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  1. August 19, 2014

    Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

    Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

  2. August 13, 2014

    Contract wins help G4S stage comeback

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, staged a comeback in the first six months of this year, led by new contract wins...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    On the concerns facing directors of a major Russian energy company, right now...

    The agenda of the Board of Directors meeting includes the following items: 1. Participation of Inter RAO in other...

  2. August 1, 2014

    Modi’s move to thwart WTO deal causes confusion

    As a means to trim the bureaucratic impediments to global commerce, the World Trade Organisation’s laboriously-negotiated...

  3. July 31, 2014

    Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

    It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

  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. July 29, 2014

    Business presses India to drop objections to trade deal

    Business groups have called on India to drop its objections to an international deal to ease the flow of goods through...

  6. July 18, 2014

    The Diary: Adnan Sarwar

    Li Po, working in the eighth-century Tang dynasty, wrote a poem about a lonely young wife; Ezra Pound did his best to bring...

  7. July 1, 2014

    BNP fine sparks calls for cultural change

    Equity investors may have shrugged off BNP Paribas’s record $9bn fine for breaching sanctions on Sudan, Iran and Cuba, but...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 1, 2014

    Corruption charges add to Argentina's debt woes

    It hasn’t been a good few days for Argentina’s government. First, a New York court ruled to block payments on its...

  9. June 27, 2014

    BNP Paribas nears $8.9bn settlement with US

    Executives at BNP Paribas are finalising the details of a record $8.9bn out-of-court settlement with US authorities over...

  10. The World

    June 20, 2014

    Guantánamo inmates settle in for fourth World Cup

    By Richard McGregor in Guantánamo Bay Caption: AFP There are many ways to measure the never ending “war on terror” but...

  11. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

  12. June 8, 2014

    Bank crime and punishment

    In recent years the US has used financial sanctions as a key part of its foreign policy arsenal to combat regimes with which...

  13. June 8, 2014

    Venezuela gives US foreign policy makers a headache

    Perhaps it is because of years of mutual disregard that Latin America is rarely a US foreign policy priority. There always...

  14. June 6, 2014

    War of words on BNP Paribas reaches a roar

    The transatlantic war of words over BNP Paribas and whether it should be fined for violating US financial sanctions reached...

  15. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  16. FT Tech Hub

    June 4, 2014

    Online courses back up and running in Iran, but Cuba still waiting

    A win for online education and sensible sanctions regulation. Today, online course provider Coursera says it is able to...

  17. June 3, 2014

    Paris trade talks threat over US BNP fine

    France on Tuesday warned of potential consequences for transatlantic trade talks if the US pushed ahead with a $10bn-plus...

  18. June 1, 2014

    US soldier freed in Taliban prisoner swap

    A US soldier held captive for five years by the Afghan Taliban has been released after the US agreed to hand over five...

  19. April 30, 2014

    BNP warns of US fines ‘far in excess’ of $1.1bn provision

    US authorities are weighing criminal charges against BNP Paribas over possible violations of sanction rules as the...

  20. April 15, 2014

    Cuba fed a president’s fears and took over Venezuela

    The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of...

  21. April 11, 2014

    Ho Chi Minh’s dirty shoes and Fidel Castro’s modesty

    A reader has barked at me for praising the onyx in the lavatory at Aspinall’s in London: “Onyx? A bit nouveau, but what...

  22. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The Economist on Modi: He will probably become India’s next prime minister. That does not mean he...

  23. The World

    April 3, 2014

    Cuba hummingbird hovers over US psy-ops failure

    The Associated Press has just released a fascinating piece of investigative journalism about US psy-ops in Cuba, the plan...

  24. March 29, 2014

    Cuba cuts taxes for foreign investors

    Foreign investors, who have weathered a difficult decade in Cuba, will see their profits tax fall from 30 per cent to 15 per...

  25. 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...

  26. March 2, 2014

    Venezuela: In search of a solution

    Until this month, Angel Vivas was a little-known figure who had retired from Venezuela’s armed forces seven years ago after...

  27. The World

    February 24, 2014

    Venezuela as Ukraine?

    “We could turn Venezuela into Ukraine!” a student protester shouted in Caracas this weekend. It is striking how similar the...

  28. February 21, 2014

    Time for US policy change on Cuba

    If a policy is not achieving its objective, either the policy must change or the objective. For more than 50 years the US...

  29. February 7, 2014

    Romantic escapes

    Laguna, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean, $2.49m Where: Northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba in the Greater...

  30. January 31, 2014

    ‘The Man Who Loved Dogs’, by Leonardo Padura

    The Man Who Loved Dogs, by Leonardo Padura, translated by Anna Kushner, Bitter Lemon Press, RRP£20 / Farrar, Straus and...

  31. January 29, 2014

    US sanctions lead Coursera to block online learning in Iran and Cuba

    US sanctions on nations such as Iran and Cuba are making it harder for students there to access online education, as US...

  32. January 28, 2014

    Latin American leaders gather in Cuba for summit

    In a country famous for its political billboards, Cuba this week prepared to welcome Latin American heads of state to Havana...

  33. 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...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2014

    Economy heading down, Fernandez heading for Cuba

    The boss is back – and how they need her. But wait. Amid economic pandemonium, Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s president,...

  35. January 21, 2014

    Glimmers of change in Cuba as fear and secrecy fade

    Apartment building meetings are no longer what they used to be in Havana. A few years ago, they were thinly attended...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 20-25

    It’s a week of high-level meetings, with Davos, the African Union and LatAm summits all taking place; FMCG-giants Unliver...

  37. January 17, 2014

    Raúl Castro’s unhurried reforms of Cuba economy falter

    In a dusty Havana parking lot, a group of Cubans examine the prices of the modern cars they can now buy from the state for...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Castro's peso dilemma: a Cuban Big Bang, or gradualism?

    CUCs and CUPs - know your pesos Monetary reform rarely gets the pulse racing. But on the colonial streets of old Havana,...

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