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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…

Mercosur and the European Union Free Trade Negotiation

The Brazilian crisis and a new Argentine government offers ‘window of opportunity With South America’s giant Brazil rocked by an economic and political crisis that may well lead to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, and with a new business friendly president in Argentina — Mauricio Macri,  Buenos Aires is upping its profile and may function as a lever for the…

Zuccardi Family Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina

ARGENTINA’S ZUCCARDI FAMILY WINES At the foot of the Andes Mountains ( in the Uco Valley ), in the vast desert province of Mendoza sits Familia Zuccardi, Argentina’s largest family owned winery as well as one of the leading exporters of Argentine’s premium wines. For over 40 years, Zuccardi family has produced wines of exceptional quality and…