Japan’s Oji sets up forest plantation company in Uruguay

Japan’s Oji sets up forest plantation company in Uruguay Japanese paper maker Oji Holdings Corp. has announced the establishment of a company in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, for forest plantation acquisition. According to Tuesday’s announcement, Oji Uruguay Forest Company SAS will buy a plantation straddling the northern Uruguay departments of Tacuarembo and Rivera for 288 million dollars. The acquisition increases the total area of the Oji Holdings group’s forest plantations by about…

Carbon credits in the UK: A threat or opportunity for farmers?

Recent figures show that over half of farm sales last year were to non-farmers. There are reports of farmers being outbid for land that will be put into woodland or other offsetting projects. We explore the threats and opportunities of these schemes. Whilst there are opportunities for farmers to gain extra income streams from carbon credits and other environmental schemes, there has long been concern about food security and the impact on farming and food in the UK.  The aim of such schemes is to use low-quality…

The area that used to be the coolest in Buenos Aires adds new projects: how much does an apartment now cost?

An iconic square in the heart of Buenos Aires underwent several changes after the pandemic. How is that area today, and what investments are being activated? In the heart of Retiro, around a “green lung,” one of the oldest and most beautiful squares in Buenos Aires, architectural proposals were raised that made that area one of the most coveted for a long time. The current layout of the square responds to various projects carried out by the Municipality of Buenos Aires, in which the renowned landscaper…

LATAM Booming Real Estate Market. Thousands of New Companies Opened

The real estate sector is experiencing significant growth in some Latin American regions, like Mexico and Brazil, with a notorious surge in real estate companies and investors. Real estate companies are experiencing a remarkable surge in various regions of Latin America. In Mexico, for instance, the number of real estate service providers has surged by nearly 20% over the past five years, according to the latest Mexican Economy Secretariat‘s data. Similarly, more than 26,000 real estate companies…

Two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals investing in Uruguay are Argentinean

Uruguay’s investment advisors and portfolio managers sector grew in terms of clients and employees last year. This sector currently manages the money of 36,170 clients, 63% of whom are Argentine, with a total of US$ 28.93 billion invested in different instruments. Data released by the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) shows that at the end of 2022, there were 67 portfolio managers and 106 investment advisors, an increase of 10 from the previous year. Portfolio managers are legal entities that manage the investments…

Explaining Chiles Land Title System

Explaining Chiles Land Title System A Real Estate Title search in Chile goes way beyond just tracking the ownership history of a property. Many more issues need to be checked in the numerous public records available in the Chilean legal system. Many other title issues come from common sense experience of the problems in particular regions. Beyond just knowing what documents to request and their significance for a title search in Chile, knowing the local problems and history is essential. For example, what are…

Paraguay is rated the best place in the region for business, according to says Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) 

The Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) released this weekend by Brazil’s Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) highlighted Paraguay as the Mecca for regional business ventures, given the country’s outstanding performance. The FGV report highlights that, despite the increase in their indexes, other countries remained in the unfavourable zone (below 100 points): Peru (85.3), Colombia (72.8), Chile (72.7), and Ecuador (42.2). Meanwhile, Argentina climbed from 26.1 to 41.7, with the first economic…

Reasons why we are on the cusp of a commodity super-cycle affecting South America

The following two decades are likely to be a series of supply squeezes for a variety of reasons As 2024 unfolds, the surge in commodity prices has been nothing short of spectacular, with sectors such as metals, energy, and agriculture all registering significant gains. This trend is not merely coincidental but indicative of a burgeoning commodity super-cycle driven by three key factors: What drives commodity super-cycles? Historically, commodity super-cycles have been triggered by periods of intense industrialisation…

Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’- Valle de Uco

Argentina’s Napa Valley is on the eastern side of the Andes, in a region of stunning foothills and high plains. The Uco Valley in Mendoza has rapidly become one of the most talked-about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Created initially as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine-producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco Valley, with its…

Why is the Osorno region in CHILE home to so much dairy farming?

Why?  Well, thanks to the high level of sanitary control, dairy cooperatives produce milk of high quality. The Chilean dairy industry benefits from a suitable climate (around 1200m plus with moderate temperatures), particularly in the Southern half of the country (the regions of Los Lagos and Los Rios) with around 75% of the cattle and 600.000 hectares devoted to dairy production (80% of the country).* Key facts about the Chilean dairy industry Chile is involved in up to 5% of milk production in Latin America,…

The Legal Steps to buy Real Estate in Uruguay

Navarro Abogados , Montevideo Uruguay Purchase of a Real Estate Property by an Individual After the individual (the “Individual”) has identified the real estate property it intends to acquire, it should seek the legal advice of an attorney and the services of a Notary Public to assist in the purchase process. In general, pursuant to the current Uruguayan laws and regulations applicable to real estate transactions, the purchase of a real estate property is structured through the following steps. Step 1:…

Buenos Aires’ Historical Promenade: Avenida de Mayo

Walking down Avenida De Mayo, you will be in awe of the many architectural treasures reflecting the glory days of Buenos Aires in the early 1900s.  Being the main thoroughfare between the two governmental buildings of the Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo and the Argentine Congress in the Plaza de Congreso, the infamous Avenida de Mayo is often compared with La Gran Via in Madrid. London City Cafe depicts the architectural style of the early 1900s. It has also been likened to Paris or Barcelona due to its sophisticated…

Elon Musk calls out to Investors to consider Argentina after meeting with President Javier Milei

The Argentine president praised the Tesla CEO for his efforts to advance space exportation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recommended his followers invest in Argentina after meeting up with President Javier Milei on the sidelines of a global investors conference in Los Angeles on Monday. “I recommend investing in Argentina,” Musk posted on X, the social media app he owns. He also published a picture of himself with Milei, Presidency Secretary Karina Milei, and Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. Gerardo Werthein. …

Buenos Aires Residential: The data that reveals why it is time to buy a property

The purchase and sale operations registered in March 2024 are positioned as the highest increase in the past five years. The first two months of the year recorded a drop in the total number of real estate purchase deeds, with 1,882 in January and 2,213 in February, after an end of the year marked by 4,560 events in December 2023. Despite the political and economic fluctuations with which 2024 began, In March, the real estate market registered a significant increase: it added 3,399 registrations – 53%…

The British Vestey Meat Empire in South America

The Vestey Brothers were once the largest meat retailers in the world The company once controlled one-third of the refrigerated storage capacity in Britain and two-thirds of multiple butcher shops. It accounted for 20 per cent of all meat imported into Britain. Origins and early growth William Vestey (1859 – 1940) and Edmund Hoyle Vestey (1866 – 1954) were born to Samuel Vestey, a Liverpool provisions merchant. William Vestey William Vestey was sent to Chicago to scout for opportunities in 1876. He was…
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