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Which countries head the list for money laundering ?

Dirty secrets: financial crime Those looking to hide—or expose—ill-gotten gains will pore over the latest Financial Secrecy Index, published today by the Tax Justice Network, a campaign group. It ranks jurisdictions based on a combination of their level of legally enshrined secrecy and the size of their financial centres. The higher a country is on the list,…

No other country has a greater potential than Argentina – Davos 2018

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Argentina has left behind its populist experiment, and there is no other country with greater potential, Argentine president Mauricio Macri told the World Economic Forum in Davos during a speech to the forum of world political and business leaders. “Yes, Argentina has suffered a fracture”, admitted Macri on Thursday but “we are in a new phase…

Blockchain could be coming to Brazils Land Registry

This paper has reviewed a solution designed to record transfers of land ownership in the Municipality of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and assessed it using an archival science theoretic lens, since archival criteria for trustworthy records closely aligns to legal requirements for determining admissibility and weight of evidence and legal status of…

The deregulating of Argentina’s FX Market (currency exchange) has made trade a lot easer

On January 10, the Macri Administration issued an 84-page executive decree (Executive Decree No. 27/2018 or the “Decree”) 1. The Decree forms part of the government’s efforts to modernize the economy and is astoundingly broad in scope, ranging from employment and tax matters to traffic safety and trademarks. Last week…

Real estate uses will dramatically change in the next decade if not sooner.

The future of real estate will be influenced by disruption technology as people change the way they shop, travel and even grow their food, a world-renowned professor of real estate says. San Diego University professor Norm Miller, recently said at an international property conference, said the technological innovations coming, from…

Trends in allocations to Farmland investing with a Global Perspective

SOUTH AMERICA • Successive years of low commodity prices, over-leveraged balance sheets, and drought in the northeast have left many farmland assets in Brazil searching for new investors. While current restrictions on foreign ownership limit opportunities for foreign large-scale investment, this could change once drafted legislation is…

GTSA – Marketing wins ‘Agricultural Real Estate Service Provider of the Year in Argentina for 2018’

Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents. GTSA has been once again chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award   ‘Agricultural Real Estate Service Provider of the Year in Argentina 2018’…

A Decade in the Farmland Asset Class Evolution

By Jeff Conrad, Managing Principal and President, AgIS Capital “Courtesy of Global AgInvesting. Reprinted from GAI News, Jan. 18, 2018.” Institutional investment in farmland grew significantly over the last decade. This growth started in the more developed U.S. market and spread to emerging markets around the world. During this time, the NCREIF…

Argentine Economic Outlook continues to Improve

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Argentina Economic Outlook President Mauricio Macri’s government made important progress in his drive to liberalize the economy. The 2018 budget and a highly controversial tax and pension reform plan were approved by the congress in the final weeks of 2017. The pension and tax reform envisages lowering the government’s elevated public sector spending…

Argentina’s Tax Reform: This Is What You Need to Know

On November 13, 2017 we reported on the imminent passage of tax reform legislation (see “Argentine Tax Bill: A Step toward Structural Reform” 1). At the end of the year and amidst rioting in the streets over pension reform, congress—acting pursuant to an extraordinary session—pushed through two laws2 (collectively, the “Tax Reform Law”) modifying the…

What can happen if you buy a new apartment off the plans and the area is less than what you paid for

Many apartments in Argentina are sold off the plans (en pozo) and usually this goes smoothly. However occasion there is a discrepancy between the m2 paid for and the number delivered. Sometimes there are more and sometimes less. However this Buenos Aires buyer did not take this lying down. He sued and won for the missing metres. Paola U. bought…

Hidden potential: why wealth firms are popping up in Paraguay

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For a long time, ‘What’s the point?’ was reason enough to give up on a plan to open a wealth management firm in Paraguay. That’s not the case anymore. That market, shunned until now, has become an attractive destination for regional wealth management firms, given its fast growth rates in the past decade, as well as its business- and investment-friendly…

Argentina Buenos Aires Expo 2023 Host

Expo 2023 Argentina Buenos Aires focuses on creative industries as a synthesis articulating science, art, and technology, to make profits, build up employment, boost minds, share outcomes, improve life quality, and generate sustainable growth. The convergence between contents, networks, distribution platforms, and technological applications as well as meeting…

The largest Farm Shows in South America for 2018

Expoagro 2018 Argentina Expoagro is one of the most important open-air agro industrial exhibition annual events in the Southern Cone. It is organized by Exponenciar S.A, with Clarín and La Nación as shareholders, the main newspapers in Argentina. It is held once a year, for four days, at the end of the summer harvest. Since 2017, and after 10 years of being in…

Processed Uruguayan wool coveted by European manufacturers

With one hand, breeder Sebastian Saura holds the head of a sheep and with the other, in a matter of minutes, he shears the animal down to its tender pink skin. It is the first phase of a trip that will take wool from Uruguay — one of the world’s top exporters of the textile fiber — to Germany for use in the seats of luxury…