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    1. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2016

      $19tn in cash economy hide world of opportunity

      Matthew Blake, World Economic Forum and Gloria M. Grandolini, World Bank Maria owns a tiendita, a small local shop on...

    2. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Colombia lifts rates to 7.5% in inflation fight

      Colombia’s central bank is not backing down from its fight against inflation. With consumer prices hitting a 15 year...

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    1. June 22, 2016

      Colombia announces ceasefire with rebels

      Colombia’s government and Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire in a breakthrough deal to end one of the...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    3. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Emerging markets join global risk rebound

      Bring out the rally monkey. Emerging market assets joined the global rebound in risk assets as new opinion polls showed...

    4. June 10, 2016

      Embrace of the Serpent — film review: ‘Mystical’

      Embrace of the Serpent is a mystical movie missile from Colombia. It’s ballistic, balletic, sometimes brilliant. To be...

    5. Nick Butler

      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

    6. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Colombia grows at slowest pace since 2009

      Colombia’s economy grew at its slowest pace in more than six years during the first quarter from a year earlier, as...

    7. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Colombia lifts rates to 7.25%

      Colombia has raised interest rates for the ninth time in a row as the Andean country continues to do battle with high...

    8. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      ABInBev deal costs take fizz out of SAB's profits

      Full year pre-tax profits at SABMiller have fallen 16 per cent after the brewer booked a large number of exceptional...

    9. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      AB InBev shuffles Latin American assets

      Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is playing a game of swapsies with businesses in Latin America as it...

    10. May 12, 2016

      Colombia and the ‘intelligent austerity’ of life after oil

      Oil, in recent years a lifeline for the Colombian economy, will contribute almost nothing to the Andean nation’s gross...

    11. May 6, 2016

      Panama tycoon accused of laundering drug money

      The founder of a Panama business empire and his son have been running an international narcotics money laundering ring,...

    12. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Backflip for Itochu as it reveals decline in profit

      It was too good to be true. In a sharp reversal for the only Japanese trading house projecting a record annual profit...

    13. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      RSA weathers volatile markets

      Insurer RSA said that first quarter profits were ahead of its expectations despite volatile financial markets. The...

    14. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      EMs: sell in May and go away?

      Sell in May and go away? That is looking to be the case for emerging market investors, with Fed comments over the...

    15. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Competition, regulatory pressure hits América Móvil profits

      Mexican telecoms giant América Móvil reported first-quarter net profit of 4.8bn ($277m) pesos, nearly 42 per cent lower...

    16. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      SABMiller sales plumped up by Africa and Latin America

      Brewer SABMiller has underscored why it is an appetising target for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev, reporting a 5...

    17. FT Data

      April 21, 2016

      Experts raise alarm over rise in "open data inequality"

      While the UK can cheer for being nominated for the second year in a row the most open country in the world for data...

    18. April 8, 2016

      UK to Colombia: the man who discovered The Rolling Stones

      It is 53 years since Andrew Loog Oldham saw a new band in a south-west London club, and insisted on managing them. He...

    19. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Colombia starts peace talks with ELN rebels

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that, after two years of back-channel talks, his...

    20. March 30, 2016

      Dawn workers forced to clean toilets seven days a week to survive

      In a small sub-letted room in a family house in Peckham, the alarm goes off at 3.30am. Patricia Paredes Jaramillio, 30,...

    21. March 27, 2016

      Energy shortage dims outlook in Colombia and Venezuela

      Acute energy shortages, historically a warning sign for unpopular Latin American leaders, are threatening to undermine...

    22. MBA blog

      March 23, 2016

      Applying military knowledge to business strategy - Part 1

      I have never been in the military, but having heard many stories about military life from both of my grandfathers, I am...

    23. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Colombia raises rates in bid to quell inflation

      Colombia raised interest rates for the seventh time in a row to tame inflation as the economy grapples with a drop in...

    24. March 18, 2016

      The architects embracing nature with tree-hugging homes

      North American architect Travis Price is “in the mountains of Colombia with shamans,” he says, when we speak on the...

    25. March 17, 2016

      Colombia’s guerrillas seek the civilian life

      First, Fidel Castro swapped his military fatigues for trainers and tracksuit. Then Hugo Chávez followed. Now the latest...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2016

      FARC fighters in Colombia

      Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members rest at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Antioquia...

    27. March 16, 2016

      Chinese crisis bites Asean and Latin America consumer sentiment

      Consumer sentiment across the key emerging markets of China, Southeast Asia and Latin America has been unable to...

    28. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      Oil prices 'may have bottomed out' - IEA

      Oil prices may have “bottomed out” and cuts to higher cost output this year will be greater than initially...

    29. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Colombian growth slows to weakest in six years

      Colombia grew at its slowest pace in six years in 2015, as the collapse in the price for its key export – oil – took...

    30. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Brent's climb to $40 helps rouble, Colombian peso

      Brent crude has climbed back above $40 a barrel for the first time since mid-December and it is helping to drag up...

    31. March 7, 2016

      Emerging market currencies show signs of life

      Stumbling for the last few months through a pitch-black forest, looking for a way out, foreign exchange investors may...

    32. March 4, 2016

      Latin America and Asia diverge on interest rates

      Some investors seem wedded to the dated concept that emerging markets are a homogenous asset class. The rapidly...

    33. March 4, 2016

      Cycling’s longest climb

      At some point halfway to the sky, you realise you’re going to make it. You’ve come too far to turn back. The day still...

    34. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Colombia's Grupo Sura consolidates pension investment

      Colombia’s Grupo Sura, one of Latin America’s biggest financial groups, has paid $538m for General Atlantic’s minority...

    35. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Saudi Arabia raises crude prices for Asia

      Saudi Arabia has raised April oil prices to Asia, in a hopeful sign that demand from its biggest and most important...

    36. March 1, 2016

      Glasenberg says lesson learnt at Glencore

      Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore’s chief executive, on Tuesday admitted the miner-cum-trader had “learnt lessons” during a...

    37. March 1, 2016

      Oil price collapse reverses fortunes of Latin American economies

      From black gold to black hole. For a stark illustration of how oil price pain is spreading, look no further than the...

    38. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Citi to sell retail business in Brazil, Argentina

      Citigroup has broadened its international retreat from consumer banking, announcing plans to sell its operations in...

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