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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…

The Recoleta Cemetery in Buneos Aires. Its not too late to enter.

The cemetery was inaugurated in 1872 being the first public cemetery in the city of Buenos Aires and becoming one of the most relevant historical and artistic monuments in the country. The people responsible for its creation was the then Governer Martin Rodiquez and his Ministry Bernandino Riviadavia. The first customers were a black free slave called Juan Benito and a young lady called Maria Dolers Maciel. The site is around 54.843 m2 holding 4,800 vaults. In 1881 the front portico was built in Greek…

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)…

Where to buy a vineyard today – you might be surprised

A Rough Guide to Buying a Vineyard Compiling a worldwide list of what’s hot and what’s not in the vineyard world is a complicated task. But Mark Hazell of VineSmart.com, a global vineyard sales website, says that as a rough guide France, Italy, Spain and Portugal tend to be the first pick for many European buyers. “After that, it’s probably Australia, New Zealand and Argentina,” followed by Germany, Bulgaria and Croatia. Only then does South Africa figure on the list. Its low ranking – although…

Thinking of selling your property in Argentina. This is what you need to know

These are some of the items that need to be addressed if you are thinking of selling your property in Argentina with GTSA. A professional valuation. A considerable amount of property put into the market is overpriced and therefore doomed not to sell or could be undersold by vendors not getting it valued by an experienced valuer.  Try not to use the same real estate company that is likely to sell it or it could well be overpriced as they attempt to get your listing. Sales Authorization: A sales authorization…

Real Estate is booming throughout Latin America except in Argentina where it is bust

  July 29, 2013 In a region where booming real estate markets have governments from Chile to Brazil to Colombia warning of potential property bubbles, Argentina stands out as a bust. Two years after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner clamped down on Argentines’ purchase of dollars, the currency of choice for real-estate transactions, the housing industry is grinding to a halt. While prices soared to records in Sanhattan, a high-end strip in Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and Medellin, Colombia, in Buenos…

These upcoming Foreign Investments in Argentina have been confirmed by foreign investors

Argentina will receive an injection of Foreign Investments  in the coming months, both European companies such as automotive Volvo to Latin American as the Brazilian cement company Camargo Correa, the local Foreign Ministry reported. Several international companies announced investments last week, being the most prominent are those from the automotive sector, said a statement today by ministerial media. Volvo confirmed that it will invest 15 million dollars to renovate and expand its dealerships in Argentina,…

Chile first and Peru second on global economic optimism survey

In spite of the fact that Peru’s level of optimism fell by 12 percentage points for the second quarter and 10 points with regard to the second quarter of 2013, the Andean nation remains among the top of the list of global economic optimism. Chile first and Peru came in second place with 86 percent of businesses being optimistic, along with the United Arab Emirates. Chile was the most optimistic country globally with 88 percent of businesses reporting optimism, according to recent research by the audit and…

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…
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