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Thinking of Remodeling an apartment in Buenos Aires?

If you are thinking of doing some remodeling work on your apartment and are worried about the price,  you will be relieved to know that the costs when considered in dollar terms is actually lower than one year ago according to the latest figures given by Buenos Aires Reporte Immobiliaria.  They are quoted as saying “costs to renovate an apartment in 2013 increased by…

The exploding middle class in Latin America is the engine for growth

In the last decade the growth in the middle class in the region has been a key engine of economic growth. Yet, there has been significant variance in the performance of the different countries. Brazil has had a remarkable performance with the middle income class growing from 39% of total population to 50% of total over the…

New Air Alliance looks to make New Zealand a hub between Asia and South America

Air New Zealand alliance in Asia could help open the door for flying to South America, a region it is a blank on its route map. Analysts at the Capa Centre for Aviation say Air New Zealand is reviewing options for covering South America, now a focus of this country’s tourism push. Commenting on the report, an…

Demographics of Latin America mean the population is not replacing itself

Demographics of Latin America mean the population is not replacing itself Latin America economies generally have favorable demographics relative to global standards. The fertility rate has been on a declining trend over the last few decades, and has now fallen below the world average, but still stands well above the rate…

Brazil is the world largest Soya Bean Producer

Brazil is the world largest Soya Bean Producer Brazil restated its claim to top rank in world soya bean production, downplaying the impact of hot and dry weather, and maintained an upbeat stance on corn output too, despite foreseeing a drop in safrinha sowings. Although Conab, Brazil’s official crop bureau, trimmed its forecast for the domestic…

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…