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Medellin fashion week generated $308M in deals: Inexmoda
Jul 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin fashion week generated $308M in deals: Inexmoda

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Medellin’s most important fashion event, Colombiamoda, generated a record $308 million in business agreements for Colombia’s textile and fashion industry, business association Inexmoda said Friday.

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Colombia takes to New York to promote its growing tech sector
Jul 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia takes to New York to promote its growing tech sector

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

With the launch of the “Colombia Bring IT On” campaign, the virtues of Colombia’s technology sector are being promoted in New York City this July 23 and 24, according to Canada’s  Full Article »

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Colombia’s receives bids of $1.4B for oil, gas rights auction, falls short of expectactions
Jul 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s receives bids of $1.4B for oil, gas rights auction, falls short of expectactions

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombia’s government put 26 oil and gas blocks on offer, but the bids only total $1.4 billion which is well short of the expected amount, U.S financial magazine Wall Street  Full Article »

Business

Colombia’s World Cup alcohol ban hits global beer giant SABMiller
Jul 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s World Cup alcohol ban hits global beer giant SABMiller

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Alcohol bans enforced in many Colombian cities during the World Cup resulted in a 6% decrease in sales for British multinational brewing company SABMiller, according to their quarterly trading report released Thursday. 

Business

Colombia’s Juan Valdez coffee franchise hits back at Starbucks, opens new Miami store
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Juan Valdez coffee franchise hits back at Starbucks, opens new Miami store

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombia’s home-grown coffee chain Juan Valdez has opened a new store in the US city of Miami, only a week after US coffee giant Starbucks opened its first store in  Full Article »

Business

Coal giant must merge Colombia operations, pay more taxes to renew license: minister
Jul 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Coal giant must merge Colombia operations, pay more taxes to renew license: minister

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s Minister of Mines and Energy Amylkar Acosta told the mining company Prodeco, owned by Swiss multinational Glencore Xstrata, that it had to integrate six separate operations in order to renew  Full Article »

Business

Canada recruits Colombia’s best bilingual tech professionals
Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Canada recruits Colombia’s best bilingual tech professionals

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

An agency in charge of economic development in Quebec City, Canada, has begun a virtual campaign to recruit Colombia’s most talented bilingual Information Technology (IT)  professionals.

Business

6 Medellin businesses form alliance to compete with FTA constraints in Colombia
Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

6 Medellin businesses form alliance to compete with FTA constraints in Colombia

posted by Hannah Matthews

Six Colombian companies have formed an alliance to combat the constraints of infrastructure and the competitive challenges of Colombia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with other nations, national media reported on Sunday.

Business

Bogota kicks off 5th annual film industry fair
Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bogota kicks off 5th annual film industry fair

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

One of Latin America’s largest audiovisual industry events, the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM), kicked off on Monday in Colombia’s capital. 

Business

Colombia authorized to continue destroying illegal mining machinery: Supreme Court
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia authorized to continue destroying illegal mining machinery: Supreme Court

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s Supreme Court authorized the continuation of destroying machines used in illegal mining activities, according to local media reports on Friday. 

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