South American Real Estate News
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The grain giants of South America change direction

An unfriendly government has caused some of Argentina’s agriculture groups to shrink their presence in the country. El Tejar, once Argentina’s largest farming group and still the largest in the Americas, harvested only 30,000 hectares (75,000 acres) in the 2012-13 growing season, down from 180,000 the year before and 300,000 at its peak. The company also also moved its headquarters to Brazil. Los Grobo a family-owned firm Argentine group is the second-largest grain producer in Latin America, but has chosen…

Chilean Agro Business is very diverse

Chilean Agriculture Chile is a leading producer and exporter of some of the world’s finest fruits, berries, vegetables, fish, shellfish, poultry, meats, and, of course, its premium wines.  Chile is the world’s largest exporter of fresh grapes (29%), plums (23%), and fresh fish fillets (22%); second largest exporter of frozen pacific salmon (30%), avocados (16%), and other frozen fish (10%). Chile is the fifth largest exporter in the world of wine (5%) and frozen pork meat (5%).[Source: Chilean International…

GTSA expects a rebound in Real Estate prices later in 2014 in Buenos Aires

The real estate industry has experienced some of its most difficult years in Buenos Aires but we expect predict growth and an increase in prices late in 2014 and early 2015. Why ? – An increase in activity in the surrounding region, Buenos Aires Province,  favouring  the lower price range of U.S. $ 65,000 to US 120,000 which accounted for 92% of the sales. The restrictive foreign currency controls and lack of confidence in the current government were the main reasons for the frozen market in the city.…

How Brazil out farmed the American farmer

After a half-century of dominance, the U.S. is losing its edge in agriculture to a booming, high-tech Latin American powerhouse. Its secret weapon? Soyabeans. A big swath of soya-producing lands that stretch between the Andes and the Atlantic forest and from northern Argentina to the southern flanks of the Amazon basin. Soylandia, as this immense region might be called, is almost entirely unknown to Americans and indeed much of the Western World. But it may well be the future of one of the world’s most…

The Argentine Oil Industry Review

  The story of Argentina’s handling of its oil sector is stunning in its ineptitude. Argentine’s oil history begins with small-scale exploration in the late 19th century. The first discovery occurred in 1907, near a village on the coast in arid Patagonia, far to the south in a country that’s nearly twice the size of Alaska. Explorers were looking for water. By the early 1900s, the country’s economic growth was taking off, and by the time World War I started, it had catapulted itself…

Pioneer New Zealanders investments in Brazilian Dairy Farming pay off

          Dairy Farm – Fazenda Leite Verde Investors from New Zealand are still entering with force in Brazilian, with some of the original  investors farming in the southwest of Bahia region, specifically the city of Jaborandi. Their focus was on dairy farming with the use of high technology – especially the giant center pivot irrigation units – in addition to the development of a new breed of cattle, a  Kiwi Cross, generically called Kiwi – like fruit. There…