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Colombia Facts

  • 47.45 million Population
  • $328.42 billion GDP, current prices
  • $7,131.61 GDP per capita, current prices
  • 69th Global Competitiveness Index rankings
  • 45 Ease of doing business index (1=best)
  • 64.6 Country credit rating (100=best)
  • Colombian peso Currency Unit
Procafecol President Hernan Mendez on the international expansion of the Juan Valdez brand
Hernan Mendez is the President of Procafecol, a company created by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation to commercialize the Juan Valdez brand. He spoke with The Prospect G...
Colombia’s National Finance Development (FDN) President Clemente Del Valle on financing Colombia’s infrastructure projects
Clemente Del Valle is the President of Colombia’s Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), a national financial institution under the Ministry of Finance in charge of suppor...
Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) President Luis Fernando Andrade on the infrastructure project pipeline in Colombia
Luis Fernando Andrade is the President of the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI), Colombia’s government agency in charge of the design, construction, maintenance, ope...
Asobolsa President Jaime Humberto Lopez on recent developments in Colombia’s securities industry
Jaime Humberto Lopez is the President of Asobolsa, Colombia’s national association of brokerages. He spoke with The Prospect Group about regulatory intervention throughout t...
iNNpulsa President Catalina Ortiz on the importance of innovation & entrepreneurship in Colombia
Catalina Ortiz is the President of iNNpulsa, a government agency whose aim is to foster high impact entrepreneurship and innovation in Colombia. She spoke with The Prospect Gr...
Colombia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) President German Arce Zapata on the development of Colombia’s hydrocarbon resources
German Arce Zapata is the President of Colombia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos - ANH), the national authority for promoting the optimal an...
Colombia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Trade Gabriel Duque on facilitating trade & export development
Gabriel Duque is Colombia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Trade. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Colombia’s integration into the world economy, the importance of attract...
Colombia’s Central Bank Governor Jose Dario Uribe on monetary policy, inflation targets, & GDP growth
Jose Dario Uribe is the Governor of the Banco de la República, Colombia’s central bank. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Colombia’s monetary policy moving forward, ...
Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC) President Juan Pablo Cordoba on developments in Colombia’s capital markets
Juan Pablo Cordoba is the President of the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC), the principal stock exchange of Colombia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the Integrated ...
Canacol President & CEO Charle Gamba on the role of juniors in exploration and production (E&P) in Colombia
Charle Gamba is the President & CEO of Canacol Energy, an international oil and gas company with operations onshore in Colombia and Ecuador. He spoke with The Prospect Group a...
Colombia’s 2012 Bid Round
Colombia’s 2012 Bid Round consists of 109 blocks, 31 of which are located in basins with a potential for unconventional resources. To encourage investment in unconventionals...
Capital Markets in Colombia
Colombia’s capital markets have evolved rapidly over the last decade. The markets have been opened to foreign listings and the Colombia stock exchange is a member of MILA, t...
Exploration & Production (E&P) in Colombia
Exploration and production activity in Colombia is currently at an all-time high. With oil production crossing the 1 million barrel per day mark in 2012, Colombia is focusing ...
Infrastructure in Colombia
Infrastructure remains one of Colombia’s main challenges. However, numerous projects are currently underway to improve Colombia’s network of pipelines, refineries, and por...
Colombia Macroeconomic Overview
The expansion of the energy sector has been a key driver of Colombia’s overall economic development. With further investment being made in infrastructure, exploration, and t...
Colombia’s Minister of Finance Mauricio Cardenas Santamaria on the energy sector in Colombia
Mauricio Cardenas Santamaria is the Minister of Finance, and former Minister of Mines and Energy, of Colombia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Colombia’s future growt...
Colombia’s Vice-Minister of Energy Tomas Gonzalez Estrada on the importance of the energy sector to Colombia’s economy
Tomas Gonzalez Estrada is the Vice-Minister of Energy of Colombia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about on-going institutional reforms, improving competitiveness, and the so...
Pacific Rubiales Energy (PRE) President Jose Francisco Arata on PRE’s growth strategy in Colombia
Jose Francisco Arata is the President of Pacific Rubiales Energy, the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Colombia. He spoke with The Prospec...