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Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

Harvard’s Endowment writes down huge losses in Brazilian Farmland

As of Q3 2017, Harvard’s endowment was valued at USD 37.1 billion. This ranked Harvard first out of 1,158 ranked university endowments in the United States. In its fiscal year which ended June 30, 2017, Harvard wrote down its natural resources portfolio 28 percent from USD 4 billion to USD 2.9 billion. This USD 1.1 billion write-down – or financial loss – occurred partly from Harvard’s…

Chinese investment in Latin America

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economics and business in the region since the Forum’s last meeting in Brazil, in 2011. With foreign trade worth $4 trillion, China is the world’s most important trading country. Besides the US, it is also the most important trading partner for 100 countries, including…

Chinese start-ups turn to Latin America as new land of tech opportunities

Trend intensifies as Trump continues to insult Mexico ○ Chinese entrepreneurs are embracing opportunities in Latin America while mutual exchanges in technology and innovation increase ○ Some Latin American entrepreneurs are joining China’s competitive start-up landscape as China-Latin American trade grows The golden…

The United Kingdoms view on South America in 2018

Boris Johnson the British Foreign Secretary speaks about his recent trip to Latin America, and the unique opportunities the region presents for the UK. He said never have did he feel such a sense of mystery as he did last week when he gazed at the Pacific from the coast of Latin America – and we looked at each other, as the poet puts it, with a wild surmise. The mystery was what had taken…

LatAm Investor Report May 2018

Argentina’s Progress Report   When Mauricio Macri came to power in late 2015 and promised to fix Argentina’s distorted economy it caught the world’s attention. In the LatAm INVESTOR Argentina Report published in Q2 2016, we described how closed sectors were being opened up for international investors. Two years later we’re back with an update. Macri’s first 100…

10 Terrible Mistakes many Real Estate investors make

Although this post is aimed at residential investors it could apply to all real estate investors. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property also becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with…

How to Incorporate a Company in Brazil?

Brazil has gone through a difficult economic period in the last few years and it’s slowly rebuilding its economy again. According to the OECD, inflation dropped in 2017, the GDP is growing again and special policies are being introduced by the Brazilian government to support the economic recovery of the country. The economic growth of Brazil makes the country…

Savills: Global Farmland Index (January, 2018)

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Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world SUMMARY ■ Their Global Farmland index recorded an average annualised growth of 13.3% since 2002 and 2% over the past five years. ■ Although pressure on commodity prices has slowed growth in values in recent years, the long-term fundamentals of farmland ownership still apply with increased…

House Hunting in Northern Brazil Coastal Regions

A Coastal Retreat in Brazil A FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE ON THE BRAZILIAN COAST $570,000 (1.8 MILLION BRAZILIAN REAL) This five-bedroom house is a short walk from a white-sand beach on the northeastern coast of Brazil, about 30 miles from the popular tourist destination of Natal. Built in 2006, it is part of a small gated development of 16 homes called Quintas do Coqueiral. The 4,300-square-foot…

The G20 comes to Argentina

The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit will be the thirteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). It will be held in 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be the first-ever G20 summit to be ever hosted in South America so it is a proud moment for the region. G20’s  History A leading global forum The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major…

These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundance

From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies. Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), which are either eaten by the vegans amongst us, or fed to animals, for those…

Harvard University said to seek sale of its South American timber holdings

Harvard University is trying to sell some of its timberland investments in South America to investors who will share management of the portfolio as the endowment retreats from bets on natural resources. Harvard Management Co. has approached investors to buy minority or majority stakes in as much as $700 million of property…

China’s agricultural investment abroad is rising

China’s need for agricultural resources and technology and the country’s considerable financial clout are driving rapid growth in Chinese investment in agriculture and food sectors abroad. The trend reflects the growing global ambitions of Chinese companies, and it is attracting the attention of business and government leaders around the world.…

Have $1 billion to invest? Buy agricultural land is Lord Andrew Hay’s advice

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For a man with information on prime properties across the globe, Lord Andrew Hay can separate the wheat from the chaff. And that’s why the wish list of the global head of the residential division, Knight Frank, like many of today’s high-net-worth individuals (HNIs), involves investing in agricultural land. Security plans…

Brazilian farmer optimism high with increasing soybean prices and cheap credit

Farm equipment manufacturers in Brazil are expecting strong sales this year, boosted by a second straight bumper soy crop and rising grain prices, which will more than offset weakness in the sugar cane sector, giving Brazilian grain farmers a new found optimism. Some machinery producers are forecasting sales growth as…