Colombia purchases $1 billion from government


The Central Bank of Colombia purchased $1 billion from the national Treasury as part of its programme to increase international reserves, the central bank said on January 31.

The operation was facilitated by the confluence of interests of both institutions, an official with direct knowledge of the matter tells Central Banking. The Colombian government raised $2 billion internationally in October 2018, and needed to convert part of it to Colombian pesos to finance investments. Simultaneously,

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