South American Real Estate News
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Global Warming is boosting Argentina’s Soya Harvest to record levels

        In all the major agricultural regions of the country, farmers have struggled for years against the populist government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner whose insane economic policies have brought the country nearly to its knees. Now, this record soyaharvest is giving a boost to their nemesis, increasing international reserves that are vital to help the government prevent another currency crisis. On Wednesday, the central bank said the harvest would help maintain the current level…

Fonterra the New Zealand Dairy giant moves into Brazil and Venezuela

          Fonterra has narrowed its focus on Brazil and Venezuela through what it called a realignment of its 10-year-old Dairy Partners Americas 50/50 joint venture with international food giant, Nestle. Under the agreements, Fonterra will take a 51 per cent controlling stake in DPA Brazil, with Nestle holding the balance. The moves will net Fonterra $96 million in the 2014/15 financial year. Fonterra said it would, together with a local partner, acquire Nestle’s share of DPA…

South America Free Markets  – Pacific Ocean Nations Rule Beating the Atlantic ones Why ?

The end of a decade-long boom driven by cheap money and strong commodity prices has deeply divided Latin America between fast-growth countries along the Pacific coast and stragglers on the Atlantic. Why ? Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, which make up 98 percent of the combined economies of the Mercosur trade bloc, will grow an average of 0.6 percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook. Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico, which formed the Pacific Alliance…

New Trends in Real Estate come to South America

Gateway has for some time being studying the new trends for marketing and selling property. 1. Generation X jumps to the top. Generation X—those ages 33 to 47—made up the largest chunk of home buyers, at 31 percent. Generation Y—those 32 and younger—made up the second-largest group, at 28 percent, followed by younger baby boomers (18 percent) and older baby boomers (14 percent). 2. Real Estate Porn. We are doing more sophisticated videos in line with world industry trends. We are starting with some…

Understanding International Family Offices as an alternative source of investment capital

The role of the family office has often been misunderstood, even though the concept has been around (in a variety of forms) for hundreds of years. Still today, as this industry controls billions of dollars in assets under management, there are many intelligent, experienced finance professionals who cannot offer a complete definition of what a family office is exactly. Today, the family office industry is expanding at an impressive pace, with new family offices opening every month and assets continuing to…

Recoleta: The Cultural and Residential Hot Spot of Buenos Aires

Ever since the late 1800’s Recoleta has been Buenos Aires’ residential and touristic neighborhood of choice; home to private family mansions, foreign embassies, and luxury hotels.  Back in 1879 when Buenos Aires suffered a terrible cholera and yellow fever epidemics, the population of the city spread out to avoid the contagion. The underprivileged classes settled in the south-southwest of the city, while the wealthy families settled in the Recoleta area, where the height of the terrain reduced the…