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Fund investing: Why Mexico, Peru and Colombia trump Brazil

Fund manager interview: Neptune Latin America fund manager Tom Smith tells Andrew Oxlade the countries that will make great investments over 20 years.<p>Latin America’s stock markets have provided a nail-biting roller-coaster for investors.<p>Prices roared higher before the global financial crisis in …

South African Hedge Fund Managers See Opportunity in African Consumer

<i>By Benedicte Gravrand</i><p>GENEVA (TheStreet) -- James Faircliff and Richard Bottger, two young South African hedge fund managers, are passionate about the …

Fund manager considered cancelling Amazon investment over tax avoidance

Royal London Asset Management demanded clarity over online retailer's tax levels – and locations where that tax was paid<p>A leading City fund manager considered pulling an investment in Amazon from its ethical funds because of the online seller's tax avoidance measures and its employment conditions …

Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability

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What Executives Really Need to Know About the “Emerging Markets Crisis”

As currencies and stock markets have tumbled in emerging markets, the business media has been dominated by cries of an “Emerging-Markets Crisis.” Corporate executives would be well served to turn off the television. Multinational companies do have their work cut out for them, and should take a …

Banks’ New Competitors: Starbucks, Google, and Alibaba

It took computer company Apple only five years to become America’s largest music retailer, and just seven to become the world’s largest. In 18 short months, search engine Google erased 85 percent of the market cap of the top GPS companies after launching its mobile maps app. Alibaba, China’s …

Make Your Best Customers Even Better

Just over a year ago, managers at Kraft believed that their Velveeta brand had only moderate growth prospects. With the consumer migration toward natural and organic products, sales of Velveeta—a processed, unrefrigerated “cheese food”—had languished. The customers who did buy it typically used it …

Why So Many Emerging Giants Flame Out

<b>John Jullens</b> of Booz & Company says multinationals from China and other emerging markets must learn to innovate and manage quality while remaining nimble. For more, read “How Emerging Giants Can Take on the World.”<p>ANDY O’CONNELL: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast. From Harvard Business Review, I’m Andy …

Carnival 2013 in Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro, more than 72,000 spectators jammed into the Sambodrome to watch the spectacle of samba school floats, dancers, and extravagant costumes during Carnival. Even more people -- millions of locals and visitors -- took part in the many "blocos," or street parties, dancing and drinking …

Carnival-Goers in Brazil Exchange Empty Beer Cans for a Free Train Ride Home

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s largest public celebrations, featuring nearly 2 million costumed party goers, an extravagant parade, …

Cryptocurrency

What’s Not Being Said About Bitcoin

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Brian Armstrong is the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, a leading consumer, merchant, and developer platform for Bitcoin purchasing, selling, and payment acceptance. Follow him on Twitter.</i><p>Mt.Gox is gone. The one-time biggest Bitcoin exchange closed its doors this week and filed for …

Why China Can’t Innovate

The Chinese invented gunpowder, the compass, the waterwheel, paper money, long-distance banking, the civil service, and merit promotion. Until the early 19th century, China’s economy was more open and market driven than the economies of Europe. Today, though, many believe that the West is home to …

Why Raising Retail Pay Is Good for the Gap

Gap announced last week that it would increase its hourly minimum wage to $9 this year and $10 next year. Naturally, President Obama applauded the decision, which was in line with his own push to raise the minimum wage. But what Gap is after is not greater fairness or less income inequality. …

World’s most wanted drug lord captured in Mexico

The world’s most wanted drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been captured by US and Mexican authorities.<p>The 56-year-old, who had a $5million …

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Brazil street party ahead of main Rio carnival celebration

Thousands are dancing the Samba this weekend along Ipanema beach,Rio de Janeiro in a pre-festival party ahead of the city’s big carnival.<p>This annual shindig is named after the street band that leads it, “Simpatia? Quase Amor,” which roughly translates to “Friendliness is Almost Love.”<p>Designer …

Brazil: Carnival natural breasts call shines light on extent of cosmetic surgery

From the beautifully-bronzed to the tightly-toned, Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is teeming with good-looking bodies.<p>But how much of it is cosmetically-enhanced?<p>Paulo Menezes, the artistic director of one of Rio’s best-known carnival troupes, has put anecdotal evidence forward.<p>His group put out a casting …