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Will Argentine Residential Real Estate Prices keep falling ?

The real estate market has two paths Either route will bring the prices down. The only question is do we choose the path of the United States or Spain,  either way prices  will not stop falling. How to invest in this environment? During the past ten years real estate investment was one of the most popular chosen by Argentine savers. In almost 100% of cases these investments went well.  That was with a growing economy and rising incomes, due to an external commodity boom driven by China, investors had little…

Black River Asset Management owned by Cargill in the US prepares to buy more land

  Black River Asset Management is targeting at least $400 million for its second agriculture-focused investment fund. According to a person familiar with the firm’s plans, the Black River Agriculture Fund 2 LP could collect up to $500 million, but will raise at least $400 million for the vehicle. So far the fund has closed on $90.1 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The bulk of the financing came as a $75 million commitment from the Teachers’ Retirement…

Dairy Farming News from South America

Dairy Farming News from South America Recent rains in Uruguay have firmed up dairy production and we are seeing month over month increases in milk production from June 2013 to July 2013.  Milk prices are robust at close to $0.40 a liter with the US$ hovering around UP$ 21.  All indications are that Conaprole is promoting increased milk production to meet WMP export opportunities.  This is good for Uruguay’s dairymen and the industry after the fiasco with the small processing plant owned by Mexican investors…

Hard learned lessons learned by India Jindal’s Bolivian Mine investment failure on what not to do when investing in South America

Lessons from India Jindal’s Bolivian Mine investment failure Jindal’s integrated mining and steel project in Bolivia was the largest contract secured by an Indian company in Latin America. The project, which ultimately became a victim of the country’s domestic politics, has lessons for Indian companies venturing into Latin America. Bolivian President Evo Morales greeted Indian investor Naveen Jindal (L) saying ‘I’m also Indian’ By Ambassador R. Viswanathan (*) – ¨Hermano… Yo tambien…

What Questions to Ask A Real Estate Salesperson before hiring them?

I have put together some questions that anyone who is thinking of selling their real estate should consider asking when interviewing a potential sales person or company to use. Before interviewing them do some homework. The most important is to check their Web Presence. Without this they should not be on your list of potential brokers. Google them. Questions to Ask when interviewing an unknown Real Estate Salesperson How do you get your listings ? From your company or from past referrals. Past referrals means…

How GTSA uses SEO, key words and relevant articles to drive traffic to its Real Estate websites.

SEO for Real Estate Marketing The methods I am going to talk about in this article have not been learnt in online courses, nor have they been taken from theory manuals you can download for a price on the Internet. Everything I am going to discuss has been gained from hard experience, both as a real estate marketer and  a hands on real estate broker having over 20 plus years experience in marketing international properties. Is Writing an SEO Real Estate Article Complicated? No. There are no magic formulas or…

Who is stuffing up the South American wine exports to America ?

Why are the South American Wine markets suffering currently with their exports to the US. Well it is not difficulty to find out. Millions of dollars worth of Australian wine deemed unfit to drink by fussy Americans is to be dumped in America’s less discerning markets. Australia’s largest wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, says it’s taking the move because it over-estimated the US market demand and the wine is not suitable for ageing. “TWE’s leadership team in the Americas believes old and obsolete…

The best of Buenos Aires City in Video

These three  Buenos Aires  City in videos are well worth watching if you are thinking of making a lifestyle change and coming to live in Buenos Aires. Not only is the city the most important cultural center of South America it has a unique character that is not found in modern cities around the world. Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay,…

In South America the two competing trade alliances are the Pacific Alliance and the UNASUR. What are the differences ?

The Pacific Alliance Two projects of regional association are facing off in South America: the Pacific Alliance and UNASUR. Both are incompatible, based on opposed geopolitical interests that present each of the countries of the region with a dilemma. There is no longer room for ingenuity or distractions. There exists a certain tendency among our integrationist perspectives to inject considerable ideology into the discourse on the different sub-regional projects”, wrote Carlos Chacho Alvarez, general secretary…

How Business users can get results from Facebook without spending a fortune on ads

An article by Lilach Bullock Socialable Ltd l thought Facebook ads are great, businesses need to get their posts in fans’ news feeds if they want to get better results from Facebook in the long term. A staggering 95% of Facebook users only look at their news feeds when they access the popular social network, so just posting for the sake of posting will not bring in great results for your business. There is a real art to great posting on Facebook, and unfortunately it’s not always easy to master. Studies…

My Chinese doctor says speaking English can kill you

Love  this Chinese  Doctor! Q:  Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can  prolong life.  Is this true?  A: Heart  only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste  on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.   Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like  saying you extend life of car by driving faster.   Want to live longer?  Take nap.Q: Should  I reduce my alcohol  intake? A:  Oh  no.  Wine made from fruit.  Fruit very good. Brandy distilled  wine,…

The world’s biggest flirts revealed – Guess where they come from ?

The world’s biggest flirts revealed – Guess where they come from ? Here is some great news for hot blooded men. Spanish women are the most flirtatious in the world online, according to a survey by a dating website which said the results belie lingering perceptions of a socially conservative country. Badoo.com  found Spanish women are more likely to initiate Internet dating contact with a man than women from any other country in which the site operates. Badoo, which boasts 80 million registered…

Argentina looks to grow more Kiwifruit to supply the local market

With the goal of substituting imports, the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture announced financial support Friday to boost kiwifruit production in the Buenos Aires province. The ministry and Banco Nación will fund a subsidized credit line for small producers in the area to improve productivity. Rural economic development secretary Luciano Di Tella led a meeting with producers and marketers, including the Mar del Plata Kiwifruit Chamber, to promote the government program. The measure seeks to recover the industry…

What are your skiing options in Argentina ? They are many and varied – some with free ski passes

SNOW SEASON 2013 June is here, thus the majestic scenery of Patagonia is swathed in white and the time for adrenalin and fun begins.  Covered in snow, the mountains invite skiers and snowboarders to glide their way around Argentina’s ski centres, from Ushuaia to Neuquén, passing through Chubut, Rio Negro and Mendoza.  Slopes for beginners and experts, off-piste challenges, night-time skiing, trips on sledges and snowmobiles, events snow-rugby and snow-polo matches, new ski-lifts and slope facilities, and…

Argentina looks to renovate the Railroads to Prolong Soybean Boom

Argentina’s nationalization of two railroads in the past month paves the way for the renovation of a network from the foothills of the Andes to the coast, cutting transport costs in the world’s third-largest soybean producer. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration on May 22 took over the Belgrano Cargas railroad, which connects the northern provinces to Parana River grain loaders operated by Cargill Inc. and Bunge Ltd. (BG), among others. Two weeks later, she expropriated Brazil’s…
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