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How do Brazil’s dairy farmers compare with their International competitors

This page contains the weighted monthly average price data for  dairy farmers gate milk recorded in Brazil. The average price has to be considered as the result of the weighted average price for milk recorded in the following Brazil regions: Goias, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande de Soul, San Paulo, Paranà, Bahia. The information was provided by Clal which is a is an Italian Dairy Economic Consulting firm that analyzes the Dairy Market www.clal.it The prices collected over the last three years are listed in the…

☀ Paraguay economy grows at 13.5% under President Cartes leadership reducing corruption and encouraging foreign investment

The Economist has dedicated an article to the recently inaugurated Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes, and his attempts to improve the living conditions of the majority of a population which is poor in a country rich in agriculture and energy. Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes plays his cards and is nobody’s puppet The Economist has dedicated an article to the recently inaugurated Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes, and his attempts to improve the living conditions of the majority of a…

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 the classic single-source article: it basically took one Morgan Stanley report , reproduced a bunch of the key charts, and added a clickbaity headline. The charts, on their…

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 8,500 kilometres. This year the Dakar Rally is continuing its exploration of the Andes regions by organising a visit to Bolivia. No doubt that this…

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 area, has a population estimated at more than 590 million and a GDP in excess of USD 5 trillion; has 25% of the world’s arable land (including 32% of the unused land suitable…

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. Auckland-based Fonterra and Nestle formed Dairy Partners Americas, South America’s largest dairy company, in 2003 to take advantage of rising demand for milk and dairy products…

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 & Consultancy Prospective et Strategie), held in Davonne (France), the trends were analyzed and the most likely scenarios for 2014 were projected. The future scenario shows…

BRAZIL’s Real Estate will stay strong in 2014

Over the past five years the BRAZIL’s Real Estate market has soared, especially in Rio de Janeiro with the World Cup and Olympics coming up. There is plenty of optimism for investors to be found with the high tourist season returning swiftly followed by the 2014 World Cup, despite fears of a devaluation and signs of it potentially levelling off in 2013. The negative speculation was quashed by Teotonio Rezende, Caixa’s vice president (Brazil’s second largest government owned bank) who account for two…

ARGENTINA’s investability grows rapidly

The Global Macro is now very much in favor of ARGENTINA, which in structural terms has some setbacks which are very difficult to resolve,” evaluates  said, CEO of Puente, the financial group that grew as an exchange house and today is the largest underwriter of provincial debt. Federico said that the current government knows about the structural problems such as the fiscal deficit and the bill for energy imports and that they have the tools to relieve them and solve these issues within a few months.…

Gateway Nominated for the 2013 European Global Real Estate Awards for South America

Gateway Nominated for the 2013 European Global Real Estate Awards for South America Since the crash in 2008 the real estate industry in South America has taken its time to recover, but now firmly seems to be back and generating huge amounts of interest from prospective investors world wide. For many countries this has been a tough few years following the financial crash, as well as political problems in some South American countries . In Jan / Feb 2014 issue of The European we recognize those companies that…

URUGUAY and CHILE least corrupt countries in Latam region

Uruguay retains the lowest level of public sector corruption in Latin America, shortly followed by Chile. The Transparency International (TI) published a report last week. In its annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) which is based on expert evaluation of public section corruption, the NGO ranked Uruguay 19th out of the 177 countries assessed, whilst Chile followed closely at 22nd. “ URUGUAY and CHILE  score higher than other countries in the region. In general what we see is that countries that score…

Brazil on the right track

Brazil on the right track With all the investment going on for the upcoming World Cup and Olympics, coupled with the investment being made in infrastructure pertaining to airports and roads, Brazil is a sure bet for the future.  According to the Economist, Singapore’s Changi Airport Group and Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction firm, landed the job to upgrade and run Galeão airport in Rio de Janeiro.  Perfect timing for the upcoming games. The hub airport at Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city,…

How Foodie Are You?

How Foodie Are You Over 17,000 people have taken this short quiz of 100 questions to see how they measure up on foods they have tried in their lifetime.   As many of our clients and investors are international, this is a fun little game you can do to see just how well you score as a “Foodie”.  Here is the link:  www.HowFoodieAreYou.com/12703739 (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway to South AmericaGateway to South America is an independent Brokerage and Advisory company committed to helping…

Championship Polo in Palermo, Buenos Aires!

  Get ready for the 120th Argentine Open Polo Championship this Saturday, December 7th held every year at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego). This event attracts the top polo players in the world and hosts one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar as well as being one of the main social events of Buenos Aires.  Plan on wearing a big brimmed hat and sipping on a glass of chilled champagne between chukkers.  Tickets for the…

Things look increasingly positive for PARAGUAY as growth continues

Things look increasingly positive for PARAGUAY as growth continues Paraguay’s growth estimate is now the highest for the whole of Latin America. With the dreaded Foot and Mouth Disease hitting the country in 2012, coupled with the drought, which caused the government to call for emergency assistance, the year saw a contraction of 0.9%. Since then the situation has been increasingly positive for the South American country. Estimates have been on the increase since 9.5% in October last year following to 10.5%…