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  • 5.8 earthquake rattles Panama   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    5.8 earthquake rattles Panama

    Following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Panama. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.

  • Huge quake rocks Chile's copper mining region Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Fishing boats at the Riquelme Cove in Iquique, northern Chile, April 2, 2014, a day after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake.

    Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.

  • Hawaii tsunami advisory issued: NOAA   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Chile earthquake sparked 2-metre tsunami: Pro

    Brian Shiro, Geophysicist at NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says while Chile and Peru face the highest risk of a tsunami, Hawaii could also face 1 to 3 foot waves.

  • USGS: Depth of Chile earthquake is 20 kilometers   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 9:06 PM ET
    USGS: Chile quake magnitude upgraded to 8.2

    Robert Williams of the U.S. Geological Survey, says the earthquake which struck Chile has a depth of 20 kilometers and could potentially displace the sea floor to produce a tsunami.

  • Activist targets 'sweetheart deal' at CorpBanca   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Activist targets 'sweetheart deal' at CorpBanca

    Teresa Barger, Cartica Capital, discusses her plans to challenge Chile's CorpBanca plans to merge with the local unit of Brazilian bank Itaú.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Bottoms up: There's enough wine to go around Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Harvesting grapes in the Ribeira Sacra region of Spain on Oct. 8, 2013.

    A recent report of a wine shortfall just marks a return to a more typical level of production and won't lead to bottles vanishing from store shelves.

  • Value opportunities in emerging markets   Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 1:41 PM ET
    Value opportunities in emerging markets

    BlackRock's head of emerging markets Jeffrey Shen says he is "finding micro opportunities in a macro obsessed world." Shen discusses why he likes the markets in Taiwan and Chile.

  • Chile 'closely' monitoring Chinese growth: fin min   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Chile 'closely' monitoring Chinese growth: fin min

    Felipe Larrain Bascunan, Chile finance minister, highlights that while Chile is concerned about copper demand from China, the recovery in Europe and U.S. should help the country stay on a growth path.

  • A weaker currency will benefit Chile's exports: Minister

    Felix De Vicente Mingo, Chile¿s economy minister, tells CNBC they are working on diversifying their exports away from just copper.

  • As drought spreads, firms could be up the creek Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    2011 file photo what had been a cotton field near Hermleigh, Texas, left barren by drought.

    Most companies do not have a water management plan, but as water shortages spread around the globe, corporations will be courting disaster.

  • The Best Market Outside the US: Pro Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    The Best Market Outside US: Pro

    It's time to buy what others are selling in emerging markets, Will Landers of BlackRock says.

  • Brazil Protesters Struggle to Define Next Steps Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Clashes between Civilians and Brazilian right police break out after an afternoon of peaceful demonstrations on Avenida Presidente Vargas June 20, 2013 in downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Middle-class protesters marching for the first time say the challenge for Brazilians is to keep alive the political spirit that was awakened in the last week, after decades of apathy.

  • Investors 'Have to Be in LatAm' Currencies: Pro   Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
    Investors 'Have to Be in LatAm' Currencies: Pro

    Luis Costa, EM debt strategist, at Citi, discusses the USD/JPY following the release of the Japanese first quarter GDP and advises investing in Latin American currencies.

  • Mark Mobius: Don't Wait, Put Money In   Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:06 AM ET
    Mobius: Money Is in the 'Frontier Markets'

    Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, tells CNBC investors shouldn't wait to put money into equities or they could lose out.

  • Codelco Declares Force Majeure at Key Copper Mine Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Codelco, the world's #1 copper producer, is losing a "relevant" amount of output due to a two-day-old strike at its Radomiro Tomic open pit mine in northern Chile, the company said on Sunday, branding the work stoppage illegal.

  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • Meet ALMA, $1.5 Billion ‘Time Machine’ in Chile Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    ALMA telescope located in the Chilean Andes.

    In the high desert of the Chilean Andes, a $1.5 billion international telescope was brought to full power on Wednesday, enabling mankind to peer deeper into space and further back in time than ever before.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for some economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.