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Foreign Investors give Argentina a huge vote of confidence

Foreign Investors give Argentina a huge vote of confidence The most surprising thing about Argentina’s record bond sale this month isn’t that it issued US $16.5 billion of debt while still in default. It’s that the country could have sold even more as foreign Investors give Argentina a huge vote of confidence. The bonds rallied in early trading, signalling strong investor demand and a turnaround in sentiment after Argentina’s US $95 billion default in 2001 set off more than a decade of litigation and…

Great Buenos Aires Spots for Retirees

Barrios para Jubilados en Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires San Telmo, Recoleta and Retiro are the three great Buenos Aires spots for retirees. These are areas of the city which are comparatively safe environments. All this, and enjoying the pleasant temperate climate of Buenos Aires, attracts many retirees from around the world: those who enjoy a very good climate and living in a city that offers a different activity for each day of the year. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is known as the “Paris of South America”. Argentina has…

Transpacific Business Digest – Trade News from the Pacific Rim

Transpacific Business Digest The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their Special Inaugural Edition of the new newsletter they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains market reports, video and business…

Argentine reforms have ‘more than doubled farm profitability

Argentine 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 significant…

More Residential Salespersons needed in Buenos Aires

image of Arquitectura Francesa en Buenos Aires
RESIDENTIAL SALESPERSONS WANTED: For nearly a decade Argentina has suffered a brain drain caused by better opportunities in surrounding countries such as Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay others further afield. Now with the positive change of government in Argentina there has been a groundswell of optimism that has not been seen here in living memory. Along with that we are seeing a large increase in the number of buyers both local and foreign looking to invest or relocate. Yes we are hiring salespeople again. This…

👉 Valid farmland comparisons updated for 2016

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
INTERNATIONAL FARMLAND COMPARISONS We have made a comparison of the prices of agricultural land in ten countries. Six are located in South America, two in Asia, one in Europe and one in North America. They are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand. When researching current land prices, we found that only two countries in the sample have reliable data. The Department of Agriculture of the United States publishes an annual report, which, among other…

Agriculture is Brazil’s one and only bright spot

A record soybean crop leads a strong farm performances to make the sector the only one growing in a country mired in recession and political uncertainty. A deep recession, political chaos and a Zika virus epidemic  have taken Brazil to its knees but the country is still a world beater in one respect: Agriculture.  Brazil’s crop agency, Conab, said  it expects a record soybean crop this year with a corn crop close to a record also.  The country’s farmers look to set record crops of coffee and…

Don’t Cry for Argentina’s Investors they are doing just fine

  ARGENTINA POSITIVE OUTLOOK IS GAINING TRACTION WITH INVESTORS In the four months since former Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri was elected president, Argentina has become a lodestone for global investors. They’re anticipating the biggest spurt of growth in Latin America, a corresponding retreat of inflation and the best returns from the continent’s healthiest companies. Argentina Markets often bestow a halo on new governments that fades when promises can’t be kept. Investors in Argentina…

Brazilian agribusiness still drawing investor interest

Brazilian agribusiness has investors interested The slump in commodity prices and the weaker real are attracting foreign funds interested in Brazilian agribusiness. International players want to place bets despite the political crisis, which some investors actually see as an even more fertile ground for deals. The opportunities sought by US funds like Amerra Capital Management and Proterra, and by Brazilian funds such as Pátria, range from land deals to stakes in high added-value companies in animal health…

Rabobank has good news for dairy farmers

RABOBANK  HAS GOOD NEWS FOR DAIRY FARMERS: World dairy production is slowing, which should push up prices in 2017, rural lending specialist Rabobank said in its quarterly outlook which is good news for dairy farmers. Global dairy commodity prices have continued to stumble along a market floor, largely determined by European Union support, the bank said. While the short-term outlook remained pessimistic, production growth in the world’s milk production regions had continued to slow. At this week’s…

Uruguay Introduces Traceability in Cattle Ranching

Traceability in Cattle Ranching Uruguay is sometimes described as “one big farm”. It’s a country, albeit a small one, where cattle outnumber people by four to one and farming is the most important part of the economy. Like their fathers and grandfathers before them, Roque and Lindenberg are gauchos, or cowboys, effortlessly herding cattle on their modest ranch just north of Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital. But this is today also a land of high-tech cowboys, where the laptop is as important…

Mossack Fonseca – The Panama Files

The Facts about Panama and other tax Havens like the  United States Let’s review the facts of offshore asset protection: It’s not illegal. There are plenty of reasons to open a bank account or a corporate structure in another country, like a limited liability company (LLC), in an offshore jurisdiction, especially if you are in a lawsuit-prone profession like medicine or have investments that the investors come from different tax jurisdiction. One of the valid reasons for operating offshore is if you just…

Mercosur and the European Union Free Trade Negotiation

The Brazilian crisis and a new Argentine government offers ‘window of opportunity With South America’s giant Brazil rocked by an economic and political crisis that may well lead to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, and with a new business friendly president in Argentina — Mauricio Macri,  Buenos Aires is upping its profile and may function as a lever for the Mercosur bloc and the European Union (EU) to ink a free-trade deal that has been delayed for years. Both blocs are scheduled to exchange…

Zuccardi Family Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina

ARGENTINA’S ZUCCARDI FAMILY WINES At the foot of the Andes Mountains ( in the Uco Valley ), in the vast desert province of Mendoza sits Familia Zuccardi, Argentina’s largest family owned winery as well as one of the leading exporters of Argentine’s premium wines. For over 40 years, Zuccardi family has produced wines of exceptional quality and value from the soils of Maipu and Santa Rosa. Every wine at Zuccardi is from estate grown, hand-picked fruit and is estate produced in a state-of-the-art…

South American Country Risk Comparisions

SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY RISKS FOR INVESTORS This is a current snapshot of the health or otherwise of Latin America Countries.  Remember it is historical so recent events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay could alter this picture dramatically going forward.   The International Property Rights Index for Latin America (index is for 2015) The International Corruption Index puts Latin America under the spotlight   This is a cost of living indicator: The figure shows how much how much a bundle of…