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Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group: Riding The Young Argentinian Credit Bull

Argentina: A Young Credit Bull is Born… There are few better times to invest – period but especially in “higher risk” opportunities – than during a “leverage-on” part of the credit cycle. Put simply, very early credit cycle investments have something of a derisking inherent in them by way of credit expansion providing investment multiple expansion (for both real and financial assets) as well as leverage-driven demand of underlying assets (generally driven by inflows of…

Argentina: Successful Tenders in the Renewable Energy round

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The renewable energy tenders scenario in Argentina has taken a significant turn this year. The official website of the government says: “The clean energy industry is today one of the most dynamic in the world, with an average annual growth rate of 36% during the last six years and investments for US$ 257 billion … “ Argentina’s energy matrix comes mostly from fossil fuels like gas and oil – 87%. Until 2010, Argentina had surpluses that allowed it to export gas. Two factors have…

The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture

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Rule 1. Only invest in countries that are investor-friendly: Agricultural investments require a medium to long-term view. A typical investment in mainstream agriculture will require 70-80% of your investment to go into land. There is no need to add to these risks by going into countries where you put your capital at risk. This rules out most of Africa, Eastern Europe and parts of Asia. Rule 2. Countries with low, preferably no, subsidies for agricultural. Subsidies can be alluring because they can be seen…

Portfolio Investments by non-residents in Argentina

1. Introduction This paper summarises the alternatives and requirements for foreign individuals and companies for making portfolio investments in Argentina. In order to do general business and operate on a regular basis, foreign companies should establish a branch or incorporate a subsidiary, which exceeds the purpose of the document. Foreign investment. The legal regime for foreign investment is governed by the Foreign Investment Act (“Ley de Inversiones Extranjeras”) enacted in 1993. For the purposes…

Peru is still shining amid Latin America woes

The sun is shining on Peru even as dark clouds gather over much of Latin America Peru kicks off a major conference in the capital city of Lima on Thursday and compared to its neighbours Peru is still shining . President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, among many other world leaders, are attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The event comes just a year after Lima hosted the IMF’s annual meeting. Peru is currently Latin America’s fastest growing country even betting Paraguay’s…

What does Donald Trump’s election victory means for agriculture ?

Some might say a president who gained power with the motto “drain the swamp” might appear a boon for agriculture. But whether he turns out that way will require a more measured tone by Donald Trump when in office than that he voiced to win power. Sure, farmers may well enjoy something of a honeymoon for now from his victory, which is likely to take the dollar on a weaker course, for now, than it would have done had Mr Trump’s Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, won the vote. The greenback fell…