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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Guest post: cheap oil may change India's destiny

      By Amit Bhandari, Gateway House Petroleum prices touched a new four -year low of $72.5 per barrel after the Organization of...

    14. December 2, 2014

      Falling oil price shatters Asia’s assumptions

      Lower oil prices are causing people to rip up their assumptions about many things: the viability of certain deepwater...

    15. November 28, 2014

      Patricia Phelps de Cisneros: an art patron on a mission

      The slight, shy woman sitting in front of me has turned 20th-century art history on its head. Such accolades should not be...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2014

      Nigeria's petrodollar exposure

      The consequences of Thursday’s non-Opec cut are understandably harshest for the oil cartel’s weakest members, such as...

    17. The World

      November 28, 2014

      Podemos's spending plans lack financing ideas

      What does Podemos want?It is, without doubt, the question that has occupied political analysts and commentators in Spain...

    18. November 27, 2014

      Opec members flounder in a flood of cheap oil

      Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister and the most prominent figure in Opec from 1962-86, was reported to...

    19. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Ready or not: oil exporters facing low prices

      “The Ant and The Grasshopper”, one of Aesop’s darker fables, is a cautionary tale about forward planning. An industrious ant...

    20. November 26, 2014

      Opec Gulf members reach ‘consensus’

      Saudi Arabia – the leader of Opec and its largest producer – said it had “reached a consensus” with fellow Gulf producers...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

      The price of oil fell by more than $1 a barrel after a meeting between some of the world’s largest oil-producing nations...

    22. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2014

      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their sovereign...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Venezuela: China to the rescue?

      Among the many woes afflicting Venezuela, one of the most pressing is the rapid decline in its reserves of hard currency....

    24. FT Data

      November 21, 2014

      Datawatch: Opec countries' reserves

        The countries in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rely on their foreign reserves to insulate them...

    25. November 18, 2014

      No easy options for Opec over oil slide

      The tension has been palpable in the lead-up to next week’s Opec gathering in Vienna. As the oil price has languished at...

    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 17, 2014

      Market fears Venezuela’s socialist regime could default

      Several years ago, Venezuela ran a tourism campaign under the slogan “a country to love”. Promoters had in mind the...

    28. The World

      November 14, 2014

      Smart Reads 14 November 2014

      A sea patrol to help cope with a surge in the number of migrants heading for Italy via the southern Mediterranean was...

    29. November 14, 2014

      Russia braced for ‘catastrophic’ oil plunge

      President Vladimir Putin said Russia is bracing itself for a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices. as the world’s leading...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2014

      Turbulent waters for Argentina's 'blue' dollar

      Argentines who can remember their last bout of hyperinflation in the late 1980s might have been bemused had they witnessed...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2014

      Venezuela: to act or not to act, that is the question

      One could talk about Venezuela’s economic policy in Shakespearean terms. To devalue or not to devalue; to converge foreign...

    32. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2014

      Venezuela and Saudi Arabia: friends will be friends

      Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister (pictured above on the right), and Rafael Ramírez, Venezuela’s foreign minister...

    33. November 3, 2014

      Swallowing the toads of Colombia’s peace process

      The fighting has been going on for so long that few remember why it began. It has taken place near some of the largest oil...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Venezuela’s debts to China – well, that’s alright then

      When oil prices fall, it’s a fair bet that Venezuela’s economy will suffer. After all, that has been the case every time oil...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China’s ‘new normal’ for consumption | Multinationals and official retail data tell a different story *...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Venezuela and Exxon: another round?

      Wasn’t it the case that the compensation Venezuela was ordered to pay Exxon by a World Bank arbitration tribunal was a...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Venezuela dances the tango with Citgo

      Venezuelans do not really dance the tango. But in the mooted sale of Citgo, the country’s US refining operation, that is...

    38. October 27, 2014

      Brazil: stuck in the valleys

      Brazil only discovered its tallest mountain, Pico de Neblina, in 1950 due to it being permanently shrouded in cloud. That...

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