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  1. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Peru's economy: a rocky road to recovery

    In less than 24 hours Peru’s economy – once feted as Latin America’s star and now struggling with a slowdown – suffered two...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Slowing China and lower commodity prices claim a Peruvian scalp

    There are two known unknowns when looking at South America’s economies: China, and everything else. Over the past decade,...

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. September 9, 2014

    Mergers create LatAm’s first cross-border law firm

    Law firm mergers have hit Latin America in what is thought to be the first combination of firms from different countries....

  2. September 5, 2014

    Peru embraces hard luxury

    On a grey August afternoon in Lima’s affluent district of Miraflores, the Peruvian government auctioned a collection of...

  3. August 25, 2014

    Peru to become world’s second-largest copper producer

    Peru is set to become the world’s second-largest copper miner, behind neighbouring Chile, thanks to a $20bn pipeline of...

  4. beyondbrics

    August 22, 2014

    Don't be bearish on Peru, says central banker

    Peru’s economy is in the spotlight, going through its worst time since the global financial crisis. But Julio Velarde,...

  5. August 20, 2014

    Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

    Glencore is returning $1bn to investors in the first share buyback by a global miner since the decade-long commodities boom...

  6. 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,...

  7. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  8. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2014

    Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

    By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

  9. August 4, 2014

    Argentina v holdouts: plus ça change

    Argentina’s creditors have gone to extraordinary lengths over the years in their attempts to extract payment from the South...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Peru's cabinet: a revolving door

    Jara in The revolving doors of Peru’s cabinet are spinning out of control. Ollanta Humala, the president, this week named...

  11. July 21, 2014

    Peruvian upstart AJE takes on Coke and Pepsi in Asia

    Sebastianus Hendro Kistanto, an IT technician in the Indonesian city of Semarang, always drank Coca-Cola, even after he...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 21, 2014

    Peru: losing its shine?

    Is one of Latin America’s stars losing some of its shine? Amid worsening terms of trade and expected weaker output in mining...

  13. July 9, 2014

    Developing world blazes trail for 2.5bn with no banking access

    It is a weekday morning and a dozen or so women are gathering in the patio of a house in Xochimilco, a working-class...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Moody's: bullish on Peru

    Peru’s economy may have slowed, but here’s a vote of confidence: Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, has...

  15. June 29, 2014

    Cass students’ venture has no comparison in Latin America

    Ninety-nine per cent of people who do an MBA want to change something about their careers, says Leo Castellanos. But the...

  16. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2014

    Colombia raises rates (again) amid faster growth

    The monetary policy committee of Colombia’s central bank on Friday raised the benchmark interest rate a quarter percentage...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Guest post: Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance - do opposites attract?

    By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation When the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru meet on June 19 and...

  18. beyondbrics

    May 31, 2014

    Colombia raises rates again

    Another month, another hike: the monetary policy committee of Colombia’s central bank on Friday night voted unanimously to...

  19. May 27, 2014

    Urbes Mutantes, International Center of Photography, New York – review

    Urbes Mutantes, the ICP’s darkly dazzling survey of Latin American street photography, is shot through with ghosts, visions,...

  20. May 27, 2014

    Quality job creation aids growth in developing countries, says ILO

    Developing countries that encourage the creation of “quality jobs” – higher-productivity roles with regular earnings – are...

  21. May 26, 2014

    Currency swings take toll on consumer groups and manufacturers

    Peroni and pushchairs may not have much in common. But SABMiller, the brewer, and Mothercare, the babywear and buggy...

  22. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2014

    Energy in Chile: new tank, new policy

    It’s not often a country’s president flies more than 1,000 miles to inaugurate a gas storage tank – more of a job for the...

  23. May 9, 2014

    Canada unemployment rises

    Americas Canada: Almost 30,000 people lost their jobs in April, according to Statistics Canada – a drop that will feed...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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