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Are you single but want to buy a property to live in ? Read this first

Scared to Buy Alone?    Four Tips for Single House Hunters You’re single and ready to buy. Right now, house hunting might feel a bit daunting, even downright scary. But it’s also one of the smartest decisions you can make, especially if you’re secure in your job or have family support and committed to a location. If you’re able to overcome your fear of commitment and head into homeownership on your own, here are a few key points that should make the hunt a little easier: Dream slightly over your budget.…

Latin America’s troubled middle class is here to stay

Latin America’s troubled middle class is here to stay This article was written by Christopher Lenton and was published on October 6, 2014 in BNamericas) In a recent report, Moody’s warned that the middle class in Latin America is “moderating.” “Economic growth throughout Latin America is slowing down, with growth in the first half of 2014 lower than we expected, negatively affecting both consumption and investment,” said Gersan Zurita, a Moody’s senior vice president. The…

Australia-Latin America Business Council Report

Chairman’s Message As this is the last edition of Latam News before we gather in Sydney for the Gala Dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Council, it is worth reflecting on the road travelled so far on the crusade to bring Australia closer to Latin America. A quarter of a century has brought many twists and turns, many moments of elation and even more of frustration, but throughout the journey progress has been made and today Australia is much more engaged with Latin America than it…

Wealth Desparity is condeming our young people to poverty

A plea to reduce social inequality has come from media mogul Rupert Murdoch a successful Australian business person in an outspoken contribution to the debate over Wealth Desparity. More surprising is that he made the appeal to a top-level meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Washington DC at the request of Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey. He warned them their policies have caused a “massive shift” in societies to benefit the super-rich with a legacy of social polarisation. In speech…

Family Offices are becoming mainstream

Family Offices are becoming mainstream At last estimate, there are more than 3,000 family offices in the U.S. with another 1,000 in Europe and even more in Asia, Latin America and other areas of the world. Almost every week, we are approached by individuals and firms looking to establish a multi-family office or launch a single family office. This is especially true in areas of the world where wealthy families and individuals previously had little-to-no access to family office wealth management firms. In places…

The United States Largest Farm Owners Report

The United States Largest Farm Owners Report It is always interesting to see what the other fellow is doing. The US has been a popular destination for South American Investors for many years as money flees from unstable regions such as Venezuela etc. However in the main it is a mixture of US new money from oil and shale along with traditional family money that makes the biggest impact. [gview file=”https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-land-report-100-fayranches.com_.pdf”]…

EXPENSES AND THE CHILEAN TAXATION SYSTEM

Tax Expenses: What types of expenses does Chile’s IRS allow a company to deduct from its financial profit (gross income)? It is common knowledge that companies must only pay taxes from the profit forming part of its taxable base and that which they have made during a certain tax period. The taxable base corresponds to the financial profit of a tax period, inclusive of adjustments. In Chile, the corporate tax rate applied to gross income currently stands at 20%. However, Chile’s recent tax reform is set…

Argentine Constitutional Law Professor Daniel Sabsay strongly criticizes the current government

Argentine Constitutional Law Professor Daniel Sabsay strongly criticizes the current government Cristina Fernandez challenged to show her law degree and Timerman described as a ‘traitor’ A colloquium sponsored by an Argentine business grouping, IDEA, that has been critical of the government of Cristina Fernandez, but in a framework of moderation and self containment, turned into a students’ open assembly when a constitutional law professor gave a speech on the rule of the law, called on President…

Savills 2014 International Land Values report is now available

Savills Global Farmland Index* The Index, launched in 2012, is based on data from 15 key farmland markets and aims to provide a comparative indication of farmland value trends around the globe. The Index is derived from the average value of crop/arable land in domestic currency converted to US$ per hectare. Although converting to US$ per hectare can have an effect on annual growth rates in terms of domestic currency, it gives potential investors a good starting point for comparable analysis. It is a common…

Farm land is where the money is says the investment experts

Farm land is where the money is says the investment experts There’s money to be made in buying global agricultural land The global population is rising steadily — but food production is not, says Chloe Barrow. The result? More demand for arable land, as nations invest to safeguard their food supply and their wealth China, we learn, has 20 per cent of the world’s population and only 9 per cent of its farmland. By contrast Ukraine — at least before Russia took a chunk of its most fertile ground…

Auckland New Zealand is the Hub for Latin American growth from Asia

Auckland New Zealand is the Hub for Latin American growth from Asia A diverse group of LANZBC members and other companies, institutions and individuals were treated to a lively and enlightening seminar from Auckland Airport’s General Counsel and GM Corporate Affairs Charles Spillane on September 22nd. Charles’ presentation began with an explanation of his company’s goals to be faster stronger and better in all it does. He then presented the unique opportunity the airport has to be ‘southern…

What can Argentines learn from Paraguay

October 20, 2014
What can Argentines learn from Paraguay Paraguay has never had a good reputation in Argentina. Often forgotten, was only associated with poverty and crime. But today the reality may be changing. Paraguay is the fastest growing country in the region and one of the highest growth rates in the world. What can Argentines learn from them? The world is dynamic. All countries change over time. Some other forward and then backwards like Argentina. And the categories and prejudices of the past, slowly, falling behind…

Andres Oppenheimer: Latin America maybe doing better than it seems

Andres Oppenheimer: As we anticipated in a recent column, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have just released pretty grim economic forecasts for Latin America in 2015. But the truth is, only three big countries will do badly — and the rest of the region will do pretty well. Both the IMF and the World Bank, which held their annual meetings in Washington, D.C., last week, estimated that Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by a meager 2.2 percent next year, one of the region’s worst…

Investment and tax incentives for foreign investors in Paraguay

Investment and tax incentives: Paraguay has a good quality of life and a business-friendly environment, offering an array of opportunities in terms of leisure, sports and the most captivating ecotourism and adventure travel experiences. Its climate and variety of natural resources provide an attractive environment, enhancing business potential. In addition, the country has a privileged location given the confluence of two important rivers (Paraguay and Parana River waterways) in its territory and the fact that…

International Listed Funds with Large Farm Land Holdings in South America

International Listed Funds with Large Farm Land Holdings in South America Some of the global listed companies with large land holdings and featured in many of the agricultural funds include. In addition to these there is a number of private companies with up to 1,000,000 hectares involved in Agriculture. ie El Tejar   in Argentina and Brazil. Cresud (CRESY) is an Argentinean agricultural company that invests in land, cattle and technology. Cresud generates profits through the acquisition, transformation…