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Invest in Buenos Aires – Residential Properties

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Invest in Buenos Aires now; it is an opportunity that should not be missed. In this age of transition, great deals can be found in the residential sector. We recommend taking advantage of the situation to invest in Buenos Aires , the rising star, under the protection of the new market conditions. The perspective and analysis from the standpoint of the foreign investor is fully supportive, and differs from the inside view, which for now does not enjoy so many advantages. Foreigners can benefit in particular…

Chile’s new foreign investment law

CHILES NEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW On January 1, 2016 Law No. 20,848 which sets forth a new legal framework for foreign direct investment in Chile (the “New Foreign Investment Law”) was enacted. The New Law also regulates the effects of contracts entered into during the term of Decree Law No. 600 of 1974 (“DL 600”), in order to guarantee the full validity of the rights and duties acquired by foreign investors under said legal regime. Foreign investors that executed foreign investment agreements with…

Argentina’s maligned devaluation is proving a big hit now

Argentina’s much-maligned devaluation is proving a big hit now (The following article was written by Daniel Cancel and was published in Bloomberg.com on 7 January, 2016) When Mauricio Macri, fresh off his victory in presidential elections in November, reiterated his pledge to jettison Argentina’s myriad currency controls upon assuming office and devalue, many observers said there was little chance he’d actually follow through on the promise. After all, the move had the potential to go horribly wrong.…

South American Book of the Week: The Blue Line

  A South American Novel – The Blue Line Ingrid Betancourt Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos.…

Property syndicates are popular but investors need to understand how they work and what the risks are

  Property Syndicates are an option for the diversified Investor   Property syndicates are a great way for smaller investors to pool their funds to buy a larger farm or other properties that would otherwise be beyond their means. They have been around for a long time but have undergone a surge in popularity since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. That’s because some investors were put off investing in the sharemarket or managed funds due to losses they suffered during the GFC, and the cash and…

Europe to lift all Argentine import restrictions on its meat products

World  Famous Argentinian Beef will soon be back on European menus. Argentina’s Minister for Agriculture confirmed yesterday (20 January, 2016) that the Europe Union will lift all Argentine imports restrictions on beef.  It’s applies to restrictions on animal product exports from the northern provinces of Argentina. The  South of Argentina has never had a disease issue affecting its Argentine beef exports. According to an official statement, Ricardo Buryaile laid out the results of his…

The Douglas Tompkins’s Legacy in South America

Doug Tompkins’s Legacy: life and death of the ecological visionary behind North Face  The company co-founder Douglas Tompkins, who died last December in a kayaking accident, was an outdoorsman and environmentalist who launched two billion-dollar businesses. Those close to him recall ‘a brilliant man with an absolute passion’ for nature. In the course of his career as a conservationist, Tompkins, originally from Ohio, had preserved some 2.2m acres of land in Chile and Argentina with his wife, Kristine…

CHILE: A GREAT PLACE TO RETIRE

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Chile for retiree, affordable, safe, temperate climate and low cost of living Chile as a great place to retire has understood how to become a magnet for citizens around the world, as regards the consistency of its institutions and economy. With a privileged geography in terms of beauty and variety of the landscape. Chile welcomes foreigners with a perfect blend of natural beauty, social security, political stability, increasing social development and modern infrastructure. Together, these features make the…

Lithium is the new Oil and is in an undisputed bull market

South America Lithium is the new Oil Demand for more efficient energy storage is an ongoing structural thematic will continue through the next decade. Lithium-ion batteries for consumer electronics, Electrical Vehicles (EV) and Electrical Energy Storage systems, will see Lithium demand grow at >10% cagr through to the end of the decade to 300ktpa+. The major demand swing factor is from EV for whom the outlook continues to brighten. This is evidenced by the major car manufacturer’s commitment to rolling…

Uruguay’s Luxury Residential Real Estate Market

URUGUAY’S LUXURY RESIDENTIAL MARKET OVERVIEW Uruguay’s luxury residential real estate market reached a peak in 2011, and has largely deflated since then, causing prices in the most areas to drop for all but a few the top tier of properties. The overall market has dropped by about 25 percent, but homes priced at $3 million or more have been less affected. There also has also been a large reduction in the volume of transactions making the market somewhat depressed. The market’s softening was caused…

✔ Argentina an exception to an expected South American Slowdown

By Silvio Cascione Poll shows South American Slow Down, Argentina is seen as exception BRASILIA — The worst recessions in the world this year will take place in Latin America, with little room for policymakers to try and avoid them as global commodity prices flounder, a Reuters poll showed yesterday. Economists slashed growth forecasts for most of the region in a survey conducted January 8-13 compared with an October poll. Argentina was the exception as it was the only Latin American country in the poll to…

☻ GTSA – Corporate INTL Award

GTSA Corporate INTL Award   Corporate INTL’s annual awards marks excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents. Gateway to South America – Argentina  has been awarded this award for the third time as The Agricultural Real Estate Specialist of the Year in Argentina for 2016. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. For all their awards…

STANDARD & POOR’S 2016 OUTLOOK: PARAGUAY STANDS OUT IN LATIN AMERICA

STANDARD & POOR’S 2016 outlook for Paraguay is very promising. Paraguay is the only Latin American country with a positive outlook for 2016, said Moritz Kraemer, Global Chief Rating Officer, Sovereign Ratings at Standard & Poor’s during his presentation of the firm’s 2016 global sovereign outlook. Most countries in the region will continue to be affected by the slump in commodity prices and a slowdown of the Chinese economy, he added. Not surprisingly, Brazil faces a bleak new year with President…

Paraguay’s economy continues to impress

Paraguay’s Economy Continues to impress Paraguay’s economy continues to be a hotspot for growth. However, the downturn in global commodity prices has hit South American economies hard. Although Brazil and Venezuela are the most notable cases, several countries in the region are experiencing major economic slowdowns or even contractions. The country’s small but robust low-end manufacturing sector lies at the heart of this growth, buoyed by business-friendly tax incentives and low wages. Meanwhile,…

Disaster looms for Latin America’s biggest economy Brazil

AT THE start of 2016 Brazil which is Latin America’s biggest economy should be in an exuberant mood but instead disaster looms. Rio de Janeiro is to host South America’s first Olympic games in August, giving Brazilians a chance to embark on what they do best: throwing a really spectacular party. Instead, Brazil faces political and economic disaster. On December 16th Fitch became the second of the three big credit-rating agencies to downgrade Brazil’s debt to junk status. Days later Joaquim Levy, the…