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  • BOGOTA, Colombia— Colombia's military says a holdout rebel faction has attacked a mining camp run by Toronto- based Continental Gold Inc. and killed three of its workers. The attack occurred in Yarumal, a mountainous area of Antioquia Province, where Continental Gold is conducting exploration work. Earlier this month a Continental Gold employee was killed in...

  • Sept 20- Canadian miner Continental Gold said on Thursday three of its geologists were killed in Colombia's northern Antioquia province in an armed attack attributed to dissident members of a former rebel group. The incident took place in the town of Ochali in the municipality of Yaramul, Antioquia, which is located within the boundaries of Continental's...

  • Facebook reportedly testing new dating feature with safeguards to prevent stalking and encourage meaningful connections. The country-wide test is running in Colombia.

  • Sept 20- Canadian miner Continental Gold said on Thursday three of its geologists were killed in northern Antioquia province in Colombia in an armed attack. The incident took place in the village of Ochali in the municipality of Yaramul, Antioquia, which is located within the boundaries of Continental's Berlin project, the company said in a statement.

  • BOGOTA, Sept 18- Colombia will reach its growth potential of 3.5 percent next year as the economy fully recovers but will remain vulnerable to global trade pressures, new central bank board member Carolina Soto said. I think we'll grow a minimum of 3.5 percent, if not more, pushed by mining, energy and construction, "Soto said in her Bogota office.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 6- Brazil's and Argentina's currencies should recover from a sell-off to multi-year lows, the latest Reuters poll showed, but forecasters have grown much more tentative due to rampant volatility. The Brazilian real is set to strengthen 9.6 percent to 3.79 to the dollar in 12 months, according to the median of 30 estimates from economists and...

  • BUENOS AIRES- Central Bank of Argentina releases monetary policy statement WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds its rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of August monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT.

  • **MANILA, Philippines- Philippines central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. at an economic forum 0130 GMT. **JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago addresses learners- 1030 GMT BOGOTA- Colombia's new president Ivan Duque, as well as members of his cabinet, central bank board members and business leaders will attend a...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds Board of Governors meeting. **SYDNEY- Appearance by Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe before the House of Representatives' Standing Committee on Economics- 2330 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel participation by Sarah Harris, deputy head of Payments Policy Department at Reserve Bank of Australia, at the Risk...

  • BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision- 1000 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its August 2018 monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues statement on Monetary Policy 0130 GMT.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 1- Mexico City's first woman mayor plans to significantly improve air quality in the smoggy capital, one of the world's largest cities, by consulting with car manufacturers on a plan for stricter emissions standards, she said in an interview. The number of vehicles in Mexico almost doubled between 2006 and 2016, and autos are now the leading...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 31- Dozens of people were injured when a packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico's state of Durango on Tuesday, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities. Passenger Jackeline Flores told reporters the plane crashed shortly after taking off in heavy rain.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 31- Dozens of people were injured when a packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico's state of Durango on Tuesday, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities. Passenger Jackeline Flores told reporters the plane came down in heavy rain. "A little girl who left the plane was...

  • **BUENOS AIRES- IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Argentina's economy minister, Nicolas Dujovne, hold joint news conference in Buenos Aires. **BUENOS AIRES- Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya travels to Argentina for the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit during which finance ministers and central bank governors will set an agenda on global growth,...

  • BUENOS AIRES- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure participates in G20 finance ministers and central bank governors deputies meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. BUENOS AIRES- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure participates in the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • BOGOTA, July 11- Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque on Wednesday named Alberto Carrasquilla as his finance minister when he takes office in August, and said he and the central bank agreed on the need to bolster economic growth and strengthen the middle class. Carrasquilla was previously finance minister from 2003 to 2007 under former President Alvaro...

  • BOGOTA, July 11- Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque on Wednesday named Alberto Carrasquilla as his finance minister when he takes office in August, and said he and the central bank agreed on the need to bolster economic growth and strengthen the middle class. Carrasquilla studied economics at the University of Los Andes in Bogota and has a doctorate from the...

  • BOGOTA, June 18- Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August. The right-wing former senator comfortably won Sunday's election with 54 percent of votes against leftist...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. Duque's decisive victory in Sunday's poll, with 54 percent of votes to Petro's 42 percent, is likely to...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. It was Colombia's first presidential election since the 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed...