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  • What Does a China Slowdown Mean for Peru?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Luis Miguel Castilla, Finance Minister of Peru says that investors in Asia are still interested in the country despite the uncertain global environment.

  • Concern Rises Over Belize Debt Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 5:15 AM ET
    Global Markets

    Belize’s bondholders have formed a creditors committee out of concern that the Central American country will become the next sovereign to default on its debts, the Financial Times reports.

  • U.S. Retirees Head South of Border     Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Jennifer Stevens, International Living, explains what's driving retirees south of the border.

  • Up-and-Coming Retirement Cities Abroad Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    Contrary to popular belief, not all American citizens are required to move to Boca Raton when they retire. Sure, the climate is heavenly, the ocean water is alluring and the shoreline could hardly be more inviting. However, it’s not cheap, as the presence of  will attest, and the simple fact is that not all retirees have the means to live someplace like this.With this in mind,  a publication devoted to showing that “you can live better, for less, overseas,” just released its  By weighing such fa

    International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. CNBC.com highlights 10 of them.

  • Congress passed three long-awaited free trade agreements on Wednesday, ending a political standoff that has stretched across two presidencies, the New York Times reports.

  • Emerging Markets a Good Place to Invest: Strategist Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

    As emerging markets lose favor, now is a "great entry point," James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, told CNBC.com on Thursday.

  • Plenty of Time Left to Regret Rodriguez’s Contract Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:50 PM ET
    Alex Rodriguez

    What awaits New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez if his physical decline continues at the rate it has been going?

  • Panama Adding a Wider Shortcut for Shipping Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 10:10 AM ET
    Maintenance work is performed on the bottom of floodgate in Gatun locks of the Panama Canal, Panama.

    The excavation of the Panama Canal is an initial step in the building of a larger set of locks that should double the amount of goods that can pass through it each year. The New York Times reports.

  • Goldman: Netflix a 'Buy' on Latin America Expansion Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Netflix

    Latin America likes U.S. entertainment, and that means Goldman Sachs continues to like Netflix because it is expanding into that region and the Caribbean.

  • No. 1 Foreign Travel Spot     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    Discussing business opportunities in Mexico despite recent drug wars and why our neighbor to the south continues to be a major tourist destination, with Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, Mexico Tourism Board.

  • Growing Middle Class Fuels Brazil's Economy Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
    Mall in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    There are 210 million registered cell phones in Brazil, 10 million more than the estimated population of the entire country, more proof to this traveler that Brazil is a country bursting at the seams.

  • US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

    "In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."

  • Would You Invest in Brazil? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Are you planning to invest in Brazil? Do the potential rewards outweigh the risks? Tell us what you think.

  • Retiring Outside the U.S. No Longer a Foreign Concept Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy.  "All you have to do is think outside the border," one expat said.

  • A Continental Shift In Latin America Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

  • New Exotic Investment: Latin Baseball Futures Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 9:36 AM ET

    the New York Times reports.

  • US Is $500 Million Supermarket to Cuba Friday, 28 May 2010 | 2:31 PM ET
    Cows in a meadow

    U.S. businesses sold $528 million in food products to Cuba last year, from small dairy farmers to multi- billion dollar agribusiness corporations. And they seem to have one thing in common:  mixing a little social messaging in with their sales.

  • American Businesses Hoping to Cash In On Cuba Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    American industries of all kinds—from travel and telecom to construction and energy—would be poised to profit if the 52-year trade embargo with Cuba were lifted. Among the first businesses to cash in would be those involved with tourism, most experts agree.

  • Who's Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 9:35 AM ET
    Women carrying Cuban flag through Havana streets.

    Despite an economic embargo against Cuba that has existed for a half century, Americans and citizens of US allies routinely conduct business with the country, including trade and tourism.

  • Emerging Market Rising: Colombia Monday, 17 May 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mention Colombia to the average American and negative references come forth—drug trade, instability and guerrilla warfare. But Colombia,  like some other emerging-market countries, has sidestepped the current economic downturn that has plagued developed nations, and is moving up.