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On the heels of reporting a 60% jump in profits last year, Medellin-based gold miner Minerors SA released its latest annual “sustainability” report showing that company-wide environmental spending rose to COP8.96 billion (US$2.9 million) in 2015, up from COP6.79 billion (US$2.2 million) in 2014.


Bancolombia – already Colombia’s biggest bank and now operating in 10 countries in Latin America – on March 9 reported a 21% year-on-year (y-o-y) jump in fourth quarter (4Q) 2015 net income, to COP656 billion (US$207.9 million).


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced March 4 the launch of “Oro Legal” projects aiming to promote environmentally and socially responsible gold mining in Antioquia and Chocó departments.


Medellin-based national power generator Isagen reported March 3 that its full-year 2015 net income dipped 17% year-on-year (y-o-y), to COP297 billion (US$93 million), due to higher taxes and higher costs for dollar-denominated debt that financed construction of its new, 805-megawatt (MW) “Sogamoso” hydroelectric plant.


Medellin-based textile manufacturer Fabricato revealed February 24 in a filing with the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia that its fourth quarter (4Q) net income rose to COP4.9 billion (US$1.5 million), up from a net loss of COP11.6 billion (-US$3.6 million) in 4Q 2014.


The Medellin-based national trade association for Colombia’s banana growers (“Asociacion de Bananeros de Colombia,” also known as “Augura”) announced March 2 that 2015 exports jumped 14% year-on-year (y-o-y), to 94 million 20-kilogram (kg) boxes.


Medellin-based construction industry giants Conconcreto and Construcciones El Condor both reported March 1 that revenues and profits are soaring thanks to recent, current and future launches of giant construction projects including the “fourth generation” (4G) highways and related ocean freight ports.


Medellin-based supermarket and retail chain Grupo Exito announced March 1 that its full-year 2015 consolidated revenues skyrocketed by 219% thanks to recent acquisitions in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, in addition to continuing growth in Colombia.


ISA 2015 Net Income Hits All-Time Record

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 13:41 Written by

Medellin-based ISA – principal operator of Colombia’s national electric power transmission grid and the “XM’ power trading network,  as well as operating toll-road concessions internationally – announced March 1 that its full-year 2015 net income rose 37.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) to COP701 trillion (US$219 million), an all-time record.


Medellin-based Mineros SA – a 100% Colombian-owned pioneer in novel alluvial mining of gold – on March 1 announced that its net profits for full-year 2015 rose 60.3% year-on-year (y-o-y), to COP72.8 billion (US$22 million), despite a small reduction in total gold produced.


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