Investment in Colombia News
In recent years several multinational companies have opened research and development centers, which have created new products and services. This is the central topic of the second edition of the digital magazine "Invest in Colombia," which can now be downloaded from the App Store.
Atlántico, Bolívar, Valle, Santander, and Risaralda are the 4 Departments that attract the most foreign investment in South America.
This was reported in a recent study created by the research division of the London-based economic newspaper The Financial Times, which stated that Atlántico, Bolívar, Valle, Risaralda, and Santander are the country's regions which stand out for providing the best cost-benefit ratio for the investor; this means that business owners achieve better economic results with a smaller investment.
The French exportation lending agency, COFACE (its French acronym), ranked Colombia among the emerging countries with the greatest development potential. This way, it now forms a part of the PPICS group, (Philippines, Peru, Indonesia, Colombia and Sri Lanka); countries that are expected to surpass the BRICS.
The Central Bank of Colombia reported that during 2013 Colombia received US$16.772 billion (4.5% of GDP) in FDI, which represents an unprecedented figure, registering an 8% increase vs. the previous year.