News Briefs 71
Medellin-based multinational food producer Grupo Nutresa announced February 26 that its full-year 2015 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 16.7% year-on-year, to COP975.5 billion (US$293 million) on sales of COP7.9 trillion (US$2.9 billion), up 22.6%.
Medellin-based multinational cement producer Cementos Argos announced February 24 that its fourth-quarter (4Q) 2015 corporate-wide earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBIDTA) jumped 123% year-on-year (y-o-y), to COP409 billion (US$123.6 million).
The Chamber of Commerce of Medellin for Antioquia (CCMA in Spanish initials) announced February 23 that it expects the Antioquia departmental economy to grow by about 3.3% this year, down from 3.6% in 2015.
Medellin-based insurance, pension-fund and banking-investor giant Grupo Sura announced February 24 that its full-year 2015 gross income rose 17% year-on-year, to COP8.47 trillion (US$2.6 billion), while net income came-in at COP533 billion (US$165 million).
Toronto-based Continental Gold announced February 10 that a new Colombia Constitutional Court ruling that bans mining in the high-elevation “paramo” wetlands won’t affect its big gold-mining development project in Buritica, Antioquia.