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Brazil’s agriculture hits record values

Brazil's agriculture hits record values By Paul Kiernan @Dow Jones Newswires     The gross value of Brazil's top 20 crops is expected to rise 10% this year from 2010 to a record 199 billion reais ($125.9 billion), the Agricultural Ministry said Tuesday.   Higher global prices for foods and increased agricultural output in Brazil are responsible for the expected growth, which will push the aggregate value of the country's main crops above 2008 levels, the ministry said in a press release.  …

Adecoagro to build new sugarcane mill in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

  Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO), a leading agricultural company in South America, announced today that on June 27, 2011, it obtained the necessary environmental license to start the construction and assembly of the Ivinhema mill in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.   Adecoagro is a leading agricultural company in South America. Adecoagro owns over 283 thousand hectares of farmland and several industrial facilities spread across the most productive regions of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, where…

China invests USD 12.67 billion in Brazil

From K J M Varma China stepped up its investments in Brazil in a big way with fresh investment of about USD 9 billion, taking its overall foreign direct investment in that country to USD 12. 67 billion as the two countries warmed up under the BRICS alliance. China will invest USD 4.5 billion in Brazil''s technology sector this year shifting its investment in the Latin American country from agriculture and mining. With this, the Chinese investment is expected to hit USD 9 billion this year, with half of it going…

Uruguay Milk and Dairy Products Market Outlook to 2015

The Report titled “Uruguay Milk and Dairy Products Market Outlook to 2015” provides a comprehensive analysis of the milk and dairy products industry in Uruguay. The report covers the total cow milk production, fluid milk consumption, segmentation on the basis of dairy products such as butter, cheese, skim milk powder, milk drinks and fermented products, cream, condensed milk and whey powder and volume of net trade for dairy products. It offers prevalent trends and developments in the industry, future opportunities…

Offices, energy and housing are the growth areas

Grand Prior / Mon 4th july / 7:23 Offices building in London, energy projects and private housing are the only bright spots in a gloomy forecast from the Construction Products Association today predicting another two years of declining workloads. The association said output this year will fall by 0.5% followed by a greater drop of 2.8% in 2012 as public investment dries-up. Growth will return in 2013 with a small 0.2% rise across construction before jumping 3.4% in 2014. The predictions are a downgrading…

Unasur forecasts South America’s decade

  A new global order is emerging as a result of the world crisis and recession in developed countries and Latin America has a crucial role to play given its very satisfactory economic performance in recent years, said Unasur Secretary General Maria Emma Mejia. Meeting in Madrid for the tenth anniversary of the Spanish foreign affairs think-tank Royal Institute Elcano, Ms Mejia together with other world experts and politicians were invited to discuss the international crisis, the emergence of new powers…