South American Real Estate News
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Rio de Janerio’s Housing Market will stay strong at least until 2017

Investors worried about an overheated Chinese housing market need only turn to Brazil. This real estate market has legs. And the recent five-year real estate boom there has a good five more years before home values stop appreciating. Housing prices have cooled in recent months, but are rising year over year. Interest rates are falling to single digits once again as inflation begins to ease on account of the global economic slowdown taking its toll on Brazil. That hasn’t stopped the fact that Brazil’s middle…

Doing Business in Latin America’s growing economies?

These comments are part of a report done by a person involved in researching investment opportunities in Latin America. I can’t put the whole report up for confidentially reasons but needless to say it is very positive. “The Latin American market has undergone a paradigm shift and has decisively come out of its boom and bust cycles and political and economic instability, barring a few exceptions. It is now set on a more sustainable course of stability and growth. Latin America is a large market…

Why and How to invest in South American Agriculture ?

Many of the topics that were considered fringe in the past but are now coming to reality with the effects of global warming; the morality of food miles when countries use diminishing resources to ship food a long way to any market, geopolitical power shifts, the potential break up and loss of power in the United States, along with the growing power of Asia, Brazil, and the Pacific rim countries, like Australia and Chile, are all topics of hot discussion. GTSA obviously has its own agenda in all this as we see…

What happens to the Soya that South America exports ?

Soya is one of the most rapidly spreading crops in the world, particularly in South America export. The  demand continues to rise due to the increased consumption of meat and dairy products and the  biofuels boom. It is the crop that provides the largest amount of protein per hectare, and it is  used to make fodder for animals, prepared foods, vegetable oil, industrial inputs and recently,  biofuel. The principal producing countries are Brazil, the United States and Argentina . These countries lead in exports,…

The soya value chain in Paraguayan agriculture

The soya value chain  can be divided into five phases (see above ).  Of these, only two (in green in the graphic) are carried out in Paraguay agriculture. According to a national analyst, ‘soya production in Paraguay is practically like an assembly plant: the inputs come from abroad, the and and water are provided here and often the same company that supplies the inputs is the exporter. They supply the inputs through credit to the producer, and commit to purchase the production. The producer is just…

Wine Country Retreat: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Valle de Uco is a unique place in the world, recognized as one of the 8 Great Wine Capitals, with a pristine environment and ideal year-round weather. Here you can enjoy a magnificent carefree lifestyle at an affordable price while your estate appreciates in value. Imagine owning one of the finest managed vineyard properties anywhere, with your own custom-designed villa surrounded by acres of lush Malbec vines (or the grapes of your choice). Wake up each morning to vibrant views of the pastoral countryside,…