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Petrobras’ Argentine unit makes exciting discovery of natural gas reservoir

Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant, has announced that its Argentine unit has discovered a new natural gas reservoir in the southwestern province of Nuequén,130 km from the provincial capital, in the El Mangrullo area near the cities of Plaza Huincul and Cutral Co. The company attributes the achievement of the discovery to the continual collection of data from wells drilled in that area and the constant re-analisation of both seismic and geological data. As well as using the expertise and methodology used…

Crowd funding could be an option for Artists and Small Business in South America

A new type of crowd funding platform which allows investors to receive equity is an option that might work well in South America where bank finance for start ups is not available. Established crowd funders overseas such as New Zealand’s PledgeMe and US-based Kickstarter have helped many projects get under way through masses of small pledges. Businesses would be able to avoid taking on debt or ceding control, and small ordinary investors could get exposure to the type of enterprises which at the moment…

Lip Service: Greeting and Farewell Kissing Etiquette in Argentina

The Argentine Farewell Kissing hello is an etiquette minefield for many a foreign visitor; an explosive expanse of dry lips and hairy cheeks, a bomb-strewn war zone of saliva and bad breath, a nuclear holocaust of social awkwardness and previously repressed homoeroticism. But not anymore. Intrepid reporter Daniel Tunnard spent ten minutes at his desk compiling lazy stereotypes into an unimaginative list many months infiltrating that most mysterious of beasts, the modern Argentine, to bring you this definitive…

Selling Real Estate in 2013 requires more skilled resources than in the past.

  Selling Real Estate in 2013 requires more skilled resources than in the past. More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with the traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit…

Gateway’s Marketing Funnel helps Investors find new opportunities in South American

More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with the traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit into this criteria or they will quickly become over exposed and unsalable. Real…

Can Argentinas decrease in growth rate actually help the economy?

The World Economic Outlooks report forecast figures for Latin American growth rate were brought down by the IMF on Tuesday to 2.7%. The Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean Office, Augusto de la Torre said that Argentina is above Latin America and Caribbean countries average in terms of growth this year with a combined estimate of 2.5% for the region. Cristina Kirchners administration optimistically forecast 6.2% for this year. However according to the 2014 Budget both institutions…