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Facing stiff competition, will Colombia's marijuana industry go up in smoke?

07 Oct 2019

PESCA, Colombia A intense scent hangs in the air at the 15-hectare La Chacra medicinal cannabis farm in central Colombia, where marijuana plants blossom in the warm closeness of its huge, heavily-secured greenhouse.

Low coal prices set to hit Colombia's wallet

26 Sep 2019

BOGOTA Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter of coal, faces a potential spending crunch in 2020 as royalties from the fuel decline amid a supply glut and slowing economic growth in China.

Colombia rebels' new offensive brings back bad memories for businesses

04 Sep 2019

BOGOTA When Colombian businessman Christian Ulloa heard that former members of the FARC rebels had rejected a peace deal with the government and launched a new offensive, he could not help but feel alarm.

Reuters poll: Colombian inflation to rise on food prices, peso depreciation - analysts

29 Aug 2019

BOGOTA Expectations for Colombian inflation have risen amid persistent pressure on food prices and new concerns over the depreciation of the local peso currency, which is trading at record lows against the dollar, analysts in a Reuters poll said on Thursday.

In calls and emails, Argentine execs seek jobs abroad to escape crisis

26 Aug 2019

By Aislinn Laing, Marina Lammertyn, Marcelo Rochabrun and Nelson Bocanegra

In calls and emails, Argentine executives seek jobs abroad to escape crisis

26 Aug 2019

By Aislinn Laing, Marina Lammertyn, Marcelo Rochabrun and Nelson Bocanegra | Video

UPDATE 1-Colombian central bank chief expects end-2019 inflation at 3.6%, 2020 at 2.8%

12 Aug 2019

BOGOTA, Aug 12 Inflation in Colombia will end the year at 3.6%, above the central bank's long-term target, but eventual monetary policy decisions will help shrink it to 2.8% by the close of 2020, bank chief Juan Jose Echavarria said on Monday.

Colombia's political division casts shadow on economic recovery

05 Jul 2019

BOGOTA When Colombia's central bank chief, Juan Jose Echavarria, was asked what kept him up at night with inflation low and economic growth rebounding, his answer brought a stinging rebuke from the government and stirred a debate about the solidity of the country's recovery.

Colombia rate will be held through end of year, inflation on the rise: Reuters poll

19 Jun 2019

BOGOTA Colombia's central bank board will hold the benchmark interest rate steady at its Friday meeting, in a bid to add more steam to the economy even as inflation expectations rise, analysts said in a Reuters survey on Wednesday.

Colombia to maintain original fiscal targets for 2019 and 2020 -Finmin

11 Jun 2019

BOGOTA, June 11 Colombia will keep its original fiscal targets for this year and next, even though it was permitted to relax them by the fiscal-rule committee due to the strain on the economy from a flood of Venezuelan migrants into the Andean nation, the finance minister told Reuters.

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