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Paraguay Investment Forum in the UK

Paraguay Investment Forum in London UK Location: Canning House, 14/15 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PS Date: 29/09/2016 Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Nestled in the heart of South America between the giant markets of Argentina and Brazil, Paraguay is on the radar for global investment. Already an agricultural colossus and powerhouse of hydroelectricity, the country also yields strong opportunities in industry and manufacturing, financial and professional services, ICT and transport infrastructure, among others. Join…

Healthy economic performance in Paraguay

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The commissioning of more than 70 companies is a sign of the healthy economic performance in Paraguay nowadays. Where five years ago there was nothing, today on the outskirts of Ciudad del Este, there are twelve assembly plants in full production – from companies that manufacture auto parts to clothes, which give work and produce wealth for this small country. The economic collapse of neighbouring Brazil has not affected production, rather, the opposite. The cost of labour is half that in Brazil, energy…

Brazils debt crisis hits the private sector

Brazils debt crisis has hit the private sector. Brazilian companies are now so seriously indebted with their revenue falling, because of a serious economic recession, that some might call a depression, that they have lost the ability to honor their commitments. Almost half (49%) of the larger companies in the country have cash generation that is not even enough to pay their interest debts which is a serious scenario, explaining the large increase in defaults,  renegotiations with creditors and an escalation…

Argentina’s latest nature reserve takes form in the Iberá wetlands

For decades, retail moguls Kris and the late Douglas Tompkins bought up huge swaths of South American wilderness in hopes of preserving ancient forests and the creatures that live in them and doing so have created Argentina’s latest nature reserve. Now, nearly a year after her husband’s death, Kris, who spent 17 years as chief executive at the outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, is donating enough land to help create what will become Argentina’s largest nature preserve. The donation is part of an ambitious…

Argentina’s future is under the spotlight by new investors looking for change

Argentina’s future is in the spotlight by investors. For more than a decade, Argentina was a financial pariah. It had more commercial disputes in the Hague than all the other countries put together.  A long-running dispute with a Vulture Funds which purchased some of its defaulted debt left it shut out of global credit markets and shattered its reputation as a safe place for business. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of this action the earlier Kirchner Government had negotiated this agreement and…

Air travel between Argentina and Brazil shows signs of strong recovery

Air Travel between Argentina and Brazil the two largest Mercosur members is showing signs of strong recovery. After years of cutting costs amid falling demand, one of Brazil’s biggest airlines, Gol — which is partnered with Argentina’s state-owned Aerolíneas — says the number of extra flights this summer is expected to double compared to the 2015-2016 season. And it is Argentines who are leading the way, with the country’s travellers to Brazil outnumbering the Brazilians visiting Argentina for the…