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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…

South American Country Risk Comparisions

SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY RISKS FOR INVESTORS This is a current snapshot of the health or otherwise of Latin America Countries.  Remember it is historical so recent events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay could alter this picture dramatically going forward.   The International Property Rights Index for Latin America (index is for 2015) The International Corruption…

Chilean Blueberries facing strong competition

CHILEAN BLUEBERRIES It has been a very good season for Chilean blueberries. Despite production not growing as initially estimated because of unfavorable weather this year, Chile almost achieved the same volumes it had last season and exported more than 90,000 tons of fresh produce. “The main varieties that we export are our own, they were developed…

Chilean Blueberries: Challenges posed by competitors

CHILEAN BLUEBERRIES It has been a very good season for Chilean blueberries. Despite production not growing as initially estimated because of unfavorable weather this year, Chile almost achieved the same volumes it had last season and exported more than 90,000 tons of fresh produce. “The main varieties that we export are…

How Argentina is transforming into a viable renewable energy market

Energías Renovables en Argentina
ARGENTINA RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET  TAKES OFF Argentina is pulling out all the stops in its goal to attract more than US $5 billion in renewable energy investment over the next year. The new administration of President Macri is dismantling currency controls, negotiating deals with bondholders – and rapidly addressing the new improved renewable…

Argentina an emerging e-commerce power

ARGENTINA LEADER OF THE PACK Latin America is an emerging market for e-commerce, but one nation in particular should become the leader of the pack. BI Intelligence,  Business Insider’s premium research service, forecasts that online retail sales in Argentina will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28% through 2019 to reach US $12.4 billion.…