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  1. August 27, 2014

    Nespresso smells opportunity in helping small coffee growers

    The chief executive of Nespresso has high hopes for coffee from South Sudan, part of the area in east Africa from where the...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Make or break for Chinese property

    China’s tottering property market presents one of the greatest threats to the global economy. Not only do the construction...

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  1. The New Colombia 2013

    Policy reforms, improved security and a commodities boom have lead to Colombia’s emerg...
  2. Investing in Colombia 2012

    The emerging power has come a long way but remains full of contradictions...
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  1. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2014

    Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

    By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2014

    Colombia raises rates for fourth consecutive month

    Colombia’s Banco de la República, the central bank, raised the benchmark rate a quarter point to 4.25 per cent on Thursday....

  4. July 30, 2014

    Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

    Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2014

    Colombia gains Moody's upgrade

    Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, on Monday raised Colombia’s sovereign rating one notch to Baa2 from...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Guest post: Colombia's oil appeal - will operators be convinced?

    By Mat Youkee of UK Colombia Trade Colombia’s oil and gas industry – the key driver of the country’s growth over the last...

  7. July 24, 2014

    Oil majors lodge bids for Colombia exploration rights

    Some of the world’s largest energy companies are poised to acquire exploration rights in Colombia as Latin America’s...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Peru's cabinet: a revolving door

    Jara in The revolving doors of Peru’s cabinet are spinning out of control. Ollanta Humala, the president, this week named...

  9. July 23, 2014

    Colombians demand justice, not just peace

    It is Sunday, shortly after midnight, and in the studios of one of Colombia’s most popular radio stations, “The Voices of...

  10. July 22, 2014

    Real Madrid signs James Rodriguez for €80m

    Real Madrid snapped up Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s hottest property, in a six-year deal expected...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Guest post: the free ride to convergence is over; EMs must boost productivity

    By Mario Pezzini of the OECD The year 2010 was a turning point. What we didn’t know at the time – but what new data just...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Colombia: Starbucks arrives in the land of Juan Valdéz

    Juan Valdéz, the moustached embodiment for Colombia’s coffee industry (along with his loyal donkey), may be grinning from...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

    Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

  14. July 6, 2014

    Brazil polls signal Neymar fracture is unlikely to hurt Rousseff

    When Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zúñiga crashed his knee into Brazil’s Neymar in the World Cup quarter final on Friday, he...

  15. July 3, 2014

    World Cup: Things are looking up for Colombia on and off the pitch

    Sometimes, a football team just happens to embody a country’s story. That is the case in Colombia right now. Off the field,...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Colombia's currency strikes again

    It all seems to be going so well for Colombia: its national football team has reached the quarter finals of the World Cup...

  17. The World

    July 2, 2014

    Colombia's World Cup brio helps shed memories of murdered Escobar

    It was a fateful moment in Colombia’s long and troubled history of drug-fueled violence. On July 2 1994 Andrés Escobar,...

  18. June 30, 2014

    Latin America chases goals off the pitch

    Walking out of the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Rodrigo Romero is one of thousands of Argentines who have flooded into...

  19. June 29, 2014

    Cass students’ venture has no comparison in Latin America

    Ninety-nine per cent of people who do an MBA want to change something about their careers, says Leo Castellanos. But the...

  20. FT Data

    June 29, 2014

    Were England the unluckiest team in the World Cup group stages?

    In case you’ve forgotten, England did take part in the 2014 World Cup. But despite uncharacteristically low expectations...

  21. beyondbrics

    June 28, 2014

    Mexico to roll out new police unit

    In the run-up to his election victory in 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto pledged to create a new 40,000-strong paramilitary...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Colombia's guerrillas: swapping bullets for footballs

    Colombia’s footballers have made it into the knockout rounds of the World Cup for only the second time in their history. As...

  23. June 27, 2014

    La Hechicera: the only privately produced and bottled premium rum in Colombia

    “Where we find rum, we find action, sometimes cruel, sometimes heroic,” wrote Charles William Taussig, who was president of...

  24. June 27, 2014

    Colombia: a glittering hotspot for investments and shoppers

    Last year, renowned architect Richard Meier unveiled the design for his first residential project in Colombia in a leafy...

  25. June 26, 2014

    A brand new weapon for Colombia’s coffee police

    Coffee from beans handpicked on hilly, mineral-rich terrain in Colombia is known for its deep, smooth taste. It commands a...

  26. The World

    June 26, 2014

    Belgium's game of two halves

    Don’t mix football with politics, goes the old saying – and Belgians are learning the lesson well. Often depicted (wrongly,...

  27. June 25, 2014

    World Cup: Luis Suárez at risk of losing sponsors over ‘bite’

    Luis Suárez, the Uruguayan footballer accused of biting an opponent, is facing not just the end of his World Cup but the...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2014

    Colombia raises rates (again) amid faster growth

    The monetary policy committee of Colombia’s central bank on Friday raised the benchmark interest rate a quarter percentage...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Colombia's GDP: goal!

    Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

  30. June 17, 2014

    Aena poised to go on acquisition trail

    Aena Aeropuertos, the Spanish airports operator, is positioning itself to go on the acquisition trail in Europe, Latin...

  31. June 17, 2014

    Start-ups rise as murders plummet in Medellín

    In what has been dubbed “the Medellín miracle”, this sunny Colombian city is attempting to change its image from violent...

  32. The World

    June 16, 2014

    Colombia's election – what Santos' victory means

    Such is the power of incumbency, that over the past decade no Latin American president who has run for re-election has...

  33. June 15, 2014

    Boost for Colombia peace talks as Santos wins poll

    The re-election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia allows him to see through peace talks with leftwing guerrillas aimed at...

  34. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Guest post: Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance - do opposites attract?

    By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation When the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru meet on June 19 and...

  35. June 10, 2014

    Zuluaga’s rise puts talks with Colombia’s rebels under threat

    Only five months ago, Óscar Iván Zuluaga was virtually unknown, even in his own country. Yet on Sunday he may become...

  36. June 6, 2014

    Colombia breaks away from its traditional business mindset

    In a lab located in a crowded apartment of a nondescript 1970s building in a middle-class neighbourhood of Bogotá, engineer...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 31, 2014

    Colombia raises rates again

    Another month, another hike: the monetary policy committee of Colombia’s central bank on Friday night voted unanimously to...

  38. May 26, 2014

    Battle lines drawn in presidential contest over peace in Colombia

    Colombian opposition candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga, who has threatened to halt the government’s peace talks with Marxist...

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