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How did the New Zealand Milk Exporter Fonterra lose its way

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Created in 2001, Fonterra was heralded as a ‘breakthrough idea’ meant to help New Zealand ‘catch the knowledge wave’. 14 years on, there’s been no economic transformation, writes Tony Baldwin. Fonterra is confined to segments of business that deliver a return on assets of no more than 5-8%, making it a ‘bottom-feeder’. “Potentially…

Boating, Golf and Polo: living the dream in Buenos Aires

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Boating, Golf and Polo: living the dream in Buenos Aires In the River Plate edge of the great pampas, Buenos Aires allows polo, golf, yachting and motor boating enthusiasts to literally live steps from their playgrounds. Numerous modern megalopolis dwellers choose to move into central areas to reduce commute times to their workplaces. Come…

Can Argentines save Argentina ?

Despite continued crisis, scandal, and nationwide pessimism, Iván Petrella still believes the answer is “Yes.” Can Argentines save Argentina ? Just a few years ago, forty-something Argentines academic Ivan Petrella was the envy of many of his countrymen. Living in Miami Florida with degrees from Georgetown and Harvard on his resume, he was a respected philosophy…

Hass Avocado exports up 12,000 % over 14 years

According to Sierra Exportadora, the value of Peruvian Hass Avocado exports has increased by 12,000% over the past 14 years, from $2,480,000 dollars in the year 2000 to $305,533,000 dollars in 2014. The Chief Executive of Sierra Exportadora, Alfonso Velasquez Tuesta, said Peru had to take advantage of the agro-ecological characteristics of the inter-Andean valleys in the country,…

Signs of positive change in Argentina

Signs of positive change in Argentina Here in Argentina we are living in a pre-election situation with both of the two likely Presidential candidates promising a more business approach to running the country than we have had in the past lost decade. With commodity prices now well down, inflation high ( 25% or more ) and foreign exchange controls making business very…

Pensions Funds See Growth in Farm Investments

Farmland is attracting growing interest from Pensions Funds, hedge funds and even mom-and-pop investors as they seek to diversify assets and capitalise on an agriculture industry slump that has pushed down land prices in some regions. Financial services giant TIAA-CREF said Tuesday it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland investment partnership,…