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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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