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    1. 8 hours ago

      Redefining EM: Latam, an emerging or submerging market?

      It has been 34 years since a World Bank staffer first coined the phrase “emerging market”. The world has been stuck...

    2. August 3, 2015

      Doris Salcedo, Guggenheim, New York — review

      Doris Salcedo luxuriates in grief. Her sculptures look peaceful at first glance, but they are suffused with violence,...

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    1. The Business of Rum

      Rum has grown much in popularity in recent years and has a long history of adapting to...
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      Entrepreneurs are at the vanguard of the recovering global economy, but what pressures...
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    1. July 29, 2015

      Arrest brings Odebrecht into the spotlight

      When Marcelo Odebrecht was transferred to prison last week after his company was charged with cheating Petrobras out of...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Colombia to ease bombing raids against Farc rebels

      Colombia is to ease bombing raids against Farc guerrillas, cooling down one of the world’s longest-running armed...

    3. July 22, 2015

      Petrobras prosecutors look overseas

      An investigation into alleged corruption at Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, is spreading...

    4. July 20, 2015

      Latin American currencies feel more pain

      Latin American currencies are no strangers to pain. But the region has taken a battering in recent weeks compared with...

    5. July 8, 2015

      Emerging market currencies in line of fire

      Emerging market currencies were left with no hiding place in the global economy on Wednesday as China’s equities...

    6. June 26, 2015

      Rum: El Dorado quest led to alternative liquid gold

      Legend has it that before the Spanish conquest there was an Indian chief in Colombia who, in an annual ritual, smeared...

    7. Nick Butler

      June 7, 2015

      Oil prices – the next move is downwards

      Last week’s Opec meeting in Vienna confirmed that power has drifted away from the cartel that shaped the oil market for...

    8. May 25, 2015

      Colombia’s Santos calls for peace talks to accelerate

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s ­president, has called for the speeding-up ­of negotiations with Marxist rebels aimed at...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Cable & Wireless reports growth in revenues after ‘transformation’

      Cable & Wireless Communications has reported the first growth in revenue since the demerger with its former British...

    10. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from...

    11. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of...

    12. May 11, 2015

      China tilts towards liberal Latin American economies

      China may be nominally communist but concerns over its financial exposure to socialist-leaning South American partners...

    13. May 8, 2015

      Latin America braces for higher US rates

      The days of Latin American economies basking in the glow of high commodity prices, cheap cash and rampant Chinese...

    14. May 8, 2015

      LatAm tourism bucks consumer downturn

      Consumer spending has been under pressure across Latin America over the past couple of years but one sector that seems...

    15. May 5, 2015

      Latin America will be the hardest hit of emerging regions as the Fed tightens

      A striking feature of the latest updated forecasts from the International Monetary Fund was how sharply it cut growth...

    16. May 4, 2015

      Insights into negotiation from Colombia’s peace talks with Farc

      Many people — from corporate litigants to divorcing couples — have had to sit down to negotiate with adversaries they...

    17. April 29, 2015

      Are emerging market stocks cheap?

      Are emerging market (EM) stocks cheap by historical standards? The valuation gap between developed market (DM) and EM...

    18. April 24, 2015

      Sun, sea, silence: Colombia’s car-free coastal villages

      Vast swathes of Colombia’s Pacific coast are unreachable by roads and many of its villages have never seen a car....

    19. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      Brazil's reality show

      I have just returned from abroad. It felt like déjà vu from a distant past. Explaining Brazil has become complex again....

    20. FT Data

      April 20, 2015

      Can we rely on measures of extreme poverty?

      Due to a mix of scarce resources, methodological difficulties and poor incentives, much of the data collected on the...

    21. April 16, 2015

      SABMiller gains as soft drinks outpace lager

      Anyone for a lager? No, make that a soft drink instead. SABMiller, the brewer behind Miller Lite, Grolsch and Peroni,...

    22. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela...

    23. March 7, 2015

      Colombia and Farc rebels agree to clear landmines

      Alfonso Cano, the late commander of the Colombian rebel group Farc, said in an email intercepted eight years ago that...

    24. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Colombian peace talks brought to you by YouTube

      It is testament to the power of social media that some members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc,...

    25. March 2, 2015

      Santander announces head of North American division

      Santander has tapped a former head of the consumer division at JPMorgan to run its North American division, as the...

    26. February 4, 2015

      Colombia’s coffee production returns to pre-crisis levels

      Good news for lovers of Colombian coffee. There are plenty of beans coming out of the Latin American country after a...

    27. 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...

    28. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Oil versus the current account: have investors got it wrong?

      Emerging market currencies may have received a boost against the dollar last week after the European Central Bank...

    29. 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...

    30. January 15, 2015

      Colombia considers ceasefire to speed Marxist rebel peace talks

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, said he would advance peace talks with Marxist Farc rebels by discussing a...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: Mexico's energy industry gushes with investment opportunity

      By Michael Fitzgerald and Arturo Carrillo, Paul Hastings Mexico’s government recently passed reforms repealing...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2014

      Flight of the recortador

      A Spanish recortador jumps over a bull during a show in Cali, Colombia. ...

    35. December 21, 2014

      Colombia puts on a brave face as oil price plunges

      The currency has fallen by a quarter, the share price of the national energy company has halved and a low-intensity war...

    36. 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...

    37. December 8, 2014

      Social divisions still exist, but growing civic pride points to a hopeful future

      The day I moved into my apartment in a northern quarter of Bogotá, under the almost-constant drizzle that covers the...

    38. December 8, 2014

      Bogotá reaps peace dividend

      Last year, Yolanda Aúza realised a dream. The former regional director of Unisys, the software company, took her...

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