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      Venezuelans add default to list of fears

      Hugo Chávez was credited by some with an ability to use both his charisma and Venezuela’s immense oil wealth to nudge...

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    1. February 9, 2016

      Oil industry leaders move to quash talk of stronger prices

      Powerful oil industry insiders have moved to quash talk of stronger prices this year, warning that turmoil in emerging...

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      February 9, 2016

      How far will Venezuela go to avoid a default ?

      The barely stocked grocery shelves in Venezuela are about to get even barer. With the price of oil, the country’s...

    3. February 9, 2016

      Venezuela charge drives Goodyear into loss

      Goodyear Tire & Rubber became the latest big US company to detail damage from Venezuela’s financial crisis when the...

    4. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Goodyear takes $646m hit on Venezuela

      The economic meltdown in Venezuela continues to blow holes across the balance sheets of corporate America, with...

    5. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      IEA warns of 'false dawn' in oil prices with market 'awash'

      Oil stockpiles are forecast to keep swelling this year, meaning the recent uptick in prices could be a “false dawn”,...

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      February 5, 2016

      FirstFT - Johnny Cash spiders

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Anti-ageing remedy Removing tired-out...

    7. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    8. February 4, 2016

      A debt default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

      Azerbaijan has called for help from the International Monetary Fund. Nigeria is turning to the World Bank. Russia and...

    9. February 3, 2016

      It could be too late to avoid catastrophe in Venezuela

      As markets brace themselves for the negative effects of the decline in oil prices, Venezuela will probably be the first...

    10. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Venezuela and Rosneft: little progress to show on oil

      A lot of talk, little sign of action. Venezuela’s oil minister Eulogio del Pino knocked on Rosneft chief Igor Sechin’s...

    11. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria calls in the World Bank to do the IMF’s job

      The latest victim of the fall in oil prices has called for help. The news that Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer,...

    12. February 1, 2016

      Hedge funds split over outlook for oil

      Hedge funds are increasingly split over the next move for oil after its rebound from a 12-year low last month, setting...

    13. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Venezuelan oil minister kicks off foreign tour

      Eulogio del Pino, Venezuela’s oil minister, met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday as part of a...

    14. January 31, 2016

      Venezuela’s Jackson Gutierrez makes films that are gangland hits

      Jackson Gutiérrez’s films are distinguished by a narco-themed telenovela-meets-John Waters trashiness — all with a...

    15. January 29, 2016

      Strong dollar takes bite out of Colgate

      The strong dollar has taken the bite out of Colgate’s sales, pushing the toothpaste maker into its first quarterly loss...

    16. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    17. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Venezuela to talk oil cuts with Russia and Opec

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as part of a tour...

    18. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Dollar, Venezuela drive Colgate to quarterly loss

      The strong dollar strikes again. Better sales volume and higher pricing helped Colgate-Palmolive deliver a 5 per cent...

    19. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      'This frenzy is idiotic' says Rosneft after oil rally

      Russia’s largest oil producer on Friday played down prospects of a coordinated output cut with Opec and described the...

    20. January 27, 2016

      Latam duo highlight weakness of capital controls

      Latin America provides a neat comparison of the impact of capital controls. For the past few years, the continent’s two...

    21. January 26, 2016

      Markets braced for Venezuela debt default

      Two years ago, distressed debt investors began to refer to Argentina, Ukraine and Venezuela as the unholy trinity, the...

    22. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Kimberly-Clark sees another tough year ahead

      The strong dollar and plunging emerging market currencies have made 2015 a painful year for Kimberly-Clark, and the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      January 25, 2016

      Falling oil prices: good for producers, bad for importers?

      The intuitive impact of falling oil prices is that it’s a hammer blow for producers and a gift for countries that are...

    24. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Venezuela risks Argentina-style legal drama if it defaults

      The world’s premier sovereign debt restructuring lawyer has warned that Venezuela is at risk of messy Argentina-style...

    25. January 22, 2016

      Fears of Venezuela debt default rise as bond prices plunge

      Farmers brought parts of Uruguay to a standstill this week demanding the government help them recover unpaid bills from...

    26. January 22, 2016

      Oil climbs as exit from bearish positions begins

      Traders have started to increase bets on a recovery in oil by the end of the year, backing the view that recent selling...

    27. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      IMF sees Venezuela inflation at 720% this year

      Think an inflation rate of 141.5 per cent is grim? Try 720 per cent. That is where the IMF said it expects Venezuela’s...

    28. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “Here’s how to survive the coming crash…” - The hand gestures of Davos. - Rebranding the Kochs....

    29. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Venezuela: drumbeat of default gets louder

      Plunging crude prices are wreaking havoc on the finances of oil companies and oil producing countries across the globe....

    30. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      'Don't panic' says Templeton's Hasenstab (again)

      Don’t panic. Step away from your terminals, and believe in the potential in emerging markets, says Michael Hasenstab....

    31. January 16, 2016

      Nicolás Maduro unveils economic crisis decree

      Venezuela’s embattled socialist president Nicolás Maduro has declared a 60-day economic emergency to tackle a shrinking...

    32. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Inflation in Venezuela surges to 141.5%

      Venezuela has released its first inflation figures in more than a year – and, as expected, they do not make for a happy...

    33. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Venezuela declares 'economic emergency'

      Is Venezuela’s socialist government admitting the protracted economic crisis has finally hit rock bottom, or is this...

    34. January 12, 2016

      Discrimination at Portuguese bank Novo Banco sets a dangerous precedent

      Just over a year since the European Central Bank took over as the regulator for Europe’s systemically important banks,...

    35. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      American Airlines takes $592m hit on Venezuela

      American Airlines has become the latest US company to take a substantial write down on its investments in Venezuela as...

    36. January 12, 2016

      Venezuela’s political power struggle deepens

      The political crisis facing Venezuela deepened after the Supreme Court ruled that any decisions by the country’s...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Unless China “gives up more control now, it risks some day losing it altogether.” - Sumner:...

    38. January 7, 2016

      Fall in Cargill profit strips out sale gains

      Cargill suffered a decline in operating profit across all of its main reporting divisions as results flagged in...

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