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Silicon Valley’s top investors have started investing in Latin America?

Latin America just might be the most overlooked emerging market on the planet. The venture dollars in Latin America can’t hold a candle to India or China (compare China’s US$11.8 billion in new VC funds for the first half of 2016, down 14 percent according the Wall Street Journal, to Latin America’s US$218 million), and the region’s 600 million inhabitants get overlooked by investors who think that you need to reach a billion users to be a “real startup.” But with debut investments from Andreessen…

The Argentine North West Bi-Oceanic Corridor Ruta 150 is now complete

The Argentine Bi-Oceanic Corridor Ruta 150 is complete From the outstanding  viewpoint  called ‘Colorado’, in the  Quebrada Agua de la Peña, the tunnel Exit 5 is the view of one of the most important road openings in San Juan Province in recent years: Route 150. This new highway of mountains and precipices, whose construction took seven years and an investment of just over 1,200 million pesos opens up a number of new investment opportunities. This route has great importance because it was the…

Valuable information for new investors coming to Argentina

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When President Mauricio Macri was elected last year, he outlined a clear plan to integrate Argentina to the world. In his first six months, the President took several measures not only to normalize the economy, but also to rebuild trust and confidence. Some of these measures include: lifting currency restrictions, reaching an agreement with holdout creditors, lifting restrictions to capital inflow/outflow, returning to the international capital markets, removing or reducing export duties, gradually removing…

French Architecture in Buenos Aires

City of Buenos Aires Real Estate Market Opportunities
French architecture in Buenos Aires was developed under the auspices of the government of the nation. In the first years after independence from Spain, the new country needed professionals and naturally would not bring them from the country from which it had recently gained independence. This is how, during the first half of the nineteenth century – a turbulent and dangerous time in Europe – many renowned architects and French engineers, who were very eager to be hired to work away from the…

World wine output nears 20-year low as rain, frost, and trends hit vineyards

World wine output may fall 5.3 percent this year because of excess rain that spoiled grape harvests in South America and adverse weather in French vineyards, resulting in one of the smallest vintages of the past 20 years, according to an intergovernmental group. Wine volume may fall to 259.5 million hectoliters from 273.9 million hectoliters last year, according to estimates from the International Organisation of Vine & Wine, a Paris-based group known by its French acronym OIV. Estimated output is equivalent…

New Zealand Opportunities to invest in Argentina

New Zealand has opportunities to invest in Argentina ?  Really. During the Kirchner Administration (2003 – 2015) Argentina was a risky and difficult place in which to do business due to expropriations, regulatory uncertainty, foreign exchange restrictions, virulent inflation and opaque, often misrepresented economic data. The election of tycoon Mauricio Macri as president in December 2015 has markedly improved the business landscape for New Zealand exporters and investors who now have access to a range of…

Arelauquen Lodge Luxury Condo-Hotel Units For Sale in the Ski Capital of Latin America

Arelauquen Lodge is a luxury condominium-hotel development, located in Bariloche, Argentina, one of Patagonia’s most scenic areas. Arelauquen Lodge sits inside the Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, amid national parks, along the shore of Lake Gutierrez and nestled up on the wooded hillside of Mount Otto. The condo/hotel is conveniently located 15 minutes from the City of Bariloche; 15 minutes from the international airport; and only 10 minutes from Mount Cathedral, one of South America’s largest and…

Buenos Aires Real Estate Transactions up 43.9% in one year

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Yes, Buenos Aires City real estate transactions up 43.9%. They have experienced its strongest monthly growth in sales since pro business President Mauricio Macri was sworn-in, showing signs of a tepid rebound after years of stagnation that had been caused by stringent capital controls. However, although the latest numbers were positive, experts continue to disagree over whether the recent uptick in real estate sales confirmed that sales are about to embark on sustained growth. In August real estate transactions…

A young foreign womans story of finding a new home in Argentina

Over the past few decades more and more people have been travelling the world  finding  a new homes in far-flung corners of the planet. Personally, I never imagined 20 years ago, that Argentina would one day be my home. Living in Australia at the time, I thought maybe I would make my permanent home there, or perhaps return some day to my birthplace, New Zealand, or maybe even try my luck somewhere in Europe. South America, and Argentina, were not on the list. A trip to Peru in early 2000 set off a chain…

International Schools in Argentina

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One difference, which may sometimes be confusing, is that the international schools in Argentina are called colleges; they are generally private and a monthly fee is paid. Education in Argentina has a very good standard, with a wide range of international schools. Public universities are free for all undergraduate programs, something that surprises many foreigners. Education is highly valued by Argentinean society as a whole. As in most countries, private schools offer better value, basically, because they…

South American Farm Funds make changes

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What is it with celebrated US investors buying into South American farm operators? A month after Florida-based Kopernik Global Investors, run by renowned stockpicker David Iben, took a 5% holding in SLC Agricola, which controls 470,000 hectares of Brazil, BrasilAgro has lured a US heavyweight investor too. Ruane, Cunniff and Goldfarb has bought a 5.1% stake in BrasilAgro, which has a total landbank of more than 250,000 hectares – an area about the size of Luxembourg – in Brazil and Paraguay. Ruane,…

Buenos Aires: Storytelling in the city of wonders

As in any other city, Buenos Aires knows how to tell stories Anyone who has had the chance to visit Buenos Aires, has’ probably been surprised by the heterogenic style of its architecture. Walking through its streets, Buenos Aires becomes a sort of architectural tango where you are compelled to dance between the far belle époque up to the present following its visual choreography with no repetition and where there is not a determinate order. In its skyline everything lives together in a sweet harmonic…

A New Zealand Manufacturer in Argentina succeeds

The Personal Experience of a New Zealand Manufacturer entering the Argentine Market A New Zealand Manufacturer with more than a decade of experience making industrial generators and air compressors in his home country and over two decades manufacturing in Argentina, David Irvine director & CEO of Condor Group SRL (pictured left), is in a unique position to make comparisons between the business environments in each country and to offer strategies for anyone thinking of a  profitable business in Argentina…