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    Gabriel García Márquez dies aged 87

    Gabriel García Márquez, the revered Colombian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, and once described...

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    Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

    Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel laureate author of the epic novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, died in Mexico City on...

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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. April 11, 2014

    Colombia’s new wave of artists gains international following

    As a child, Colombian gallery owner José Roca read a story in which explorers discover a lost civilisation that had...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. April 1, 2014

    Lawless Colombia port to play key role in Pacific Alliance

    A desperate scream punctures the gentle sound of the Pacific Ocean lapping against the wooden shanties near the wharf – then...

  9. March 23, 2014

    Colombia’s Sindicato Antioqueño has become a force for the country’s good

    The old adage could have been written for them: “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Colombian companies were...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2014

    The week ahead, March 24-28

    It’s international conference season with meetings on Asian investment, Asean economies, African oil refining, small states...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    Colombia’s GDP: Thumbs up

    In another sign that Colombia’s economy is on track, data released on Thursday by the national statistics agency show GDP...

  12. March 20, 2014

    Havens set deadline for reporting investors’ tax details

    The British Virgin Islands, Liechtenstein and Jersey are among 44 countries that have set a deadline of September 2017 for...

  13. 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...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2014

    The week ahead, March 17-21

    The week ahead in emerging markets: the world will be watching the aftermath of the weekend’s proposed referendum in Crimea....

  15. 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...

  16. March 10, 2014

    Uribe wins seat in Colombia’s Senate

    Álvaro Uribe has made a dramatic return to elected office in Colombia, winning a seat in Congress that gives the former...

  17. March 7, 2014

    Electoral test for Colombia peace talks as Uribe eyes comeback

    Álvaro Uribe, the former Colombian president, is attempting a political comeback in Congressional elections on the back of...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    February 28, 2014

    Kovalev goes for gold

    Fernando Vergara/AP Russia’s Ivan Kovalev, third from left, on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s scratch race...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    February 27, 2014

    Legs of glory

    Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters The legs of second-placed German team, including Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Maximilian...

  20. February 26, 2014

    Baccarat boss treads a path between old and new

    Daniela Riccardi is a woman with a passion – for the power of women in business and for brands. Her career has spanned...

  21. February 24, 2014

    EM debt investors undeterred by turmoil

    The US debt capital markets have remained wide open to developing nations even as violent anti-government protests raged in...

  22. February 20, 2014

    Brazil losing its appeal for private equity and venture capital

    Private equity and venture capital groups have slashed fundraising for Brazil by more than 70 per cent over the past two...

  23. February 17, 2014

    ‘Fast track’ is a slow route to a trade deal

    To some, the prospects for the proposed transatlantic and transpacific trade pacts appear to have dimmed. Harry Reid, who...

  24. February 11, 2014

    European thermal coal prices fall as mild weather saps demand

    European thermal coal prices fell to their lowest level since September as the continent’s mild winter sapped demand for the...

  25. 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...

  26. beyondbrics

    February 10, 2014

    Colombia to Argentina: we're bigger than you, again

    Far be it from Latin countries to indulge in some pre-World Cup schadenfreude. Nonetheless, different emerging markets have...

  27. February 7, 2014

    Colombia property: Bogotá’s class A investment

    Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, has had a reputation for kidnapping, contract killing and cocaine trafficking since the 1970s....

  28. February 5, 2014

    Nick Clegg seeks stronger ties with Latin America

    Since airlines on both sides of the Atlantic halted their London-Bogotá route a decade ago, stopovers in Frankfurt, Madrid,...

  29. February 4, 2014

    FT seasonal appeal raises £1.4m for World Child Cancer

    This year’s FT Seasonal Appeal has raised £1.4m for World Child Cancer, the London-based charity that helps treat sick...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 3, 2014

    Colombia and UK: a new chapter

    While once the Colombian coastal city of Cartagena was raided by Sir Francis Drake in the days of the gold-grabbing deeds of...

  31. 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...

  32. February 3, 2014

    Clegg sets off to boost UK investment in Mexico and Colombia

    An attempt to build a stronger British investment presence in Mexico and Colombia will get under way on Monday when more...

  33. January 31, 2014

    EM sell-off hits thermal coal

    Thermal coal prices slid to a 14-week low on concerns the sell-off in emerging markets will hit demand from utilities in...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 26, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 27-31

    This week sees Putin in Brussels, and Pena Nieto in Cuba. Taiwan, Russia and Philippines GDP is released. Plus, earnings...

  35. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2014

    Davos 2014: what EM private equity investors are thinking

    On Friday evening in Davos, Paul Kagame, Nouriel Roubini and Carlos Ghosn discussed the next steps for emerging markets. Do...

  36. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos thought: The Internet and raw materials

    By John Gapper An efficient and functioning internet can boost GDP, partly by enabling small and medium-sized companies to...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    Colombia joins EM bond bonanza

    By Pan Kwan Yuk and Andres Schipani Colombia on Tuesday became the latest country to tap the market’s ferocious demand for...

  38. January 19, 2014

    Uncertainty fuels price rise for Colombian emeralds

    A Colombian mine owner, speaking on condition of anonymity, takes a little white paper packet out of his shirt pocket and...

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