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China Said to Plan Campus in Laos

New York Times
China has long been a favored destination for foreign universities seeking to export their programs, but now a Chinese university is preparing to open the mainland’s first overseas campus. ...
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Singapore Boosts Latin Business
Latin Business Chronicle
Singapore's trade with Latin America doubled the past five years and is expected to grow further with new free trade agreements ...
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India signs Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN members
Economic Times
THAILAND: India signed a Freed Trade Agreement (FTA) with the ASEAN members here on Saturday. It could be possible after the final obstacle on the Free ...
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China Premier:To Set Up Econ Cooperative Zone In Asean Countries
NASDAQ
China will establish an economic cooperative zone in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said ...
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Myanmar, North Korea feature at Asian summit
The Associated Press
"ASEAN no longer feels under pressure from the United States and European Union and as a result is softening its approach," said Mark Farmaner, ...
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4th East Asia Summit opens in Thailand
China Daily
HUA HIN, Thailand: The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from ...
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Asian leaders explore regional co-op at 4th East Asia Summit
Xinhua - Xiong Tong
HUA HIN, Thailand, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders ...
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Asean, Australia Trade Accord to Take Effect in 2010
Bloomberg - Shamim Adam, Daniel Ten Kate
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Australia and New Zealand's free- trade agreement with a group of Southeast Asian nations will ...
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ASEAN leaders considers EU-style bloc
ABC Online
Asian leaders are considering rival plans from Australia and Japan for an EU-style economic and political bloc, as they wrap up the East Asia Summit in ...
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Asian leaders seek to reduce Western trade ties
Reuters - Jason Szep, Martin Petty
HUA HIN, Thailand (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific leaders called on Sunday for regional-wide free trade and other measures to reduce ...
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ASEAN seeks stronger G20 voice
Jakarta Post
Southeast Asian leaders agreed during the 15th ASEAN summit in Thailand on Saturday on the importance of continued and more effective representation in this ...
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Japan, Australia 'Test' Asean With Competing Economic Visions
Bloomberg - Daniel Ten Kate, Shamim Adam
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Japan and Australia are set to elaborate on competing visions for building an East Asian bloc that ...
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Mexico's business beacon goes dimmer by the day
Miami Herald
Out of the desert scrub, the tycoons of Monterrey in northern Mexico erected an industrial powerhouse that is a beacon across Latin America. But with a speed that has surprised even astute industrialists, gangsters have brought the prosperous metropolis to its knees. The news in Monterrey grows darker by the day…..
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Chile holds on to top spot as most competitive economy
Infolatam
Chile, number 31 in the world, held on to the number one spot in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum's 2011-2012 Global Competitiveness Report. Both of Latin America's largest economies showed improvements in the annual rating. Brazil took number 53 spot, thanks to its business environment. Mexico was at number 58, thanks to its solid macro-economic policies ....
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Region's blind love with China may be over
Miami Herald
After a decade of record Latin American exports to China, which helped the region grow significantly despite the recent global recession, there are signs that the honeymoon may be coming to an end. Growing numbers or Latin American business leaders and trade experts are complaining that China is buying almost exclusively raw materials from the region…..
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Chile places $1 billion sovereign bond
Reuters
Chile's government said it had successfully placed a $1 billion 10-year dollar sovereign bond in New York, and had reopened for a further $350 million a peso bond issued last year. The dollar bond was priced at 130 basis points over U.S. Treasuries, IFR, a Thomson Reuters service, said earlier on Wednesday ...
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Mexico points to spillover from US slump
Bloomberg
Mexico will follow Brazil and Turkey in cutting interest rates next month to help shield the economy from a slowdown in the US, swaps trading shows. Concern the US and Europe may be headed for recessions is prompting investors to anticipate developing countries will lower rates to shore up growth ...
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Brazil vows trade defense with tariffs on Chinese steel
Reuters
Brazil vowed to defend its domestic industry against unfair competition and slapped import tariffs on select Chinese steel products. It is the latest in a series of measures to defend struggling domestic manufacturers and help shield the economy from the fallout of global financial turmoil ...
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Latin American currencies slip up on surprise Swiss move
Reuters
Most Latin American currencies weakened against the US dollar as a widening world "currency war" prompted investors to sell emerging market assets and buy more liquid, less risky ones. The battle over exchange rates reached a new level with Switzerland's decision to cap the value of its soaring franc at 1.20 to the euro …..
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US trade deals face rocky road to approval
Reuters
After a heated fight this summer over the US debt ceiling, cooler-headed Republicans and Democrats could come together this fall to pass three long-delayed free trade agreements. But to get past distrust built up on each side, business groups anticipate a series of votes on related trade issues leading up to the pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, each signed more than four years ago ...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Latin America's 100 percent cellphone club
Latin Business Chronicle
Latin America's average wireless penetration is now for the first time ever more than 100 percent, according to a Latin Business Chronicle analysis of data from the International Telecommunications Union. The number of countries in Latin America with more than 100 percent penetration have gone from six in 2009 to 10 last year…..
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China Spurs Brazil Soy Boom
Latin Business Chronicle
Brazil's soy exports to China are jumping, but profits are hampered…..
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Machu Picchu: What is the legacy of Indiana Jones discoverer?
BBC News, Machu Picchu
Peru is celebrating the centennial of the "discovery" of Machu Picchu by explorer Hiram Bingham - but what ...
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Venezuela bicentenary: Chavez health doubts cloud party
BBC News, Caracas
Air force jets flying in formation over Caracas signalled the official start of Venezuela's bicentennial celebrations, releasing....
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Venezuela's cocoa industry fears state bean-counters
BBC News, Panaquire, Venezuela
Andres Herreras slashes through thick undergrowth in jungle just outside the town of Panaquire, looking for ...
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Brazilian investments in Peru to reach $17.5 billion by 2020
PERUVIAN TIMES
Brazilian investments in Peru could see a fivefold increase to $17.5 billion by 2020, according to the Brazilian commercial secretary in Lima, Cesar Bonamigo....
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Brazil Shoemakers Set Foot in China
Latin Business Chronicle
After years of fierce competition from China,
Brazilian shoemakers are now entering their rival's home
turf as well....
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Brazil Moving to Airport Privatization
The Rio Times
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has moved towards privatizing the country’s five largest airports in an effort to head off concerns that the nation’s transport infrastructure ...
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Brazil launches scheme to lift millions out of poverty
BBC News
Brazil has launched a welfare scheme to lift millions out of extreme poverty by 2014, which President Dilma Rousseff....
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Brazil grants building permit for Belo Monte Amazon dam
BBC News
Brazil's environment agency has backed construction of a hydro-electric dam in the Amazon, opposed by ...
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Panama: Regional Champion
Latin Business Chronical
Why multinationals are increasingly choosing Panama as a regional hub for their operations ...
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Peru, Japan sign free trade agreement
Peruvian Times
Peru and Japan signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday after six rounds of negotiations....
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Vale Acquires Stake in Amazon Hydropower Project After Ouster of Agnelli
Bloomberg
BRAZIL, Vale SA (VALE3), the Brazilian miner that announced the ouster of its chief executive amid government criticism, agreed to buy a stake in a hydro-power project in....
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Harvard’s Presence in Brazil
The Rio Times
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- – Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to Harvard University, is over 7,700 kilometers from Brazil’s most populous city, S?o Paulo. Since 2006, however, that distance ...
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Coffee Chains Change Market
Latin Business Chronicle
The growing presence of international and national coffee shop chains, is starting to change Latin America's coffee consumption.. ...
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Peru's Pisco Boom
Latin Business Chlonicle
Peru pisco exports have grown an impressive 215 percent over the past six years. ...
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S Korea, Peru agree on key issues of bilateral free trade talks
Xinhua
SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and Peru have reached an agreement on key issues, including rules of origin, during this week's free trade talks, ...
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Peru - Korea FTA text could be ready by November
Living in Peru (blog) - Isabel Guerra
South Korea and Peru reached an agreement in some of the most polemic issues, including rules of origin, during the fourth round of talks for their Free ...
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Korea-Chile ponder FTA revisions
Korea Herald - Yoo Soh-jung
Korea and Chile explored the idea of revising their bilateral free trade agreement during their sixth FTA review meeting yesterday, Seoul's Ministry of ...
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Obama and America Latina
Pacific Free Press
We have overseen the corporate usurpation of Latin American resources (fruit, rubber, metals, gas and oil) through exploitive trade policies and we have ... See all stories on this topic
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EMERGING MARKETS-Shares slip; Brazil highlights FX quandary
Forbes
'European Union members within CEEMEA face considerable legal hurdles in introducing capital controls,' said Lubin, adding that the region and Latin America ... See all stories on this topic
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PREVIEW-Argentina September trade surplus seen down 31 pct
Reuters
... automobiles and grains such as soybeans and corn, pressuring the trade surplus and putting an end to six years of robust growth in Latin America's No. ...
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UPDATE 1-Argentina September trade surplus narrows 43 pct
Reuters - Helen Popper, Jorge Otaola
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Argentina's September trade surplus narrowed 43 percent from the same month a year ago, with exports falling even faster ...
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Argentina Posts $926M Sept Trade Surplus; Trade Way Dn
Wall Street Journal
(Updates to include additional trade data and figures for first nine months of the year.) BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina continued to post a wide trade ...
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