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  1. April 14, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata buys Chad-focused oil and gas group Caracal

    Glencore Xstrata has offered $1.35bn to buy Caracal Energy, a Chad-focused exploration company, in a deal that underscores...

  2. April 14, 2014

    London edges lower on Ukraine tensions

    Investors remained on edge amid deepening tensions in Ukraine and Friday’s declines on Wall Street, triggering broad opening...

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 Capital Markets

    Capital remains abundant in the Latin American region – for now. Debt issuance is head...
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  1. April 14, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata: bye-bye Las Bambas

    “Our willingness to sell reflects the value of the offer,” Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore Xstrata chief executive, said on...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Minmetals flexes its might

    China Minmetals, which on Sunday concluded China’s biggest-ever overseas mining acquisition, traces its roots to a US-led...

  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

    Mercosur views Pacific Alliance with unease

    To the east of the Andes, the countries that stretch out towards South America’s Atlantic coast – which together form the...

  8. 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...

  9. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance impels Mexico south

    ‘Cumulative rules of origin” sounds like one of the drier concepts in international trade law. But for many Mexican...

  10. April 1, 2014

    FCC refinances €4.5bn in debt

    FCC has won backing from its banks to refinance more than €4.5bn of debt, the latest in a series of moves by the Spanish...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Peru: the president, his wife and the constitutional crisis

    By Lucien Chauvin and Andres Schipani Ollanta Humala, Peru’s president, is in a tough spot. The country faces its most...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    bb review: The Locust Effect, by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros

    The most significant threat to today’s emerging markets is hidden in plain sight. No, it’s not education, it’s not health...

  13. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The money multiplier is dead. - Jefferies compliance officers had better things to do than prevent...

  14. 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...

  15. March 12, 2014

    Hochschild Mining suspends dividend

    Hochschild Mining has suspended its dividend amid lower prices for silver as it completes a big project in Peru. The silver...

  16. March 7, 2014

    US business school teaches 100,000 women entrepreneurs

    How does a business school with just 44 professors educate 100,000 female entrepreneurs? In 2009, Thunderbird Global School...

  17. March 4, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata: Viva, Las Bambas

    The trader’s the star at Glencore Xstrata – this year, at least. No other big miner has its own trading house and Glencore’s...

  18. February 25, 2014

    S Africa and Peru GDP, Philippines trade

    South Africa grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter, a piece of optimistic news in some darker days as one of the...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 17-21

    A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2014

    Peru's growth: slower, but still there

    Those times of stellar annual growth rates of 6, 7 or 8 per cent that Peru experienced in recent years may be gone, and the...

  23. 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...

  24. February 9, 2014

    Glencore plays deal or no deal with China on prize copper asset

    Deal or no deal? That’s the question facing Glencore Xstrata as it considers the possible sale of a top tier copper project...

  25. beyondbrics

    February 9, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 10-14

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Syrian peace talks, a Brics scientific conference, Islamic financiers meet in London and...

  26. February 2, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata: out of Peru

    Don’t blow capital on big projects. Do keep shareholders happy by returning cash. Miners work under simple mandates as they...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 27, 2014

    Chile and Peru: making up and moving on

    It has been a while coming but after a UN ruling on Monday it is finally time for Chile and Peru to put their maritime...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2014

    Your guide to EM compartmentalisation

    It’s been a tough day for EM. But just in case you were tempted to bundle the whole region together to make a sweeping...

  31. January 21, 2014

    Hochschild Mining expects 70% rise in output over next four years

    Hochschild Mining predicted annual output would increase 70 per cent over the next four years after it met its production...

  32. January 15, 2014

    South Africa business activity deteriorates

    While US manufacturing seems to be on the rebound, South Africa has continued its disappointing run of manufacturing data...

  33. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Grupo Elektra - on the up

    Photo: Bloomberg Is Mexico’s Grupo Elektra going middle class? The company, which has made its niche selling white goods and...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2014

    No easy start for Chile's Michelle Bachelet

    Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president elect, might well be excused for thinking she’s under fire from a new Triple Alliance....

  35. January 8, 2014

    Glencore rises on broker’s buy advice

    How much longer will investors have to wait for Glencore’s Las Bambas sale? Merrill Lynch’s specialist sales team on...

  36. January 6, 2014

    Surging Dr Copper leaves traders confused

    A crucial material in wiring and electronics, copper has long been seen as a barometer of the health of the global economy....

  37. December 27, 2013

    Latin America is turning a page

    He is ubiquitous and disregards liberal ideals such as the sanctity of private property by dropping unannounced into private...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 27, 2013

    2013 in review: stock exchange winners and losers

    If you had $100 at the start of 2013, and took a punt on a few emerging market exchanges, which ones would have made you a...

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