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Written by January 25 2017 0

Colombia’s national finance agency (Financiera de Desarollo Nacional, FDN) announced January 25 that it approved a COP$300 billion (US$102 million) provisional credit for the under-development “Vias del Nus” highway project linking Medellin northward to the Rio Magdalena and then connecting to key Caribbean ports including Cartagena and Barranquilla.

Written by January 11 2017 0

Colombia-based multinational ceramic-products maker and basic materials producer Corona announced January 10 the launch of construction on a 1.35 million tonnes/year cement and 3,150 tonnes/day clinker plant at Sonson, Antioquia, about 50 kilometers east of Medellin.

Written by December 28 2016 0

Medellin-based retail giant Grupo Exito announced December 27 that Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia (FIC) – partly owned by Medellin banking giant Bancolombia – signed a deal whereby FIC will invest COP$770 billion (US$256 million) in Exito’s “Viva Malls” subsidiary.

Written by December 17 2016 0

Cormagdalena – the Colombian government agency overseeing a dredging project for the Magdalena River that would dramatically improve freight movements – announced December 16 that project developer Navelena SAS has at last achieved financial close on the COP$2.5 trillion (US$877 million) “public-private association” (APP in Spanish initials) project.

Written by December 07 2016 0

Medellin’s high-tech development center Ruta N announced December 7 that San Francisco-based web and e-commerce developer Astound Commerce has opened a new office here -- and aims to generate 50 to 100 new programming jobs over the next 12 months.

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U.S. native Roberto Peckham, who founded Medellin Herald in 2015, has been residing in metro Medellin since 2005 and has traveled regularly and extensively throughout Colombia since 1981.

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