COLOMBIA ECONOMIC REPORT APRIL 2013
Source: British Embassy Bogota
"Colombian unemployment rate reached 10.2% in March, and 11.4% for the first quarter. There was a reduction of 0.2%, from 10.4% recorded in March 2012. FDI totalled USD 15.823 million in 2012, growing by 16% versus 2011, and reaching a historical record. In the first debate at the Colombian Congress, the Framework Agreement of the Pacific Alliance got approval from legislators.
Colombia has been advancing trade and investment negotiations with Israel, Indonesia and Singapore. The highways programme known as "Autopistas para la Prosperidad" started the pre-qualification process of the firms interested in the first five highways to be tendered."
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