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Published in Colombian economy Written by October 21 2015 0

A new study by the Chamber of Commerce of Medellin for Antioquia (CCMA) shows that the biggest 1,030 companies in Antioquia account for 80% of the department’s exports, worth more than US$4 billion annually.

Published in Colombian economy Written by October 07 2015 1

First, the good news: The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and Swiss watch and jewelry maker Chopard announced October 7 that several more mines in Colombia -- beyond those in Antioquia -- just obtained “Fairmined” certification under a joint ARM-Chopard project.

Published in Colombian economy Written by October 07 2015 0

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and non-governmental organization (NGO) “Acumen” jointly announced October 5 the launch of an “Investing for Peace” initiative that aims to help promote private investment and creation of economic opportunities in poorer, rural areas of Colombia.

Published in Colombian economy Written by October 02 2015 0

Colombia climbed five places – to 61st place -- in the just-released World Economic Forum (WEF) “global competitiveness index 2015-2016.”

Published in Colombian economy Written by September 29 2015 1

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on September 24 released the Spanish-language edition of a new study detailing big problems in Antioquia’s mining industry – along with possible remedies.

Published in Colombian economy Written by September 21 2015 0

The “global value chain” opportunities arising for Colombian exporters -- identified in a recent study for Medellin-based Andi (Colombia's industrial trade association) -- could see greater growth if Colombia tackles certain tax, regulatory, infrastructure, energy-cost and labor issues.

Published in Colombian economy Written by September 15 2015 0

Colombia’s economy still suffers a hangover as the oil-and-mining boom of the prior six years has predictably turned to bust, according to a new study for Medellin-based Andi, Colombia’s national industrial trade association.

Published in Colombian economy Written by September 01 2015 0

A new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution found that Medellin surpassed all other Latin American cities in terms of per-capita economic growth  (gross domestic product, or GDP).

Published in Colombian economy Written by August 20 2015 0

 

The “global value chain” opportunities arising for Colombian exporters -- identified in a new study by Medellin-based Andi (the Colombia national industrial trade association) -- are already being exploited by certain pioneering companies.

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