ExpoConstrucción Bogotá

ExpoConstrucción – Building a better Bogotá

Sustainability was the buzzword at this year’s ExpoConstrucción, as Oliver Pritchard found out at the Corferias construction show.
Colombian coffee

Colombian coffee: The new black gold?

The National Federation of Coffee Growers has a lot to celebrate as coffee production continues to rise but, as the organisation’s president explains, the industry also faces significant challenges. Emma Newbery wakes up and smells the Colombian coffee.

Fincruit: A base for business

Some would call it crazy, quitting a job with a six figure salary to come and start a recruitment company in Bogotá, even more so if you know no one and have never lived there. Phoebe Hopson speaks to British-Colombian entrepreneur Pablo Miller, who is ahead of the curve, and determined make shock waves with his innovative company Fincruit.
Colombian tax reforms

Colombian tax reforms: How you are affected?

As the new tax reforms come into force, Phoebe Hopson finds out why the government has pushed through politically unpopular measures and what you need to know to make sure you successfully adapt to the changes.
Colombian corruption

Combating the Colombian corruption crisis

As Odebrecht admits to bribery on a massive international scale, Emily Hastings examines the impact that corruption has on Colombia and how things might change in the future.
Betty Encinales, Becruit

Betty Encinales: Not just surviving, thriving abroad

With an engaging personality and an impressive track record, it’s not hard to see why Betty Encinales won the UK 2016 Migrant Woman Entrepreneur Award back in May. We caught up with the effusive 36-year-old who set up her own boutique recruitment company called Becruit in London last year, and started by asking her about some of the differences between doing business in Colombia and the UK.
Colombia-UK relations

A new phase in Colombia-UK relations

As Colombia negotiates peace, so the United Kingdom negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union: both countries on the edge of huge possible change, both dealing with legal and popular opposition to those changes.
Colombian military, defence industry

Military spending: The economy of defence

One of the consequences of years of violence is that Colombia has spent decades investing in its military capacity. Marian Romero finds out more about the considerable market potential of the country’s defence industry.
workplace gender equality

Gender equality: Women working for less

The second gender equality ranking in Colombia was published last month. Laura Sharkey spoke to several women workers to understand what’s behind the numbers.
Eco Oro Colombia

Eco Oro threatens to sue Colombia over páramo

With three international mining company Eco Oro threatening to sue Colombia, Julian Kircher takes a look at a classic case of green vs gold, as environmental ethics tangle with economic expansion.