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Argentina sets its aspirations to become once again a global meat heavyweight

Argentina’s minister of agriculture Luis Miguel Etchevehere has set aspirations to be among the largest global meat suppliers in the near future. “Speaking at the Expo Nacion Ganadera Norte and Grand National Exhibition of Brangus in Chaco, Etchevehere revealed his goal was to produce and sell more meat domestically and in the…

100,000m2 Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires is one of the largest in the world

The Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK) is the largest cultural centre in Latin America and the third largest in the world. It occupies the entire building of the former central post and telegraph office  – one of the city’s most important historic buildings and an outstanding example of French second empire architecture.…

Chinese investment in Latin America

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economics and business in the region since the Forum’s last meeting in Brazil, in 2011. With foreign trade worth $4 trillion, China is the world’s most important trading country. Besides the US, it is also the most important trading partner for 100 countries, including…

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…

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…

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…

💰 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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…

Harvard University said to seek sale of its South American timber holdings

Harvard University is trying to sell some of its timberland investments in South America to investors who will share management of the portfolio as the endowment retreats from bets on natural resources. Harvard Management Co. has approached investors to buy minority or majority stakes in as much as $700 million of property…

Interview with Nicolás Dujovne, Argentina’s Treasury Minister

What was the strategy behind the fiscal reform? Minister Dujovne: When we came to power we inherited a large fiscal deficit, a high level of public spending and a heavy tax burden. All three have to be cut but the only way it can be done is gradually because if we cut taxes very quickly then the deficit will increase. It’s only by cutting…