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Argentina 2017

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President Macri met in late April with President Trump, in a clear signal to the markets that Argentina has the support of the US Government, one more of the multiple indications which underline the work done for the full recovery of the confidence of international investors. Already last year, President Obama had made a state visit to Argentina. That visit, when the new government…

The water-table has risen 10 meters in Argentina’s Pampa Region since the 70’s

Unlike many of the world’s main food basket regions where over irrigation, climate change and ground water pollution is the problem, Argentina is having a different challenge. Since the seventies the water table has been rising, according to a report by INTA ( Argentina’s Agriculture Department ) Marcos Juárez; The ascent…

Harvard University selling forest Investments in Uruguay

Harvard University is trying to sell timberland located in Uruguay worth about US$120 million, including a eucalyptus forest, as the endowment moves to unload natural resources assets to boost the fund’s performance, according to a report from Bloomberg. The timberland includes about 20,000 hectares of eucalyptus tree farms, according to people…

IMF sees Brazil and Argentina helping to pull Latin America out of recession

The International Monetary Fund offered an encouraging outlook for Brazil´s growth in 2018 since the intense political uncertainty is yielding, monetary policy easing and progress on the government’s economic reform agenda should help the country pull out of its worst recession in a century. Brazil will grow 1.7% in 2018, compared…

Understanding the Investment profile in Latin America – opportunities abound

Latin America’s biggest investment fund focused exclusively on the region has a message. “If you are seeking returns, go LatAm,” Javier Montero (pictured below), a fund manager with Moneda Asset Management SA, said in an interview at the company’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile. Moneda, with US$6.5 billion under…

Competition versus Cooperation and low-cost flights to South America

A New Opportunity for the Commercial and Vacation Traveler from the Oceania Air Hub to South America “Competition is always a good thing, it forces us to do our best while a monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity,” the US writer Nancy Pearcey once said. In Pearcey’s view on the matter, the low-cost airlines…