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Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds…

2017 Top 50 Latin American Brands

In the past year, global uncertainty has challenged economies, consumers, and brands all across Latin America. Depressed oil prices, currency fluctuation and lacklustre demand in some of LatAm’s key export markets have contributed to slow economic growth in the region. Consumer confidence and household budgets have also taken a hit with inflation running as high…

2017 GTSA Customer Survey

Every few months we evaluate our services with a view to improving our customer experience for Real Estate Investors. We use private interviews and surveys to do this. All feedback is confidential and appreciated. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today) About Geoffrey McRaeGTSA - Founder and Marketing Director. Geoffrey is a New Zealander with a strong commercial, agro business…

4 Major Myths about the Latin American market

At Americas Market Intelligence, our mission is to demystify Latin America for our clients, some of the largest strategic investors in the region. Over the course of 2,000+ client engagements since 1993, a handful of market myths are consistently and erroneously voiced by investors, so we thought we’d nip them in the bud once and for all. MYTH #1: ONLY A FRACTION…

Brazil’s Car Wash Scandal Reveals a Country Soaked in Corruption

What may be the largest corruption case in modern history runs deep in Latin America’s largest country. In U.S. history, entire cities and states have been branded corrupt: Think Richard J. Daley’s Chicago or Huey Long’s Louisiana. But amid even the worst federal scandals, Watergate included, the country has never been nationally…

Southern hemisphere farmers will struggle to meet milk demand growth over next five years

image of Argentina: Los lácteos
Southern hemisphere farmers will struggle to produce about 20 billion liters of milk needed to feed the world’s demand growth over the next five years according to Rabobank research. Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins said that most of the extra supply would need to be met by the northern hemisphere. “Countries…