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They published the results of the PISA 2018 tests which are a great indicator of the abilities of students from 79 countries in the world in reading, mathematics, and science. These show great challenges for countries of all income levels but also give hope for those who are not doing so well.
Financial Health is a condition in which people can fully meet their current financial obligations, feel secure about their financial future and are able to make decisions that allow them to enjoy life.
The first spacewalk by two women generated a lot of global attention last week. It shows that the young people of the world, but particularly of our emerging countries, must grow up convinced that they can do what they set out to do and that their desk companion can too.
The Colombian economy will continue to consolidate its growth at a slow pace, in a context of strong external headwinds. Globally, our growth forecasts have declined for some of our trading partners due to a more negative external environment.
Colombia will continue to consolidate growth amid considerable headwinds from the foreign sector.
The trends of Colombian consumers in the last 10 years have been changing. The structure, income, purchasing power and consumption habits have been fundamental when profiling a new Colombian consumer.
A new Congress initiative seeks to create a barrier to the active and competitive participation of economists in issues related to the profession, creating rents to particular institutions and limiting the arrival of new voices to the arena. We insist that the Congress agenda should rather be used in more urgent maters.
There are 29m Internet users in Colombia, however the use of digital banking is still low but growing. There are access gaps between rural and urban and income levels. In businesses, there is a significant gap in the use of ICTs by the size of the business, smaller business argue they don’t find a benefit in them.