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Agriculture is Brazil’s one and only bright spot

A record soybean crop leads a strong farm performances to make the sector the only one growing in a country mired in recession and political uncertainty. A deep recession, political chaos and a Zika virus epidemic  have taken Brazil to its knees but the country is still a world beater in one respect: Agriculture.  Brazil’s crop agency, Conab,…

Don’t Cry for Argentina’s Investors they are doing just fine

  ARGENTINA POSITIVE OUTLOOK IS GAINING TRACTION WITH INVESTORS In the four months since former Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri was elected president, Argentina has become a lodestone for global investors. They’re anticipating the biggest spurt of growth in Latin America, a corresponding retreat of inflation and the best returns from the continent’s…

Brazilian agribusiness still drawing investor interest

Brazilian agribusiness has investors interested The slump in commodity prices and the weaker real are attracting foreign funds interested in Brazilian agribusiness. International players want to place bets despite the political crisis, which some investors actually see as an even more fertile ground for deals. The opportunities sought by US…

Rabobank has good news for dairy farmers

RABOBANK  HAS GOOD NEWS FOR DAIRY FARMERS: World dairy production is slowing, which should push up prices in 2017, rural lending specialist Rabobank said in its quarterly outlook which is good news for dairy farmers. Global dairy commodity prices have continued to stumble along a market floor, largely determined by European Union support, the…

Uruguay Introduces Traceability in Cattle Ranching

Traceability in Cattle Ranching Uruguay is sometimes described as “one big farm”. It’s a country, albeit a small one, where cattle outnumber people by four to one and farming is the most important part of the economy. Like their fathers and grandfathers before them, Roque and Lindenberg are gauchos, or cowboys, effortlessly herding…

Mossack Fonseca – The Panama Files

The Facts about Panama and other tax Havens like the  United States Let’s review the facts of offshore asset protection: It’s not illegal. There are plenty of reasons to open a bank account or a corporate structure in another country, like a limited liability company (LLC), in an offshore jurisdiction, especially if you are in a lawsuit-prone profession like…