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China’s slowdown will hurt South America

China’s slowdown will need to be well managed in the major South American economies of Argentina, Brazil and Venuszula or it will mean increased poverty and social unrest. This is the message from the China Business Summit for those willing to listen. Whilst China was booming, populist policies with no accountability and combined high levels of corruption…

Uruguay’s Property Prices show mixed results

After two years of house price falls Uruguay’ property prices still show mixed results. In Montevideo Uruguay’s capital city property market is now showing slow signs of modest improvement. On the other hand luxury resorts like Punta del Este once a haven for undeclared money prices have declined with little demand for anything but prime…

✔ Argentines are the most fluent English-speakers in Latin America

Argentines are the most fluent English-speakers in Latin America according to the EF English Proficiency Index 2015 report — a study that analyzes the State of Worldwide English Proficiency. Globally the country came in 15th place out of the 70 countries that participated in the study, which uses test data from 910,000 adults. Although…

Chile’s Vineyards Are Booming

These are boom times for the vineyards of Chile. The latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine reveal a record year for the South American nation, with wine production up 23%. Chilean wine has long been considered good value for money, a reliable, inexpensive and safe everyday option. But there’s far more to it than budget Sauvignon Blancs;…

Paraguay, Latin America’s growth champion

image of Paraguay attracts investments from Uruguay
Paraguay’s central bank is not ready to give any more juice to an economy that is turning into Latin America’s growth champion. The South American country, landlocked between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, is focused on keeping inflation at bay and won’t risk missing its 4.5 percent target to speed up growth as its neighbours weaken, central…

San Telmo Buenos Aires, Popular and Investor friendly

This popular suburb of Buenos Aries called San Telmo has prices sustained by tourism and its traditional appeal of Colonial buildings and laid back lifestyle. It is a traditional neighborhood and has a leading role in the real estate market favored by foreigners. Tourism as well as a rediscovery of and improved appreciation for the area’s…

Why the Farm Land Restrictions in Argentina have frozen the market

In 2011 the National Register of Rural Lands or RNTR  took on the massive task of surveying the cadastral registers of the 23 Argentine provinces in order to determine the amount of land owned by foreign citizens and companies in every district in the country. Ley N° 26.737 de Protección al Dominio Nacional sobre la Propiedad,…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective into cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will be driving a significant demand and resulting growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production,…

KIWI REAL ESTATE TYCOON LOOKS AHEAD

image of the article MAGNATE KIWI DE BIENES INMUEBLES MIRA AL FUTURO
New Zealand Real Estate’s loss is South America Gain Argentina – Brazil – Chile – Paraguay – Peru – Uruguay   The Kiwi, New Zealand’s flightless, myopic national bird, is so shy and elusive that most New Zealanders have never seen one as it never leaves the remote forest floors where it lives a solitary, nocturnal life…

New Zealand Dairy farmers head to Chile

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New Zealand dairy farmers head to Chile: Why ?  To leverage their skills as being amongst the best low-cost dairy farmers in the world. Facing rising property prices and limited opportunity on the Asian side of the Pacific, several New Zealand farmers have invested in Chile or moved here entirely, bringing with them many years’ experience in one of…

Buenos Aires rents rising faster than inflation

Buenos Aires rents rising faster than inflation Nuñez, Recoleta see increases of almost 50% over past 12 months Rent prices in Buenos Aires City grew faster than any measure of inflation and wages last year, according to a new study commissioned by the City government. The report examined rent prices by neighbourhood in the City between August 2014…

Agriculture is tipped to boom in South America

South American agriculture is set to boom. It should come as no surprise to enterprising investors, who’ve long been told South America is to become the ‘food bowl of Asia’. Fuelled by unprecedented growth in its middle-class population, rising prosperity and globalisation; Asia’s demand for consumables will grow for decades to come. Recently…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership passed affecting 40% of the worlds economy

It is the world’s largest and most important Trade Agreement ever negotiated has connected all the major Pacific Nations. It affects more than 800 million people in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam It is a trade agreement that will…

Latin America Leading the world in Media Advertising Growth

LATIN AMERICA LEADING THE WORLD IN MEDIA SPEND Total media ad investments will rise faster in Latin America than in any other region worldwide through 2019, according to the latest eMarketer forecast of ad spending around the world. The growth is the result of a rising middle class and increased advertiser spending on global events like…

Why is Argentina a better place to hedge your bets compared to an increasingly unstable Europe?

Argentina is currently looking like a good place to lay your bets for global minded real estate investors with dollars burning holes in pockets, Why be wary of Europe? The ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ European 2015 report by PWC and the Urban land Institute, predicted that 2015 would be a busy…