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Argentine bonds buoyed by political hopes of Change

Argentine bonds buoyed by political hopes of Change It is sometimes said that the world has four types of economy: developed, developing, Japan’s and Argentina’s — because of a seeming South American economic exceptionalism becoming apparent again. China’s economy is slowing. Investors have dumped emerging market assets. In Latin America, presidential approval ratings have collapsed amid the downturn. Yet Argentine bonds have returned 6 per cent since the start of August, while approval ratings for…

Mendoza, Argentina – One of the most exciting wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere

On the eastern side of the Andes, in the region of stunning foothills and high plains, is Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’. The Uco Valley, in Mendoza, Argentina has rapidly become one of the most talked about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Originally created as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco…

Buenos Aires once again voted the top South American city to study in.

Buenos Aires has come out on top for the best South American city to study in. For those who are students, it is now the most recommended city, for the second year running. Paris comes out in top being the best place and in third place is London in front of Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Zurich according to the annual ranking set out by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd). In the top ten include Hong Kong, Boston, Montreal and Munich. Other South American cities did appear on the list such as the City of Mexico…

How did the New Zealand Milk Exporter Fonterra lose its way

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Created in 2001, Fonterra was heralded as a ‘breakthrough idea’ meant to help New Zealand ‘catch the knowledge wave’. 14 years on, there’s been no economic transformation, writes Tony Baldwin. Fonterra is confined to segments of business that deliver a return on assets of no more than 5-8%, making it a ‘bottom-feeder’. “Potentially better than an oil well,” boasted Fonterra’s founding chairman, John Roadley, in 2002. “White gold” is another…

Can Argentines save Argentina ?

Despite continued crisis, scandal, and nationwide pessimism, Iván Petrella still believes the answer is “Yes.” Can Argentines save Argentina ? Just a few years ago, forty-something Argentines academic Ivan Petrella was the envy of many of his countrymen. Living in Miami Florida with degrees from Georgetown and Harvard on his resume, he was a respected philosophy and theology author, getting by comfortably thanks to his associate professorship at the University of Miami. At his leisure, he could visit a…

Hass Avocado exports up 12,000 % over 14 years

According to Sierra Exportadora, the value of Peruvian Hass Avocado exports has increased by 12,000% over the past 14 years, from $2,480,000 dollars in the year 2000 to $305,533,000 dollars in 2014. The Chief Executive of Sierra Exportadora, Alfonso Velasquez Tuesta, said Peru had to take advantage of the agro-ecological characteristics of the inter-Andean valleys in the country, which would allow them to harvest avocados between the months of November and March, thus giving them the ability to cover the lower…