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Negotiations is a learned skill – Not just for Real Estate Brokers

Negotiations are a fact of life. We constantly negotiate both in personal and professional areas of life. Still, many people don´t like negotiating, and as such try avoiding it. As a result it could make resolving and/or progressing problematic. Others, often success-driven managers and business people, are so competitive that only “winning” would make them a great negotiator in their eyes. Causing, of course, the other person to “lose.” Helpful? Most likely not! Applying below-listed…

Mendoza City – Chiles Gateway to Argentina

              Mendoza is the Capital of Cuyo province. It is 1040 kilometres from Buenos Aires (and 340 kilometres from Santiago, Chile), and consists of around 1,100,000 people in the metropolitan area.  Lying at 747 metres above sea level at the foothills of the Andes close to the Chilean border, it is the largest city in far Western Argentina and serves as Argentina’s gateway to Chile. Founded in the 1560s, Mendoza was first located in the Intendancy of Chile…

Argentina’s richest 15 families worth is over 27 Billion US dollars

Argentina’s richest 15 families worth is over 27 Billion US dollars ( 2014 ) The total fortune of the 15 wealthiest Argentines has been estimated at 26.85 billion dollars, falling just shy of the 27.679 billion dollars currently in the Central Bank’s foreign reserve account, according to a list of the country’s richest people published recently by the local edition of Forbes magazine. The difference being this money is real whereas no one believes the Argentine Central Bank actually has 27 Billion…

Can the World feed China ?

By Lester R. Brown Overnight, World feed China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed China?”, that I began to fully appreciate what a sensitive political…

UAG Farming Fund in Uruguay has purchased El Tejar in a 67,000 ha land grab.

El Tejar has sold its Uruguayan farms to UAG ( an agro fund). That agreement will allow for the incorporation of the 67,000 hectares of cropping land giving UAG a total of 170,000 hectares, equivalent to three times the size of the province of Montevideo. In this area, some 32,000 hectares shall become owned by UAG and 35,000 ha will remain under the existing leases. Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign…

Is Air New Zealand looking to spread its wings to Latin America ?

According to analysts at the Capa Centre for Aviation, headquartered in Sydney, Air New Zealand is reviewing options for covering Latin America, which is now a focus of New Zealand’s tourism push. Commenting on the report, an airline spokeswoman said “South America is an area we’ve been interested in exploring for some time, but the first priority has been to finesse our Southeast Asia and Europe networks.” Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has said South America was…

Why Are So Many Americans renouncing their Citizenship and Heading South

  The number of Americans that renounced their citizenship was 221 percent higher in 2013 than it was in 2012 and in 2014 it could double again.  That is a staggering figure, and it is symptomatic of a larger trend.  In recent years, a lot of really good people with very deep roots in that country have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to the United States permanently.  More than a few actually go to the trouble to renounce their citizenship, but that is mostly done for tax purposes.  But…

The World’s Hottest Vineyard Property is published here

The World’s Hottest Vineyard Property is published here Which wine regions have seen the biggest price rises over the past year, and what exactly can you get for your money? Mendoza seems to have been the place to buy a “lifestyle” vineyard in 2013, with demand pushing prices up by 25 percent, according to the latest Global Vineyard Index from property consultants Knight Frank. According to the report, the average price of the world’s vineyards increased by 6.8 percent in the year to June…

20 years of Progress in Latin America Countries meant some are catching up with the rest of the world

20 years of Progress in Latin America Countries                   The 20-years view: Two decades of progress over the last two decades, Latin America has made significant progress in bridging the economic and social gap with more advanced economies. there has been significant improvement in living standards. 20 years ago, latin american countries were approximately somewhere in the middle on the United nations’ human Development index, whereas today the region…

Rising Milk demand from China and increasing food safety concerns from New Zealand its major supplier open up opportunities for South America

Rising Milk The worlds largest dairy exporters New Zealand company  Fonterra is calling for improved lab-testing, saying the Government owned Environmental Science & Research laboratories in New Zealand  lacked the capacity to identify an E.coli bacterium in cream. This comes as a French company sues the dairy giant for $500 million, China looks to buy its milk from Germany and South America. Are these food safety issues an opportunity for South America to increase their exports to China ? Worried…

What is happening in Argentina’s economy ? Is it a buy or a sell ?

Last week, the official Argentina’s economy exchange rate – went from 6.81 to 8.03 to the USD in a few days. The “blue” or black market rate (a fact of life in any controlled exchange market) was all over the place, probably going from around ARP 9.50 to 13 in the same period. In short a severe devaluation. Many existing and potential investors are looking to see where this is all heading. For foreign tourists we have an obvious response, Argentina has suddenly got cheaper – and that’s…

Why Progressive New Zealand Dairy farmers are moving to South America

  New Zealand Dairy farmers are moving to South America New Zealands farm landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years. Once considered one large sheep farm  and a breadbasket for the United Kingdom with over 77 million sheep ( a controversial figure as many sheep were counted twice during this period to get the generous subsidies then been given )  it is now seen as one large dairy farm supplying the world.   Why the change ? Simple economics. Dairying is grossing approximately 10 times…

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.…
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