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How Argentina is transforming into a viable renewable energy market

Energías Renovables en Argentina
ARGENTINA RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET  TAKES OFF Argentina is pulling out all the stops in its goal to attract more than US $5 billion in renewable energy investment over the next year. The new administration of President Macri is dismantling currency controls, negotiating deals with bondholders – and rapidly addressing the new improved renewable law #27191 of late 2015. It is addressing many of the outstanding issues faced by the sector, including getting rid of energy subsidies. There was nothing fundamentally…

Argentina an emerging e-commerce power

ARGENTINA LEADER OF THE PACK Latin America is an emerging market for e-commerce, but one nation in particular should become the leader of the pack. BI Intelligence,  Business Insider’s premium research service, forecasts that online retail sales in Argentina will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28% through 2019 to reach US $12.4 billion. This would make Argentina the fastest growing e-commerce market in Latin America for that period, just ahead of Mexico at 25%. More than US $6.8 billion…

Argentina looks to rejoin the Global Market Place

ARGENTINA COMES OUT OF THE COLD What a difference an election can make. Just three months after Mauricio Macri became Argentina’s new president, the country is preparing to return to international debt markets for the first time in 15 years with a mid-April debt issuance of US$11.68 billion. In lifting the long-standing injunctions that led Argentina to default in 2014, U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa noted that, “President Macri’s election changed everything.” Argentina’s debt saga dates back to…

Farm syndication is a new trend in South America

Working from the old adage “together we achieve more” farm syndication in South America is to date still very  much a small part of the rural economy. Note that farm syndicates (equity farming, farm equity partnerships and multi-investor farming entities ) are not like listed Agriculture Funds that invest across multiple properties in a pooled fund. Syndicates have a different structure and investment profile altogether. The growth in farm syndication has come from the likes of: professionally…

MORE GTSA SALES BROKERS WANTED FOR SOUTH AMERICA

UNLIMITED EARNING OPPORTUNITIES Gateway to South America is a  boutique international brokerage specialist that is looking for the best possible candidates to join our growing sales team of brokers, in the countries that we operate in.  Our philosophy is to maintain a small but dedicated and focused team of salespeople who are market leaders in their own right. We provide core specialist advice to a wide selection of clients throughout South America. We are enjoying rapid growth and continued success because…

Exquisitely Restored Stone Country Villa ­in Uruguay for Sale

Stone Country Villa in Uruguay for Sale Situated in the glorious rolling hills of Maldonado of Uruguay, and built in the late 1800s, this exquisitely restored historic stone building, was the original general store of Mataojo, which has been magnificently restored and renovated to be a Country Villa. The project was completed in early 2012, after more than two years of work with traditionally skilled local craftsmen. 

At the entrance to the tiny village of Pueblo Eden, just 40 km from world famous Punta…

Argentine Economic reforms have more than doubled farm profitability

Argentine  Economic Reforms introduced by Argentina’s new government have “more than doubled” profitability prospects for farmers, said Adecoagro, the South American agricultural group in which George Soros is the biggest investor. The farm operator – which has more than 350,000 hectares planted with field crops and sugar cane – said that changes introduced by the administration of Mauricio Macri, who was elected Argentine president in December, “have and will continue to have a…

Argentine Grain Exports are well up on past years

ARGENTINE GRAIN EXPORTS Argentine grain exports are up this year which is good news for the Let’s Change (Cambiemos) administration yesterday, as the grain sales abroad soared by 49.9 percent on the weekly comparison according to the latest data from the CIARA-CEC grain exporting chambers. The results look even better in the yearly comparison, showing a 104.3 percent improvement. Grain exports are a key source of dollars for the country, increasing the amount of foreign currency supply in local currency markets…

Argentina wind resources are known to be the best in the world

Global Wind Energy Council head Steve Sawyer anticipates investments in renewables Argentina wind resources for renewable energy are known to be  the best in the world but this isn’t something new for investors, who have kept an eye on the country for a long time to carry out solar and wind projects. Nevertheless, investments have been long delayed and the sector’s potential remains to be exploited, with less than one percent of the country’s energy matrix now based on renewables But the situation seems…

💰 Expoagro in Argentina has a machinery boom after years of under investment

Expoagro Agricultural Machinery Show is currently open just outside Buenos Aires, this provides a snapshot to the health or otherwise of the agricultural sector. After nearly a decade of having to live with an anti-business administration characterized as being one of the most corrupt in Argentina’s history the lights have come on with a new progressive administration. This year there has been a boom in machinery sales, giving confirmation that the economic measures that have been taken by the new Government…

The future of food in South America

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The future of food in South America is uncertain, because high-quality food will be grown anywhere in the world where there is the lowest cost of inputs. The leadership of agriculture and food exports in South America is an achievement of generations and now yields its best harvest. This continent has a most conducive climate for producing high quality food, as well as exceptional soils, thanks to the volcanic ash of the Andes, accumulated over millennia. All these factors, coupled with hard work, the application…

New Zealander’s see new opportunity for cooperation with Argentina

NEW ZEALANDER’S SEEK COOPERATION WITH ARGENTINA When the first 10 days of December saw both the launch of Air New Zealand flights and the inauguration of the Mauricio Macri administration, it was impossible not to think big for 2016 with such an alignment of the planets, says Gustavo Richardson, the director of the New Zealand Bilateral Chapter within Argentina’s Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Richardson (born to a New Zealand father and Argentine mother) has a five-point plan ready, starting with…

Obama’s visit will boost investment in Argentina

Investment in Argentina The upcoming visit of United States President Barack Obama to Argentina on March 23 and 24 has prompted across-the-board optimism among US companies in the country, which believe the trip will encourage more investment in  Argentina in the coming years — perhaps even leading to new firms arriving. But it won’t be such an easy road, they warn, with a long list of economic woes such as rising inflation and the lack of dollars and foreign funding. CEOs from the local branches of JP…

☀ ARGENTINA SHINES AGAIN

Argentina shines, attracting wide international support for the new government The Press Secretary of the United States has announced the upcoming state visit of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Argentina. This will take place on 23 and 24 March. The news has caused a very positive movement in local markets. It should help strengthen investors’ incipient confidence both in domestic and foreign opportunities. In Buenos Aires, President Obama and the First Lady “… will…

Renewable Power is back on the agenda in Argentina

Renewable Power is back on the agenda in Argentina Mauricio Macri (pictured) is the first right-wing and the first pro-business president in Argentina for many years following the reign of the Kirchner family. One of the most important statements he made in the field of renewables was last October during a visit to the facilities of the photovoltaic park Cañada Honda. Macri said: “The goal for 2025 should be to achieve 20 per cent of renewable power and for that we need a new law, mechanisms and transparent…