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A Worldwide Wine Shortage ? “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

By Felix Salmon Reuters Press Have you heard about the global wine shortage? Of course you have: it’s been covered [1] in pretty much every media outlet imaginable, but Roberto Ferdman’s  piece for Quartz (“A Worldwide wine shortage could soon be upon us”) was one of the first, and also one of the most detailed. Still, it was…

Dakar 2014 Argentina / Bolivia / Chile

The 2014 Dakar Rally will be the 35th running of the event and the sixth successive year that the event is held in South America. 2014 Dakar Rally Route replaces Peru with Bolivia. The event will start in Rosario, Argentina on January 5 and finish in Valparaiso, Chile on January 18 after thirteen stages of competition, which will comprise a total distance of over…

Why South America should not be ignored as a trading block

Why South America should not be ignored as a trading block Beyond mining, there are compelling reasons why the region should figure much more prominently in the international media. Just to refresh your memory, let’s list some of the region’s key attributes, including the fact that it occupies some 14% of the earth’s land surface…

New Zealand Dairy Company Fonterra opens $45m centre in Brazil with Nestle

 New Zealand Dairy Company Fonterra opens $45m centre in Brazil with Nestle Fonterra’s South American joint venture with Nestle opened a $45 million distribution centre alongside its Araras, Brazil factory to distribute more than 200,000 metric tonnes of dairy products a year across South America’s biggest economy.…

URUGUAY to have greater presence in international meat market

Asian markets continue to lead in meat demand. With a projected levels of stable consumption and a global supply of meat not presenting growth, Uruguay will have a new challenge in 2014, to increasing their leadership and make greater presence in China, European Union and Korea. At the annual meeting of the consultant Gíra (Research…

Private Banking in Uruguay is undergoing drastic changes

International trading and investment banks that have offices in Uruguay and offer financial services are changing. After sudden departure of the Royal Bank of Canada,  you can add the Crédit Suisse, Raymond James sales and many others.. Traditional banking, which provides loans and takes deposits in Uruguay has made several changes as…