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  • BRASILIA, April 17- Investment fund Coliseu has reached a preliminary agreement to sell its stake in Brazilian transmission utility Taesa to Colombia's Empresas Publicas de Medellin for 1.527 billion reais, both companies said on Friday. The other controlling shareholder is Brazilian power holding company Cia Energética de Minas Gerais SA, or Cemig, which...

  • Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that level, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading. Founded in 2005, Brooklyn- based Etsy sells anything from a $110,000 antique desk from the 1800 s to a $20 handmade antler pendant and everything in...

  • Tecnoglass posts 4Q profit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:27 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia _ Tecnoglass Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $13.3 million in its fourth quarter. Tecnoglass expects full-year revenue of $240 million. Tecnoglass shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • In Bogota, Colombia, a company that makes plastic water valves is hoping an expansion into the United States will super-charge its exports. In Brazil, firms that make ceramic tiles predict they'll beat last year's robust sales abroad, thanks to a strong U.S. dollar that gives them a price advantage in the United States. The prospect of tighter commercial ties...

  • Colombia sees drastic fall in oil revenue this year Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    BOGOTA, March 18- Colombia's government expects 9.5 trillion pesos in oil revenue this year, down 60 percent from 2013 as the sharp drop in crude prices reduces the oil industry's tax and royalty payments, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Wednesday. The situation could worsen in the years ahead, cutting income from oil to 6 trillion pesos, Cardenas told...

  • BOGOTA, March 16- A decision by Colombia's state-run Ecopetrol to reclaim control of the Rubiales oil field will imply heavier investment for it to sustain output and raises pressure on Canada's Pacific Rubiales to replace the future loss of nearly half its production, analysts say. Ecopetrol announced on Friday it would not renew a contract in mid-2016 under...

  • PUERTO GAITAN, Colombia, March 10- As fewer and fewer oil trucks roll through the streets of Puerto Gaitan, Mario Romero crunches the numbers. Just six months ago, Transportes Paraiso Regional had 320 drivers moving oil, machinery and personnel around Colombia's booming energy industry. The mayor's office says Puerto Gaitan, home to 45,000 people and set along...

  • BOGOTA, March 3- Colombia's state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol will propose distributing 70 percent of its 2014 net profit of 7.5 trillion pesos as an ordinary dividend at its upcoming shareholder meeting, the company said on Tuesday. The size of Ecopetrol's dividend payouts has a direct impact on the Andean nation's public finances since the...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 20- Colombia's central bank board voted unanimously to keep its key lending rate unchanged for a sixth straight month on Friday, as economic growth slows in the face of depressed oil prices. Central bank chief Jose Dario Uribe said consumer confidence remained strong in the economy, whose growth has been driven largely by robust consumer demand and a...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 17- U.S.-based Drummond said it expects coal production in Colombia this year to reach about 30 million tonnes as it increases mining even as prices remain low, its Colombia president Jose Miguel Linares said on Tuesday. Colombia's second biggest coal miner produced about 26.8 million tonnes last year, up 17.5 percent from 2013. The company is...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 2- Colombia's economy will probably grow slightly more in 2016 than the 3.6 percent predicted for this year, the central bank chief said on Monday. "The technical team is projecting 2016 growth figures a bit above those for 2015," Jose Dario Uribe told reporters after his quarterly presentation in Bogota. A nearly 60 percent drop since June in prices for...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 30- Colombia's central bank will likely keep its key lending rate unchanged for a fifth straight month on Friday, in an effort to bolster slowing economic growth amid plunging oil revenue and a mounting crisis in Europe. The vote comes as world economies grapple with a slump in prices for crude, Colombia's biggest export and source of foreign exchange,...

  • China's new playground: America's backyard Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they arrive to a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on January 7, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    China is moving into the United States' backyard——but it's not clear if its Latin America investments are a negative for American interests.

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg launched a free Internet application in Colombia on Wednesday as part of a drive to bring developing markets online, but remained mute on when and if the company would look to move into China. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America and the fourth in the world to receive the new Internet.org...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc on Wednesday launched a mobile phone application that gives Colombian users free access to a handful of online services, broadening Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's effort to boost Internet usage in developing markets. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America to receive the new Internet.org service, in partnership...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc on Wednesday launched a mobile phone application that gives Colombian users free access to a handful of online services, broadening Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's effort to boost Internet usage in developing markets. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America to receive the new Internet.org service, in partnership...

  • When—and where—oil is too cheap to be profitable Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Oil Iraq OPEC

    Lower prices could make oil unprofitable to pull out of the ground. But we're not there yet, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie.

  • QUITO, Jan 6- Ecuador imposed tariffs on imports from Colombia and Peru in a bid to shield its economy from cheap goods entering as a result of depreciating currencies in those two nations, while its biggest export is being hit by the slumping price of oil. The Andean nation, the smallest member of OPEC, will temporarily levy a 21 percent duty on imports from Colombia...

  • Keep an eye on these emerging market cities Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company rank among the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba. While the Cuban economy is small, with gross domestic product of roughly $70 billion, according to the World Bank,...