Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that operations began today at its newly-established national sales company in Colombia, MAZDA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S. (MCOL). Mazda established MCOL in order to strengthen its framework for the import and sale of Mazda vehicles and the provision of after-sales services.
Colombia will strengthen its newly-rediscovered grip on third rank among world coffee producers next season, lifting its harvest to a seven-year high, while heavy rains lower output in rival Indonesia. Colombian coffee production will hit 11.9m bags in 2014-15, the highest since 2007-08, as bushes mature that were planted a reseeding programme aimed at promoting varieties resistant to the rust fungus, the US Department of Agriculture's Bogota bureau said.
The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Act has resulted in an agricultural export boom for Colombia and government officials have set a goal to double farm acreage by 2020.
Colombia's capital markets have attracted investment totaling $2.8 billion in the seven weeks since J.P. Morgan said it would raise the weighting of the nation's government bonds in two of its indexes, one of the bank's strategists said on Thursday.
New York Times Magazine
Children who grow up along Colombia’s isolated and practically untouched Chocó region on the Pacific coast, where the jungle extends to the ocean, are used to glimpsing humpback whale mothers teach their babies
San Francisco Chronicle
… Last year, Colombia's economy grew a healthy 4.3 percent, thanks to energy, agriculture and mining. But even more surprisingly, cities like Bogota, the capital, and Medellin have emerged as legitimate hubs for tech startups. In fact, the Wall Street Journal and Citibank named Medellin the world's most innovative city last year. The city, perhaps best known as the hometown of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, beat out New York and Tel Aviv.
Move over, Asian tigers. It looks like the four so-called “Pacific Pumas” — Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru — have become the latest darlings of the investor crowd.
International Monetary Fund
A sound policy framework and skilled economic management have supported the recovery of the Colombian economy over the past year, said the IMF in its regular assessment of Latin America’s fourth largest economy.