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The latest in business and investment news.

Colombia improving citizen access to banking system

Limited access to banking remains a major barrier to many Colombians, but there are signs of greater financial inclusion states Brookings.

Conceptos Plásticos: Living in “Lego”

Colombian social entrepreneurs Conceptos Plásticos won The Venture prize for homes and temporary shelters made from molten plastic.

Coscuez: The dark side of gemstones

London-based gem giant Gemfields expands its emerald operations with the acquisition of Coscuez; a mine with a muddied past.

Driving the Colombian economy with entrepreneurs

Colombia must implement bold strategies to keep entrepreneurs in business. Globalization and financial exclusion some of the major threats.

Dublin’s Irelandia Aviation takes majority control of VivaColombia

The Dublin-based Irelandia Aviation buys majority stake in Colombia's low cost carrier, VivaColombia.

Bogotá BAM 2016: Pitching social and “Colombia” for the silver screen

The global forum to showcase Colombian film, BAM - Bogotá Audiovisual Market, launches its 7th edition with 1,000 industry professionals invited.

Colombia’s organic products set sail without a carbon footprint

Traditionally crafted products from Colombia, as well as organic coffee are making their way to the world's market with wind power and emissions free mode transportation.

Employment Opportunity in Colombia: English Technical Writer

Employment Opportunity for Technical Writer with RGA-USAID Colombia.

More cash transfer options for Colombia as Sharemoney enters market

The arrival of Sharemoney offers Colombians greater ease and low-costs when receiving remittances from the U.S.

Colombia looks to secure its energy future

Despite energy saving measures during the recent El Niño drought, the Colombian government must secure and expand the nation's electrical grid before the next crisis hits.

Colombia’s CEOs confident “year of transition” will spur economic growth

A survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) shows business leaders are pessimistic about the current state of the Colombian economy, but see long-term potential once peace is achieved.
How will Colombia's ports fare in the post-Panama Canal expansion era?

Panama Canal expansion to test Colombia’s port infrastructure

Colombia's ports will need some upgrades in order to remain competitive in the post-Panama Canal expansion economy.
Travelers pass through Bogotá's El Dorado airport.

Colombia tries tax break to lure foreign tourists

A new tax benefit hopes to boost tourism in Colombia, but the burden is on tourists to take advantage of it.
Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines takes to Colombia skies

Turkish Airlines joins a growing group of European carriers with service from Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport.
Avianca plane

Kayak.com lands in Colombia

Travel search giant Kayak.com recently launched a fully Colombian version of its popular platform.
$100,000 peso bill

Colombia addresses economic shifts with $100,000 peso bill

Colombia recently released a new $100,000 peso bill to better handle a growing economy, higher minimum wage and inflation.

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