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