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The Estrugamou in Buenos Aires – The Pinnacle of French Classical Architecture

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On the corner of Juncal and Esmeralda streets, in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, sits a stately and imposing relic of an era of French architecture in Buenos Aires, a city often dubbed the “Paris of South America.” The residential Estrugamou Building, or Edificio Estrugamou, resembles…

The Best of the Best | A Luxury Stay in Buenos Aires | Five Hotels, Five Personalities

Counted among the most cosmopolitan destinations in South America, Buenos Aires is a city that blends the vibrancy of modernity with timeless sophistication, art, history and old-world glamour. Walk down many of the city’s streets and you’ll find that the eateries and boutiques that line them are alive with these…

11 Things I Learned About Investing in Argentina

After completing my studies at the University of Canterbury I wanted the challenge of living and working abroad in a foreign language. With the help of the New Zealand Prime Minister ́s Scholarship and the New Zealand Embassy to Argentina, I undertook a three-month legal internship with Wiener.Soto.Caparrós in Buenos Aires. WSC is a mid-size law…

Residential property prices are now global IMF warns

The world’s housing markets have become remarkably synchronised, according to  International Monetary Fund research that warns that local property prices may be vulnerable to unexpected foreign shocks. A study of 40 countries and 44 major cities across advanced and emerging economies shows there has been a simultaneous upswing since the…

The Palacio Estrugamou apartments are a reflection of Argentina’s Golden Age

“The classic and refined is sometimes associated with formality and excess. To me it’s the opposite. In this case, the challenge was to transform that formality into something cheerful and luminous.” Said Maria Silvia Loitegui, decorator in charge of giving new life to this wonderful apartment located in a building full of splendor:…

Argentina: Sentiment on Argentina is running hot

Sentiment on Argentina is running hot. Really hot. Unfortunately for the optimists, sentiment isn’t the only thing running hot in Argentina. The country is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years – an event that is already causing GDP estimates for this year to get dinged. More on that in a second. But first, let’s look at the…

No other country has a greater potential than Argentina – Davos 2018

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Argentina has left behind its populist experiment, and there is no other country with greater potential, Argentine president Mauricio Macri told the World Economic Forum in Davos during a speech to the forum of world political and business leaders. “Yes, Argentina has suffered a fracture”, admitted Macri on Thursday but “we are in a new phase…