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Renewable Energy Business Opportunities in Colombia

Renewable Energy Business Opportunities in Colombia

The world’s renewable energy capacity has grown by an average of 8% over the last decade. So far, investments in renewable energy are increasingly flowing into the emerging market. A significant portion of that is flowing into Latin America. Investments totalled around US$54 billion between 2012 and 2015, with the bulk taking place in Brazil, Chile and Mexico (IRENA). For quite some time now, renewable energy in the form of hydropower has played a key role in electricity generation in Latin...

Who are Latin America’s Leading Mining Economies?

Who are Latin America’s Leading Mining Economies?

With worldwide commodity prices on the increase, Latin America’s mining sector has been on the rise for some years. Foreign investors from all corners of the globe are entering into the market to capitalize on its vast natural resources and low-cost labor market. In 2019, the sector is expected to continue its positive growth trend. The mining sector has shown to be a reliable source of investment over the last decades. Learn about the leading Latin American mining economies in 2019, and where...

Who are the Major Players in Latin America’s Cannabis Sector?

Who are the Major Players in Latin America’s Cannabis Sector?

The legalization and use of cannabis is becoming more and more popular not only in North America and Europe, but in Latin American countries as well. Investment is flowing into the region as it positions itself to be a leading supplier of the world's cannabis market. But who is spearheading this movement for cannabis legalization in Latin America?   Uruguay's legalization of cannabis sparked a wave for more liberal policies and laws across Latin America. Between the year of 2015 and 2017,...

Why are investors flocking to Colombia?

Why are investors flocking to Colombia?

Colombia is known worldwide for its ever-growing tourism, great beaches, welcoming people and beautiful landscapes. It is also known for being one of the largest coffee producers in the world and accounting for 70-90% of the world’s emerald market. What might not be well known is that Colombia is a paradise for investors with endless opportunities waiting to be discovered. Colombia is one of few countries that can be truly considered an all-in-one commercial and lifestyle destination. Why...

Colombia: A Tropical e-Opportunity For Business

Colombia: A Tropical e-Opportunity For Business

As a target destination for startups in e-commerce and Internet advertising, Colombia is booming. This has led to the development of new and outstanding digital companies. In today's technological age, almost all significant business relationships of the organization, such as customers and suppliers, are made and controlled through technology.  Core processes are completed through virtual networks, such as social networks, web pages or applications, which cover the entire company or are linked...

Why Global Pharmaceutical Companies Are Interested in Colombia’s Cannabis Industry

Why Global Pharmaceutical Companies Are Interested in Colombia’s Cannabis Industry

Colombia is the country to watch for its trail-blazing development of its medicinal cannabis industry. Its cheap production costs, ideal climate, progressive legal framework, and geographic location give Colombia a leading edge in the global market. With medicinal cannabis estimated to grow into USD$43 billion-dollar market by 2025, pharmaceutical companies are looking to Colombia to fill shortages of medicinal cannabis, and prepare for the projected cannabis boom. Pharmaceutical interest in...

Tourism and Economic Opportunities for The Netherlands and Colombia

Tourism and Economic Opportunities for The Netherlands and Colombia

Colombia and the Netherlands have a strong relationship that results in strong mutual cooperation, supporting each other to grow. Significant levels of goods are currently flowing from Colombia to the Netherlands. The Dutch territory is actually ranked in the top five of export countries for Colombia. Until recently, in the eyes of the average Dutch, Colombia was a dangerous holiday destination. Thanks to Colombia's proactive desire to change that reputation, perspectives on the country are...

Importing and Exporting in Latin America’s Biggest Economies

Importing and Exporting in Latin America’s Biggest Economies

Latin America’s GDP is set to grow in 2020 thanks to Latin America’s four biggest economies: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. Forecasted GDP for all four countries is set to grow next year, contributing to the region’s growth of 6% and beating the Asia-Pacific growth rate of 5.3%. That’s a significant vote of confidence for the region and has caught the attention of investors and businesses worldwide. Although Latin America economies have suffered various degrees of crises in the last...

How is the cannabis market in Colombia evolving?

How is the cannabis market in Colombia evolving?

Colombia is fast becoming a leading supplier of the world’s demand for medicinal cannabis. Though legislation tipped in favor of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes only recently, its ambitious government aims to develop Colombia’s cannabis market into a globally-revered competitor. Colombia intends to provide 40.5 tons of medicinal cannabis each year from 2019. Despite this significant contribution to global supply, the industry is still in its infancy. Find out why now is the...

Ease of Doing Business in Latin America Summary

Ease of Doing Business in Latin America Summary

With more and more organizations looking to expand internationally and enter new markets, Latin America is becoming an increasingly popular choice. With strong trade links, a lucrative geographic position and a growing middle-class market, the territory offers businesses with the right value proposition significant opportunities that can be exploited for high returns. However, Latin America is a big place. 2017 estimations suggest that the territory is home to more than 640 million people and...

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