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Transpacific Business Digest – Business News Market Reports– May 2016

Transpacific Business Digest- Business News from Latin America The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their May  Edition of their new newsletter they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains market…

South American Real Estate is the foremost priority for US-based investors

South American Real Estate is back on the table for Investors   In an earlier presentation this year to existing clients and potential new South American real estate investors, Geoffrey McRae, CEO at Gateway to South America,  outlined his view on the then current situation in South American markets. He highlighted that foreign investors find themselves at the end of a 35 year cycle of falling interest rates. So what will come next? He commented that there are currently 7 trillion dollars invested globally…

Argentina’s Real Estate Market: Recovery Started

image of Gruás en construcción mercado inmobiliario en argentina
Good news in Argentina’s real estate: the confirmation of investment in large projects, some already initiated. These include the construction of shopping centres, office buildings and homes. The real estate market was the first that collapsed with the crisis; today it is the first to react, which augurs well for the sector and the economy in general. The implementation of the changes in economic policy by the new government of Argentina, predictably, these days begins to complete the revival of the real…

Mendoza in Argentina is a wine region with barrels of potential

Mendoza in Argentina is a wine region with barrels of potential On the world stage, Argentina is perhaps best known for three things, all beginning with the letter “M”: Lionel Messi, the world’s best footballer; mismanagement – Argentina is unique in its radical reversal from the advanced economic development it apparently achieved in the early 20th century; and Malbec, the Bordeaux grape that is celebrated as Argentina’s most distinctive wine varietal. This report – the first in a series on Latin…

Argentinean Luxury Real Estate

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Estancias – Argentinean Luxury Real Estate In Argentinean luxury real estate, an “estancia” is a big area of land for raising cattle, traditionally hundreds of hectares. Almost always, a major water course serves as a barrier and prevents animals from invading the areas of agricultural land devoted to crops. Within these large ranches, the owners used to build very luxurious and distinct European style dwellings, “to feel at home”. They would bring in an architect and a landscape architect…

Deforestation in Chaco Paraguay

Deforestation in Chaco Paraguay Wildlife and the environment could be at risk as Mennonites and others  could turn Chaco forest into prairie-style farmlands. Is this true or just a scare tactic to keep others away? Hitler was said to have fled there, the Spanish conquistadors failed to penetrate it, and the only uncontacted tribe outside Amazonia lives within its borders. But now the vast Paraguayan wilderness of thorn trees, jaguars and snakes known as the Chaco is being transformed by a Christian fundamentalist…