South American Real Estate News
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2016 South American Crop Report

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Reports of the grain harvest in South America in 2016 are most satisfactory. Although the realities of the local markets: adverse weather, high input costs and unfavourable exchange rates, do not allow us to say that all crop types have had a good year, on average they did. Below are the details, country by country. Argentina The reality in Argentina is indicated by…

Buenos Aires Silent Growth

As it happens in the 80 % of  South America most Argentines choose to live in urban areas. The city of Buenos Aires is the second most populous city in the continent and even if it is normally associated with buildings, people, traffic, noise; there is a key element that many times is ignored:  Our trees. As I lived in Europe, I was amazed by discovering that medieval…

Classic French Architecture in Buenos Aires

Classic French Architecture in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires’ luxury housing market can be found primarily in the more costly neighborhoods such as Barrio Parque, Belgrano, Palermo, Nuñez, Recoleta or Barrio Norte, where there is a concentration of older, stately buildings intermingled with modern, sophisticated high rises. Among the most exclusive are…

Trust Code Software prevents Fake Food Scams

New Zealand software has intercepted a batch of fake infant formula with ties to a Russian counterfeiting ring using a new technology called Trust Codes. Trust Codes was developed to tackle the burgeoning market for counterfeit food and has now nabbed its first fraudsters, when the scam was just a few hours old. The software uses QR codes to certify that a…

IMF says Uruguays growth increase is up 700% in 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday says Uruguay’s growth increase is up 700% this year to 0.7%, a substantial increase from the 0.1% estimated in October,  underlining the country’s resilience to the problems of its big neighbors Argentina and Brazil. Uruguay has demonstrated considerable resilience in the face of recessions…

Confectionery giant the Ferrero Group to boost Chilean hazelnut plantings in 2017

The Ferrero Group, is one of the market leaders of the confectionery industry ( cholate coated nuts ),  and continues to strengthen its presence in the hazelnut market in order to guarantee and further improve the quality of a leading raw material that gives a unique taste to many of its popular products, such as…

Are you looking at opening a new company in Uruguay ?

There are only three legal options for operating a foreign business to operate in Uruguay, they are: the Sociedad Anonima or “SA”, a partnership limited by shares (a corporation) the Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada or “SRL” or “Ltda.”, a limited liability company. the Unipersonal, a sole proprietorship. This article describes…

Argentina: RenovAr 1.5 Doubles the Allocation

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RenovAr 1.5 has doubled the amount of MWh announced for tender. In this way, it has exceeded the most optimistic forecasts. On 25 November, at a press conference in the micro cinema of the Palace of Hacienda, the Minister of Energy and Mining of Argentina presented the results of the tenders. Among the facts that the government had taken into account when…

Dakar Rally 2017 in South America: 9,000kms in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

The Dakar Rally 2017 in South America rally will be raced January 2017 from the 2nd -14th  in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina over nearly 9,000 kms of roads, tracks and dunes, with a stop in high-altitude Boliva. The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled this…

Global Trust in Sustainable Agriculture is the Next big opportunity – Rabobank

The biggest value creation opportunity for those in the  agricultural sector is to be seen as a globally trusted source of sustainably produced products, says a new Rabobank report on the sector ie Sustainable Agriculture. The Sustainable Returns: Finding the value in Environmental Sustainability the  report says improved…

Buenos Aires Hot Spots for visitors and locals alike

Buenos Aires has become a ‘bucket list’ destination for the young at heart from all over the world in recent years but the hot spots for visitors and locals alike had not changed much over the past 20 years. However, with the country under a new government, the pulse of the city has increased even more with many new popular spots on offer.…

A Contemporary Beach House in Uruguay with Unique Characteristics

Located in the middle of a natural reserve with great forest extensions, countryside views and virgin beaches, you’ll find Casa  Calmo, a stunning contemporary beach house. The location is called San Antonio de la Pedrera, 10 min north of La Pedrera (Rocha, Uruguay), a charming little town on the ocean’s edge. It is a young resort…

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group: Riding The Young Argentinian Credit Bull

Argentina: A Young Credit Bull is Born… There are few better times to invest – period but especially in “higher risk” opportunities – than during a “leverage-on” part of the credit cycle. Put simply, very early credit cycle investments have something of a derisking inherent in them…

Argentina: Successful Tenders in the Renewable Energy round

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The renewable energy tenders scenario in Argentina has taken a significant turn this year. The official website of the government says: “The clean energy industry is today one of the most dynamic in the world, with an average annual growth rate of 36% during the last six years and investments for US$ 257 billion … “ Argentina’s energy matrix comes mostly from fossil…

The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture

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Rule 1. Only invest in countries that are investor-friendly: Agricultural investments require a medium to long-term view. A typical investment in mainstream agriculture will require 70-80% of your investment to go into land. There is no need to add to these risks by going into countries where you put your capital at risk. This rules out most of Africa,…