• Li Keqiang will attend the signing of a number of agreements worth around $50 billion.Americas,Asia-Pacific,beef,Brazil,China,China Development Bank,Embraer,Li Keqiang,Petrobras,Michael Lerner

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China., on May 15, 2015. Pool/Getty Images
  • The Los Filos gold mine in Guerrero State, Mexico, on October 21, 2014. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

    The Canadian gold miner says annual production is still on track despite a $8.5mn heist. Americas,cartels,El Gallo mine,Gold,McEwen Mining,Mexico,Rob McEwen,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : May 13, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT
  • Bolivian President Evo Morales (C) with the President of Repsol (R), on May 1, 2015. AIZAR RALDES NUNEZ/AFP/Getty Images

    While Repsol's profits are down, it has been discovering big new gas deposits in Bolivia.Americas,Argentina,Bolivia,Evo Morales,natural gas,Repsol,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : May 07, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT
  • A police special unit in a favela outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 8, 2015. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

    Blouin News Business Editor Michael Lerner investigates drug trafficking and use in Brazil, where the annual toll from illegal drugs is $18.7 billion, and finds the fight to curb it will be long and tough. Americas,Brazil,Drugs,Embraer,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 24, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
  • The Russian and Argentine presidents at the Kremlin on April 23, 2015. Kommersant Photo/Kommersant via Getty Images

    Nearly $5 billion in nuclear and gas deals come as the two countries share geopolitical interests.Americas,Europe,Argentina,Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,Gazprom,Nuclear power,Rosatom,Russia,Vladimir Putin,YPF,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 23, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT
  • Jarabacoa Mountain Hostel, soon to be expanded, in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, May 22, 2015. Photo: MICHAEL LERNER

    Business Editor Michael Lerner, on the ground in the D.R., talks with hostel owners Molly-Ann and Rodolfo Pereira about the challenges they face, heavily influenced by the ups and down of the country.Americas,Dominican Republic,hostel,Jarabacoa,minimum wage,Molly-Ann Pereira,Rodolfo Pereira,Tourism,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : May 22, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT
  • Employees work at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. in Ulsan, South Korea, May 21, 2014. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Canada is reviving its domestic shipbuilding industry, but is facing huge delays and cost overruns. Americas,Asia-Pacific,Canada,shipbuilding,South Korea,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : May 05, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT