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SAN FRANCISCO – Americans’ views on the US economy have deteriorated noticeably over the past month, according to a new poll, with nearly half expecting economic conditions to worsen next year. According to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, only 35% of Americans now see the national economy as good, …

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Agrowth figures by sector, quotes BOGOTA, August 17 (Reuters) – The Colombian economy grew 17.6% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the period a year earlier, the government said on Tuesday, more than the market predicts. Analysts said in a Reuters poll last week that the Andean country’s gross domestic product (GDP) would …

Adds quote, details BOGOTA, February 15 (Reuters) – The Colombian economy shrank 6.8% in 2020 from the previous year, the government said on Monday, following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and a lockdown of more than five months. The 2020 contraction was lower than forecast by analysts, who said the Andean country’s gross domestic …

(Add details, quotes) BOGOTA, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The Colombian economy shrank 15.7% in the second quarter from the same period last year due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus in the worst quarterly performance in at least decades, the government statistics agency said on Friday. The figure was roughly in line with forecasts …

Few industries have a bleaker outlook right now than tourism. But in Colombia, policymakers and business leaders are already thinking about how the industry can play a central role in the country’s economic recovery, regardless of the time. As the second most biodiverse country in the world, harnessing Colombia’s tourism potential will require tackling lingering …

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Women entrepreneurs play a “vital role” in Colombia’s economic development and its transition to peace, White House adviser Ivanka Trump said on a visit to Bogota on Tuesday. The daughter of US President Donald Trump attended a launch event for the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a US government-funded initiative to reduce …

Colombia’s national tourism office, ProColombia, shares its strategic approach to developing its events sector. [hr gap=”30″] Colombia, South America’s fourth largest economy, continues to grow according to the OECD. The country is expected to rebound to around 3% as lower interest rates, higher infrastructure spending, lower corporate taxes and higher oil prices all boost investment. …

In the past two years, coca production in Colombia has increased by 50%, and in areas where the drug is produced, killings of local political activists are escalating even more rapidly. Last year alone saw a 45% increase. The killings mostly occur in areas that were at war from 1964 to 2016, when FARC rebels …