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  • Sam Zell

    Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, said Colombia "may be the best country to invest in" for a number of reasons, including its growing oil production.

  • Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stayed on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rallied on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term.

  • Zumba: Shaking Up the Fitness World

    Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness, discusses how he was able to monetize the worldwide Zumba craze and turn the movement into a multifaceted brand.

  • WASHINGTON- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid ( USA- ECONOMY/JOBS, moved, 900 words).

  • BOGOTA, Nov 2- Colombia's markets regulator said on Friday it was taking administrative control of the country's biggest stock brokerage when it failed to make a bank payment, while policymakers reassured investors their money was safe.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The contentious U.S.- China trade relationship has been a major issue in the U.S. race for the White House, with President Barack Obama defending his record and Republican challenger Mitt Romney promising tougher tactics if elected.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 2- Colombia's financial markets regulator, citing a liquidity problem, said on Friday that it was taking administrative control of the country's biggest stock brokerage, Interbolsa.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 2- Colombia's stock exchange suspended trading of Grupo Interbolsa's shares for five working days after the country's regulator took over the group's stock brokerage arm, traders said citing a statement from the bourse.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 2- Colombia's stock exchange suspended trading of Grupo Interbolsa's shares for five working days after the country's regulator took over the group's stock brokerage arm, traders said citing a statement from the bourse.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 2- Colombia's regulator said on Friday that it was taking administrative control of the country's biggest stock brokerage, Interbolsa, over a liquidity problem. Colombia's stock market opens at 0830 local time.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 2- Colombia's regulator said on Friday that it was taking administrative control over the country's biggest stock brokerage, Interbolsa, over a liquidity problem.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- A U.S. free trade agreement with Panama went into force on Wednesday, five years after it was originally negotiated, opening the way for increased U.S. exports as the Central American country continues its canal expansion project.

  • *Plaintiffs filed lawsuits in Canada and Brazil this year. QUITO/ BUENOS AIRES, Oct 31- Ecuadorean plaintiffs plan to sue Chevron in Argentina and Colombia to collect a $19 billion award for pollution in the Amazon that has become one of the world's most high-profile environmental cases against an oil company.

  • ``This trade deal will guarantee access to Panama's $20.6 billion services market and more than $15 billion in infrastructure projects...

  • BOGOTA, Oct 29- Mexico's top cement maker Cemex officially launched on Monday the Colombian initial public offering of its Latin American unit, with books open from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6, the company said. Cemex has set a range of between 11,000 and 13,500 Colombian pesos per share for the offering of about 24 percent of its Cemex Latam Holdings unit.

  • *Declines to say directly if Spain should seek aid. Mexico will host finance ministers and central bankers from the bloc of advanced and developing countries next weekend at a meeting that is expected to focus heavily on Europe's ongoing debt crisis, with Spain tipped as the next country to seek aid.

  • CARACAS, Venezuela-- After four election wins, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power, and supporters such as street bookseller Cristina Tovar say they're glad to have him in charge.

  • Colombia Peace Talks Face Significant Challenges

    James Lockhart-Smith, head of Latin America at Maplecroft, tells CNBC it is 'unlikely' that direct talks between the Colombian government and the Farc rebel group will succeed in resolving fifty years of conflict.

  • HOUSTON-- Weak activity in North America and the falling number of operating rigs in the worldwide drove third-quarter net income down by 61 percent at Baker Hughes. "Activity was less than planned in several key geomarkets for Baker Hughes, resulting in an unfavorable mix," said CEO Martin Craighead. "