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Israeli construction company to build $550M highway expansion project in Colombia’s capital
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Israeli construction company to build $550M highway expansion project in Colombia’s capital

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate group has won the bidding to build and operate the improvement and extension of the highway that encircles Colombia’s capital city, Bogota.

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Colombia’s Moody’s credit rating rises to highest in its history, on par with Brazil
Jul 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Moody’s credit rating rises to highest in its history, on par with Brazil

posted by Emily Dugdale

International credit ratings agency’s Moody’s has rated Colombia’s government bond rating higher than at any time in history, putting it on par with economic powerhouse Brazil, according to media reports  Full Article »

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Colombia Top 5 in Latin America for social inclusion spending, lags in outcomes: study
Jul 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia Top 5 in Latin America for social inclusion spending, lags in outcomes: study

posted by Emily Dugdale

Despite being in the top 5 of Latin American countries when it comes to the proportion spent on social inclusion, Colombia is still lagging behind when it comes to civil  Full Article »

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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 »

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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. 

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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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