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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…