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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…

Understanding Chile’s geographical regions

Chile may have a “crazy” geography, but it is also a land of unparalleled beauty, with an incredible variety that has fascinated visitors since the Spanish conquest. Because Chile extends from a point about 625 kilometers north of the Tropic of Capricorn to a point hardly more than 1,400 kilometers north of the Antarctic Circle, within its territory…

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…