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Business News from Latin America The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their latest Edition of their new newsletter Business News Market Reports  that 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…

Grain exports booming in Argentina

Wheat sales climbed 105 percent higher while corn rose 84 percent in ‘atypical’ months Argentine farm exports rocketed 68 percent higher in the first quarter compared to the same 2015 period, thanks to new policies that prompted growers to sell stockpiles built up under the previous administration, the government said yesterday. The surge in shipments from the grains powerhouse will likely weigh on global food prices, which are near a seven-year low and expected to fall farther due to slowing growth in…

Trends in Argentina’s Economy

image of Tendencias en la Economía Argentina
Expectations and Trends in Argentina’s Economy Expectations and trends in Argentina’s economy have shown clear signs of improvement. Some commentators, perhaps pressured by the long wait, are expecting an extraordinary rebound. Such expectations are somewhat unrealistic, because most investments materialise and bear fruit in the medium term – over a year – both in agriculture in terms of export, and in the real estate industry. These unrealistic expectations can cause unnecessary concern…

Foreign Investors give Argentina a huge vote of confidence

Foreign Investors give Argentina a huge vote of confidence The most surprising thing about Argentina’s record bond sale this month isn’t that it issued US $16.5 billion of debt while still in default. It’s that the country could have sold even more as foreign Investors give Argentina a huge vote of confidence. The bonds rallied in early trading, signalling strong investor demand and a turnaround in sentiment after Argentina’s US $95 billion default in 2001 set off more than a decade of litigation and…

Argentine reforms have ‘more than doubled farm profitability

Argentine reforms introduced by Argentina’s new government have “more than doubled” profitability prospects for farmers, said Adecoagro, the South American agricultural group in which George Soros is the biggest investor. The farm operator – which has more than 350,000 hectares planted with field crops and sugar cane – said that changes introduced by the administration of Mauricio Macri, who was elected Argentine president in December, “have and will continue to have a significant…

👉 Valid farmland comparisons updated for 2016

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
INTERNATIONAL FARMLAND COMPARISONS We have made a comparison of the prices of agricultural land in ten countries. Six are located in South America, two in Asia, one in Europe and one in North America. They are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand. When researching current land prices, we found that only two countries in the sample have reliable data. The Department of Agriculture of the United States publishes an annual report, which, among other…