Archive for the ‘Colombia’ Category

As Oil Giants Retreat Globally, Smaller Players Rush In

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how as Big Oil retreats globally, smaller players are filling the gap: Under pressure from shareholders and activists, major energy companies are retreating from higher-polluting and riskier projects around the world. A bunch of smaller companies are rushing in to fill the void. In Nigeria, smaller […]

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Colombia Doubles Down On Shift Away From Oil and Mining

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Colombia’s desires to diversify its economy to restore manufacturing of textiles, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals: Colombia wants to restore industries such as textiles, fertilisers and metalworking as it seeks to cut its account deficit and wean the country off oil and mining, Bogotá’s new finance minister said. Ricardo […]

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LatAm’s Big Role In The Rose Trade

Via Latinometrics, an interesting look at Latin America’s significant role in the global rose trade: Ecuador and Colombia Represent 34% of the $2.86B+ Rose Export Market Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, sometimes called Día del Amor y la Amistad in Latin America. During this holiday, which celebrates the love between couples but also friends, restaurants, bars, and gift […]

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What Does China’s Reopening Mean For Latin America?

Via The Economist, a look at how and if China’s post-COVID rebound will be a boon for some countries in Latin America: For centuries Latin America’s economies have been characterised by short booms and sudden busts, often on the back of commodity cycles. When silver was discovered in the highlands of Bolivia in 1545, the village […]

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Colombia, Venezuela Reach Joint Investment Protection Agreement

Via Bloomberg, a report on Colombia and Venezuela’s steps to cement warmer ties after years of tension: Colombia and Venezuela reached an agreement to strengthen investment protections between the two nations, the latest accord to cement warmer trade relations between the South American neighbors. The agreement is the culmination of talks that sought to “promote […]

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Total Eren and Ecopetrol To Build Solar Project In Colombia

Via Power Technology, a report that Total Eren and Ecopetrol plan to jointly build a solar project in Colombia: Colombian energy company Ecopetrol has partnered with Total Eren to build a solar photovoltaic farm with nearly 100MWp of capacity in Colombia. The Rubiales solar facility will be built in the municipality of Puerto Gaitan in Colombia’s Meta province. Total EREN will develop, finance, build […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.