South American Real Estate News
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IMF: Latin America’s economic slowdown continues

SOUTH AMERICA’S GROWTH IS SLOWING As the global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean has been marked down further and is likely to contract for the second consecutive year in 2016, the IMF said. The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere, released on April 27 in Mexico City, projects that the region is set to contract by 0.5 percent in 2016— marking two consecutive years of negative growth for the first time since…

Life in Chile, in the top 7 for Puerto Varas

image of Puerto Varas, Chile
The final report of the Anillos project, 2015, has granted to Life in Chile, in the top 7 for Puerto Varas. The study delivers the Quality Index of Urban Life (ICVU), of the Catholic University and the Chilean Chamber of Construction, both institutions of high repute. The ICVU evaluates the quality of life of a given population in Chile, considering factors influencing urban space, i.e. for civil society and private and public sectors in the place. The aforementioned study evaluated the quality of life of 85%…

The Future is here Now

Our children and grandchildren should read this and understand what will change as the future is here now. They must  keep their eyes open for opportunities and maybe leave law school before it is too late!! From Udo Gollub after the Singularity University Summit: This makes one think of the coming possibilities… In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen…

Chilean wines: Bad Season or Better Opportunity?

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image of a Chilean Vineyard
Chilean Wines: The National Agricultural Society of Chile (SNA) issued a press release which expresses concern about the drop in production this year. The heavy rain that hit Chile caused a significant decline in the harvest. Patricio Crespo, current President of the SNA, said: “According to the data collected from our associates, this records an estimated drop in grape production of 30%, equivalent to about 400 million fewer litres of wine this fall season. This would imply a final production of wine…

Transpacific Business Digest – Business News Market Reports– May 2016

Transpacific Business Digest- Business News from Latin America The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their May  Edition of their new newsletter they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains market…

South American Real Estate is the foremost priority for US-based investors

South American Real Estate is back on the table for Investors   In an earlier presentation this year to existing clients and potential new South American real estate investors, Geoffrey McRae, CEO at Gateway to South America,  outlined his view on the then current situation in South American markets. He highlighted that foreign investors find themselves at the end of a 35 year cycle of falling interest rates. So what will come next? He commented that there are currently 7 trillion dollars invested globally…