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Real Estate Options for South America Gateway to South America offers South American real estate investment opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Click on the Red Links above for our latest options. We know buying South American Real Estate has specific rules for foreign citizens, rules we are familiar with and have…

Is the the USD doomed as a world reserve currency?

The United States has benefited enormously from being the Worlds Reserve Currency because much of the world still uses the dollar for international trade.  This is because foreign governments must hold in their foreign exchange reserves USD’s to settle international claims and intervene in foreign exchange markets. In addition to that many…

Argentina The here and now: towards a more competitive country

Today more than ever it is important to emphasize that achieving a competitive economy remains one of Argentina’s outstanding objectives. Given the fact that the most competitive countries in the world are the ones that are the most developed and, in most cases, have less inequity, only a significant leap in our competitiveness…

Big Data + AI applied to Real Estate valuations

Reporte Inmobiliario has responded in the past two months to over 68,000 queries related to the residential market through its geolocation tool, market analytics, and housing valuation engine,  for up to date Market Valuations. The tools are available online on the Reporte Inmobiliario website free to individuals and provide useful information needed…

China hungers for Brazil’s Grain Harvest

Africa is not the only continent China is investing in Author: Denise Chrispim Marin Conventional wisdom says China plans ahead. Right now, as it works to secure food supplies for the next 50 years, China is getting more active in Brazil, the world’s third-largest grain producer—and one with the significant untapped capacity to expand the cultivated land.…

What makes Trumps America the world’s most competitive economy?

Any international economic index that finds America at the pinnacle of global success is sure to invite questions around whether such success can be attributed to the actions of any one leader or administration. To apply this question to the Global Competitiveness Report 2018, let’s first take a look at the facts. The first thing to…

5 things: Brazil’s economic downturn and what to expect going forward

Brazil’s economy has had a tough time of it so far this year. The truckers’ strike, the depreciating real and the uncertainty regarding presidential elections have all contributed to Brazil’s economic woes in 2018. In this post, Senior Economist Angela Bouzanis answers some key questions regarding Brazil’s…

“Argentinean soybean breeders are world class”

Julio Ferrarotti is a pioneer in the breeding of soy in Argentina. His father registered the first national cultivar of soybeans in ’60. In 1994 he founded a new seed company, named Relmó, together with four partners, including his father and brother. After the sale of the company to an investment fund around 2008, he continued his work as a breeder…

Paraguay is choosing new friends

A new broom is sweeping through Paraguay as it resets it political and trade friends. With less than two months left on the clock of his five-year term, outgoing Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes put his final stamp on international affairs this May: a surprise announcement that Paraguay would move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Cartes’s decision…

Chile’s Epic Route of Parks is now open

In recent years, Chile has made huge progress in protecting its incredible natural beauty. Now the culmination of the conservation work has come in the form of the Route of Parks – or Ruta de los Parques – a 2800 km route that connects 17 national parks across the country. The route is an incredible hiking trail running all the way from Puerto Montt…

Living in Vaca Muerta Shale Fields: the young faces of a new Argentine dream

AÑELO, Neuquén.-“this is Vaca Muerta”. Juan Carlos Pais points his gaze towards a labyrinth of steel pipes installed in the middle of the desert. Giant and colourful, similar to the Pompidou Museum in Paris, the gas compressor plant moans loudly nearby. The engineer, who oversaw Pharaonic works in different…

For real estate companies in Buenos Aires, the new rental act will make less available stock pushing up rents

Real Estate professionals are against extending the contracts from 2 to 3 years and add that the banks charge very expensive guarantees. After studying the key points to the reform to the law of residential rentals proposed by the government, some real estate operators took a more critical…

Zespri and Chilean ag ministry discuss Kiwifruit cooperation

A meeting was held last week between New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri and the Chilean Agriculture Ministry, during which opportunities for cooperation were discussed. Zespri representatives travelled to Chile and met with the South American country’s Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker, local media El Mercurio [in Spanish] reported.…

Brazil’s Commercial Real Estate Prices Dip Again in August

According to the latest FipeZap Commercial Index, Brazil commercial real estate prices declined in August with sale prices falling -0.51 percent and rental prices decreasing -0.46 percent. In that period, the accumulated inflation rate fell -0.09 percent, as calculated by the IPCA/IBGE (National Consumer Price Index/Brazilian Institute of…

Argentina is having a cotton export boom

After reaching a floor of 235,000 hectares planted in the 2016/17 season, cotton acreage expanded to 324,000 hectares in the last season, and, according to the Production minister of Chaco Province,  Marcelo Repetto, a 20% increment is expected for this year. The new macroeconomic scheme is improving the perspective for the cotton chain in Argentina. The…

HOW VULNERABLE IS THE $100+BN PROPERTY PORTAL INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE?

This is an article written for a New Zealand audience but the challenges and disruption that is causing some in their real estate industry to pause is also very applicable to the South American market which is very fragmented with a low level of transparency.  It was written by Alister Helm a licenced real estate salesperson and journalist. …