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Latin America has bright prospects but needs more foreign Investment

Latin America has bright prospects but needs more foreign Investment Latin America will continue to benefit from favorable demographics compared to much of the world. The growth rate of the adult population is slowing, but it will be higher than the global rate expected for 2020 and life expectancy is now nearly 75, against 76 in Europe, 79 in the US and 70 globally. The region’s education standards are improving. Mean years of schooling for adults in the region is now 7.8 years, against 7.4 years globally.…

The World’s Hottest Vineyard Property is published here

The World’s Hottest Vineyard Property is published here Which wine regions have seen the biggest price rises over the past year, and what exactly can you get for your money? Mendoza seems to have been the place to buy a “lifestyle” vineyard in 2013, with demand pushing prices up by 25 percent, according to the latest Global Vineyard Index from property consultants Knight Frank. According to the report, the average price of the world’s vineyards increased by 6.8 percent in the year to June…

South America as a whole has had unprecedented economic progress in recent decades

Taking a specific period to analyze markets, economic progress ,economies or countries is always risky. Yet, when trying to understand the recent evolution of Latin America, we feel that the last 20 years have been a crucial period as they represent the most radical change in the political, macro and social structures of Latin America in the last two centuries. Throughout its history Latin America has been subject to economic fluctuations primarily linked to commodity prices (Figure 1). Only in the early…

20 years of Progress in Latin America Countries meant some are catching up with the rest of the world

20 years of Progress in Latin America Countries                   The 20-years view: Two decades of progress over the last two decades, Latin America has made significant progress in bridging the economic and social gap with more advanced economies. there has been significant improvement in living standards. 20 years ago, latin american countries were approximately somewhere in the middle on the United nations’ human Development index, whereas today the region…

A positive change to the law effecting Lobby Groups has taken place in Chile

A positive change to the law effecting Lobby Groups has taken place in Chile Finally after ten years of lobbying, the lobbyists themselves in Chile are going to be regulated. Lobby of people in power goes on in all the world with excesses in large and small countries. The USA ( farm, military and oil interests ) New Zealand ( farm and indigenous interests ) with the end results are all well-known. However Chile is joining an elite club of a few countries that will regulate this at times corrupt and distasteful…

Rising Milk demand from China and increasing food safety concerns from New Zealand its major supplier open up opportunities for South America

Rising Milk The worlds largest dairy exporters New Zealand company  Fonterra is calling for improved lab-testing, saying the Government owned Environmental Science & Research laboratories in New Zealand  lacked the capacity to identify an E.coli bacterium in cream. This comes as a French company sues the dairy giant for $500 million, China looks to buy its milk from Germany and South America. Are these food safety issues an opportunity for South America to increase their exports to China ? Worried…