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    1. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2015

      If Apple were a country...

      ...that Apple’s economic output in 2014 was worth about $87 billion. According to the IMF, the next biggest economies were Ecuador and Slovakia, which each produced about $100 billion. Just below Apple were Oman at $81 billion, Azerbaijan at $78 billion...Matthew C Klein

    2. MBA blog

      January 23, 2015

      Winter break: leadership ventures and treks

      ...classmates who have returned from Antarctica, New Zealand, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and South East Asia. Meanwhile, I discovered...Cotopaxi mountaineering: “Over winter break, I travelled to Ecuador with 23 other Wharton students for the Cotopaxi Mountaineering...Philippa Rock, The Wharton School

    3. January 11, 2015

      South American nations struggle to find new economic model

      ...already panicked,” said Mr Shearing. However, Argentina and Venezuela have fixed exchange rates, while oil-exporting Ecuador is dollarised. Elsewhere, weaker currencies can close trade gaps by boosting exports. Rapid depreciation also feeds inflation...John Paul Rathbone in London and Joe Leahy in São Paulo

    1. January 8, 2015

      China’s courtship of Latin America tested

      ...left-leaning governments in Venezuela, Ecuador and Argentina where China finds itself most...American loans, especially to Venezuela and Ecuador, where a chunk are backed by oil exports...elsewhere in the region. Opec member Ecuador, which sliced its budget by 4 per...Lucy Hornby in Beijing and Andres Schipani in Bogotá

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      ...pledged billions of dollars of financing to Venezuela and Ecuador, which have been hit by falling oil prices. After meeting...that would bring $20bn of new investment to Venezuela. Ecuador secured $7.5bn in financing. (WSJ$) It’s a big...Amie Tsang

    3. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

      ...the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, will soon start in Cuba. In the case of the potential ELN talks, both Ecuador and Uruguay have been mooted as possible hosts. Last month, the Farc launched a unilateral ceasefire to ease tensions and...Andres Schipani

    4. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      ...winters with little or no heat, and factories to partly shut down to conserve electricity. On the other side of the spectrum, Ecuador controversially decided that some of its foreign debts were “illegitimate” and defaulted in 2008, despite the absence...Robin Wigglesworth

    5. January 2, 2015

      New restaurant trends for 2015

      ...idea is the chocolate board, similar to a charcuterie board, with various flavours of chocolate to share from Madagascar, Ecuador, Bolivia or Australia — the source, Hyman believes, of the next wave of excellent chocolatiers. This could be a breakthrough...Nicholas Lander

    6. January 2, 2015

      The insiders’ guide to 2015 holidays

      Colombia Twenty years ago, backpackers on the South American overland trail would fly between Ecuador and Venezuela — leapfrogging Colombia on account of its fearsome reputation. Today, it is Venezuela that travellers are avoiding...

    7. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: Mexico's energy industry gushes with investment opportunity

      ...reserves, then Mexico, followed by Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. Venezuela has been particularly hard hit by the recent downturn...consequence is running its reserves down quite rapidly. In Ecuador, oil is a substantial proportion of the country’s exports...Guest writer

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