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Paraguay looks to grow soya sustainably

Paraguay looks to grow soya sustainable now that it is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of soy, much of which is shipped to the European Union.  Some of this acreage has a  certification scheme is in place to make soy production sustainable. It is the hope that this area will increase as people realise the commercial value in protecting the land…

The Mercosur becomes less important to Argentine Trade

Argentina “beggar thy neighbour” trade policies continue to damage the Mercosur Increase reflects administration’s efforts to boost ties with Asian giant as Mercosur trade drops. Exports to China soared in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period last year, rising by almost 50 percent to US$384 million. President…

Brazil, Peru and China building a Bi-Oceanic Rail corridor

Brazil, Peru and China building a Bi-Oceanic Rail corridor The project of a trans-continental railway, Atlantic to Pacific, using Chinese finance is not a new one. Argentina, Brazil and Chile had also tried to make such a plan work some years ago. However now it seems a new player Peru is at the forefront of a new plan. Along with Brazil using Chinese finance they are moving forward on a transcontinental railway that will cut across the continent, climb the Andes and connect port cities in the Pacific and Atlantic…

Rules for setting up a new Business in Argentina

The Business Associations Law (No. 19550) establishes a wide range of business association forms. The forms most widely used by foreign investors are corporations (sociedades anónimas or SAs as regulated under Argentine law) and limited liability companies (sociedades de responsabilidad limitada or SRLs as regulated under Argentine law). In these cases, unlike branch offices, liability is limited to the amount invested in the business. Unlike local companies, before foreign companies can set up a company or…

Argentine’s Real Estate sector is recovering

Public works and Procrear programme are helping industry recover after a long slump The construction and Argentine’s Real Estate sector appear to be exiting a long slump, raising hope they could provide some rare good news for the economy that appears to be dominated by red ink. The construction sector rose 5.3 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, an increase President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner noted yesterday during a national broadcast. Meanwhile, the…

Move to Chile if you are an entrepreneur or an Investor

Here is an interesting conversation between a group of Chilean business people and an American investor living part time in Chile. They were curious to understand his take on Chile as a foreigner. He told them that Chile is far from perfect. But there’s one very special reason why he spends so much time there. He said it is not some cliché that Chile is the most beautiful place in the world. There are countless beautiful places in the world and Chile is certainly one of them. In the north of Chile lies…