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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…

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…

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…

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,…

Pensions Funds See Growth in Farm Investments

Farmland is attracting growing interest from Pensions Funds, hedge funds and even mom-and-pop investors as they seek to diversify assets and capitalise on an agriculture industry slump that has pushed down land prices in some regions. Financial services giant TIAA-CREF said Tuesday it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland investment partnership,…

Paraguay assumes Mercosur presidency

In July 17th the Paraguayan president, Horacio Cartes, assumed the rotating role of presidency of the Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur, the Southern Cone customs union) at the trade bloc’s 48th summit in the Brazilian capital, Brasília. Analysis Mr Cartes received the post from the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, who had occupied the role for…