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Chile’s luxury home market booming and immune to the global crisis

The market for luxury home in Chile seems to be immune to the global crisis since there are families willing to disburse up to six million dollars to purchase the house or condo of their dream according to a report in Santiago’s El Mercurio. These houses mostly located in the posh areas of Santiago such as Vitacura, Lo Barnechea, Las Condes and La Reina have ample green surroundings, several bedrooms, gardens, parking lots and shared spaces for leisure and other activities. According to the sales manager…

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay with highest human development index in Latam

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have the highest standards of living in Latin America according the latest report from the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). Worldwide out of 187 countries Chile ranks 44, Argentina, 45 and Uruguay 48. The HDI is calculated from a set of indicators including literacy rates, years of schooling, life expectancy and per capita income. On a scale from zero to one Uruguay’s HDI was 0.783 this year which means it has sustainedly advanced in the last few decades improving…

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…

Argentina – Brand Storming

Argentina – Brand Storming Como parte del 4° Congreso Internacional de Shopping Centers organizado por la CASC, se desarrolló el tema ‘desarrollo y gestión de marcas’. Brainstorming, así fue titulado este segmento, en el que se planteó el desafío de repensar las marcas, y analizar las nuevas tendencias sobre el diseño de puntos de venta. La exposición estuvo coordinada por Fernando Noguera (Centro Comercial Nordelta).  Gabriela Scalise, New Business Director, Interbrand El valor de una…

Chile targets tourism as third most important sector of the economy by 2020

Chile targets tourism as third most important sector of the economy by 2020 The new campaign by Chile’s National Tourism Service (Sernatur) aims to make tourism the third largest sector of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The campaign will be launched on Jan. 1, 2012. #adp02 Tourism in Chile currently accounts for 5% of the GDP. The tourism industry has been built on Chile’s diversity of natural landscapes — from the moonscape deserts of Atacama to the fjords of the Patagonia…

UK magazine names hotel in Torres del Paine Park among top 100 best in the Americas

The prestigious British magazine Condé Nast Traveller has nominated the Hotel Salto Chico in Chilean Patagonia among the Americas and Caribbean best hotels. The ranking was done by the readers of the magazine who nominated the world’s best hundred hotels based on service and exotic passion to travel. Over 25.000 magazine readers and subscribers voted the list and gave the Explora Patagonia group Hotel Salto Chico 76.83 points, making it the only hotel in Patagonia and in Chile to reach the top 100. The hotel…

New York Post names Chilean ski resort a top destination

New York Post names Chilean ski resort a top destination Chile’s central and southern regions are home to a wide variety of ski centers which receive thousands of visitors each season (between June and October). You can go skiing or snowboarding for the day at one of the ski centers just outside Santiago or spend a few days at an all-inclusive hotel further south. One of the biggest newspapers in the United States, The New York Post, chose Chile´s Valle Nevado ski center as one of the “8 Best places…

Why is George Soros Selling Gold and Buying Farmland

WHY IS GEORGE SOROS SELLING GOLD AND BUYING FARMLAND? By Mike Adams – August 14, 2011 Food prices are skyrocketing all across the globe, and there’s no end in sight. The United Nations says food inflation is currently at 30% a year, and the fast-eroding value of the dollar is causing food prices to appear even higher (in contrast to a weakening currency). As the dollar drops in value due to runaway money printing at the Federal Reserve, the cost to import foods from other nations looks to double in…

Mitsubishi Corporation will participate in desalinated water to the Chilean mining industry

Mitsubishi Corporation, through Cleanairtech Sudamerica S.A. (CAT), which is a company jointly operated with CAP, will provide desalinated water to Cerro Negro Norte Iron Ore Mine from 2013 for approximately 20years. The water will be supplied through a pipeline from a newly constructed desalination plant in the Copiapo region, located south of the Atacama Desert. The project cost is 180 Million USD, which will be one-third financed by equity and two-thirds by loans. In parts of north of Chile, the shortage…

The Land Report – Campos – Ranches and Legacy Property Owners Around the World

        Hall and Hall – Eric O’Keefe of The Land Report report talk about Ranch Land in the USA. Much of what he says also applies to other worldwide Legacy properties like Estancia Punta del Agua in Argentina. Who are the Largest Private Land Owners in the United States of America Most of America’s biggest spreads are in the West. Here are the storied dynastic ranches owned by heirs of the Kings, Waggoners, and Burnetts. This is also where corporate chiefs like Ted Turner…

Blueberry production growing consistently in Chile

The blueberry harvest in the north of Chile has ended, the central regions are nearing an end and shipping is in full swing, meanwhile in the south of the country ( around Osorno ) the harvest is just beginning. Andrés Armstong of the Chilean Blueberry Commitee said that volumes had been considerably higher compared to last season, and very close to their predictions. “We need to remember that last season was very late so when we compare volumes with this season the difference is huge. Up to week 52…

Unasur forecasts South America’s decade

  A new global order is emerging as a result of the world crisis and recession in developed countries and Latin America has a crucial role to play given its very satisfactory economic performance in recent years, said Unasur Secretary General Maria Emma Mejia. Meeting in Madrid for the tenth anniversary of the Spanish foreign affairs think-tank Royal Institute Elcano, Ms Mejia together with other world experts and politicians were invited to discuss the international crisis, the emergence of new powers…

Southern Chile supports tidal energy developments

Community leaders in the southern coastal city of Puerto Montt this week proposed that the nation take a serious look at harnessing the energy created by tide action along Chile’s vast Pacific Ocean coast line to meet its current and future energy needs. Leaders and a local editorial page called for construction of a bridge across the Chacao channel to the nearby island of Chiloé, to be built on top of 200 tide-powered generators. The results, they say, will be 3,000 MW of power (more than HidroAysén’s…

Torres Del Paine National Park, in southern Chile’s Patagonia, could more than double in size

CONAF, Chile’s National Forest Corporation, is currently working to expand Torres Del Paine to meet the latest UNESCO criteria, but such a move must incorporate private lands like Puerto Natales, Cerro Castillo, and the Milodon Cave. Early expeditions through the park began in 1879, though it was not formally created until 1959. Two decades later, the land became a Biosphere Reserve of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. As definitions of the biosphere reserve…

Chile – Argentina Tunnel has Japanese Interest as Gateway to China

Japan also has an interest in the New Black Water Tunnel joining Chile and Argentina The powerful Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Corporation has been added to the list of interested parties to participate in the construction of the New Tunnel called Agua Negra informing the Argentine Foreign Ministry which has now ratified a number of new agreements with Japan . In his brief stay in Japan, Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman, met in Tokyo with Mikio Sasaki, one of the top executives of Mitsubishi Corporation…
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