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Colombia’s financial services industry thrives despite domestic tumult

November 18, 2020

South American country has seen rise in interest from foreign lenders amid a challenging environment.

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Colombia's banks grapple with Covid-19 challenge

June 25, 2020

Lockdown has encouraged more Colombians to join the formal banking system.

Colombia rides a tide of foreign investment

February 28, 2020

An expanding economy and state-sponsored reforms add up to a booming investment climate for Colombia. 

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Colombia eyes a sustainable and digital future

February 24, 2020

Colombia’s financial sector is seeking to prolong its upward growth curve through a combination of sustainability financing and digital products.

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Colombia looks to get infrastructure projects back on track

July 2, 2019

Jolted by the Odebrecht scandal, investment into Colombia all but dried up after 2016. Now, however, the country is looking to bounce back.

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Why orange is the new black for Colombian banks

July 2, 2019

Forget staying in the black, Colombian banks are looking to the president's orange economy to help boost their fortunes. 

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Colombia’s central bank governor seeks to tame the inflation monster

August 1, 2017

Juan José Echavarría, governor of Colombia’s central bank, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the impact of recent financial reforms and how the country is getting to grips with increasing inflation.

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Can Colombia’s bond market keep its new friends from overseas?

August 1, 2017

Foreign demand for Colombia’s peso-denominated bonds has been a boon for a country struggling with low commodity prices. But for how long will market confidence stay high? Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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How will Latin America's infrastructure needs be financed?

June 1, 2017

As recession and scandals continue to blight the region's economy, can Latin America’s infrastructure needs dovetail with those of international banks and investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

January 25, 2016

The annual Microscope global report on financial inclusion provides a kind of open-source regulation for fostering the right environment to give everyone access to banking and credit services, wherever they are, writes Michael Schlein, president and chief executive of Accion. 

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