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The Argentinian Renewable Energy Sector – An Attractive Investment Opportunity

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Argentina is on track to become one of the biggest economic powerhouses in Latin America (2nd largest GDP Per Capita) in the emerging region. With its large educated population – 43 million people with approximately 60% of them under the age of 35 – combined with a diverse geographical landscape, Argentina is positioned well to lead the renewable energy sector in Latin America. Argentina has always been perfectly suited for renewable energy technologies, so why are the opportunities more viable now as…

Argentine meat consumption is up but the mix has changed

 Sheep meat is now the least popular Patagonian lamb once considered worldwide as the crème de la crème in quality and taste is fading away as an option for local consumers to levels more in keeping with worldwide consumption. More than 50% of Argentine sheep breeds are now wool based. Per capita consumption of sheep meat is declining In Argentina this year the record of animal protein consumption was broken, with 118.4 kilos per capita per year. But while beef, chicken, and pork have all shown signs…

Synthetic meats are on their way, but farmers could be left behind

This controversial article was recently published in New Zealand newspapers but could equally, apply to South American dairy and beef producers. ‘Fake’ animal proteins are set to disrupt world markets – and much faster than our agriculture industry is anticipating, argues food strategist Dr Rosie Bosworth. New Zealand’s agricultural sector has been having a rough time of late. If waking up to a center-left government wasn’t enough of a nightmare for most Kiwi farmers, then the negative media attention…

European immigration: The owners of Argentinian Ranches

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European immigration: The owners of the Argentinian campo / Ranches Argentina has been populated almost entirely by European immigrants. The South American country has received individuals and families from the Old World since the times of the colonization. During the last 500 years, Argentina has been a destination for merchants, businessmen, travelers, refugees, and government officials, coming mainly from Spain, Italy, France, Poland, and Germany. Europeans and the Argentinian campo While many Europeans…

World wine production “to hit 50-year low”

Global wine production is expected to fall to its lowest in more than 50 years, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The group blamed the decline on extreme weather in Italy, France, and Spain – the world’s top three producers.Total world output is projected to fall 8% from last year to about 247 million hectolitres. This could raise prices and dissipate a global surplus caused by a demand slump in the wake of the financial crisis. According to OIV estimates, Italian…

Missed Opportunities – The Economic History of Latin America

Latin America, home to about 600 million people, is blessed with natural resources, fertile land, and vibrant cultures, yet the region remains much poorer than its neighbors to the north. Why has no country in Latin America reached living standards like those enjoyed by other countries? In a new book, The Economics of Contemporary Latin America, Beatriz Armendáriz and Felipe Larraín analyze the historical roots of Latin America’s economic and social development dating back to the colonial times. What follows…

South American Political Map and What It Means for the Agro Industry

The South American political map provides some insight into the economic and political structure of the region and its effects on the agro industry. Learn more. The South American Political Map and What It Means for the Agro-Industry In 2016, Brazil hit its highest level of stocks in over four years. Brazilian stocks have risen over 48 percent and should keep going up as South America focuses on political and economic reform. This is good news for those looking to invest in the agro industry, or move to a…

Paraguay: has specialised agriculture in each farming region

A preliminary mapping of this country of opportunities shows a diverse and rich productive structure with cattle ranching as a fundamental pillar of the flourishing Paraguayan economy. In fact, Paraguay offers a variety of productive bets in each of its regions: the west, where most of the agricultural holdings are located and the majority of the rural population also, and the Chaco, which comprises 60% of the total territory of the country and has 2% of the total population of the country (this is where a…

Chilterra Dairy Farm in Chile. Another New Zealand Latin American Success Story ?

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A Chilean farmer has given those on the New Zealand Prime Minister’s tour of Latin America an entertaining insight into farming in the country, saying when he first got involved with a New Zealand company, his father warned him “they will take your land and your wife.” ( some truth in that ) Ricardo Rios is a farmer in Chile and the CEO of Chilterra, a dairy company in Chile which has the backing from New Zealand investors. Mr Rios was speaking to the Prime Minister’s delegation at…

Argentina: Latin America’s Third-Largest Economy

Argentina is a Republic (similar but not the same Constitution to the USA) with 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires ( locally known Capital Federal), being its capital. Buenos Aires has a population size of 3.89 million and a metropolitan population of around 17 million, making it the largest city in the Argentina and fourth largest in the western hemisphere. Because of its beauty and culture, Buenos Aires is often referred to as “the Paris of South America.” In terms of ethnicity, most…

Argentine Congress of CREA 2017: Technology brings a wave of new disruptive options

At the CREA Tech conference,  held in Cordoba, Argentina there were a large number of new tech startups, applications of robotics and advances in genetics on show. A wave of new technological developments, outside the traditional technology of inputs, is making its way into the agriculture and pastoral sectors. It brings not only agronomy skills but above all else, electronics and mechanical engineering. Those companies and individuals who have mounted that wave are mostly led by young people between 30…

Business optimism in Argentina is the highest in 22 years

86% of Argentine Businesspeople believe that the economy will continue to improve A new poll shows 65% of businessmen felt that the economy will be “moderately to significantly better” in the latter part of the 2017 year, while 21% thought it will be “considerably better”; half of those surveyed say they will increase employment in their own companies. This is good news in an economy that has been struggling to make the necessary cultural and economic changes from years of regressive…

Real Estate in Buenos Aires: Opportunity?

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Both Argentina and the City of Buenos Aires, stand out for an endless number of singularities. These range from cultural diversity, a variety of landscapes and climates, through the quality of wine and meat, to artistic production. Another of the innumerable peculiarities that define Argentina and, more specifically, its administrative, cultural, and financial capital, is its unique real estate market. The real estate market in the City of Buenos Aires has a main distinctive feature: it’s not negotiated in…

With the support of China, Jujuy in Argentina will be the largest solar park in Latin America

Thanks to the financing provided by the Chinese bank EXIM, the Government presented this morning the start of construction of the largest photovoltaic park in Latin America. The solar plant at Cauchari, in the Jujuy department of Susques, will generate about 300 MW from 1,200,000 panels to be placed on a 700-hectare site, the equivalent of the average City of Buenos Aires. The Cauchari stages I, II and III will demand an investment of U.S. $ 390 million, of which U.S. $ 331 million will be contributed by China…

What are the Tax and Accounting Requirements in Chile?

When a company decides to move their business into a new market and to open up a new office in a new country, one of the first things to be considered is the country’s tax system. Around the world every country has different tax and accounting systems, some are easier to manage than others. Therefore, when moving into a new market, companies have to determine and understand the country’s corporation tax, sales tax, dividend tax, and other applicable tax rates. Additionally, a company must be aware of…