South American Real Estate News
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What is happening to Chile’s economy ?

Chile’s business community can seem a hysterical bunch at times, seeing socialism round every corner and warning of economic Armageddon. Business confidence in the world’s largest copper producer is now lower than it was when Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. declared bankruptcy in September 2008 and plunged the global economy into its worst post-war crisis. Consumers think the prospects for the economy over the next year are the worst since at least 2002. Seem exaggerated? That’s because it is. Economists…

Change in law to start avalanche of investment in Brazil Farmland

Investment in Brazil land due to Boom The imminent lifting of Brazil farmland limits on foreign ownership is expected to unleash investments, principally by large funds in search of long-term returns, and reignite a slice of the stagnant real estate market. The government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shocked investors in 2010 when he put the brakes on foreigners’ purchase of large pieces of agricultural land. It cited concerns over plans by Chinese investors to buy state-sized tracts of land…

Argentina convenes special Business and Investment Forum

Argentina opens its doors to new business A Business and Investment Forum that will take place in Buenos Aires in September will be a major milestone in the implementation of President Mauricio Macri’s business and investment reform, supporting Argentina’s goal to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and re-launch itself as a significant emerging economy. The Forum objectives are to: Demonstrate the progress of Argentina’s ambitious economic reform program. Enable new conversations, ideas and opportunities…

Nutella Hazelnuts: Orchards of Chile

image of Nutella de Avellanas cosecha propia en Chile
New Chilean hazelnut plantations – 17,000 hectares – represents only 1.5% of the global supply but a steady increase in production and the number of hectares planted is expected. The big incentive for this new market is the excellent current price of USD4.7 per kilo, where the past price of USD 3.00 per kilo meant a return of USD5,000 per hectare. High profitability means leading farmers in this new industry will have very buoyant bank accounts. Hazelnut is a tree native to Asia, and for centuries…

Argentina Land Laws become more flexible

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
Argentina Land Laws become more market-friendly   Argentina’s government has recently amended the Land Laws by decree in order to promote further foreign investments in farmland which in the past has been in the too hard basket for agricultural investors and farm production companies and individuals. Changes to the Rural Land Law proposed last week by the government to promote the increased investment and development in farmland. With the elimination of the Financial Information Unit the Argentine Tax…

Puerto Madero Argentina – Luxurious and Secure

image of Puerto Madero lujoso y seguro
Buenos Aires Newest Suburb Urban renewal of the old quarter in Puerto Madero luxurious and secure, has been a great success; sales of real estate, still under construction, is something that was not usual before in Buenos Aires. Buyers paid a down payment before the first stone was laid. Barcelona, Rotterdam, Sydney, New York and Cape Town are examples of the model they had in mind. Currently, Puerto Madero is much more than just a port district; it is a project of urban renewal and is portrayed as being one…