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    1. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2015

      Abkhazia: a new El Dorado on the Black Sea coast?

      Thousands of immigrants attracted by a construction boom is hardly front page news – but what if the latest El Dorado is an...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      Guest post: Venezuela’s Citgo and the revolution's Praying Mantis School of Business

      By Russ Dallen of Caracas Capital Markets Investing in Venezuela has always been like praying mantis love. On first...

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    1. January 29, 2015

      Rio’s Mongolian wrangle prefigures bigger fight over smaller spoils

      Mongolians do not always do what foreigners think they should. The warriors of Genghis Khan pinged arrows from a distance at...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Venezuela offers China tough lending lessons

      “God will provide!” So said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, last week following his apparently empty-handed return...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Venezuela in a bind as Nicolás Maduro faces default dilemma

      Nicolás Maduro promised “God will provide” after Venezuela’s president returned to Caracas apparently empty-handed from a...

    4. January 22, 2015

      Venezuela’s Maduro announces reform push to counter recession

      Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday announced a revamp of the country’s complex foreign exchange...

    5. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Venezuela gets creative with Citgo

      The late Hugo Chávez once rubbished Citgo as a “bad business”. But the US refining unit of PDVSA, Venezuela’s state oil...

    6. Andrew Smithers

      January 21, 2015

      The political consequences of poor economics

      Bad policies breed even worse ones. The disillusionment of voters provides the link. Disappointment with the economy is...

    7. January 20, 2015

      Venezuela’s economic collapse owes a debt to China

      Every economic catastrophe brings soul-searching. When Argentina collapsed at the end of 2001, the International Monetary...

    8. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      Venezuela: between a rock and a hard place

      While crude prices extended losses, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro extended his trip abroad, seeking support to stop...

    10. January 14, 2015

      Oil price rout forces Venezuela to rethink petro-diplomacy

      Jamaica has its “Hope Zoo”, in Nicaragua garish yellow sculptures decorate the avenues of Managua called “The Trees of...

    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 9, 2015

      Forget the bank run; Venezuelans are on a supermarket run

      There are few more sure signs of economic meltdown than a run on a country’s banks. In Venezuela, however, the currency is...

    13. January 8, 2015

      China’s courtship of Latin America tested

      Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced $20bn worth of investment from China. But left unsaid was whether he got...

    14. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Simon Wren- Lewis and Krugman respond to Sachs. - Pour one out for the disrupted. - Marxist money...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      The youngest of the three French nationals sought by police over one of the deadliest terrorist assaults on European soil in...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Venezuela: was Maduro's China trip a success?

      Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro had many words of praise for his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, after their meeting...

    17. January 7, 2015

      Venezuela: bonds and barrels

      A barrel of Brent crude for delivery in February will set you back about $50, as of Wednesday. Lending to the Bolivarian...

    18. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Venezuela's FX changes: is that it?

      Another year, another announced change to one of the world’s tightest and most complex foreign exchange regimes....

    20. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Hello 2015: Argentina and Venezuela - the emperor has no clothes

      By Russ Dallen, Caracas Capital Markets Trying to predict what will happen in South America’s wildest emerging markets in...

    21. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: Mexico's energy industry gushes with investment opportunity

      By Michael Fitzgerald and Arturo Carrillo, Paul Hastings Mexico’s government recently passed reforms repealing important...

    22. December 31, 2014

      Venezuela pledges to reform currency controls

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s socialist president, has pledged to reform tight currency controls as part of a package to...

    23. December 30, 2014

      Oil workers to pay for near 50% price fall

      Oil prices are on course for their largest annual slide since 2008, capping another dire year for commodities, as crude fell...

    24. December 30, 2014

      Why Saudi Arabia is still in charge

      The oil price collapse that started in October 2014 has yet to run its course but this much is already clear: it will be...

    25. December 26, 2014

      Oil price collapse stokes financial crises in producing countries

      The most significant development in the world economy in 2014 was the collapse in the price of oil. The near-50 per cent...

    26. December 23, 2014

      China’s lenders are best placed to fix region’s infrastructure

      When, in years gone by, the head of China Development Bank, Chen Yuan, went abroad, his hosts literally rolled out the red...

    27. December 23, 2014

      Oil fall adds to ECB’s deflation worries

      Steep falls in global oil prices are traditionally great news for the world economy and for the oil importers of the...

    28. December 21, 2014

      Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America

      Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president, spoke for many when she remarked last week that US President Barack Obama’s move to...

    29. Nick Butler

      December 21, 2014

      Forget Opec — sex and technology shape the oil market now

      Forget Opec. If cartels can’t control output, they can’t control prices and in due course they fall apart, usually with a...

    30. December 18, 2014

      Cuba detente is the latest sign the cold war is over

      The US Constitution gives considerable latitude to the president to make foreign policy and on Wednesday Barack Obama...

    31. December 17, 2014

      Why Opec is increasingly irrelevant

      When the Saudis, the leaders of Opec, decided at the cartel’s recent meeting in Vienna to maintain their oil production...

    32. Nick Butler

      December 15, 2014

      Energy Personality of the Year: Ali al-Naimi

      There were two contenders for this year’s award. The most obvious, and certainly the man who has won the most coverage in...

    33. December 11, 2014

      Venezuela loses faith in socialist government

      The mural above Ana Caona’s head in the gritty Caracas slum known as 23rd of January is no ordinary depiction of the Last...

    34. December 11, 2014

      US to impose sanctions on Venezuela officials

      The US Congress on Wednesday voted to restrict travel and freeze assets on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses...

    35. December 10, 2014

      Cost of insuring Venezuela debt soars

      Market fears over Venezuela’s creditworthiness are approaching panic levels as the price of oil plunges. The cost of...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Venezuela's coming nightmare debt holdout saga?

      Last week, Cleary Gottlieb – the US law firm representing Argentina in its debt negotiations – held a packed closed-door...

    37. December 10, 2014

      Oil price plunge means survival of fittest

      The 40 per cent plunge in the price of oil over the past six months is testing the mettle of the world’s biggest producers,...

    38. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Venezuela’s new best friend – Goldman Sachs

      By John-Paul Rathbone and Andres Schipani Socialist Venezuela would never sell out its friends to Wall Street, right? Yet...

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