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Major US companies see more growth in Latin America due to increased infrastructure spending

General Electric Co. (GE) expects about $10 billion in orders in Latin America this year as an expanding middle class clamors for improved infrastructure from electricity and clean water to transportation. GE sees revenue growing 10 percent to 15 percent annually in Latin America during the next few…

Good News for Uruguay Moody’s upgrades its credit rating to BAA3, based on reduced Risks

Moody’s Investors Service last Friday announced it had upgraded Uruguay’s government bond rating to Baa2 from Baa3, and assigned a stable outlook to the Baa2 rating. The upgrade was driven by the strengthening of Uruguay’s sovereign credit profile, as reflected by the convergence of fiscal and…

Global Warming is boosting Argentina’s Soya Harvest to record levels

        In all the major agricultural regions of the country, farmers have struggled for years against the populist government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner whose insane economic policies have brought the country nearly to its knees. Now, this record soyaharvest is giving a boost to their nemesis, increasing…

Fonterra the New Zealand Dairy giant moves into Brazil and Venezuela

          Fonterra has narrowed its focus on Brazil and Venezuela through what it called a realignment of its 10-year-old Dairy Partners Americas 50/50 joint venture with international food giant, Nestle. Under the agreements, Fonterra will take a 51 per cent controlling stake in DPA Brazil, with Nestle…

South America Free Markets  – Pacific Ocean Nations Rule Beating the Atlantic ones Why ?

The end of a decade-long boom driven by cheap money and strong commodity prices has deeply divided Latin America between fast-growth countries along the Pacific coast and stragglers on the Atlantic. Why ? Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, which make up 98 percent of the combined economies of the Mercosur trade…

New Trends in Real Estate come to South America

Gateway has for some time being studying the new trends for marketing and selling property. 1. Generation X jumps to the top. Generation X—those ages 33 to 47—made up the largest chunk of home buyers, at 31 percent. Generation Y—those 32 and younger—made up the second-largest group, at 28 percent, followed by younger baby boomers (18 percent)…