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Dakar Rally 2017 in South America: 9,000kms in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

The Dakar Rally 2017 in South America rally will be raced January 2017 from the 2nd -14th  in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina over nearly 9,000 kms of roads, tracks and dunes, with a stop in high-altitude Boliva. The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled this…

Global Trust in Sustainable Agriculture is the Next big opportunity – Rabobank

The biggest value creation opportunity for those in the  agricultural sector is to be seen as a globally trusted source of sustainably produced products, says a new Rabobank report on the sector ie Sustainable Agriculture. The Sustainable Returns: Finding the value in Environmental Sustainability the  report says improved…

Buenos Aires Hot Spots for visitors and locals alike

Buenos Aires has become a ‘bucket list’ destination for the young at heart from all over the world in recent years but the hot spots for visitors and locals alike had not changed much over the past 20 years. However, with the country under a new government, the pulse of the city has increased even more with many new popular spots on offer.…

A Contemporary Beach House in Uruguay with Unique Characteristics

Located in the middle of a natural reserve with great forest extensions, countryside views and virgin beaches, you’ll find Casa  Calmo, a stunning contemporary beach house. The location is called San Antonio de la Pedrera, 10 min north of La Pedrera (Rocha, Uruguay), a charming little town on the ocean’s edge. It is a young resort…

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group: Riding The Young Argentinian Credit Bull

Argentina: A Young Credit Bull is Born… There are few better times to invest – period but especially in “higher risk” opportunities – than during a “leverage-on” part of the credit cycle. Put simply, very early credit cycle investments have something of a derisking inherent in them…

Argentina: Successful Tenders in the Renewable Energy round

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The renewable energy tenders scenario in Argentina has taken a significant turn this year. The official website of the government says: “The clean energy industry is today one of the most dynamic in the world, with an average annual growth rate of 36% during the last six years and investments for US$ 257 billion … “ Argentina’s energy matrix comes mostly from fossil…

The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture

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Rule 1. Only invest in countries that are investor-friendly: Agricultural investments require a medium to long-term view. A typical investment in mainstream agriculture will require 70-80% of your investment to go into land. There is no need to add to these risks by going into countries where you put your capital at risk. This rules out most of Africa,…

Portfolio Investments by non-residents in Argentina

1. Introduction This paper summarises the alternatives and requirements for foreign individuals and companies for making portfolio investments in Argentina. In order to do general business and operate on a regular basis, foreign companies should establish a branch or incorporate a subsidiary, which exceeds the purpose of the document. Foreign investment.…

Peru is still shining amid Latin America woes

The sun is shining on Peru even as dark clouds gather over much of Latin America Peru kicks off a major conference in the capital city of Lima on Thursday and compared to its neighbours Peru is still shining . President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, among many other world leaders, are attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.…

Keys to begin a new business in Argentina

Argentina has become one of the best countries in Latin America to invest in and develop new business startups. Even though it used to have an unstable economy in the past, a new government has focused on changing the financial issues in order to attract more investments. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) describes in a report that Argentina’s activity…

What does Donald Trump’s election victory means for agriculture ?

Some might say a president who gained power with the motto “drain the swamp” might appear a boon for agriculture. But whether he turns out that way will require a more measured tone by Donald Trump when in office than that he voiced to win power. Sure, farmers may well enjoy something of a honeymoon for now from his victory, which is…

South America – ‘Biggest ever’ freehold land block up for sale

An area of Argentina bigger than the US state of Rhode Island, or the UK county of Kent, has been put up for sale in what is billed as the potentially the largest freehold block of land ever to hit the open market. An unnamed “Group”, which has owned the Estancia Punta del Agua in north-west Argentina since the 1980s, has put…

The rise of Corporate Farming

Land is a misunderstood investment. Whether it’s a pension fund or sovereign wealth fund, a private equity fund or a sugar company, investors struggle to understand the best way to invest in agriculture. Bain & Company analysis has identified four approaches that public companies are taking. As we explain in this report, none of the approaches is perfect—each…

Sustained development of Paraguay

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The sustained development of Paraguay has been recognised by the International Monetary Fund, which has updated its growth forecast to 3.5% for 2016. In previous months, this figure had already been adjusted upward by other observers, such as BBVA Research. For its part, in anticipation of 2017, the IMF has set a projection of 3.6%. This projection assumes that…