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José Darío Uribe on Colombia's financial transformation

December 23, 2010

Other countries may be dogged by recession, but José Darío Uribe, governor of the Central Bank of Colombia, says the country's financial sector is undergoing a transformation.

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Banks are competing to fund infrastructure investment

May 5, 2010

Hindered by years of armed conflict and governmental infighting, Colombia has launched a long-awaited infrastructure development programme, set to pump $24bn into its ailing transport network and, in turn, stimulate healthy competition among its banks as they bid to provide funding. Writer John Rumsey


Bond boom fires up Latin America

March 3, 2010

With bank lending drying up last year, many Latin American corporates turned to the bond market to strengthen their cash positions. The resulting boom has instilled a sense of confidence in the region, with firms in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia leading the way. Writer Jason Mitchell

On the brink

September 2, 2009

While the Western world has been struggling through the global financial crisis, Latin America has shown a remarkable resilience to the upheaval. Two countries in particular - Colombia and Peru - are showing particularly impressive growth, and look set to become important emerging economies. Writer Jason Mitchell

Óscar Iván Zuluaga

October 6, 2008

Óscar Iván Zuluaga has overseen the end of an economic boom and the onset of a period of uncertainty since becoming Colombia’s finance minister in February 2007. The Banker interviewed him at the Finance Ministry in Bogota. Writer Jane Monahan.

Optimism soars in the Andes

October 6, 2008

Stable government is creating an atmosphere of confidence in Colombia. Now it needs its free trade agreement with the US ratified. Writer Jane Monahan.

An economic metamorphosis

September 3, 2007

The Colombian economy’sstellar performance has been one of the main reasons for the unprecedented rise in foreign direct investment, from about $500m in 2002 to a forecast $8bn this year, as president Alvaro Uribe, who came to power in 2002, recently pointed out to The Banker (for full interview, see page 20).

Foreign banks circle overhead

September 3, 2007

Colombia’s security and economic situation has improved to the extent that foreign banks are looking for takeover targets. Karina Robinson reports from Bogotá and Medellín.

A wagging finger and a sharp tongue

September 3, 2007

Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe has a lot of support and criticism as he faces huge challenges in his second term. Karina Robinson reports.

Central Banker of the year/ Americas

January 8, 2007

Dr José Darío Uribe Escobar
Governor, Banco de la Republica de Colombia

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