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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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Colombia candidate for new $500M Goodyear plant
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia candidate for new $500M Goodyear plant

posted by Emily Dugdale

Colombia is competing to become the host of a new factory of the United States-based tire giant Goodyear.

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Ecopetrol worse performers amongst major oil companies in June/July 2014
Jul 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Ecopetrol worse performers amongst major oil companies in June/July 2014

posted by Emily Dugdale

Colombia’s largest crude oil producer Ecopetrol has dropped the most this month among fellow major oil companies, local news reported on Thursday.

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Caiman leather, men’s wear drive double digit growth in Colombia’s exports to France
Jul 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Caiman leather, men’s wear drive double digit growth in Colombia’s exports to France

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia exports to France are on track to increase by 30% by the end of 2014 at current rates, according to figures cited in Colombia business magazine Dinero.  

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1000s of mechanics strike at Colombia’s biggest coal mines
Jul 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

1000s of mechanics strike at Colombia’s biggest coal mines

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

3,500 mechanics at Colombia’s biggest coals mines have reportedly gone on strike to demand better pay, health benefits, and education, reported news wire Reuters on Wednesday.

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