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    1. 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. “I...

    2. 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, said...

    Special Reports

    1. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

      In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
    2. Latin American Brands

      A $5.7tn economy and 600m people, 80% of whom live in cities, makes the region an attr...
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    1. April 16, 2015

      Leaner Citigroup beats earnings forecasts

      Citigroup has reported “solid” first-quarter net income of $4.8bn, up more than a fifth from a year earlier and well ahead...

    2. MBA blog

      April 5, 2015

      Spring break

      Last week marked the start of the spring break after a grueling winter quarter. At Anderson our year is divided into three...

    3. April 3, 2015

      ‘The Discreet Hero’, by Mario Vargas Llosa

      When Piura was a poor city, these things didn’t happen,” shrugs the sergeant in Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest novel, set...

    4. March 18, 2015

      Hochschild Mining: silver lining

      Mañana is not normally a strategy, so much as a hope. Hochschild, the London-listed silver miner from Peru, needs to show...

    5. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2015

      Guest post: China keeps credit flowing to Latin America's fragile economies

      By Kevin P. Gallagher and Margaret Myers Despite the economic slowdown that is gripping Latin America, Chinese finance to...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      February 25, 2015

      Cazulo aims high

      Sporting Cristal’s Jorge Cazulo bicycle kicks the ball during the Peruvian football team’s Copa Libertadores match against...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Business leaders back ambitious emissions reduction target

      The chief executive of Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Lipton tea, has urged world leaders to slash greenhouse gas...

    8. February 1, 2015

      Psychometric testing on the rise in emerging markets

      A mini-boom in psychometric testing is improving financial inclusion in emerging markets, providing an alternative for loan...

    9. 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 Financial...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    11. 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, Dilma...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      Peru's president sees a sharp 2014 GDP slump

      The decrease in mineral exports that has been hurting growth and investment in Peru, the world’s third largest copper...

    13. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: China as a model renewable energy economy

      By Li Hejun, China New Energy Chamber of Commerce and Hanergy Holding Group Almost 200 governments met in Peru this month to...

    14. December 18, 2014

      Kon-Tiki — film review

      Far better than it ought to be, Kon-Tiki is a Norwegian (mainly) dramatisation of Thor Heyerdahl’s raft trip: 5,000 miles...

    15. 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...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      December 5, 2014

      Measuring the Pastoruri glacier

      Members of the glaciology unit of Peru’s national water authority walk on the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru. The...

    17. December 2, 2014

      El Niño set to cause commodities worries

      Leading meteorologists are on the verge of declaring the emergence of the El Niño weather phenomenon after chances of its...

    18. December 1, 2014

      China and Brazil rebuke rich world over climate cash pledge

      China and Brazil have criticised the amount of money wealthy countries have pledged to help poorer nations deal with global...

    19. November 30, 2014

      How close is a global climate deal?

      The latest round of international climate change talks start on Monday in Lima, Peru. Thousands of ministers, negotiators,...

    20. November 28, 2014

      Peru property: is now a good time to fork out in Lima?

      Take a walk through the ocean-side districts of San Isidro and Miraflores in Lima and one could almost imagine being in...

    21. November 27, 2014

      The joy of discovery for plant hunters

      As a child growing up in Soviet Russia, Maria Vorontsova was an avid collector. First it was complete sets of souvenir...

    22. November 25, 2014

      China fears US Republican opposition in climate change talks

      Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Peru: more stimulus to spur anaemic growth

      As Peru’s economy struggles to regain its former ebullience, the government has again stepped in, this time with a stimulus...

    25. November 23, 2014

      São Paulo-based exchange eyes stakes in Latin American rivals

      Brazil’s BM&FBovespa is planning to buy up to 15 per cent of every significant stock exchange operator in Latin America in...

    26. November 17, 2014

      Raw materials lose their allure

      Latin American finance ministers can perhaps take comfort from the fact that commodity prices remain a fair bit higher than...

    27. November 16, 2014

      Price of fishmeal tips scales against diners

      Diners could soon be paying more for their plate of sushi as the price of fishmeal, the crucial feed for shrimp, prawns and...

    28. November 9, 2014

      United Cacao Aim listing to answer rising demand

      The first listing of a cocoa plantation-owner on Aim, London’s junior market, is set to happen next month, underlining how...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      Psychometric testing makes inroads in Peru

      If you own a small business in Peru and you want a loan, one option is to go to a bank and fill out an application. There is...

    30. October 27, 2014

      LME taps China investors’ metals interest

      It is a tradition at the London Metal Exchange’s annual black tie dinner in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel to bet...

    31. October 22, 2014

      Copper hopes ‘bright despite volatility’

      Copper is set for a period of price volatility as the market digests new supply but long-term prospects remain bright due to...

    32. October 22, 2014

      Head of Mexico’s stock exchange quits

      The veteran head of Mexico’s stock exchange, Luis Téllez, has announced his resignation and will step down from the start of...

    33. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Mexico bourse chief announces resignation

      A broker works at the Mexican Market Exchange The veteran head of Mexico’s stock exchange, Luis Téllez, has announced his...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2014

      How will EMs be affected by commodity price declines?

      Credit Suisse has a new report out on the winners and losers of the recent rout in global natural resource prices. While...

    35. October 14, 2014

      Citi’s consumer banking chief Medina-Mora poised to stand down

      Manuel Medina-Mora, Citigroup’s head of global consumer banking and chairman of Banamex, the bank’s embattled Mexican unit,...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: how Latin America is making the case for green growth

      By Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell of the Inter-American Dialogue As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      Peru's local elections: not much for miners to celebrate

      Peru’s elections of mayors and regional governors on Sunday were a strange sight. In Lima, the capital, the second place...

    38. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2014

      Capital Economics: EMs bad, LatAm the worst

      A double dose of gloom from Capital Economics on Tuesday. Its proprietary EM GDP tracker – compiled from monthly data on...

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