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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 17 April 2019

In brief: Colombia

* Colombia’s trade, industry & tourism ministry has released new figures which show that foreign direct investment (FDI) to the country in the first quarter of 2019 reached US$2.26bn, up 23.3% compared with the same period in 2018. Of the total, 82.5% corresponded to the oil, hydrocarbons, and mining sector while the rest went to sectors like construction, electricity, water & gas, and trade, among others.