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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…