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    1. 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...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. October 23, 2014

      Commodities: A partial pump primer

      Few economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from consumers...

    5. October 23, 2014

      Oil rises on claims of Saudi supply cut

      Oil prices moved higher on Thursday amid claims that Saudi Arabia, Opec’s largest producer, had cut the amount of crude oil...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Venezuela and sliding oil prices

      Blame the Empire. Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday accused the United States of oversupplying the...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Venezuela's latest surprise default...China!

      Last month Ricardo Hausmann, a normally mild Harvard academic, set off the equivalent of a financial bomb. The economist...

    8. October 20, 2014

      Investors weigh Venezuela debt default

      In the famous Big Mac index of global currency values against the US dollar, Venezuela makes a surprise entrance as the...

    9. October 16, 2014

      Oil price fall triggers fears of Venezuela default

      When Venezuela last week demanded an emergency Opec meeting to try to stop the fall in energy prices, it was not the...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents

      Six weeks after falling for Marina Silva, pro-market souls (and the markets themselves) have bounced back, developing a new...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2014

      How will EMs be affected by commodity price declines?

      Credit Suisse has a new report out on the winners and losers of the recent rout in global natural resource prices. While...

    12. October 14, 2014

      Falling oil price raises questions on viability of shale

      Plunging share prices for US oil and gas companies in recent days have highlighted a potentially decisive factor in the...

    13. The World

      October 13, 2014

      Why third time might be unlucky for Evo Morales

      After changing the constitution so he could run again, Evo Morales has just won another term as president of Bolivia – his...

    14. October 12, 2014

      WTO begins talks to break deadlock over ‘consensus’ principle

      Leading members of the World Trade Organisation have begun discussions on how to circumvent the founding principle that all...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: how Latin America is making the case for green growth

      By Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell of the Inter-American Dialogue As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in...

    16. October 10, 2014

      Evo Morales heads for third term in Bolivia

      On the shores of Lake Titicaca, the university chancellor stands before Bolivia’s two official flags – the national...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: don't let Argentina become another Venezuela

      By Marcos Buscaglia of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research In a recent article in Project Syndicate titled Should Venezuela...

    18. October 10, 2014

      Venezuela ordered to pay ExxonMobil a further $1bn

      Venezuela has been told by an arbitration tribunal to pay ExxonMobil about $1bn more for the nationalisation of an oil...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Venezuela: Crisis averted?

      By Pan Kwan Yuk and Andres Schipani Thumbing his nose at critics, Venezuela’s finance minister, Rodolfo Marco Torres, said...

    20. October 7, 2014

      Cargill sees net profits fall 25% in Q1 amid scarcity of soyabeans

      Cargill, the agricultural trading house, reported a 26 per cent fall in net profit in its first quarter as a scarcity of...

    21. October 6, 2014

      Oil hits lows as market chokes on oversupply

      Oil tankers have been charting some uncommon courses. An ever-expanding armada is ferrying US shale oil from the Gulf of...

    22. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2014

      Brazilian elections: the good, the bad, and the ugly

      The first round of Brazil’s presidential elections takes place on Sunday. This guest post is from Jorge Mariscal, emerging...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Venezuelan CDS climbs again as default fears mount

      Investor nerves are once again fraying over Venezuela’s $4.5bn worth of bond repayments due this month, sending the cost of...

    24. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    25. September 30, 2014

      Brazil presidential rivals clash over central bank

      It looks like a scene from a low-budget gangster movie. Four men in suits gather around a table in a dark room to plot an...

    26. September 29, 2014

      YPF and Petronas negotiating Pemex tie-up

      Argentina’s YPF and Malaysia’s Petronas are negotiating a joint-venture with Mexico’s Pemex – possibly starting with shallow...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      Venezuela loosens PDVSA's FX restrictions

      Venezuela’s economy is in disarray and many blame its tight foreign exchange system. Some within the socialist government...

    28. The World

      September 26, 2014

      The Caracas Kim Kardashian goes to New York

      In the land where everything is possible – except often finding toilet paper or medicines – the politically novice daughter...

    29. September 25, 2014

      South America’s boom time is over, now for the political hangover

      Venezuela may be teetering on the brink of a default. The Argentine economy is on the ropes. And Brazilians, fed up with...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2014

      Venezuela: is Maduro back-pedalling on Citgo?

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, made his debut at the United Nations this week. While in New York he talked about...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Venezuela: Clorox calls it a day

      Clorox, the cleaning products company, has finally bit the dust in Venezuela, announcing on Monday it was pulling the plug...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2014

      Venezuela: CDS climb while breast implants fade

      No devaluation here One could say that a clear sign that Venezuela – a country where beauty enhancements are a serious issue...

    33. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2014

      S&P: Venezuela has 50:50 odds of default

      By Eric Platt and Andres Schipani Another lurch lower for Venezuela: the country’s sovereign credit rating was cut deeper...

    34. September 15, 2014

      Venezuela: Whose default is it?

      Did you hear the one about the Harvard professor, the Bolivarian revolution and how to spot a looming sovereign default?...

    35. beyondbrics

      September 12, 2014

      Guest post: why Venezuela should not default

      By Francisco Rodríguez of Bank of America Merrill Lynch In a provocative article published last week by Project Syndicate...

    36. September 11, 2014

      Spectre of default looms over Venezuela despite oil reserves

      Venezuela is struggling to meet its international bond payments, raising the spectre of an Argentine-style default despite...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      Venezuela inflation: hitting shoppers harder and harder

      Sometimes it’s hard to worry about Venezuela’s bondholders even as the possibility is raised of default. After all, the...

    38. September 8, 2014

      Venezuela defaults on its citizens, but not its bonds

      When Argentina’s Senate recently passed a “price fixing law” to curb inflation following its sovereign debt default, the...

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