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Argentina impulsa inversiones en energía eólica

Argentina impulsa inversiones en energía eólica El gobierno local de la cuidad argentina comenzó a medir las condiciones del viento en distintos puntos del territorio provincial, con el objetivo de producir electricidad en base a la energía eólica en un futuro próximo. El proceso tiene su origen en un convenio que se firmó el año pasado entre la Secretaría de Estado, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de la Provincia, el Ministerio de Aguas, Servicios Públicos y Medio Ambiente, la Empresa Provincial…

Asia eyes investment opportunities in Latin America

Asia and Latin America should have more commercial and investment links. The combined population of the two continents provide a huge enough market for joint business opportunities. These are among the suggestions of delegates at the Asia Latin American Legal Summit. By Thomas Cho | channelnewsasia.com Trade between Latin America and Asia have grown a hefty 357 percent between 2000 and 2010. For instance, bilateral trade between Singapore and Latin America grew 38 per cent in 2011 to US$30 billion (S$38 billion)…

South America is voted by International Living Magazine as one of the best places to retire

Each year International Living produces a list that in their opinion reflects the best countries in the world to retire to. Interestingly in 2009 seven of the top ten countries were in South America. I would suspect that unless they change the criteria over the next few years as Europe and the USA struggle to comes to grips with their debt issues, this trend will remain and may even strengthen. We are already seeing a lot of American and Europeans looking to live in Argentina and Uruguay. Unless people are…

Jim Rogers: Agriculture in my view is one of the best places to be in the Next 30 Years

Agriculture in my view is one of the best places to be in the Next 30 Years , I mean all these people getting MBAs are making (imperative?) mistake , they should get farming degrees …agriculture has been a disaster for the last thirty years , I think that the agricultural products are going to be one of the best investments over the next several years I think farming , agriculture is going to be one of the best industries in the world as i said all the people that have gotten MBBs have made a mistake…

Brazil: soya bonanza

Brazil: soya bonanza The spectre of some kind of a Chinese “landing” still haunts commodity producers. But in spite of the spooks, this has been a week of good news for producers of soya, Brazil’s third most important export. by Vincent Bevins @blogs.ft First, Latin America’s largest country more than doubled the volume of soya products it exported in the first quarter of 2012, increasing revenues by 99 per cent to $3.2bn. The early sales from this year’s harvest are setting records. Second, Brazilian…

Brazil housing boom forcing switch to private market: Mortgages

Brazil’s five interest rate cuts and the use of 2.5 billion reais ($1.4 billion) of workers’ compensation funds to buy mortgage bonds are breathing life into the home loan market as the government seeks to address a shortage of 6.3 million homes. By Gabrielle Coppola and Nadja Brandt @Bloomberg The central bank’s plan to lower the benchmark lending rate this year to 9 percent would help drive investor demand for higher-yielding mortgage securities and increase the role of the private market, according…