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Opinion: Latin America – the ‘Valley Girl’ of global markets

Opinion: Latin America – the ‘Valley Girl’ of global markets (This article was written by John Price, the managing director of Americas Market Intelligence) If the Latin American market could be symbolized by one single character, the California Valley Girl might fit the bill. It’s a simplistic, even insulting stereotype, but one that stands up to statistical scrutiny, specifically an analysis of Latin America’s share of the globe in different product usage, asset classes, and investment flows. After…

Chile’s economy grows more than expected on services and mining

Chile’s economy grows more than expected on services and mining Chile’s economy grew more than analysts expected in July, led by services and mining, while still expanding at the slowest pace in four years. The Imacec index, a proxy for gross domestic product, rose 0.9 percent from a year earlier, the central bank said. The median forecast of 14 economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for growth of 0.4 percent. Economic activity expanded 0.5 percent from the previous month. Central bank President Rodrigo…

Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru: Better Together

The following is a communiqué issued on September 21 by the Presidents of Chile, Michelle Bachelet; Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto & Peru, Ollanta Humala . The Pacific Alliance is achieving significant results. Three years ago, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru decided to move toward deeper economic and commercial integration. The effort was based on our common belief that the free movement of people, goods, services and capital can help us achieve greater welfare and social inclusion…

Savills International Major City Comparision Report

Savills International Major City Comparision Report Understanding the real estate markets of our 12 cities means getting to know their physical natures and personalities as much as their pricing regimes. Each city contains numerous layers of infrastructure that help to create city character. In our last issue we started to examine one aspect of this infrastructure – street patterns and population densities of each city. In this issue, we have put the public transport systems of our cities under the microscope.…

Paraguay Export Economy is Agriculturally Based

Paraguay Export Economy is Agriculturally Based Bordered by Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, Paraguay. It lies firmly in the heart of South America. With a land area of just under half a million square kilometres, a country that is considerably smaller than its neighbours and has one of the  lowest population densities in the region. With few mineral resources, Paraguay’s economy revolves around agriculture. The country name Paraguay originates from the Guarani word for a great river, the Parana River.…

In Paraguay the Freedom of the Press is Impressive

Freedom of the press is vitally important in any democratic. The key to that is a strong privately held media.  Unlike many of its neighbours the press is mostly private.    The constitution provides for a free press and media outlets operate with few official curbs. The press ABC Color– private daily La Nacion– private daily Ultima Hora– private daily Television RED Guarani (Canal 2)– private Telefuturo (Canal 4)– private Sistema Nacional de Television (Canal 9)– private…