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  • BOGOTA, March 13- Colombia's central bank could begin raising its key interest rate toward a neutral level as temporary supply shocks disappear and gradually allow inflation to rise, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • BOGOTA, March 5- Some arabica coffee buyers in Colombia have ripped up supply contracts with exporters, setting off a price war for high-quality beans in the first sign a 75 percent surge in prices so far this year is starting to disrupt the market, exporters say.

  • One country takes hard knocks on free trade Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    A demonstration in Bogota supporting farmers

    Though consumers have access to more goods and merchandise, some groups, especially farmers, are struggling to survive amid a flood of cheap imports.

  • How Ugly, Polluting Buses Can Drive Future Cities Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    View of the "TransMilenio" express bus system and private cars in Bogata, Colombia.

    Urban buses of the emerging world have a bad reputation for choking pollution, which they no longer deserve. In fact, they could be future cities' best hope.

  • Top Real Estate Guys Do Not Waver on Investing Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    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.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    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.

  • Venezuela's Sick Chavez Misses Own Inauguration Bash Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    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     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    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.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 230 PM ET Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    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.

  • US Bush-era trade deal with Panama goes into force Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 6:32 PM ET

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

  • UPDATE 1-Cemex launches Colombia IPO of Latam unit Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    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.