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      Villarrica volcano eruption

      Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on...

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      March 3, 2015

      Chile eruption

      Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday...

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    1. Investing in Chile 2012

      The country’s most urgent challenge is to maintain growth...
    2. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

      In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
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    1. February 22, 2015

      Loan scandal clouds Chile president Michelle Bachelet’s reforms

      Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president, swept back to power in 2013 on the back of pledges to fight inequality and put an end...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Chile’s cool crew

      In a bid to fill in gaps in my wine knowledge while cunningly escaping the worst of the British winter, I found myself in...

    3. February 16, 2015

      Actis to set up $1.9bn renewable business in Africa

      Actis, the UK-listed private equity group, is to set up a $1.9bn renewable energy business in Africa, in an attempt to tap...

    4. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      Guest post: the UK should support the Pacific Alliance

      By Hugo Swire of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office A year ago I spoke at a summit in London hosted by the Financial...

    5. MBA blog

      January 23, 2015

      Winter break: leadership ventures and treks

      The first week back has been a wonderful reunion with friends after the winter break. As we chatted about vacation travel...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Anglo American set to sell Australian coal mines to boost returns

      Anglo American is eyeing the sale of a cluster of coal assets in eastern Australia as the miner struggles to boost...

    7. January 11, 2015

      South American nations struggle to find new economic model

      Four years ago, when the China-driven commodity price boom was in full swing and south-south ties were all the rage, Dilma...

    8. January 9, 2015

      Stargazing from a mountain plateau in Chile

      Yes, I know you can get an app for it. You just hold the tablet up to the sky and it tells you what all the stars are. But...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Guest post: how Chile and Colombia eluded the "entrepreneur trap"

      By Michael Drexler and José Ernesto Amorós Espinosa Fernando Fischmann once had a dream of building a holiday resort around...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      Peru's president sees a sharp 2014 GDP slump

      The decrease in mineral exports that has been hurting growth and investment in Peru, the world’s third largest copper...

    11. December 29, 2014

      No relief in sight for battered currencies

      Commodity currencies suffered in 2014 as the oil price fell and the US dollar strengthened, yet few are predicting a rebound...

    12. December 26, 2014

      Ten of the best remote retreats

      Away from it all Hotel Budir, Snaefellsnes, Iceland With the Atlantic a few metres away, Hotel Budir is perhaps the only...

    13. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      A new economic crystal ball for EM gazers

      How to predict future growth in emerging markets (EM)? This is a million dollar question for investors and policymakers....

    14. December 21, 2014

      Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America

      Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president, spoke for many when she remarked last week that US President Barack Obama’s move to...

    15. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2014

      Brazil's public debt: bigger than you think

      Brazilian officials are accustomed to shrugging off the country’s debt levels by comparing them with those of much more...

    16. December 7, 2014

      Chile rethinks its free market experiment

      For 30 years Chile has been a laboratory for free market economics, with privatised pensions and even a school voucher...

    17. December 2, 2014

      Mercosur fails to open doors as others seek alternatives

      When the European Union and Mercosur began discussing a trade deal in 1999 the logic seemed unavoidable and unassailable....

    18. November 27, 2014

      EM winners and losers in oil lottery

      What do low oil prices mean for emerging markets, asks Shweta Singh at Lombard Street Research. Some, clearly, will suffer....

    19. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2014

      Chile's bright star cluster

      G. Beccari/European Southern Observatory/AFP A bright star cluster (NGC 3532) captured by telescope at the La Silla...

    20. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    21. November 23, 2014

      São Paulo-based exchange eyes stakes in Latin American rivals

      Brazil’s BM&FBovespa is planning to buy up to 15 per cent of every significant stock exchange operator in Latin America in...

    22. November 17, 2014

      Raw materials lose their allure

      Latin American finance ministers can perhaps take comfort from the fact that commodity prices remain a fair bit higher than...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2014

      Zodiacal light

      Y.Beletsky/AFP/Getty A photo released by the European Southern Observatory shows a starry sky, with a bright column due to...

    24. October 31, 2014

      ‘The Empire of Necessity: The Untold Story of a Slave Rebellion in the Age of Liberty’, by Greg Grandin

      The Age of Liberty, the period between the American Revolution of 1776 and the end of the South American wars of...

    25. October 29, 2014

      Fed leaves emerging markets exposed

      For six years, emerging markets have lived in a world defined by the US Federal Reserve’s policies of easy money. Tides of...

    26. October 28, 2014

      Sharp fall in copper stocks points to rally

      Industry figures on Tuesday showing that a single party controls more than half of the copper held in London Metal Exchange...

    27. October 22, 2014

      Copper hopes ‘bright despite volatility’

      Copper is set for a period of price volatility as the market digests new supply but long-term prospects remain bright due to...

    28. October 22, 2014

      Head of Mexico’s stock exchange quits

      The veteran head of Mexico’s stock exchange, Luis Téllez, has announced his resignation and will step down from the start of...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Mexico bourse chief announces resignation

      A broker works at the Mexican Market Exchange The veteran head of Mexico’s stock exchange, Luis Téllez, has announced his...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2014

      How will EMs be affected by commodity price declines?

      Credit Suisse has a new report out on the winners and losers of the recent rout in global natural resource prices. While...

    31. October 13, 2014

      Chile faces tougher sell to investors as growth stalls

      When Alberto Arenas, the Chilean finance minister, visited London on Monday to drum up investor interest in his country, he...

    32. October 12, 2014

      Spain’s Gas Natural to buy Chilean power group CGE

      Gas Natural, the Spanish energy group, has launched a €2.6bn takeover bid for Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE), the...

    33. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: how Latin America is making the case for green growth

      By Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell of the Inter-American Dialogue As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Bachelet goes for stimulus as Chile falters

      Some honeymoon Michelle Bachelet has had. Her second presidency was welcomed in by a powerful earthquake in the Atacama...

    35. October 7, 2014

      New funding models aim to reverse Latin America’s academic decline

      Rio de Janeiro, long known for its beaches and bikinis, has a new claim to fame: dynamical systems theory. In August, Artur...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2014

      Capital Economics: EMs bad, LatAm the worst

      A double dose of gloom from Capital Economics on Tuesday. Its proprietary EM GDP tracker – compiled from monthly data on...

    37. September 23, 2014

      Casillero del Diablo refreshes Chile’s global status

      More than 100 years ago, when Don Melchor de Concha y Toro noticed that his fine wines were mysteriously vanishing, he...

    38. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2014

      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...

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