LA PARADA, Colombia, Dec 5- Women from crisis-hit Venezuela are crossing the border in droves and selling their hair in a Colombian border town in order to afford scarce basic necessities such as food, diapers or medicines. Dozens of middlemen, known as "draggers," stand on a bridge linking San Antonio, Venezuela, to Colombia's La Parada, calling out: "We buy hair!"
The pilot of the plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air-traffic controllers he had run out of fuel
The pilot of the plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told controllers he had run out of fuel and pleaded to land before crashing.
Thousands of grieving fans in green and white filled the Chapecoense stadium after the team's charter plane crashed in Colombia.
Five people survived and 76 others were killed when a plane carrying a Brazilian professional soccer team crashed in Colombia, authorities said.
*Colombia authorities responding to emergency after airplane with 72 people on board crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport- AP.
COLOMBIA AUTHORITIES RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY AFTER AIRPLANE WITH 72 PEOPLE ON BOARD CRASHED ON ITS WAY TO MEDELLIN'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- AP.
SINGAPORE- Bank Indonesia deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo to speak at the Emerging Asia Economic forum, hosted by INSEAD and IIF- 0100 GMT. BRAZIL- Central Bank of Brazil monetary policy committee meeting-. BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia board meeting.
SINGAPORE- Bank Indonesia deputy governor Perry Warjiyo to give a speech at the Emerging Asia Economic Forum hosted by INSEAD and IIF- 0100 GMT. BRAZIL- Central Bank of Brazil monetary policy committee meeting-. BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia board meeting.
JAKARTA- Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo and Indonesia President Joko Widodo will give speak on the state of the economy, the bank's policy direction for the coming year and what he expects from bankers. SEOUL- Bank of Korea senior deputy governor Jang Byung- wha will speak at the local seminar in Seoul- 0500 GMT. MOSCOW- Russian Finance Minister Anton...
President Obama, speaking in Berlin, criticized Facebook and other social media for disseminating fake news, reports NYT.
BRNO, Czech Republic- Czech central bank Senior Director Vojtech Benda to give a lecture at the Regional Chamber of Commerce. MOSCOW- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and a number of lower-tier officials to attend a financial forum. JOHANNESBURG- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.
The revised peace deal comes six weeks after the original was rejected in a referendum amid objections it favored the Marxist rebels.
Hong Kong, a city commonly associated with wealth, has one of the highest proportions of people enslaved across Asia, the SCMP reports.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 SEOUL- Bank of Korea senior deputy governor Jang Byung- wha speaks at a forum discussing macroeconomic policy and economy- 0000 GMT. JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaking at business meeting with CEOs- 1030 GMT. BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia board meeting.
BOGOTA, Oct 20- Colombia would attract more investment from U.S. companies if it ends a five-decade war and solves fiscal challenges, U.S. "If Colombia has a lasting peace agreement and has addressed these market access issues and has a solid credit rating because it's dealt with its fiscal reform... that makes Colombia a very competitive market," she added.
BOGOTA, Oct 19- Colombia's government on Wednesday presented to Congress a tax reform bill that seeks to raise billions of dollars in the coming years to make up for lost oil revenue and preserve its investment grade credit rating. The reform will lower income tax on businesses to 32 percent beginning in 2019, down from the 43 percent they would pay in coming...
BOGOTA/ CARACAS, Oct 10- Colombia's government and second-biggest rebel group announced on Monday they will start formal peace talks on Oct. 27 in a boost for President Juan Manuel Santos after the rejection of his deal with the larger FARC guerrilla group. The negotiations with the 2,000- strong National Liberation Army will begin in Ecuador, according to an...
WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Colombia's Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Saturday that winning congressional approval for a tax reform plan by year-end aimed at making up for revenue lost because of lower oil prices was his "number one priority." The country's shock rejection a week ago of a peace deal President Juan Manuel Santos had negotiated with the...
Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the country's civil war with FARC rebels.