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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…

China’s commitment to Latin America to growing as United States retreats

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economies 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,…

Argentina – Brazil – Chile – The Bioceanic Corridor, the key to reach the Asian markets

After more than two decades of being projected, the authorities say that now at the end of this year the contract for works of the new tunnel that will cross under the Andes Mountain Range will be awarded. At the end of this year, the works of the Aguas Negras tunnel will be awarded, It took more than two decades as…

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…

2018 South American Consumption Growth Analisis

The end of the first quarter of 2018 gives us a first glimpse of 2017 sales results in Latin America’s leading markets. Across the region, consumption grew thanks to strengthening currencies, falling interest rates and rebuilding consumer confidence. With the region’s big three (Brazil, Mexico and Argentina) enjoying modest to very strong consumption…

BlackRock Global Investment Management targets Brazil and Argentina in LatAm expansion plans

BlackRock is setting its sights on Brazil with the aim of developing and expanding its business to offer a full range of asset management services to local investors. In an interview with Citywire Americas, BlackRock’s head of Latin America and Iberia, Armando Senra, said that after becoming a key player…

Now is the time to Invest in Latin America’s Tourism Boom

Latin America’s Tourism Boom continues. According to the UN’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) tourism is the 3rd largest export in the world, with international sales worth more than the food or auto industries. The number of international journeys made globally each year has jumped from 25 million in 1950 to more than 1.2 billion today. That exponential…