Foreign Investors are still cautious about returning to Argentina. We wonder why ?

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No matter how you look at it, investors are still hesitant or have not responded to the invitation the current government is presenting to them in the numbers that one would expect, given the opportunity that Argentina currently presents. The government of Mauricio Macri received an extremely poisoned inheritance: and although his cabinet and his speeches seduce many abroad, the burden of the past is still very heavy. And local Argentines often do not help themselves; short-term thinking rules and populism…

Analysis: Latin America at the Crossroads

Today Latin America is at a crossroads, struggling between the end of a golden age and the beginning of a new order. This “great transformation” is the subject of a publication titled ‘Latin America at the Crossroads’, in which leading international scholars and experts scratch beneath the surface of such transformation to have a clearer glimpse of what the future holds for Latin America. Loris Zanatta’s introductory chapter guides the reader through a detailed overview of the manifold reasons that…

Argentina Modernises its Rail System

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The Argentinean railroad system, after decades of abandonment, is back on course. Argentina purchased 1,200 wagons from China’s CMEC Company, which are destined for “Belgrano Cargas.” The total amount of the investment, financed with a loan, is USD 2,470 million. For its part, the investment in rolling stock is USD 807 million. Together with the acquisition of wagons and locomotives, a rehabilitation plan of 1,600 kilometers of railways has been carried out on the Belgrano line, which runs through…

‘The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report

The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report (LABER) represents the first edition in which principal authorship was assumed by Brian Gendreau, the new director of the University of Florida’s Latin American Business Environment Program. Timothy McLendon will continue to author the legal environment section. With a new author come some changes in appearance and focus, as well as the introduction of two Latin American countries in the Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti). The most obvious change…

Doing business in Latin America America – World Bank Report

This work is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this work do not necessarily reflect the views of The World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, or the governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this work do not imply any judgment on the part of The World Bank concerning…

Argentina: RenovAr 1.5 Doubles the Allocation

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RenovAr 1.5 has doubled the amount of MWh announced for tender. In this way, it has exceeded the most optimistic forecasts. On 25 November, at a press conference in the micro cinema of the Palace of Hacienda, the Minister of Energy and Mining of Argentina presented the results of the tenders. Among the facts that the government had taken into account when tendering such an amount, it was decided, as an underlying premise, to take advantage of the excellent reception of the program among investors, both domestic…

Keys to begin a new business in Argentina

Argentina has become one of the best countries in Latin America to invest in and develop new business startups. Even though it used to have an unstable economy in the past, a new government has focused on changing the financial issues in order to attract more investments. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) describes in a report that Argentina’s activity is dynamic and has a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem formed by high potential entrepreneurs. The independent business sector has considerably grown…

Silicon Valley’s top investors have started investing in Latin America?

Latin America just might be the most overlooked emerging market on the planet. The venture dollars in Latin America can’t hold a candle to India or China (compare China’s US$11.8 billion in new VC funds for the first half of 2016, down 14 percent according the Wall Street Journal, to Latin America’s US$218 million), and the region’s 600 million inhabitants get overlooked by investors who think that you need to reach a billion users to be a “real startup.” But with debut investments from Andreessen…

A New Zealand Manufacturer in Argentina succeeds

The Personal Experience of a New Zealand Manufacturer entering the Argentine Market A New Zealand Manufacturer with more than a decade of experience making industrial generators and air compressors in his home country and over two decades manufacturing in Argentina, David Irvine director & CEO of Condor Group SRL (pictured left), is in a unique position to make comparisons between the business environments in each country and to offer strategies for anyone thinking of a  profitable business in Argentina…

Peru outshines its neighbours in South America

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Peru outshines its neighbours in South America in 2016, with a 58% rise in the Lima General Index, followed by the Bovespa in Brazil with 37% and Argentina’s Merval with 33%. Peru has a steep rise in GDP projected of 3.8%. By contrast, in Brazil and Argentina, the earnings will be only on stock this year. Argentina expects to end the year with a negative growth of -0.8%, and it is even worse for Brazil, with a negative growth of -3.5%. In the case of Argentina, there is agreement by different analysts…

Argentine organises the largest Business and Investment Forum in its history

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President Macri is fronting a forum to the world’s business elite the countries vision of a modern Argentina Argentina is organising a major business and investment forum next month, September 12th to the 15th, in Buenos Aires where more than 1,500 world business leaders and representatives of government and economic institutions are scheduled to attend the event, probably the largest in recent times in all of Latin America. All of the participants will receive from the president Mauricio Macri administration…

Argentina Tax Amnesty Explained in English

AFIP Explains in English who and what is involved This voluntary Argentina tax amnesty gives a one-off opportunity for local taxpayers to declare illegal hidden currency and property. It has been designed by the Argentine Government to entice back into Argentina the Billions of Dollars that had left the country illegally when the previous populist governments invoked economic measures that effectively stole taxpayers money. The taxpayer pays a special tax for the property located within the country and abroad…

South American Real Estate is the foremost priority for US-based investors

South American Real Estate is back on the table for Investors   In an earlier presentation this year to existing clients and potential new South American real estate investors, Geoffrey McRae, CEO at Gateway to South America,  outlined his view on the then current situation in South American markets. He highlighted that foreign investors find themselves at the end of a 35 year cycle of falling interest rates. So what will come next? He commented that there are currently 7 trillion dollars invested globally…

Business News Market Reports and Video from Latin America & New Zealand

Business News from Latin America The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their latest Edition of their new newsletter Business News Market Reports  that they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains…

Don’t Cry for Argentina’s Investors they are doing just fine

  ARGENTINA POSITIVE OUTLOOK IS GAINING TRACTION WITH INVESTORS In the four months since former Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri was elected president, Argentina has become a lodestone for global investors. They’re anticipating the biggest spurt of growth in Latin America, a corresponding retreat of inflation and the best returns from the continent’s healthiest companies. Argentina Markets often bestow a halo on new governments that fades when promises can’t be kept. Investors in Argentina…
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