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Paraguay – Reasons to Invest and live there

Paraguay recent election results have confirmed the business-friendly environment will continue. Paraguay produces the highest per capita surplus of electricity worldwide from the Itaipu Dam giving it a stable income base that is even stronger than its agricultural exports. Construction Details The course of the seventh biggest river in the world…

Osorno Chile – A Center for Agricultural and Pastoral Farming

Osorno Chile – The Center for Agricultural and Pastoral Farming Osorno Chile is most of the most popular regions for pastoral and cropping farming in Chile that Gateway to South America-Chile specialises in. It is an important agricultural center, with agriculture making up the bulk of the Osorno province’s economic activity.…

A Buenos Aires Weekend Hideaway

A SPRING AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT DOS RIOS The preparations for a visit to Dos Rios always follow a similar pattern, particularly packing up the cool box. What might one forget? Did we leave wine, vodka, and lemons from the last visit? The caretaker Beto picks us up from the dock on the mainland – sometimes the water is like silk, sometimes it is choppy from all the passing boats if…

Economic Snapshot for Latin America – Nov 2018

Recovery stalls in the third quarter Incoming data suggests that the Latin American economy remained soft in the third quarter. Focus Economics estimates that regional GDP growth (excluding Venezuela) remained broadly unchanged, inching up from Q2’s 1.7% to 1.8% year-on-year. The second quarter’s result had marked the worst performance in one year…

The Chilean fruit season closes with a new record

Chile exported a total of 2,935 million kilos of fruit in the 2017/2018 fruit season, surpassing the last record of 2,840 million kilos achieved in the 2012/2013 season, reported Fedefruta based on a report released by IQonsulting. According to Gonzalo Salinas from IQonsulting, the 2017/2018 campaign presented particular variations, such as the…

Argentina: A Perfect Storm Creates A Buying Opportunity

2018 has been a tumultuous year for Argentina. From one of the most severe droughts the country has experienced in decades to the collapse of the peso and equity markets, to a $50 billion IMF bailout, a series of investor storms have hit Argentina and prompted investors to run for shelter. But while these economic setbacks have caused damage,…

China must invest in Latin America for food security

China must invest overseas to ensure its food security, said speakers at the recent Asian Financial Forum. “China and India have to open to global markets like Australia, Africa, and Latin America, and invest in these countries’ agricultural production for food security,” said Fan Shenggen, the director general of the International…

Paraguay: A Hidden Gem in the Agrichemicals Market

Whenever agrichemicals players think of the South American markets, Brazil will be the one that comes to mind. It became the world’s largest agrichemicals market a few years ago, but it is quite an elusive market for most players because obtaining technical-grade registration takes up to seven years. The second thing that comes to mind for those…

New Zealand Dairy Farm in Chile milks 26,000 cows per day

The Manuka Board. Manuka S.A. was founded by New Zealand shareholders and started operating in Chile in 2005. The expertise of these farming families has given Manuka a legacy of knowledge, experience, and innovation, as well as a vision for the enormous potential of dairy production in the southern regions of Chile. Manuka a company that milks about…

Comparing prices: Argentina was among the lowest cost of living countries in the region in dollars

According to the IERAL, Argentine food prices measured in U.S. currency are well below other Latin American countries Even with a US dollar at $34, a kilo of Argentinian meat would be the cheapest in that currency among 14 Latin American countries, plus Europe and Asia; A kilo of apples would only…

Argentina has opened up a range of sectors: New Multi-layered investment options

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HEADING UP Argentina’s reforms are pushing the economy in the right direction 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, they described how closed sectors were being…

Paraguay, Peru and Chile star economies of 2018 and 2019: report

By 2019, the highest growth in the region is projected for the economy of Paraguay, with 4.3%, followed by Peru (3.9%) and Chile (3.7%), according to a report by BBVA Research. In Argentina, a “significant” recession is anticipated. The Latin American economy will grow 0.9% on average this year due to the weak performance of countries…

Chile replaces Mexico as China’s largest supplier of avocados

“From 2016 to 2017, Chile exported more than 13,000 tons of avocados to the Chinese market, replacing Mexico as the largest supplier of avocado to China,” said the commercial advisor of the Chilean embassy in China, Andreas Pierotic. “We already have the government’s permission to promote the avocado in China.…

What Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is likely to change

Congressman Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidency Sunday on promises to overhaul several aspects of Latin America’s largest nation. A glance at the top issues that are likely to change in a Bolsonaro administration: ENVIRONMENT More than half of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil, and some environmentalists worry Jair…

Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie in London: “Argentina is building institutions”

Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie spoke at a conference in Chatham House about the political and economic changes happening in Latin America. Argentina is working very hard on its macroeconomic reforms, on reducing the fiscal deficit and combatting inflation, building institutions with anti-corruption practices…