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    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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As Colombia looks to improve investor sentiment and spur an infusion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the mining sector, the administration of President Iván Duque has outlined detailed plans to reform existing community consultation guidelines, amid legal uncertainty regarding the awarding of project contracts.

 

How competitive is the local mining industry, and what reforms are necessary to boost activity?

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Colombia 2019

Industry got off to a strong start in 2019, as domestic consumption and exports rebounded. The national government’s policies to expand successful programmes and do away with under-performing ones, together with a focus on improving productivity and leveraging collaboration between the country’s regions, should help to strengthen industrial capacity. However, while efforts to modernise and...

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Colombia 2019

With broad political support and efforts to improve the licensing process, the mining industry looks set to experience a rebound in 2019. While investments in coal production are unlikely to increase substantially in the coming years, segments such as gold, copper, nickel, emeralds, and other metallic and non-metallic minerals will provide attractive targets for investment. Government efforts...

Since the drop in commodity prices in 2014, Colombia’s economy has been recovering and is set to expand in 2019 and 2020. In May 2018 Colombia was invited to become the 37th member of the OECD, a positive development that should increase the country’s international political and economic prominence in the coming decades. However, challenges to ensuring Colombia’s continued economic progress remain.

 

Driven by the expansion of shopping malls, promotions and discount prices at supermarkets and pharmacies, and a growing middle class, Peru’s retail industry has lead growth in the Latin American market in recent years. According to consulting firm AT Kearney, between 2002 and 2015 Peru’s retail sector transitioned from a burgeoning market to...