Daily Archives: Feb 23, 2013

The week in emerging markets, featuring: our top 10 most read, five things we have learned, and the week in one chart – this week, Bumi PLC. Read more

Riding the gondolas that today serve as public transport in the vast Complexo de Alemão favela in Rio de Janeiro to research an article on soap operas for this Saturday’s edition of the FT Weekend Magazine, I felt a sensation I had not expected. I felt like a tourist.

Not a slum or “poverty tourist” mind you but the ordinary kind, such was the novelty and ease of use of the system, which resembles something on a large French ski resort. Read more