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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

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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…

Is Argentina Latin America’s Startup Hub?

Last week in Buenos Aires a mini Davis was held with nearly 2,000 of the world’s top business leaders in town to hear what the Argentine government has to offer new investors and along with this, their program to attract technology companies to Argentina as a Startup Hub. Last Thursday the CEO’s with elegant ties and smart suits, were replaced by younger faces with longer hair and designers jeans. The point: to prove that Argentina is not only a country with numerous investment opportunities,…

The Carretera Austral Chile

The Co Author Warren Houlbrooke was raised on a remote sheep farm in New Zealand, where he developed a “fix anything” attitude. He has travelled extensively in Latin America, in particular in all of Patagonia (both the Argentine and Chilean sides). He is a tour-guide for Compass Motorbike Tours, and has worked with Bariloche Moto Tours, who also offer trips along the Carretera Austral. He is a highly proficient motorcyclist, scuba-diver, skier, equestrian, cyclist and sailor, has an Argentine wife…

Farmland Development in Paraguay Offers Exceptional Profitability

Investing in farmland can be one of the smartest ways to achieve superior returns over the long term, while at the same time benefiting from diversification and allocating your capital to real assets supported by healthy fundamental trends. In particular, farmland development in Paraguay looks like an exceptional opportunity for investors right now. The Case for Investing in Farmland The following chart from Business Insider shows how U.S. farmland has been an extraordinary investment in terms of return versus…

💋 Wild Chilean Patagonia adventurer’s guide

Wild Chilean Patagonia adventurer’s guide Granite peaks spiked on the horizon. Clouds whipped overhead. It was February in the Patagonia region of southern Chile, and I was on a mountain bike riding through the grandeur of Torres del Paine National Park. The road curved and dropped ahead, my riding partners braking as wheels sliced the gravel. “Look at that view!” someone shouted as the Patagonian wind picked up, canceling any opportunity to respond with its fierce roar. I was speechless anyway.…

Chilean Government encourages the Service Industry though new productivity measures

Over the last ten years, the export of Chilean services has expanded significantly and now account for about 13% of total exports and more than 4% of gross domestic product. Among them, exports of business services (professional services, consulting, technical services) and computer and information services (IP services), increased from around US $ 1 Billion in 2004 to nearly US $ 3 Billion in 2014 Recently, the Bachelet Administration sent to Congress and other Public Institutions a package of several measures…

Selling Real Estate in 2016 requires New Selling Skills

Selling real estate in 2016 requires new skills that require commitment and a desire to learn new concepts from that used in the past. Outside and internal drones, professional photographers, photo billboards, full page colour advertisements in relevant publications, a customisable SEO ( search engine optimisation ) website, all of which is not for selling a million dollar property but is now used for the sale of a mid-range priced property. Have you been bemused to be presented with a property proposal to…

Calchaquí, a Magic Valley in Argentina

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It seems like a dream or a movie: to reside in Calchaquí, a Magic Valley in Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Cordillera. The tendency to develop plots of land amid landscapes that were once only agricultural, is now coming to northern Argentina. In this wonderful place, luxury properties are being parcelled up in the middle of vineyards. Northern Argentina represents a significant delay in relation to the central area. The new government is using the Belgrano Plan to equate the north to the rest…

Algodon Vineyard Estates is an Award-Winning Lifestyle Location in San Rafael Argentina

Nestled in the heart of Argentina’s gorgeous wine country, in San Rafael, Mendoza, Algodon Wine Estates is a unique opportunity to appreciate the good life and reside in one of the World’s leading Wine Capitals! Did you know that a large number of US, Canadian and Europeans are acquiring their own vineyards in Mendoza at a record pace? Many residents are attracted by the opposite seasons, natural surroundings, and rich Argentine culture. In fact, around 50% of Mendoza’s vineyard owners maintain primary…