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  1. April 15, 2014

    Fragile Middle: Latin American aspirations risk being frustrated

    Brazil slideshow “Shopping Recife”, a shopping centre in Brazil’s sweltering northeast, is one of the more obvious signs of...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Fire in Valparaiso city

    Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, Chile   ...

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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. April 9, 2014

    Codelco chief says miner at “inflection point”

    Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner, is at an “inflection point” after tackling soaring costs and bringing a new mine...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Copper output surge adds to price pressure

    A surge in mine production could send copper prices down to $6,000 a tonne later this year – a level last seen in the...

  3. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  4. April 3, 2014

    Chile earthquake provides early test for Michelle Bachelet

    Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, who returned to power on March 11, faces her first big test after the northern...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  6. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Global stocks hit post-crisis high | The FTSE All-World equity index rise 0.1 per cent to 272.5, a seventh...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York FT ALPHAVILLE Killing the chart, but not the margin question: David cites Jesse Livermore on why a...

  8. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Trading the Pacific Alliance

    The Pacific Alliance is all the rage in Latin America. As today’s FT special report shows, the members of this newly-formed...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks joined a global rally following gains on Wall Street, where stocks notched record highs to begin the...

  10. April 2, 2014

    Chile cancels tsunami warnings after earthquake

    Chile earthquake Authorities in Chile cancelled tsunami warnings on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck the...

  11. April 2, 2014

    Investor seeks to block Itaú’s merger with CorpBanca

    A minority shareholder is attempting to block a landmark Latin American bank merger between Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco and...

  12. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance partners set sights on Asian Tiger-status

    Like a bubble in asset prices, excitement over the Pacific Alliance can seem inflated and liable to burst. Depending on whom...

  13. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance captures zeitgeist in era of ‘mega’ trade agreements

    Once upon a time, had four Latin American countries signed a deal to reduce tariffs, lower other trade barriers, integrate...

  14. April 1, 2014

    Electric links hint at added energy for Pacific Alliance

    Latin American leaders have long talked of the need for countries to link energy networks to provide the region with a...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance impels Mexico south

    ‘Cumulative rules of origin” sounds like one of the drier concepts in international trade law. But for many Mexican...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2014

    The week ahead March 31 - April 6

    A great deal of economic data is released this week, including closely-watched China PMI numbers for the month of March,...

  19. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Copper's decline sends Zambian kwacha into tailspin

    The Zambian kwacha has been one of the weakest currencies against the US dollar this year, losing more than 8 per cent of...

  20. March 18, 2014

    Chile economy shrinks, Italy exports drop

    There was a mixed bag of data on Tuesday as Chile GDP missed forecasts slightly and Germany’s wholesale price index dropped....

  21. March 18, 2014

    Antofagasta to pay big dividend despite lower earnings

    Antofagasta rewarded investors with a big dividend in spite of lower earnings as copper prices fell and costs rose for the...

  22. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Peru: the president, his wife and the constitutional crisis

    By Lucien Chauvin and Andres Schipani Ollanta Humala, Peru’s president, is in a tough spot. The country faces its most...

  23. March 16, 2014

    Copper miners eye increase in output

    Copper producers plan to expand mine capacity and output to record levels again this year, underlining potential additional...

  24. March 16, 2014

    LatAm banking: CorpBanca/Itau Unibanco

    There is the logic of a deal and then there are the terms. Consider plans by Brazil’s Itau Unibanco and Chile’s CorpBanca to...

  25. March 14, 2014

    Chilean designers flourish after years of cultural isolation

    Chile designers Situated at the far edge of the South American continent, bound on the east by the icy Andes and on the west...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Ranking EM vulnerability to China

    For many emerging markets, the most worrying aspect of Chinese economic statistics announced on Thursday is that they reveal...

  27. March 10, 2014

    Lack of unity over Venezuela crisis highlights South America’s shortcomings

    Here is a chance to play at being president-for-a-day. You are a democratically-elected leader in the western hemisphere....

  28. March 10, 2014

    Michelle Bachelet’s promised reforms rest on shaky ground in Chile

    Four years ago, Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet left power under a cloud, accused of incompetently handling the...

  29. March 5, 2014

    Machismo persists in Latin America despite rise of female presidents

    When a prominent Mexican businessman last year criticised women for balancing careers and families, it seemed a step...

  30. 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...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2014

    Cleaning up in Chile

    With little more than a week left of his presidency, Sebastián Piñera is fighting on to the last. On the anniversary of one...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 17-21

    A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

  33. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    Pacific Alliance: moving forward

    Peru's Ollanta Humala, Chile's Sebastián Piñera, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos, Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto and Costa Rica's...

  34. February 5, 2014

    Mexico secures A-grade credit rating from Moody’s

    In a slap on the back for the brace of structural reforms passed by Mexico last year, Moody’s has upgraded the Aztec...

  35. FT Data

    February 4, 2014

    Charting the worst hit in the emerging market retreat

    Turmoil, panic, retreat: it’s not been a pretty start to the year for emerging market currencies and stock markets. Here, in...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 3, 2014

    S&PDJI: EM leads the way down in a grim start to the year

    Investors have had a tough start to the year, with declines across the board on the back of concerns about growth in...

  37. Gavyn Davies

    February 2, 2014

    The EM's 'fragile 8' must save themselves

    The start of 2014 has seen the global markets decisively in risk-off mode, with global equities falling, government bonds...

  38. January 31, 2014

    Crate expectations

    In the past few years there has been a huge structural change in how wine is delivered to those who drink it. The UK, for...

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