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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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Foreign companies ‘most likely’ to buy Colombia’s stake in energy giant Isagen
Jul 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Foreign companies ‘most likely’ to buy Colombia’s stake in energy giant Isagen

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

The sale of Colombia’s ownership of 57.6% in the electricity company Isagen will most likely go to foreign investors as it enters its final stage, local media reported.

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Georgia becomes first US State to open trade office in Colombia
Jul 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Georgia becomes first US State to open trade office in Colombia

posted by Emily Dugdale

The State of Georgia, USA,  has  a commercial office in Colombia located in Bogota, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Colombia increases in oil production for 1st time since Feb 2014: govt
Jul 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia increases in oil production for 1st time since Feb 2014: govt

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombian oil production surpassed one million barrels in June of 2014, a more than 6% increase over May, the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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Leading global motorcycle producer invests $70M for new factory in Colombia
Jul 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Leading global motorcycle producer invests $70M for new factory in Colombia

posted by Hannah Matthews

Leading international motorcycle producer, Hero MotoCorp, has chosen to set up its first major manufacturing plant outside of India in southeast Colombia.

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Colombia’s coffee production up 26%: report
Jul 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s coffee production up 26%: report

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombia’s coffee production has reached high projected targets for 2014, up 26% from the previous year, according to a report by the National Federation of Coffee Farmers on Wednesday.

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