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Chile is the best country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do business

Chile is the best country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do business According to the latest ranking published by Forbes, Chile was ranked 24 ° among the best counties to do business worldwide and was the first in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ranking includes 134 countries. Peru, meanwhile, is ranked 42 ° at the international level and won second place in the region. Trinidad and Tobago is in third place (49 °), Mexico’s fourth (57 °) and Panama’s fifth (60). Uruguay (61 °),…

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…

Which New Zealand Companies are making money in Latin America ?

When it comes to Latin America there are few New Zealand companies who know it as well as Tait Communications. The Christchurch-based business has been selling its products there for more than 25 years. So when Tait’s vice-president of sales for Latin America, Hamish Wiig, went on the John Key-led trade delegation recently he kept a watch out for some of his products. And it wasn’t long before he spotted some. “It was great to see the police at the Sao Paulo football stadium all using Tait digitally…

Strong demand expected for Chilean kiwifruit

With big-volume California and Italian kiwifruit seasons winding down, importers expect strong demand for Chilean product, expected on U.S. retail shelves by early April. Madera, Calif.-based Western Fresh Marketing Inc. expects to kick off its Chilean program around the end of March, said Chris Kragie, sales manager. Western Fresh’s Chilean volumes should rise about 15% this season, Kragie said. Wenatchee, Wash.-based Giumarra of Wenatchee expects its first arrivals of Chilean kiwifruit in the first or second…

Chile, Brazil and Uruguay among the world’s leading exporters of wood chips

Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost eight million tons in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. This would be an increase of 7% from last year and of almost 60% higher than in 2006. Chile is by far the biggest exporter, accounting for two-thirds of the total shipments from the continent, while Brazil and Uruguay both account for about 16% each. In 2011, Chile was the world’s second-largest supplier of hardwood chips after Vietnam. Latin America’s hardwood…

Chile the most globalized economy in Latin America, says report

Chile has emerged as the most globalized economy in Latin America and moved up to 25th place in the world, according to global consulting firm Ernst & Young. Chile is among the countries to improve their position despite global economic uncertainty, the firm’s annual Globalization Index found. “Unlike other countries, the policies of Chilean governments have promoted openness in times of turbulence, taking the sufficient precautions so the economic turmoil does not hit the country hard,” Cristián…

Blueberries from Chile to set new exports record

The latest Blueberries crop report shows the Chilean harvest beginning to progress as spring tilts toward summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Cool-weather conditions had early-season export numbers behind projections, but all signs now point to a robust harvest and export market, as the season ramps up. Peak production and export of Chilean blueberries takes place in December, January and February. According to the Chilean Blueberry Committee, production will continue to increase in future years, as Chile adds…

Investment funds around the world seeking farmland in response to food price hikes

For decades, the world was often swimming in surplus food because farmers were so productive. But rising demand has caught up, and reserves have become so tight that global food markets are vulnerable to even minor shocks. Many analysts say that higher, more volatile prices may be here to stay. The new dynamic reflects in part the rising demand for commodities in developing countries such as China, India and Russia. By 2050, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization projects that world food production will…

Chinese largest agricultural firm to buy farmland in Latin America

China’s largest agricultural enterprise, Heilongjiang Beidahuang Nongken Group, will acquire or lease 200,000 hectares of cropland in countries including Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Russia, The Philippines, Australia and Zimbabwe China, the world’s most populous country with 1.34 billion citizens, is experiencing an agricultural deficit that has spurred the authorities to seek access to crops outside its territory. In fact, according to somewhat dated statistics, less than 11 percent of Chinese territory…
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