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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…

Australian Farming Experts recomend South America

FARMERS may turn to buying property across the globe should climate change effects bite hard, a Geelong agriculture forum heard yesterday. The agricultural college’s carbon discussion heard the views of some of the country’s peak climate change and agriculture experts. The forum heard dire outlooks for Australia’s pastoral land, described as “the worst paddock” on the global farm. Modest estimations suggested sea levels rising to almost a metre by century’s end. Worst case…

GTSA – Staff News Update. Expanding into the Cordoba Region

GTSA – Staff News Update.  Expanding into the Cordoba Region For those who dont know much about this part of Argentina here is some basic details. Córdoba city is located near the geographical center of Argentina 700 km northwest of Buenos Aires and is the capital of Córdoba Province. It is the second largest city in Argentina after Buenos Aires with 1.4 million inhabitants. It was founded in 1573. The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba is the oldest university in Argentina. founded in 1613 by the Jesuit…

New Zealanders invest in South America

By ROD ORAM – Sunday Star Times | Milking greener pastures #adp02 Faced with high land values and falling milk prices at home, a growing number of New Zealand dairy farmers are invest in South America, the United States, eastern Europe and Russia. They are attracted by rapidly expanding dairy sectors and potentially more profitable business models. By comparison, it gets tougher each season at home to increase production and profitability. These global trends were highlighted at the International Dairy…

What is the most important thing that a person/company should consider if they want to invest in Uruguay?

Uruguay Beyond the emotional elements, the investor must analyze the advantages each country offers. Investors are becoming more aware that foreign investment competition is fierce among countries, especially those located in the same geographic area; therefore comparing the advantages offered by each and every country is very good to finally decide the best option. The American Nobel prize winner, Milton Friedman (economist) quoted ”Investors in the current context are like consumers, they are benefited…