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Felipe Ángel
Felipe was born in the town of Manizales, Colombia, located at the heart of the country's coffee belt. He is an Economist with concentration in Finance and a Designer with emphasis in Communication from the University of Los Andes. He is coursing graduate studies in Financial Administration and currently works at a boutique consulting firm specialised in foreign investment. Felipe has a blog in Portafolio, Colombia's leading newspaper in Business and Economics, where he currently publishes articles on the country's economical juncture. He uses this space in the Huffington Post to write about the Colombian Economy for interested visitors to read and understand.

Entries by Felipe Ángel

Colombia's twin deficits

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 2:11 PM

Geared towards what seems to be an uncertain landscape for the country, Colombia continues to prove to be a fragile economy, with serious structural complications in its core and what some may classify as an irresponsible fiscal policy. By the end of the current year, the economy hopes to reach...

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Rhetoric of Colombian Currency

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 3:46 PM


Susceptibility to foreign shocks would be an adequate phrase to describe the Colombian peso's behavior against the U.S. dollar over the past months. Colombia's currency has what is described as a floating system, in which the value fluctuates according to the demand and...

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The Truth Behind Emerging Economies: Colombia Case

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 10:16 AM

We often hear the concept of emerging economies, usually attributed to third world countries in which growth rates far surpass those of the traditional economies, attract immense amounts of foreign direct investment and whose currencies become appreciated over time. Colombia, as a specific case to be discussed, has been included...

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Is Colombia Suffering the Dutch Disease?

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Despite the global economic situation, Colombia has shown resilience to external shocks in recent years, with reasonable economic performance in its region, in part due to responsible monetary policies conducted by the Central Bank. Capital inflows to the country have increased dramatically, mainly as a result of the exploitation of...

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