Life in Chile, in the top 7 for Puerto Varas

image of Puerto Varas, Chile
The final report of the Anillos project, 2015, has granted to Life in Chile, in the top 7 for Puerto Varas. The study delivers the Quality Index of Urban Life (ICVU), of the Catholic University and the Chilean Chamber of Construction, both institutions of high repute. The ICVU evaluates the quality of life of a given population in Chile, considering factors influencing urban space, i.e. for civil society and private and public sectors in the place. The aforementioned study evaluated the quality of life of 85%…

Chilean wines: Bad Season or Better Opportunity?

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image of a Chilean Vineyard
Chilean Wines: The National Agricultural Society of Chile (SNA) issued a press release which expresses concern about the drop in production this year. The heavy rain that hit Chile caused a significant decline in the harvest. Patricio Crespo, current President of the SNA, said: “According to the data collected from our associates, this records an estimated drop in grape production of 30%, equivalent to about 400 million fewer litres of wine this fall season. This would imply a final production of wine…

South American Real Estate is the foremost priority for US-based investors

South American Real Estate is back on the table for Investors   In an earlier presentation this year to existing clients and potential new South American real estate investors, Geoffrey McRae, CEO at Gateway to South America,  outlined his view on the then current situation in South American markets. He highlighted that foreign investors find themselves at the end of a 35 year cycle of falling interest rates. So what will come next? He commented that there are currently 7 trillion dollars invested globally…

Business News Market Reports and Video from Latin America & New Zealand

Business News from Latin America The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their latest Edition of their new newsletter Business News Market Reports  that they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains…

Transpacific Business Digest – Trade News from the Pacific Rim

Transpacific Business Digest The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their Special Inaugural Edition of the new newsletter they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains market reports, video and business…

👉 Valid farmland comparisons updated for 2016

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
INTERNATIONAL FARMLAND COMPARISONS We have made a comparison of the prices of agricultural land in ten countries. Six are located in South America, two in Asia, one in Europe and one in North America. They are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand. When researching current land prices, we found that only two countries in the sample have reliable data. The Department of Agriculture of the United States publishes an annual report, which, among other…

Rabobank has good news for dairy farmers

RABOBANK  HAS GOOD NEWS FOR DAIRY FARMERS: World dairy production is slowing, which should push up prices in 2017, rural lending specialist Rabobank said in its quarterly outlook which is good news for dairy farmers. Global dairy commodity prices have continued to stumble along a market floor, largely determined by European Union support, the bank said. While the short-term outlook remained pessimistic, production growth in the world’s milk production regions had continued to slow. At this week’s…

South American Country Risk Comparisons

SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY RISKS FOR INVESTORS This is a current snapshot of the health or otherwise of Latin America Countries.  Remember it is historical so recent events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay could alter this picture dramatically going forward.   The International Property Rights Index for Latin America (index is for 2015) The International Corruption Index puts Latin America under the spotlight   This is a cost of living indicator: The figure shows how much how much a bundle of…

Chilean Blueberries: Challenges posed by competitors

CHILEAN BLUEBERRIES It has been a very good season for Chilean blueberries. Despite production not growing as initially estimated because of unfavorable weather this year, Chile almost achieved the same volumes it had last season and exported more than 90,000 tons of fresh produce. “The main varieties that we export are our own, they were developed by our genetic programs with the aim of providing the best quality and taste to the world. Chile exports 70% of its production to the United States, approximately…

Farm syndication is a new trend in South America

Working from the old adage “together we achieve more” farm syndication in South America is to date still very  much a small part of the rural economy. Note that farm syndicates (equity farming, farm equity partnerships and multi-investor farming entities ) are not like listed Agriculture Funds that invest across multiple properties in a pooled fund. Syndicates have a different structure and investment profile altogether. The growth in farm syndication has come from the likes of: professionally…

MORE GTSA SALES BROKERS WANTED FOR SOUTH AMERICA

UNLIMITED EARNING OPPORTUNITIES Gateway to South America is a  boutique international brokerage specialist that is looking for the best possible candidates to join our growing sales team of brokers, in the countries that we operate in.  Our philosophy is to maintain a small but dedicated and focused team of salespeople who are market leaders in their own right. We provide core specialist advice to a wide selection of clients throughout South America. We are enjoying rapid growth and continued success because…

Australia-Latin America Business Council Report

Australia-Latin America Business Council: Overview of Latin America’s Economic Future In times of market volatility, low economic growth and heightened uncertainty, it is essential to have a steady hand on the wheel and to be able to see beyond the current turbulence. There is no shortage of bad news on the global economic front and the worsening economic situation in Brazil and Venezuela, plus other strains arising from the fall in commodity prices and flow on effects, mean that the Latin American region…

Latin America, not South-East Asia, will be the world’s economic powerhouse

Latin America, not South-East Asia, will be the world’s economic powerhouse (The following article was written by Rafael Salazar and was published in The Huffington Post on 3 February, 2016) In today’s post-recession, cost-competitive environment, Asian countries like India and China have positioned themselves as the natural heirs to U.S. economic dominance. However, as Americans and Europeans look east, fretting about China’s economic outlook amidst rising debt, stagnating wages, and excess supply…

Chile’s new foreign investment law

CHILES NEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW On January 1, 2016 Law No. 20,848 which sets forth a new legal framework for foreign direct investment in Chile (the “New Foreign Investment Law”) was enacted. The New Law also regulates the effects of contracts entered into during the term of Decree Law No. 600 of 1974 (“DL 600”), in order to guarantee the full validity of the rights and duties acquired by foreign investors under said legal regime. Foreign investors that executed foreign investment agreements with…

The Douglas Tompkins’s Legacy in South America

Doug Tompkins’s Legacy: life and death of the ecological visionary behind North Face  The company co-founder Douglas Tompkins, who died last December in a kayaking accident, was an outdoorsman and environmentalist who launched two billion-dollar businesses. Those close to him recall ‘a brilliant man with an absolute passion’ for nature. In the course of his career as a conservationist, Tompkins, originally from Ohio, had preserved some 2.2m acres of land in Chile and Argentina with his wife, Kristine…
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