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Latin America’s billionaires beat all world records

Here it  is, in cold numbers. The 87-page report, titled “Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014,” says the billionaire population in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by a whopping 38 percent this year, compared with only 18 percent in Asia, 10 percent in the United States and 1 percent in Europe. The report says there are currently 153 billionaires in Latin America and the Caribbean, up from 111 last year. Interestingly, economically bankrupt Venezuela was the country with the biggest billionaire…

Should Latin America set aside outdated ideological prejudices, and insert itself in the global knowledge economy ?

Economists have been predicting for several months that Latin America will have a so-so year in 2015, but new projections from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund suggest that it may be worse than originally expected. That’s bad news, because economic forecasts from…

2015 Global food & agriculture investment outlook including South America

2015 Global food & agriculture investment outlook including South America We are glad to share with you the 2015 Global food & agriculture investment outlook, published by Valoral Advisors. As the asset class goes institutional, they look at the new investors that are joining the space and the implications for asset…

Argentina’s Once Vibrant Wine Industry Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Argentina’s Once Vibrant Wine Industry Is On The Verge Of Collapse In the city of Mendoza, the continent’s wine capital, a group consisting of over 5,000 growers, winemakers, and vineyard employees packed the city streets with tractors, poured wine on the steps of city hall, and chanted and waved signs with the aim of stopping…

Did you miss seeing the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas ?

In January, the big story in tech is always the Consumers Electronics Show  (CES), which is held in Las Vegas and just wrapped up on January 9. CES is where manufacturers roll out the gadgets and gizmos they’ll be releasing in the near (or sometimes far) future. It’s the biggest commercial gathering in the world, spread across a dozen different halls, with 3,600 exhibiting companies commandeering 2.2 million square feet of floor space in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center and other venues.…

Airline Ratings.com announces the worlds safest airlines for 2015

AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website, which was launched in June 2013, has announced its top ten worlds safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2015 from the 449 it monitors. Top of the list again is Qantas which has a fatality free record in the jet era. Making up the remainder of the top ten in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, , Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.…

Why buy farm land in Chile ?

We have written before at length before why investments in agriculture seem like the no-brainer given the fundamentals of supply and demand. Owning farmland can be comparable to owning physical gold. Thus you should buy as much of it as you can if the price is right. Farm soils in Chile are incredibly fertile.  Highly productive farmland runs anywhere between $8,000 and $12,000 USD per hectare. By comparison farmland in New Zealand  can cost $40,000 to $60,000 per hectare for similar quality. What’s more,…

Residential Rents in Buenos Aires are soaring as landlords seek to stay ahead of inflation

Residential Rents in Buenos Aires Renting a house or an apartment this year will be between 25%  and 30% more expensive. Locate experts and real estate brokers estate agree that the determining factor is inflation. “Rents increased between November 2013 and March 2014, 28.5 percent; so today, if new residential rents are line with this trend continues, the increases for 2015 will could well exceed 30 percent with semiannual adjustments of 15 percent plus. Besides inflation, Germán Gómez Picasso, co-founder…

Has a financially desperate Argentina sold its soul to China ?

Experts warn preliminary agreement violates local legislation by including a clause transfer Chinese manpower for infrastructure works An investment and infrastructure works deal with China that passed the Argentine Senate in the embers of last year overrides local laws, is shrouded in secrecy, fosters lack of transparency, and will have…

Argentina in Top 5 of World’s Best Places to Buy or Retire in 2015

Argentina in Top 5 of World’s Best Places to Buy or Retire in 2015 Everyone who is interested in buying international real estate loves to take advantage of a market in crisis. According to world renowned publisher, Kathleen Peddicord of Live and Invest Overseas,  Argentina tops the list for countries where buyers can benefit…

Argentine farmers netted 24 Billion dollars in 2014 from Soy exports

Argentine farmers netted 24 Billion dollars in 2014 from Soy exports Argentine farmers exported more than 300 million dollars worth of grains and oilseeds in the last two days of 2014 to help bring in much-needed cash for the nation’s central bank. The situation was boosted by an agreement reached between farmers and the Argentine…

182nd anniversary of the invasion by British forces of the Malvinas Islands

182nd anniversary of the invasion by British forces of the Malvinas Islands The Malvinas Museum will today mark the 182nd anniversary of the invasion by British forces of the Malvinas Islands, in a ceremony that will include a roundtable with Marcelo Vernet, a descendant of the last Argentine governor of the islands, Luis…

Argentines have best level of English in Latin America

Anyone over 50 years can attest to the fact that learning a new language is hard work. All the more if you are an Anglo male. However, the good news is that Argentines women in particular are by far the most articulate English speakers. English is extremely popular in Argentina. It is so popular, in fact, that the country stands heads and shoulders…