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Medellin-based multinational Grupo Argos announced April 11 that it just signed a deal with Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa to receive all 2.5 million of Bogotá’s used tires -- which will be used as combustion fuel for the Cementos Argos cement plant at Rioclaro, Antioquia.


ProColombia – the national government agency promoting foreign trade – announced April 12 that Colombia rose to fifth place in the latest ranking of all 55 nations in the Americas in information technology (IT), software and business process outsourcing (BPO).


Medellin-based public utility EPM – now a multinational operating 48 different companies in seven Central American and South American countries – on April 5 presented its full-year 2015 results, showing a 14% hike year-on-year in profits and an 18% jump in revenues.


Colombia’s Consejo Nacional de Operacion (CNO) – the national advisory body on electric power supply – on April 4 announced that voluntary power reductions by consumers and industry apparently have diminished the threat of power rationing.


Medellin-based telecom giant UNE – formerly owned by public utility EPM but now owned by Sweden-based Millicom – reported a 11% year-on-year rise in 2015 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to COP$1.4 trillion (US$460 million).


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