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Yield-starved investors go back to investing in Farmland

Yield-starved investors go back to investing in Farmland   by Louise Bowman   SLC Agricola Plenty of room for growth in neglected asset class; Good inflation hedge relatively uncorrelated to economic cycle Last year many yield-hungry institutional investors stretched their mandates to incorporate alternative assets such as infrastructure, real estate and direct lending. This year could be the one in which they focus on one of the least-developed asset classes available: farmland. Research published by…

Why South America should not be ignored as a trading block

Why South America should not be ignored as a trading block Beyond mining, there are compelling reasons why the region should figure much more prominently in the international media. Just to refresh your memory, let’s list some of the region’s key attributes, including the fact that it occupies some 14% of the earth’s land surface area, has a population estimated at more than 590 million and a GDP in excess of USD 5 trillion; has 25% of the world’s arable land (including 32% of the unused land suitable…

ARGENTINA’s investability grows rapidly

The Global Macro is now very much in favor of ARGENTINA, which in structural terms has some setbacks which are very difficult to resolve,” evaluates  said, CEO of Puente, the financial group that grew as an exchange house and today is the largest underwriter of provincial debt. Federico said that the current government knows about the structural problems such as the fiscal deficit and the bill for energy imports and that they have the tools to relieve them and solve these issues within a few months.…

Gateway Nominated for the 2013 European Global Real Estate Awards for South America

Gateway Nominated for the 2013 European Global Real Estate Awards for South America Since the crash in 2008 the real estate industry in South America has taken its time to recover, but now firmly seems to be back and generating huge amounts of interest from prospective investors world wide. For many countries this has been a tough few years following the financial crash, as well as political problems in some South American countries . In Jan / Feb 2014 issue of The European we recognize those companies that…

Bringing up Children to be Bi or Multilingual is a must in todays interconnected world

Bringing up Children to be Bi or Multilingual is a must in todays interconnected world Children raised bilingual or multilingual in the early days will mix languages. They make errors by using the syntax of one language and the words of another. (“Touch the guitar”, my old Spanish teacher’s daughter would say, instead of “Play the guitar”.) But these problems disappear quickly. By three or four, children reliably separate the languages, knowing which can be spoken with whom. Their fluency in each…

Using Social Media in Marketing and Using Key Words in Media Advertising Keep GTSA at the top of Google Search Results

WHY DOES GTSA SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION & SOCIAL MEDIA IN MARKETING FOR ITS CLIENTS? SIMPLE REALLY :  IT IS THE KEY TO THE  ONLINE VISIBILITY FOR OUR CLIENTS’ PROPERTIES AND SPECIAL PROJECTS In the past 5 years real estate marketing has changed dramatically right around the world.  In line with being a global marketplace for buyers, news papers as an advertising media are being replaced by the Social Media boom. We,  like others observing this were looking to increase…

The Tea movement in Buenos Aires

History Argentine tea  movement culture is influenced by both local and imported varieties and customs with its multicultural history and the amalgamation o Europe and South America. Yerba Maté is the most noted South American tea with its origins dating back to the indigenous people of Argentina. When Jesuit missionaries first came to Argentina they were concerned by its addictive qualities so tried to ban it, however they reversed their stance and began cultivating it. Argentina has hugely expanded its…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Future-Proof Your Business in Uncertain Times

You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it. It’s called future-proofing, and in uncertain times it is a smart strategy for organizations. Future-proofing can give you an edge in a competitive market, keep you viable and set you up for success down the road. So what exactly does future proofing mean? And more importantly, how do you do it?Here are some first steps you might want to consider when future-proofing your workplace. Identify and prioritize the most likely drivers for workplace change…

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment “Today the world’s gold stock is about 170,000 metric tons. If all of this gold were melded together, it would form a cube of about 68 feet per side. (Picture it fitting comfortably within a baseball infield.) At $1,750 per ounce — gold’s price as I write this — its value would be $9.6 trillion. Call this cube pile A. “Let’s now create a pile B costing an equal amount. For that, we could buy all…

Pacific Alliance means business, not weighed down by yesterdays ideology

The Pacific Alliance proves that there is strength in numbers and we all have a lot to gain from working together. We´ve seen this before, haven’t we? Latin American countries coming together to build a bloc that promises to combat U.S. hegemony and bring about radical change in the continent without really saying how they will achieve it. Then along comes the Pacific Alliance, which instead of focusing on ideology and finger pointing, just wants to get down to business. So what is the Pacific Alliance (AP)…