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    1. July 1, 2015

      Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade breakthrough

      Mercosur and the EU appear set to exchange formal offers on tariffs by the end of the year, raising hopes that the South...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Alberta doubles carbon tax on large emitters by 2017

      The new government of Canada’s oil-rich Alberta province said it would double a carbon tax on large emitters by 2017 as...

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    1. June 25, 2015

      Venezuelan bond soars above mounting chaos of shortages

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves are on course to run dry by next year and its holdings of gold are sliding. Inflation is so...

    2. June 23, 2015

      Debt default risk not just a Greece story

      Gripped by the prospect of default in Greece? You may be looking in the wrong direction. The southern European nation may...

    3. June 17, 2015

      Securities regulators’ group calls for end to ‘safe havens’

      Countries such as Venezuela, Ghana and Kazakhstan need to sign up to information-sharing agreements between securities...

    4. June 9, 2015

      Latin Americans open more bank accounts but fail to use them

      For the development industry in recent years financial inclusion has been something of a holy grail. So from that...

    5. June 9, 2015

      Latin American leftists must hold friends in Caracas to account

      Gabriela Montero is a celebrated pianist with a sad smile. A prodigy, she gave her first public concert aged eight....

    6. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2015

      Accounting for ketchup in Caracas

      Given the speculative frenzy around a supposed bid for Diageo from “Brazilian buyout specialist” 3G Capital (despite the...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      June 5, 2015

      Dancing Devils

      Members of the Dancing Devils of Naiguata take part in the catholic celebration of Corpus Christi in Naiguata, a...

    8. June 4, 2015

      India seeks oil discounts from Opec as it flexes import clout

      India is asking Opec members for long-term oil price concessions, its petroleum minister said on Thursday, as it tries to...

    9. June 3, 2015

      ExxonMobil at the crossroads: buy a rival or shrink in long term

      At first glance, the decline in the number of shares outstanding in ExxonMobil might make it look like a company that is...

    10. May 28, 2015

      Venezuela braces for low oil price era

      Venezuela appears to have quietly given up hope of persuading Opec peers to cut production to bolster the oil price, as the...

    11. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from a...

    12. beyondbrics

      May 18, 2015

      Russia: economy in tatters, or business as usual?

      Much has been said over the last six months about the collapse of the Russian economy as a result of sanctions and the...

    13. May 16, 2015

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves take a hit

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves have dropped by nearly a third to less than $18bn since President Nicolás Maduro took office...

    14. May 11, 2015

      Dangers in economy run by Cuba’s revolutionary in a business suit

      Both leaders wore business suits at the Panama summit last month. Raúl Castro, the one-time guerrilla from the Sierra...

    15. May 11, 2015

      China tilts towards liberal Latin American economies

      China may be nominally communist but concerns over its financial exposure to socialist-leaning South American partners such...

    16. May 8, 2015

      Latin America braces for higher US rates

      The days of Latin American economies basking in the glow of high commodity prices, cheap cash and rampant Chinese demand...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Venezuelan art in the age of austerity

      As the afternoon drinks start to flow, the art scene in eastern Caracas resembles many similar exhibitions held in London or...

    18. May 6, 2015

      US accused of destroying Banca Privada d’Andorra

      US authorities destroyed an Andorran bank by accusing it of money laundering without warning, lawyers for the controlling...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      May 5, 2015

      Colombians of Venezuela

      Men sit at a fruit stand near a painting of Che Guevara that has been defaced with graffiti in the Petare neighborhood, home...

    20. May 5, 2015

      Latin America will be the hardest hit of emerging regions as the Fed tightens

      A striking feature of the latest updated forecasts from the International Monetary Fund was how sharply it cut growth...

    21. April 29, 2015

      Venezuela in gold swap with Citi

      Venezuela has turned to Wall Street to help it secure US dollar funding through its large gold reserves as the country...

    22. April 26, 2015

      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      Brazil's reality show

      I have just returned from abroad. It felt like déjà vu from a distant past. Explaining Brazil has become complex again. “I...

    24. Nick Butler

      April 19, 2015

      Venezuela – reform postponed

      Can a country with an inflation rate of 70 per cent and a shortage of such basic goods as milk and toilet paper really be so...

    25. April 17, 2015

      Petrocaribe: a legacy that is both blessing and a curse

      Shortly after the 2010 earthquake, Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, said he would write off Haiti’s $395m debt for...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2015

      Venezuelan militia celebrates anniversary

      Members of the Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas, Venezuela ...

    27. April 12, 2015

      Americas ‘love-in’ summit produces little action

      History may have been made at this weekend’s summit of leaders from 35 countries across the Americas, but in the end, words...

    28. April 10, 2015

      US and Cuba hold highest level meeting in over 50 years

      US secretary of state John Kerry and Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks in Panama ahead of the...

    29. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela is...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 31, 2015

      For Venezuelans, the focus should be on Caracas, not US sanctions

      The Obama Administration’s new approach to Cuba has jolted Western Hemisphere leaders preparing for next week’s Summit of...

    31. March 30, 2015

      Social media offers salve for Venezuela’s pain

      For weeks Elías Baduy ran from pharmacy to pharmacy in Caracas searching for medicine for his father, a survivor of a...

    32. March 18, 2015

      Imagining the world of Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy

      The Arab street was in uproar at the shock news of the departure of its favourite peace envoy. Young men and women, holding...

    33. March 17, 2015

      China: With friends like these

      In global terms, the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in January ranked as a mere political...

    34. March 15, 2015

      Venezuela’s US spat takes on a Cold War edge

      Cries of “socialist motherland” ring out during nationwide military manoeuvres, and graffiti reading “Gringo respect!” or...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    36. March 11, 2015

      Venezuela’s economic woes spark election fears

      In the ramshackle shantytown of Ramo Verde outside the city of Los Teques, Henrique Capriles is pressing the flesh, slapping...

    37. March 11, 2015

      Saudi’s oil market strategy makes sense

      In December Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi posed an interesting question: “Is there a black swan out there that we...

    38. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Venezuelan default: not likely

      Venezuela has one of the worst managed economies on the planet and its bonds are trading at levels that suggest a default is...

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