Medellin-based industrial conglomerate Grupo Argos announced February 28 that its full-year 2016 net profit jumped 75% year-on-year, to COP$1.1 trillion (US$377 million), while company president Jorge Mario Velásquez just nabbed the prestigious “empresario of the year” award from Colombian business newspaper La Republica.
Medellin-based electric power, road concessions and telecom giant ISA announced February 28 that it enjoyed its best-ever financial year in 2016, with net income hitting COP$2.1 trillion (US$718 million) when including the recent valuation upgrade to its Brazilian power distribution subsidiary.
Medellin-based insurance and finance giant Grupo Sura announced February 27 that its full-year 2016 net income grew 26.3% year-on-year, to COP$1.7 trillion (US$556.3 million).
The Metropolitan Police for Medellin and the Valley of Aburrá announced February 27 that alias “Marulo” – one of four accused killers of two foreign visitors to Medellin last year -- has just voluntarily surrendered, following police investigations and citizen information.
Medellin-based highway, airport and power-plant infrastructure concessionaire Odinsa announced February 27 that its full-year 2016 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 49% year-on-year, to COP$1.06 trillion (US$367 million).
Medellin-based multinational foods conglomerate Grupo Nutresa announced February 24 that its full-year 2016 net profits dipped 7.2% year-on-year, to COP$399.7 billion (US$138 million).
Medellin-based multinational cement giant Cementos Argos announced February 24 that its full-year 2016 net profits dipped 14.5% year-on-year, to COP$420 billion (US$145 million).
Colombia’s national economic statistics agency (DANE) announced February 22 that gross domestic product (PIB in Spanish initials) grew 2% year-on-year in 2016, down from 3.1% in 2015.
Cormagdalena – the Colombian government agency overseeing a proposed dredging project for the Magdalena River – announced February 22 that it had received a letter of intent from PowerChina Limited Colombia (PCLC) that would assume control of the long-stalled project.
Medellin-based electric power producer Celsia reported February 21 that its full-year 2016 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 51% year-on-year, to COP$1.03 trillion (US$357 million) – an all-time-record.