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Copper and Lithium, Chile’s Crown Jewels

One in every four tons of the world’s copper supply comes from Chile, a country with mining in its DNA, and one that also has the world’s largest reserves of lithium, often dubbed “white gold,” a coveted mineral that will be key in the coming years with the rise of electric mobility. The history of Chile and its economy are closely linked to mining, first with the buoyant salt industry at the beginning of the last century and later with the exploitation of copper. Essential in the transmission…

Gateway’s Marketing Funnel helps Investors find new opportunities in South American

More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with local traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit into this criteria or they will quickly become over exposed and unsalable. Real…

Continued disruption affecting Agriculture

The progressive consolidation of the smaller farms, the growing vertical integration of private companies in certain chains and the relative weight of farm cooperatives, is the beginning of a disruptive trend that challenges the input and processing industry. With this incipient equalization of forces, industrial companies that do not anticipate and adjust their business strategies could lose volume and/or fall into a pricing war that impacts their profitability. In the United States, the 2017 agricultural…

Why testing the market is a waste of time and money

In soft market conditions, I struggle to understand the motivation of some vendors who list their properties for sale but were unlikely to ever accept the reality of what buyers are prepared to offer.  The thing is I don’t really get why they would bother because it takes a lot of effort and a lot of their money to essentially just test the market. Why would anyone go through a campaign that lasts a number of weeks, costs a few thousand dollars, and requires keeping your property fastidiously clean…

Mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate in Latin America

Investing in real estate may seem simple enough. Considered one of the most profitable businesses for investors this is a market that tends to offer low risk and high rewards. Latin America is rich with opportunity right now. Relatively cheap land not only for properties but for harvest and cattle breeding presents valuable opportunities. Investors should get involved in the market, so that they receive higher margins in the future.  However, it becomes very different and more complicated when you decide…

Latin America and Free Trade Score a Big Win

A trade pact between the European Union and Mercosur opens doors on both sides of the Atlantic. Argentina’s foreign minister fought back tears. President Maurico Macri called it “the most important agreement ever signed in our history.” Latin America’s biggest economy would soon be “reborn,” predicted a top aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who likewise heralded the “great day.” The June 28 deal between the European Union and Mercosur was…

Changing Farmland Investing Options

We think farmland as an investment is something that in 5-10 years will be a must in any professionally managed diversified portfolio. We are excited to be at the forefront of reporting the rapid changes in this exciting new market which is now opening more opportunities for smaller investors via syndicates and specialised agro funds. Those smaller investors ( USD 50,000 to USD 200,000 ) seeking exposure to real assets with strong cash yields and low volatility have found it nearly impossible to get direct…

New Zealand owned Manuka Dairy Farm in Chile loses judgment which exposed animal abuse and financial losses of more than $5 billion pesos

All the elements that the company attempted to establish as to the liability of the dismissed workers were discarded by the court, which stated in the judgment that it clearly “observes that the risk of economic losses is the fault of the company. On the one hand, the high animal mortality was due is due to mismanagement, something not attributable to the workers but poor company management. On the other hand, the company has never made money (according to the defendant’s evidence) and despite the…

Why Spanish is Britain’s favorite foreign language

Two reports from the British Council and the Cervantes Institute put its popularity ahead of that of French and German Spanish has been the favored second language in countries such as the US and Brazil for decades, but it has always been less popular in the United Kingdom. Despite Brexit, its implications of isolation, indifference to other cultures and a general resistance towards learning foreign languages in Britain, the last British Council’s Language Trends report, as well as the Cervantes…

Soy: What you need to know about this challenging crop

Can a “hidden” commodity have a sustainable future? It’s the protein at the heart of the global food system. But most people are hardly aware of how much soy they eat – and where it comes from. Why is soy such an essential crop? And what’s being done to make sure it’s grown responsibly? We’re all familiar with soy. There are varieties aplenty: from vibrant green edamame beans (eaten straight from the pod) to tofu and tempeh. There are soy burgers, “meatballs,”…

Argentina and Brazil look more promising

Argentina’s Merval and Brazil’s Bovespa were Latin America’s standout equity indices this quarter. In Argentina investors are encouraged by both the nascent economic recovery and President’s Macri’s improving standing in the polls ahead of October’s presidential election. In Brazil it appears that momentum has finally swung behind pension reform, which should improve public finances. Source: Latam Investor (Visited 36 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway to South AmericaGateway…

South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living

South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living Siesta Facts – More energy – Improve productivity by over 30% – Improve alertness by up to 100% – Reduce stress and the risk of heart disease by 34% – Better negotiation and communication – Reduce the risk of accidents at work and on the road – Happiness and wellbeing The Siesta has existed for thousands of years and was previously regarded as a physical necessity rather than a luxury. While the traditional…

Argentina – Chile Link: the International Cristo Redentor Tunnel Tender – One of the greatest engineering works of the 21st Century

In the middle of winter 2019, Mendoza is enthusiastic, with its eyes set on the imposing mountain and the growing commercial and tourist exchange with Chile. This project called “Túnel del Cristo Redentor”is one of the most ambitious of the 21st century, with the call for tenders for an initial investment of more than 90 million US dollars. The Government, through National Road, published on Friday in the Official Gazette the beginning of the process to finalize the expected and huge work…

Will Farming Change: Artificial Meat Arrives

The commercial introduction of plant-based and cultured meat retail products will depend on how the consumer responds to these meat alternatives over the medium term but it is not yet at all clear.  There’s been a major new initiative for meat alternative products by US-based Tyson’s Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies.  US fast food chains have begun selling protein-based burgers in addition to traditional hamburgers.  Potential exists for considerable…

First Global Industry Report “Blockchain Real Estate”

The State of Blockchain in Real Estate  –  2019 The FIBREE Industry Report is the most important yearly contribution of FIBREE to the market. It provides in-depth articles and a global overview of the latest developments in the field of Blockchain and Real Estate. I hope you find the study of some interest and value. Source: John Dean MarkunasFIBREE New York City Regional Co-ChairFoundation for International Blockchain Real Estate Expertise (Visited 52 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway…
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