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Summary:  According to reports from both Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy and the National Mining Agency, coal production dropped 4% in the second quarter of 2017, with production falling to 21.4 million metric tons compared to 22.4 million metric tons in the first quarter of 2017. The reductions were attributed to lower production in the country’s Cesar and La Guajira states, falling 4% and 10% respectively.
Summary:  Britain plans to double financing for British companies trading with Panama and Colombia, Britain's embassy in Panama said on Sunday.
Summary:  Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (GCM) announced today that it has made changes to its Board of Directors. Effective August 16, 2017, Ian Mann has resigned from the Board of Directors for personal reasons and the Company has appointed De Lyle Bloomquist to fill the position of Rodney Lamond, who resigned earlier in the year. The Company intends to appoint an additional director to fill the vacancy of Ian Mann in due course.
Summary:  Red Leopard, a company focused on making acquisitions in the natural resources sector, has agreed to buy a coal mining project in Colombia, known as La Luna.
Summary:  Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol has named a new president, saying current executive vice president Felipe Bayon Pardo will replace current leader Juan Carlos Echeverry.
Summary:  Funded by the Newton Fund, ‘Researcher Links’ promotes cooperation between Biodiversity researchers between six LatAm countries
Summary:  Shares of First Colombia Gold Corp (FCGD) are moving on volatility today 0.00% or 0.00 from the open. The OTC listed company saw a recent bid of 0.0001 and 300000 shares have traded hands in the session.
Summary:  Helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing has inked a purchase/leaseback agreement with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia (Helicol) for a Leonardo AW139 that the operator flies in Colombia to support offshore oil-and-gas clients. This is Waypoint’s first lease transaction with Helicol and its first transaction in Colombia.
Summary:  LONDON (Alliance News) - Shares rose in Bezant Resources PLC after the miner on Wednesday said it has started commercial gold and platinum production at its licence in Colombia.
Summary:  Colombia has declared its conflict with The Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC) officially over. The rebel group handed over the last of its weapons to be melted down under UN oversight.
Summary:  (RTTNews) - Colombia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) climbed 1.3% on year in the second quarter of 2017, recording the lowest annual rise for that period since 2009, according to seasonally-adjusted data from the national statistics office.
Summary:  Sirenis Hotels & Resorts announced their partnership with the Colombian oxoHotel in the launch of a new Grand Sirenis property on the island of San Andes.
Summary:  BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol SA will focus exploration efforts in the next few years on unconventional deposits in the center and north of the country in a bid to increase reserves, its chief executive said.
Summary:  Despite the problems that face the Colombian economy, there is still plenty of time for the country to confront and overcome them. In this final article, I attempt to articulate solutions that can be implemented immediately to revive the economy and create a new middle class that will power a recovery for decades to come.
Summary:  Oil and gas producer and explorer Amerisur Resources has confirmed a discovery with the exploration well Mariposa-1 in the CPO-5 contract area in Colombia.
Summary:  Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, ended a tad higher Wednesday, rising 0.04% to 1,470.32 points after Ecopetrol released a more than 60% increase in its second quarter earnings.
Summary:  A placing at 14.7p was oversubscribed and the money means work can start at Anza (in Colombia)
Summary:  Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) today announced the Ecopetrol Business Group's second-quarter and first half 2017 financial results, prepared and presented in billions of Colombian pesos (COP) according to International Financial Reporting Standards applicable in Colombia.
Summary:  Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in its survey for 2017, forecasts that the region will grow 1.1% after consistent contraction in GDP growth.
Summary:  Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, fell 0.45% to 1,469.79 points Tuesday, on the eve of the release of Q2 results from Ecopetrol and Bancolombia.
Summary:BOGOTA, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Colombia will see economic growth of 2.4 percent in the third quarter before accelerating to 2.8 percent in the fourth, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Thursday.
Summary:Rothar is a Bogotá-based company devoted to motorcycle accessories. But unlike other, seemingly similar shops, Rothar is all about what its managers call functional accessories. They are in the market to sell add-ons that serve practical uses for Colombia’s many all-conditions riders rather than bells and whistles for buyers who just like to tinker.
Summary:(RTTNews) - Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.20% Wednesday, closing at 1,481.05 points due to the performance of Ecopetrol's shares amid gains in oil prices abroad and an increase in Colombia's crude oil production in June.
Summary:PayU Colombia has become the first payments services provider globally to implement Mambu’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based core banking solution. It will support PayU’s new short-term deferred payment product.
Summary: TORONTO, July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:GCM) announced today that it is continuing to execute its contingency plans and to negotiate in good faith with the Mesa Minera of Segovia and Remedios toward formalizing activities of illegal mines operating within its mining title despite the actions being taken by certain illegal miners to disrupt the Company’s operations.
Summary: (RTTNews) - The Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP) reported that 27 exploratory wells were drilled in the first half of the year in the country, in line with market expectations. The amount is four times higher than the number of drillings in the same period of 2016.
Summary: CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's struggling oil market has found something of a lifeline as traders scramble for heavy crude due to OPEC production cuts and sinking Latin American output.
Summary: UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing a new U.N. political mission in Colombia to focus on reintegrating leftist rebels into society after more than 50 years of war - a task the United Nations calls the most urgent challenge following the rebels' handover of their last weapons.
Summary: The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla concluded today the second round of peace talks in Quito. Both sides agreed to create a joint team for peace and a group of countries to follow and cooperate with the negotiations.
Summary: Timochenko’s illness comes just days after FARC handed over the last of its individual weapons as part of peace deal
Summary: Canacol Energy Ltd. Tests 46.3 MMSCFPD (8,123 BOEPD) from 8th Consecutive Colombian Gas Discovery at Toronja 1 Validating New Commercial Shallow Gas Play
Summary: Mott MacDonald has opened a new office in Bogotá, Colombia, to support the country’s plans for major infrastructure improvements through public-private partnerships (PPPs) 
Summary: David Luna, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies: Interview  
Summary: Vancouver, BC, Canada – June 19, 2017 – Tower One Wireless Corp (CSE: TO) announces that one of its Colombia subsidiaries has received construction approval from a Mobile Network Operator (“MNO”) to build 10 additional towers
Summary:Ecopetrol to Drill Two Exploratory Wells, Lorito-1 and Trogón-1, in Colombian Department of Meta
Summary: OPIC Board of Directors Approves Nearly $500 Million in Support for Investments in Developing Countries 
Summary: Colombian Passion Fruit is delivered mainly to European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Summary: Diggers wanted for 2 infrastructure projects. 
Summary:Cargill ‘to invest 500m euros’ in Colombia after El Bucanero deal 
Summary:The Colombian Petroleum Institute (ICP) is planning to invest nearly 3.5 million USD toward bolstering and updating its capabilities 
Summary: Geopark is a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.
Summary:A company is looking for products and devices for households and bathrooms. 
Summary: Colombia - Energy drinks Opportunity
Summary: Panel covering Colombia's economic outlook
Summary:UPS investment in healthcare logistics to serve the growing pharmaceutical, biopharma and medical device industry in Latin America 
Summary: ANI Announces investment during the Expovial 2017 event
Summary:Pollos El Bucanero SA is Cargill's first business venture in the country as it strives to better serve customers in Latin America. 
Summary: Pacfic Fruits. Colombia is the leading supplier of passion fruit in Europe
Summary:Comments by John Wardle, Chief Executive Officer of Amerisur Resources Plc
Summary:One of Colombia’s leading avocado players is broadening its horizons by adding limes and pineapples into the mix, with key export markets including the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean. 
Summary:Startup accelerator Rockstart is taking applications for its web and mobile program in Colombia, and startups from all over the world are welcome.  
Summary:Colombia shares higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.24% 
Summary:Jorge Castaño Gutiérrez Appointed as New Head of Colombian Financial Regulator Superfinanciera 
Summary:Unilever will buy the personal-care and home-care brands of Quala, the Colombian consumer-goods company dubbed a “local dynamo” by Boston Consulting Group. 
Summary: $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion a year, for a five-year investment of $7.5 billion according to Santiago Angel, head of the Colombian Mining Association 
Summary: Anadarko confirms two more gas finds offshore Colombia 
Summary: It has been bad, but it is getting better, is the message coming from Colombian policy makers 
Summary: Ecopetrol's net income in the first quarter was COP 886 billion, which represents an increase of 144% versus the same quarter of 2016.
Rebuilding Colombia
May 10, 2017
Summary: Improving economic and political conditions since the turn of the century paved the way for Colombia to finally tackle its infrastructure problem
Summary: H&M opens its first store in Colombia 
Summary: Ecopetrol and its partner Anadarko have made a major natural gas discovery in Colombia’s Caribbean Sea.
COLCAP up 1.41%
May 9, 2017
Summary:  Colombia stocks higher by closing of trade
Summary:  Colombia launches 100 new public Wi-Fi zones in 32 cities
Summary: Exports rise sharply in March 2017
Summary: Ecopetrol doubling investment in Exploration in 2017
On August 3rd, the exclusive lunch was hosted by The Colombian Embassy in London and the British Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of the visit by Mr Mauricio Cardenas, Colombia Minister of Finance. This event gave UK Investors and members of the chamber the exceptional opportunity to put questions to the minister and to network with other investors. Minister Cardenas in his introductory remarks briefly described the government Austerity Budget for 2016. Further discussions with senior decision makers and CEOs of companies investing or with a potential interest in the country touched on the effects of the oil prices in Colombia , the progress on OECD membership , Taxation, the currency effect on imports and exports, progress on the peace process, among others. If you wish to have access to this and many other opportunities please contact us +44 (02072352106)
Summary:  Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Colombia Stock Exchange by 24 to 5 and 1 ended unchanged.
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Summary: Colombia's Ecopetrol sees recovery in 2015 oil output
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Summary:  Central Bank board member Adolfo Meisel said on Thursday he expects the bank to continue an expansionist monetary policy for the time being even though it lifted rates last month for the first time in more than two years.
Summary:  Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanization and car use, according to the latest OECD report on Environmental Performance Review, which will addressed when talks on Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Summary:  Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has met the Colombian president to advise him on the peace process there.
Summary:  During Fairtrade's annual campaign to highlight the difference it makes to farmers and workers in developing countries, policy officer Tim Aldred reflects on a critical price negotiation meeting
Summary:  After a series of successful cross-border acquisitions over the past few years, the transactions carried out more recently present greater challenges for Colombian banks, according to a Fitch Ratings report published today.
Summary:  Cisco aims to double size of Colombia business in next 3 years
Summary:  Hague underlines close links with Colombia; meets President Santos Monday
Summary:  By James Burgess | 18th  February 2014
Summary:  Despite challenges of financing and scale, the Andean country provides opportunities for investment.
Summary:  Colombia’s Finance Superintendent has announced a promising growth in the financial sector from 2012 to 2013, local media reported Thursday.
Summary:  Colombia's former Ambassador to the United Nations arrived in London today to assume office.
Summary:  Terrorist attacks on Colombia’s largest coal producer, Cerrejon, increased to a record last year as Marxist guerrillas step up an offensive against mining companies they say are looting the Andean nation’s wealth.
Summary: '(Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos would be re-elected during a second round of voting in presidential elections this year, according to pollster Gallup, leading with a wide margin against his closest rival.'
Summary: The new investments that PROEXPORT achieved grew 11% in 2013