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Brazil cuts interest rates for first time in 4 years

Brazil’s central bank has cut interest rates for the first time in four years as the country struggles to emerge from its deepest recession on record. The monetary policy committee…

Brazil cuts interest rates for first time in 4 years

Brazil’s central bank has cut interest rates for the first time in four years as the country struggles to emerge from its deepest recession on record. The monetary policy committee…

Canada holds interest rates but cuts growth forecasts

The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate steady at 0.5 per cent on Wednesday but the country’s currency – the Loonie – could be in for a volatile…

China rethinks developing world largesse as deals sour

When China signed up to build Venezuela’s Tinaco-Anaco Railway in 2009, the scheme was hailed as proof of the effectiveness of socialist brotherhood. Gleaming new Chinese trains were envisaged, whisking…

Global trade: Blocking moves

The attacks began in February 2010 when an email disguised as being from US Steel’s chief executive landed in the inboxes of two dozen employees. Within weeks, “UglyGorilla”, a Chinese…

Brazil is on the ascent as investors eye further gains

Brazil has shot from global pariah among investors to emerging market favourite in less than 12 months — and many analysts believe Latin America’s biggest economy could be set for…

Macri alters investor perceptions of Argentina if not the numbers

Just 10 months into Mauricio Macri’s presidency, disturbing similarities are emerging between the market darling’s economic policies and those of his market nemesis predecessor, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. If you…

Brazil’s exchange chief rejoices at post-impeachment opportunities

Considering Brazil’s recent political and economic crisis, Edemir Pinto — chief executive of BM&FBovespa, the country’s exchange operator — can barely contain his excitement. In August, Brazil’s Senate voted to…

Unrest threatens reforms in Argentina

©EPA A clutch of protesters camping out in the historic Plaza de Mayo in downtown Buenos Aires amid banners emblazoned with Marxist slogans are vying for the attention of President…

In charts: Mexico’s Trump rate dilemma

©FT montage; Bloomberg Agustin Carstens, Mexico’s central bank governor, has seen the peso moved by Donald Trump’s debate performance against Hillary Clinton Trump v Clinton in the US on Monday.…