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The Peru-China relationship goes from strength to strength

China and Peru have had a long relationship, dating back to the 19th century when many Chinese immigrants ended up in Peru. Currently in Peru, 5% of the population are estimated to be Asian Peruvians however one source states that 5 million citizens have some Chinese ancestry, making that 20% of the country’s population. Minhui Huang, Limas Chinese Ambassador, has said that the two nations have a successful strategic partnership and at the moment their bilateral relationship is going stronger than ever. After…

Peru’s Amazonas region is now more accessible than ever

It has been reported that direct air services will be resumed at Chachapoyas airport in Peru. This will have a significant impact on the tourist arrivals, a supposed 12 percent more tourists will visit Peru’s northern Amazonas region. The resumption of these air operations will greatly boost the tourism industry announced Manual Cabañas, the Peruvian regional director of Foreign Trade and Tourism. The regional government will also come into action as they will be implementing promotional procedures in order…

Petrobras’ Argentine unit makes exciting discovery of natural gas reservoir

Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant, has announced that its Argentine unit has discovered a new natural gas reservoir in the southwestern province of Nuequén,130 km from the provincial capital, in the El Mangrullo area near the cities of Plaza Huincul and Cutral Co. The company attributes the achievement of the discovery to the continual collection of data from wells drilled in that area and the constant re-analisation of both seismic and geological data. As well as using the expertise and methodology used…

Crowd funding could be an option for Artists and Small Business in South America

A new type of crowd funding platform which allows investors to receive equity is an option that might work well in South America where bank finance for start ups is not available. Established crowd funders overseas such as New Zealand’s PledgeMe and US-based Kickstarter have helped many projects get under way through masses of small pledges. Businesses would be able to avoid taking on debt or ceding control, and small ordinary investors could get exposure to the type of enterprises which at the moment…

Lip Service: Greeting and Farewell Kissing Etiquette in Argentina

The Argentine Farewell Kissing hello is an etiquette minefield for many a foreign visitor; an explosive expanse of dry lips and hairy cheeks, a bomb-strewn war zone of saliva and bad breath, a nuclear holocaust of social awkwardness and previously repressed homoeroticism. But not anymore. Intrepid reporter Daniel Tunnard spent ten minutes at his desk compiling lazy stereotypes into an unimaginative list many months infiltrating that most mysterious of beasts, the modern Argentine, to bring you this definitive…

Selling Real Estate in 2013 requires more skilled resources than in the past.

  Selling Real Estate in 2013 requires more skilled resources than in the past. More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with the traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit…

New Property Regulations will affect Buenos Aires Landlords in 2014 involved in short term vacation rentals who are working outside the law.

2014 looks at a new fully operational law targeting the current increasing supply of temporary rental properties aimed at tourists in Buenos Aires. The transactions are not currently regulated for those who currently rent out properties in Buenos Aires  the tourism market but they will soon be monito red and supervised. Currently, according to estimates, Buenos Aires offers 6,000 to 20,000 beds in the category of temporary tourist rentals which damage the competitiveness of registered hotel beds. The continual…

Gateway’s Marketing Funnel helps Investors find new opportunities in South American

More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with the traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit into this criteria or they will quickly become over exposed and unsalable. Real…

Can Argentinas decrease in growth rate actually help the economy?

The World Economic Outlooks report forecast figures for Latin American growth rate were brought down by the IMF on Tuesday to 2.7%. The Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean Office, Augusto de la Torre said that Argentina is above Latin America and Caribbean countries average in terms of growth this year with a combined estimate of 2.5% for the region. Cristina Kirchners administration optimistically forecast 6.2% for this year. However according to the 2014 Budget both institutions…

The Bioceanico Aconcagua Tunnel – Joining the food bowls of South America to Asia

The Bioceanico Aconcagua Tunnel – Joining the food bowls of South America to Asia The Pacific Ocean: the Epicenter of the 21st Century As the Mediterranean was the sea of the past, and the Atlantic that of the twentieth century, the twenty-first century global economy will have its epicenter in the Pacific Basin. Globalization imposes a new framework for trade and economic relations. The world’s largest and most populous continent on Earth faces the Pacific Basin. There, 4 of the largest economies…

Where to live in Buenos Aires?

What better way can a residential real estate agent truly know and understand the different neighborhoods they sell properties in than to actually live there?  And that is exactly what I did.  Lived in 6 different locations throughout downtown Buenos Aires. As my husband and I were recent “empty-nesters”, we felt the need to downsize our home and improve our quality of life by moving closer to work.  That meant leaving the suburbs for the city, a monumental life style change. We decided the best way…

Buenos Aires’ most desirable neighbourhood. The chic and fashionable Palermo Soho.

Palermo is Buenos Aires’ most fashionable and exciting area. Often referred to as “alternative”, the Soho area is likened to the trendy Soho areas of both London and New York. The term ‘Soho’ seems to globally denominate the zones that bring together artists, fashion and the most stylish restaurants. The bohemian feel in Palermo has made it especially popular with the young upper-middle class Argentines as well as foreigners. Palermo started to become fashionable in the 1980s, when its combination…

Property Values reach a new low in Buenos Aires

The basis of comparison is becoming increasingly smaller in the  Property Values Buenos Aires property market, which is now facing more trouble. Following the report from the ‘Colegio de Escribanos’ (The Association of Notaries) they encountered a lessor but important  drop in  prices 14 months since June 2012. In August 2012 there was a registered annual drop of 35%, and if comparing the number of deeds in the same month of 2013 to 2011 there was a low turnaround of 48%. In August, as reported by the…

Gateway Continues Growing its Team in Latin America

Marcia Williamson is the newest face at Gateway to South America bringing her extensive experience in sales and marketing to the Buenos Aires Residential Market.   After receiving her college degree at Portland State in Oregon, she started her career as an account manager for an Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations firm. Born a Midwest farmer’s daughter with a Latina name like Marcia….South America was her destiny and Rio de Janeiro was calling her name.   After moving there, she continued to…

El Tejar’s big shift from Argentina to Brazil

The farming company founded in 1987, El Tejar, who has become one of the biggest grain and oilseed producers globally, has relocated their headquarters from their original base in the province of Buenos Aires to São Paulo. Among the world’s top grain producers in 2012, the company have now also almost replaced their Argentina chief executive, Horacio Ackerman, with Brazilian Luiz Kaufman. The changes come as a result of a disintegrating relationship between the Argentine government and the farming industry…