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Argentina’s New President is changing the way foreigners can buy farmland

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Argentina  continues to implement more business friendly policies Yesterday, by decree, the Argentine Government amended the law for Rural Land ownership therefore softening the restrictions on the sale of land to foreigners which the Kirchner administration imposed in December 2011. “This decree seeks to unlock investments from outside until we try to fund a new project,” a senior government official said. President Mauricio Macri wants to change the law that Cristina Fernandez put in place as…

What should investors know about the Pacific Alliance?

It has been a challenging year for Latin America With China slowing, Brazil’s economy is struggling and Venezuela is falling apart. One positive sign for the region is the growing momentum of the Pacific Alliance, a group that brings together Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, four of the best managed and most resilient economies in the region. These four countries have a combined population of 200 million and together account for half of Latin America’s exports and around 35 percent of the region’s GDP.…

Four Latin American hubs to launch your Start Up

Latin American Hubs give Entrepreneur lots of Options For companies that need extra space, Bogotá has 19.3 million square feet of office space and over 50 industrial parks that include free trade zones and warehousing and manufacturing space. When considering a place to launch a start-up, immediately Silicon Valley comes to mind. But with the market saturation and incredibly high cost-of-living, San Francisco is not an option for all companies. While New York, Miami, and Chicago are becoming burgeoning start-up…

Brexit has happened but will it rip apart the Global Economy ?

The end of Europe as we once knew it ? The English voter, in one of the most self-absorbed acts of mass myopia in the 21 th century, voted to leave the European Union (EU)  yesterday. It shocked most of the English Millennials and just about all of the outside world, but not because the world wasn’t paying attention but because most investors thought no one could be so narcissistic. How wrong they all were. Britain might be an island, but the fallout was never going to be contained singularly to its…

Investment in Farmland

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Investment in farmland suitable for either livestock or crops, is by far the safest investment, especially long-term ie. 5 to 10 years. It is an area little studied by modern investors, who have remained in the dot com investors world and have forgotten the traditional investment: farms. Today, the following observation is most certain: where there is arable land in a stable political environment with clear rules and access to ports, you can make a minimum investment of 9% and a capitalization rate of 4%. These…

Uruguay Agricultural Real Estate Review

Uruguay Farmland, photo collaboration of Alfonso Guerrina
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Update of Uruguay agricultural real estate review: Prices of agricultural fields sold in 2016 are significantly lower than in previous years. However, the fields – three of them – are very extensive and are exclusively dedicated to cattle pasture. In addition, among the hectares included and paid for, there are significant tracts of mountains and bush. Average prices are therefore seen to be lower, without this being the reality. An important factor to consider, and that has influenced the low average…