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Chinese start-ups turn to Latin America as new land of tech opportunities

Trend intensifies as Trump continues to insult Mexico ○ Chinese entrepreneurs are embracing opportunities in Latin America while mutual exchanges in technology and innovation increase ○ Some Latin American entrepreneurs are joining China’s competitive start-up landscape as China-Latin American trade grows The golden opportunity for Chinese start-ups to “go Latin” may have arrived. Things have been looking good between China and Latin America, with trade multiplying 22 times since the year…

The United Kingdoms view on South America in 2018

Boris Johnson the British Foreign Secretary speaks about his recent trip to Latin America, and the unique opportunities the region presents for the UK. He said never have did he feel such a sense of mystery as he did last week when he gazed at the Pacific from the coast of Latin America – and we looked at each other, as the poet puts it, with a wild surmise. The mystery was what had taken us so long. Why was I the first Foreign Secretary to visit Peru for 50 years? How had we waited 25 years to go to Argentina,…

LatAm Investor Report May 2018

Argentina’s Progress Report   When Mauricio Macri came to power in late 2015 and promised to fix Argentina’s distorted economy it caught the world’s attention. In the LatAm INVESTOR Argentina Report published in Q2 2016, we described how closed sectors were being opened up for international investors. Two years later we’re back with an update. Macri’s first 100 days were a whirlwind of rapid changes, as he tackled the most perverse distortions in the Argentine economy. However, since then he…

💰 Should Investors worry about Argentina’s Dollar Crisis?

The late MIT economist Rüdiger Dornbusch used to tell his students in the 1980s that there are four kinds of countries: rich, poor, Japan, and Argentina. No one frets anymore about Japan buying its way to world domination. But the world is worrying again about Argentina. The country has just suffered another textbook attack on its currency. On April 24, the yield on ten-year US Treasury bonds broke 3% for the first time since 2014. On the same day, investors began dumping Argentine pesos and seeking the security…

10 Terrible Mistakes many Real Estate investors make

Although this post is aimed at residential investors it could apply to all real estate investors. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property also becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with established, full-time real estate investors and with professionals, such as bankers, to identify the types of traps into which real estate investors most often…

Paraguay’s Chaco Region – Its changing landscape from raw scrubland to productive pastures

The Chaco Region of Paraguay The Gran Chaco, is located to the East of the Andes and to the West of the Paraguay River, is unevenly divided between Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. It stretches for about 1,500km North to South and about 700km East to West, encircling the area of about 250 thousand square kilometres. To visualize its size, one can imagine the area of Ecuador (about 248 thousand square kilometres). Chaco was originally completely covered with native raw scrublands but now is undergoing…

Understanding Paraguay’s Chaco Soils

The Chaco region of Paraguay is becoming one of the most popular locations for investors looking to buy development properties but you need to understand the soils. Soils of the Chaco “Soils are formed principally from fluvial deposits based on transported material from the rivers … In addition to the predominantly flat topography, the scarcity of rain results in an arid zone that experiences frequent dust storms and extremely high temperatures. The soil evolved over deep sedimentary deposits that…

How to Incorporate a Company in Brazil?

Brazil has gone through a difficult economic period in the last few years and it’s slowly rebuilding its economy again. According to the OECD, inflation dropped in 2017, the GDP is growing again and special policies are being introduced by the Brazilian government to support the economic recovery of the country. The economic growth of Brazil makes the country attractive again for foreign investments which can also support further economic developments. In this article, we tell you everything that you need…

Savills: Global Farmland Index (January, 2018)

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world SUMMARY ■ Their Global Farmland index recorded an average annualised growth of 13.3% since 2002 and 2% over the past five years. ■ Although pressure on commodity prices has slowed growth in values in recent years, the long-term fundamentals of farmland ownership still apply with increased food production and competitive land use driving demand. ■ Opportunity v Risk Matrix tool considers these relative opportunities and risks of farmland…

The Future of National Parks in Argentina: An Interview with Ignacio Jiménez

The Conservation Land Trust Argentina is an organization which promotes the creation of national parks to expand their localization and re-introduce the wildlife that was lost in these areas due to human activities. We had the opportunity to talk with its Conservation Director, Ignacio Jiménez, to discuss different projects the foundation has in Argentina, the questions that surround them, and the future of conservation in Argentina. The Conservation Land Trust of Argentina is a branch of Tompkins Conservation,…

House Hunting in Northern Brazil Coastal Regions

A Coastal Retreat in Brazil A FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE ON THE BRAZILIAN COAST $570,000 (1.8 MILLION BRAZILIAN REAL) This five-bedroom house is a short walk from a white-sand beach on the northeastern coast of Brazil, about 30 miles from the popular tourist destination of Natal. Built in 2006, it is part of a small gated development of 16 homes called Quintas do Coqueiral. The 4,300-square-foot house sits on about 1.2 acres covered in palm trees and grass. Visitors enter through two large wooden doors, framed by pillars.…

The G20 comes to Argentina

The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit will be the thirteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). It will be held in 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be the first-ever G20 summit to be ever hosted in South America so it is a proud moment for the region. G20’s  History A leading global forum The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries…

Estrugamou family and their various residences in Argentina

The city of Buenos Aires has many emblematic buildings of a classic cut and among them is one located in Juncal 783 called the Estrugamou Palace, of the style Beaux-Arts. Its classic lines are maintained in the era and they excite all lovers of architecture who walk by them in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.  A few steps further on another nearby street,  we find another beautiful building called Mansion Estrougamou,  which was redeveloped in 2015 for the Casa Foa.   This…

Cresud Cattle Farm in Salta, Argentina, combines the complete livestock cycle with advanced agriculture

The winding dirt road that goes down to this southeast part of the province of Salta in Northern Argentina, is for many hours drive one of native grasses and rugged bush degraded by overgrazing. Suddenly, like an oasis, there appears an open field with corn and soybean under ground drip irrigation, reaching yields similar to those of the rich Pampas closer to Buenos Aires. Bradford cattle are seen to be fattened on high-quality pasture in organised areas. You will have arrived at Los Pozos, a farm owned…

These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundance

From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies. Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), which are either eaten by the vegans amongst us, or fed to animals, for those with a carnivorous preference. Today, the process of feeding humanity is extremely inefficient. If we could radically reinvent what we eat, and how we create that food,…