South American Real Estate News
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FATCA – America’s tax rort is exposed

The FATCA or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. This is one-sided law which forces other countries to enforce US tax laws. If they fail to do so, they’re effectively locked out of US markets and the US dollar – the world’s reserve currency (at least for now). FATCA imposes a 30% withholding tax on interest, dividends, rents, and similar payments leaving the US. The only way to avoid the tax is for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to act as unpaid IRS informants. Withholding came into effect…

China is Latin America’s leading banker: 22bn dollars in 2014

China is Latin America’s leading banker: 22bn dollars in 2014 Loans by China’s state-owned banks to Latin American countries rose by 71% to 22bn dollars in 2014, according to estimates published by the China-Latin America Finance Database. The figure is the second largest on record for Chinese lending in Latin America, according to the report. The Chinese loans exceed the combined worth of those by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, the authors say. Brazil alone received 8.6bn,…

A country profile of Bolivia

Bolivia is a country of statistical extremes, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America. It has the largest proportion of indigenous people, who make up around two-thirds of the population. Though rich in mineral and energy resources, Bolivia is one of South America’s poorest countries. Wealthy urban elites, who are mostly of Spanish ancestry, have traditionally dominated political and economic life, whereas most Bolivians are low-income subsistence farmers, miners,…

Air New Zealand becomes latest Patron Member of the ALABC

Air New Zealand becomes latest Patron Member of the ALABC We are delighted to announce that Air New Zealand has become the ALABC’s latest Patron Member, as it proceeds with putting in place all of the arrangements for the expected December launch of direct flights from Auckland to Buenos Aires. The much-anticipated service will see Air New Zealand and its partner airlines connect flights from Australia and cities throughout Asia to this new three times weekly return service. The service will be offered on…

The Power of Key Words in Advertising

The Power of Key Words in Advertising Words in Advertising: If you ever have any doubts why the keywords are so important in advertising and marketing you should view this video. Anyone wanting to convey a message needs to think carefully about the words whether it is collecting money on the street or selling the most expensive property. It is the same mental thought process.   The Gateway Team – When you are Serious about Property www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)…

AGRIBUSINESS REPORT: Latin America from a New Zealand prospective

AGRIBUSINESS REPORT “While some of the industries may be 20 years behind Western Countries, they’re not going to take 20 years to catch up,” said Matt Macfie, of Gallagher based in New Zealand. This epitomises the approach of the increasing number of New Zealand agricultural businesses with involvement in Latin America, many of whom deliver value propositions to the South American agricultural industry which aim to lift performance and productivity to parallel New Zealand farming standards.…