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    1. August 21, 2016

      Mining companies sweat the big and small stuff

      As big as houses and capable of carrying more than 200 tonnes of ore, giant haul trucks are the workhorses of vast...

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      August 18, 2016

      Chile's economy shrinks 0.4% in Q2

      Chile’s economy struggled in the second quarter, as business and consumer confidence in the South American...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Currency plunge helps Kaz Minerals

      Shares in Kaz Minerals, the London-listed copper company that focuses on open-pit mining in Kazakhstan, are up nearly 8...

    2. August 17, 2016

      Bolivia makes first shipment of lithium to China

      Bolivia has made progress in its aim to become the world’s biggest exporter of lithium with its first shipment of the...

    3. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Antofagasta remaining cautious as weak copper prices still biting

      Weak copper prices have once again taken the shine off profits at Antofagasta, with pre-tax profits falling 8 per cent...

    4. August 12, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production forecast

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials — copper....

    5. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials – copper....

    6. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Vinci continues LatAm push with €1.5bn Peruvian deal

      French construction company Vinci is continuing its push into Latin America. Vinci Highways, a subsidiary focused on...

    7. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    8. July 18, 2016

      Misinvoicing of commodities costs billions to developing world

      Commodities from the developing world worth billions of dollars are being exported illicitly every year through...

    9. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Mexican lawmakers push to double sugar tax

      Mexican legislators want to double down on the national sugar tax, which first went into place in 2014. A new proposal...

    10. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Salmon prices swim to record high

      The salmon price has leapt to a record high as the lack of supplies due to Chile’s toxic algae break out earlier this...

    11. July 8, 2016

      Lithium: Chile’s buried treasure

      A 600-mile-long strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped Andes, northern Chile’s Atacama is the...

    12. July 7, 2016

      Codelco looks to private capital in slump

      Chile’s Codelco is “looking at all the options” in the face of low copper prices, including joint ventures with the...

    13. July 5, 2016

      Latin American co-operation scales new heights

      When Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, shot down attempts a decade ago by President George W Bush to promote...

    14. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2016

      Latin America's trillion-dollar opportunity for climate-smart investing

      What once seemed impossible happened in Paris last December, when 195 nations agreed on a framework for maintaining the...

    15. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Astronomical lasers

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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