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The future of ICT

A world of opportunities & risks


While the potential of ICT for transforming the world is virtually as limitless as the Internet itself, the emerging digital economy and the Internet of Everything do not come without their perils.

Over the past three decades, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has changed the way we work, shop, read, travel and how we spend our money.... Apr 18, 2016

Telecoms & ICT | South America | Middle East | Qatar | Colombia


Our goal is to become the best educated country in Latin America by 2025

Government lays foundations for an educated and connected society




President Santos’ administration looks to build a fully fuctional digital ecosystem while improving access to and quality of education from primary... Mar 20, 2016

Telecoms & ICT | Education | South America | Colombia


Barranquilla, destination for investors

Barranquilla drives diversification efforts through industrial zone and port investments




The city of Barranquilla’s strategic location, talented labor pool, industrial parks and world-class port make it a top destination for investors Mar 15, 2016

Infrastructure | South America | Colombia


Colombia’s Fourth Generation

Colombia thinks big with $70 billion infrastructure program


The Fourth Generation (4G) road infrastructure program will see the construction of 8,000 kilometers of roadway and 3,500 kilometers of four-lane highways

The $70 billion plan to 2035 will improve regional and international connectivity, foster regional development and promote foreign trade by reducing transport... Mar 09, 2016

Infrastructure | South America | Colombia


Economic development in Colombia

Solid financial fundamentals help transform economy and entice foreign investors


José Darío Uribe, Governor of the Colombia’s central bank, left, and Mauricio Cárdenas, Colombia’s Minister of Finance, have introduced successful fiscal policies that have led to growing investor confidence in the economy and banking system

Strong institutions, precise macroeconomic policy and a solid financial system are seeing Colombia through an unprecedented period of economic development Mar 02, 2016

Finance | South America | Colombia


U.S.-Colombia dialogue

Investment from U.S. grows 39% since 2012


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrives for a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S.-Colombia dialogue moves from one dominated by “drug trafficking and security, to one in which we can talk about science and technology, education... Feb 26, 2016

Government | South America | Colombia


Path to peace

Colombia’s path to peace: step by step




The talks began in October 2012  in Norway, and then moved to Cuba the following month.   Feb 21, 2016

Government | South America | Colombia


COLOMBIA 2.0

President Santos directs talks aimed at ending half a century of armed conflict in Colombia,...


Peace, equality and education top government priorities

COLOMBIA 2.0


President Juan Manuel Santos has been in power since 2010

President Santos directs talks aimed at ending half a century of armed conflict in Colombia, and brings foward an agenda that will ensure future economic... Feb 16, 2016

Government | South America | Colombia


Colombia’s path to peace: step by step

The talks began in October 2012  in Norway, and then moved to Cuba the following month.

 


Improving Quality Of Life

Zona Franca Foundation educates and feeds 1,500 children daily, restoring hope, the desire to excel, and joy


Various public and private-sector initiatives, such as those by the Zona Franca Foundation, are helping to raise living standards in Colombia (Photo: Ministerio TIC Colombia ©CC BY 2.0)

The Zona Franca Foundation in Barranquilla was created in 2005 to contribute to quality of life in Colombia by sponsoring a series of programs in education,... Dec 04, 2015

Services | Others | South America | Colombia


Zona Franca de Barranquilla

Barranquilla Free Zone’s specialist international trade cluster broadens its horizons


Barranquilla Free Zone handled some US$5 billion in freight last year. (Photo: Jdvillalobos ©CC BY-SA 3.0)

Barranquilla shows its commitment to development and economic growth with the construction of a port terminal that will be the best logistics corridor... Dec 04, 2015

Infrastructure | Industry & Trade | South America | Colombia


The Cost of Conflict

Economic commitment to peace


Night view of Bogota

In the midst of difficulties involved in negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC to put an end to more than 50 years of violence, an eventual... Jul 17, 2015

Finance | Industry & Trade | Government | Others | South America | Colombia


Economic challenges

Colombia’s economic success is still facing challenges


Susan Kaufman, Director of the University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy; Néstor Humberto Martínez, Minister of the Presidency of Colombia; and Camilo Reyes Rodríguez, Executive Director of AmCham Colombia

Government representatives and analysts deem the country’s recent economic performance relatively successful, but facing important upcoming challenges Jun 10, 2015

Finance | Government | South America | Colombia


Terpel: Fueling international business

Sylvia Escovar
President of Terpel

Business & Investment sat down with Sylvia Escovar, President of Terpel, one of Colombia’s... Oct 13, 2015


Six decades of quality education in Colombia

Alfonso Prada
Managing Director of SENA

Business & Investment sat down with Alfonso Prada, Managing Director of SENA, talking... Oct 08, 2015


A bright future for Barranquilla Free Zone

César Caro Castellar
President of Barranquilla Free Zone

Business & Investment sat down with César Caro Castellar, President of Barranquilla... Oct 05, 2015


Barranquilla drives diversification efforts through industrial zone and port investments

The city of Barranquilla’s strategic location, talented labor pool, industrial parks... Mar 15, 2016


Valorcon: A leading company in the civil construction sector

Mr. Julio Gerlein Echeverría
President of Valorcon

Business & Investment sat down with Julio Gerlein Echeverría, President of Valorcon,... Oct 01, 2015


Christian & José Manuel Daes: Colombia's Tecnoglass pride

Christian Daes
COO and Co-founder of Energía Solar and Tecnoglass

After the historical "Cumbre de las Américas" (Americas’ Summit),... Sep 29, 2015


Clear view of a bright future

Colombian-based glass business group ranks among Florida's leading glass companies

Apr 24, 2012

Barranquilla drives diversification efforts through industrial zone and port investments

The city of Barranquilla’s strategic location, talented labor pool, industrial parks... Mar 15, 2016


A master plan for the future of Colombia’s ICT sector

David Luna Sánchez
Minister of Information and Communications Technologies of Colombia

Business & Investment sits down with David Luna Sánchez, Minister of Information... Sep 21, 2015


Government lays foundations for an educated and connected society

President Santos’ administration looks to build a fully fuctional digital ecosystem... Mar 20, 2016


Colombia’s Central Bank: A major player

José Darío Uribe Escobar
Governor Banco de la República (Central Bank) Colombia

Business & Investment met with José Darío Uribe Escobar, Governor of the... Sep 18, 2015


Solid financial fundamentals help transform economy and entice foreign investors

Strong institutions, precise macroeconomic policy and a solid financial system are seeing... Mar 02, 2016


“For 53 years we have been in love with what we do instead of just being in love with making money”

Arturo Calle
President of Arturo Calle

Colombian business leader Arturo Calle opened his first store more than five decades ago... Sep 01, 2015


Mobile initiative brings 1.2m unbanked Colombians into financial system

Efraín Enrique Forero Fonseca
President of Davivienda

Davivienda started out as a savings and housing bank in Colombia, and over time has expanded... Aug 31, 2015


$3.1bn infrastructure boost helps Barranquilla’s port hit historical highs

René F. Puche
President of the Port of Barranquilla (Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla S.A.)

Colombia’s massive infrastructure under way includes 8,000km of new roads under construction,... Aug 27, 2015


‘Uncommonly advantageous conditions’ draw foreign investments and commitments

Germán Vargas Lleras
Vice-President of Colombia

Vice-President of Colombia Germán Vargas Lleras highlights the country’s regional... Aug 25, 2015


Higher quality infrastructure to add 1.5% to GDP

Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno
President of the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI)

Incentives such as the new Public-Private Partnerships Law, which means the state can only... Aug 25, 2015


Colombia thinks big with $70 billion infrastructure program

The $70 billion plan to 2035 will improve regional and international connectivity, foster... Mar 09, 2016


Progress with Sustainability built in

Gabriel Vallejo López
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development

Gabriel Vallejo López, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, discusses... Aug 18, 2015


“Colombia is the best positioned Latin American economy”

Natalia Abello Vives
Minister of Transport

Colombia’s Minister of Transport Natalia Abello Vives discusses the country’s... Aug 18, 2015


Colombia thinks big with $70 billion infrastructure program

The $70 billion plan to 2035 will improve regional and international connectivity, foster... Mar 09, 2016


‘More human banking’ produces solid and sustainable results

Carlos Raúl Yepes Jiménez
President of Bancolombia

Over the past six years, Bancolombia has doubled its assets, from $35 billion in 2009 to... Aug 12, 2015


Solid financial fundamentals help transform economy and entice foreign investors

Strong institutions, precise macroeconomic policy and a solid financial system are seeing... Mar 02, 2016


Medellin sparks creativity into action

Juan Camilo Quintero Medina
Executive Director of Ruta N

Recognized as one of the most innovative cities in the world, Medellin has created a dynamic... Aug 12, 2015


Expansion and a fresh look for Cruz Verde

Germán Ramírez
President and Managing Director at Farmacias Cruz Verde

President and Managing Director Germán Ramírez explains the competitive advantages... Aug 11, 2015


Politics making peace a reality

Rosmery Martínez Rosales
Senator

Tolima Senator Rosmery Martínez Rosales discusses some of the milestones and achievements... Aug 06, 2015


New technology to turn Colombia into a regional airspace reference point

Gustavo Alberto Lenis Steffens
General Director of Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority, Aerocivil

Major investment in cutting-edge technology is strengthening the surveillance capabilities... Aug 05, 2015


Technology and infrastructure widen access to justice

Yesid Reyes
Minister of Justice and Law

The Ministry of Justice and Law’s new website, LegalApp, provides online legal advice... Jul 27, 2015


Local financial sector ‘particularly open to international competition’

Jorge Londoño Saldarriaga
Banker and former President of Bancolombia

Highly respected banker and former President of Bancolombia Jorge Londoño Saldarriaga... Jul 27, 2015



CAPITAL:

Bogotá



AREA:

1,138,910 square kilometres



POPULATION:

42,239,079 update paises set descripcion = July 2012 estimate)



EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANK:

42 in 2011, up from 47 in 2010



REAL GDP GROWTH RATE 2011:

5.7%



GDP PER CAPITA:

$10,400 update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



GDP COMPOSITION BY SECTOR:

Agriculture: 7%

Industry: 37.6%

Services: 55.5% update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



LABOUR FORCE:

22.45 million update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



BUDGET DEFICIT:

2.4% of GDP update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



INVESTMENT update paises set descripcion = GROSS FIXED):

23% of GDP update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



PUBLIC DEBT:

44.6% of GDP update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



INFLATION RATE:

3.7%



INDUSTRIES:

Textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement, gold, coal and emeralds



AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS:

Coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables, shrimp and forest products



EXPORTS:

$56.22 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



IMPORTS:

$54.7 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 estimate)



EXCHANGE RATE:

1 euro = 2,312 Colombian pesos



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