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Argentina is the worlds 5th largest exporter of Olive Oil

Olives are cultivated on more than 100 000 ha of land, concentrated in three regions-55 000 ha in the North-West region (provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja); over 9 500 ha in the Central region (provinces of Cordoba and Buenos Aires); and 40 000 ha in the Central-West region (provinces of Mendoza and San Juan) with 40 000 ha- which have been joined more recently by Neuquen. The bulk of the olive oil produced in Argentina is extra virgin grade. The industry provides direct employment for more than 15 000 people…

Latin America the next frontier for New Zealand Exports

The world is taking notice of under the radar New Zealand companies making inroads in Latin America, writes Victoria University’s Dr Eldrede Kahiya Last month, the Minister of Economic Development, Environment, and Trade and Export Growth, David Parker, attended a meeting of the Mercosur Latin American trading bloc, before holding talks with Ministers of Agriculture and Livestock, and Foreign Affairs. The significance of this event was lost in the shuffle of a frenetic business news cycle dominated by…

When do I have to Pay Taxes in Argentina as an Foreigner?

As we’re in the middle of tax period you may be wondering if and when you need to pay taxes in Argentina as a foreigner. In this article, we give you an overview of the Argentine tax calendar and how it affects expats as individuals and as business owners. First of all, whether you’re a resident or a foreign beneficiary (working in Argentina on a non-permanent basis) and your only source of income in Argentina is from employment you do not need to file a tax return; taxes will be withheld at source by…

10 Facts about Chile’s Growing Technology Scene “Chilean Valley”

There is a reason why so many countries are modelling their entrepreneurial ecosystems after Chile’s. With serious investments in technology and innovation, the Chilean government has spurred some amazing opportunities for technology startups to launch and grow in the country. Here are ten facts you need to know about Chile’s technology scene, also known as “Chilecon Valley.” 1. In 2017, Chile introduced a new tech visa allowing entrepreneurs, tech talent, and investors to acquire a visa in just 15…

No more room for the little guys in Latin America’s clean energy market

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Latin America’s booming clean energy market is attracting the world’s energy giants, which are driving down prices and squeezing out the little guys. Smaller developers were instrumental in taking wind and solar mainstream in the region, making headlines in recent years by offering record low prices at government auctions. Now they’re getting undercut by bigger rivals like Enel SpA, AES Corp. and Iberdrola SA. The emergence of international power companies in Latin America is a testament to how mature…

Worldwide Wine Output Collapses to a 60-Year Low

The Director-General of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), Jean-Marie Aurand, presented breathtaking information on the collapse of global wine production, assessment of the worldwide harvest, and the state of the overall wine industry at the organization’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday. During the presentation, Aurand warned that global wine production collapsed in 2017, with a contraction of 8.6 percent compared with 2016 figures. In fact, global wine output dropped…

Brazils Soybean 2018 plantings forecast to break all records

A 2% increase in planted area in the 2018-19 season is due to expectations of higher prices, and greater demand from Chinese buyers, plus an increase in domestic consumption. Soybean planted area in Brazil is forecast to set a new record for the ninth consecutive year at 35.8 million hectares, according to an April 24 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 2% increase in planted area in 2018-19 is due to expectations of higher prices, higher-than-expected…

Agribusiness Report Argentina Merger & Acquisitions Activity April 2018

Agri Business Report Argentina Q1-2018 aims to summarize the principal activity in INVESTMENTS and M&A in Argentina for the first quarter of the year. Circulation is managed in a quarterly basis to develop relevant updated information. The investments section includes operations in Ag Finance like corporate bonds or stock offerings. The M&A section also presents a summary of the major transactions in the global scale. [gview file=”https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/AGRIBUSINESS-REPORT-ARGENTINA-Q1-2018_-by-Agrifex.pdf”]…

Argentine Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler is seen as the best red wine maker in the world

Rodolfo’s Cabernet Sauvignon was chosen in France as the best red wine in the world. It should come as no surprise to wine lovers. Rodolfo Sadler Occupation: Winemaker as he read aloud to the immigration officer at Heathrow Airport, London. The emigration offer looks up and asks (in English):? Winemaker? Are you Opi by any chance? Fearful of being part of a hidden camera or a joke like that, Rodolfo nods. The official leaves his post and comes around and hugs him. “I drink and love your wine!”…

China’s commitment to Latin America to growing as United States retreats

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economies and business in the region since the Forum’s last meeting in Brazil, in 2011. With foreign trade worth $4 trillion, China is the world’s most important trading country. Besides the US, it is also the most important trading partner for 100 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. During South America’s golden decade from the early 2000s, the region…

The Best of the Best | A Luxury Stay in Buenos Aires | Five Hotels, Five Personalities

Counted among the most cosmopolitan destinations in South America, Buenos Aires is a city that blends the vibrancy of modernity with timeless sophistication, art, history and old-world glamour. Walk down many of the city’s streets and you’ll find that the eateries and boutiques that line them are alive with these qualities. But stay in one of the city’s leading hotels and you will find these qualities not only alive but personified. The following are five hotels that embody the breadth and diversity of…

Algodon Wines and Luxury Development Group, Argentina 1,675 ha Development

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group Receives Deed Approvals for Algodon Wine Estates Lots Algodon to Record First Lot Sale Revenues of Approximately $870,000 Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VINO), a real estate development brand with luxury lifestyle assets and premium wines in Argentina, today announced that it has received deed approval from the Cadastral Agency of Mendoza for certain Phase 1 lots on the Algodon Wine Estates property. All figures below are estimated in…

11 Things I Learned About Investing in Argentina

After completing my studies at the University of Canterbury I wanted the challenge of living and working abroad in a foreign language. With the help of the New Zealand Prime Minister ́s Scholarship and the New Zealand Embassy to Argentina, I undertook a three-month legal internship with Wiener.Soto.Caparrós in Buenos Aires. WSC is a mid-size law firm specialising in cross-border legal advice, with specific expertise in cross-border finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, tax law, employment…

Dos Rios – Buenos Aires – Eco Lots for Sale on the Delta

We discovered the Parana Delta on a family holiday in 2005. We took a zodiac from Tigre and motored down the River Urión, and then we quietly paddled down the tributary of the Arroyo Malvinas where we stopped and tied the boat to an old willow tree.  There we swam in the warm river water and picnicked under the shade of the overhanging trees.  Everything around us was green and the sound of the water splashing, the birds singing and trees rustling made us feel we were a world away from the bustle…

Argentina – Brazil – Chile – The Bioceanic Corridor, the key to reach the Asian markets

After more than two decades of being projected, the authorities say that now at the end of this year the contract for works of the new tunnel that will cross under the Andes Mountain Range will be awarded. At the end of this year, the works of the Aguas Negras tunnel will be awarded, It took more than two decades as a project, which will allow crossing through the heart of the Andes mountain range going from San Juan along Route 150 to Coquimbo (Chile) to exit through to the Pacific coast. The work, long claimed…