Who are the big Agriculture Producers in South America ?

  Who are the big Agriculture Producers in South America ? If there is one region in the world that competes with the U.S. as the world’s supplier of corn and soybeans, it is South America. There has been a significant surface expansion (mostly in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) in the last three decades,and there is a large amount of available land left in Brazil once the rainforests have been cleared. A study by Bain & Company, a Boston consultancy, forecasts that Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,…

LAN Chile upgrades to Boeing 787 for the Pacific Routes

        In direct competition to Air New Zealand’s new route commencing in December, this month 2015, LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, will now operate a daily flight schedule between Sydney and Santiago (via Auckland) using the airline’s new Boeing 787 fleet. “This announcement marks a milestone moment for LAN Airlines in the Asia Pacific region, as well as the next step in our continued effort and commitment to develop our offering and services in this market,”…

Disruptive technologies in agriculture could usher in artificial milk and beef

              Disruptive technologies in agriculture are coming your way very soon. Get ready or join the dinosaurs. Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right? United States-based entrepreneur and Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba was in New Zealand on Tuesday for a workshop on disruption technologies, which are new ways of doing things that disrupt or overturn traditional business methods and practices. He focuses on entrepreneurship, disruption and…

South America limits access to its resources for foreigners

          South America limits access to its resources for foreigners? The country of Uruguay, sandwiched between South America’s largest economies Argentina and Brazil, is taking steps to protect its farmland from unregulated foreign investment which to date has been Argentina and Brazil. It’s a familiar story. Powerful countries with money to spend and mouths to feed look outside their own borders for agricultural land. But this time, it’s not only Europe or North America…

Chile the economic powerhouse of Latin America

          A Rising Star By Mike Konrad Chile is now seen as the economic powerhouse of Latin America. When I first started to seriously study South America ‐‐ from a mix of curiosity and an attempt to relearn the high school Spanish that I had forgotten lo those many decades ago ‐‐ I fixed on Argentina as the one South American country with the greatest historical potential. On paper, Argentina should be world power. In reality, it is turning out to be Chile. Chile is remembered…

FACTA Regulations- Why Americans are giving up there Citizenship

FACTA – Why  Americans living in South America are giving up there Citizenship in Droves By Martha Myron With the announcement last week from one of our major local banks, HSBC Private Bank Bermuda that they would no longer support accounts owned by US citizens, Bermuda residents with dual citizenship with the United States, and green card holders living in Bermuda, the concerns elucidated in many of my earlier columns regarding US tax compliance have come to pass. Fortunately, Butterfield Bank Private…

Chilean Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park

Chilean Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park, is the best place in the world for outdoor activities according to Wikieplora Following three months of investigations in over thirty outdoor and trekking magazines, Wikiexplora portal made a list of the best world places. Wikiexplora is an on-line guide for these kinds of activities in Latin America. Out of sixty touring circuits, Torres del Paine was in first position with eight mentions out of nine. The ranking combines pristine scenery, infrastructure of…

Chile’s hazelnut boom

Chile’s hazelnut boom Chile’s 2011 hazelnut exports may only be less than 1% of world leader Turkey’s total annual production, but the South American country is looking to find opportunities with the crop in global markets. At www.freshfruitportal.com we speak with Grupo Hijuelas general manager Gaspar Goycoolea about the ‘explosive growth’ the industry is going through, and the challenges that come with it. Last calendar year Chilean hazelnut export values grew 146% year-on-year to US$16.6 million,…

Argentine Wine Industry under pressure

        Argentine Wine Industry is in trouble Lower local consumption, less exports and higher production cost have lead to oversupply problems for most Argentine wine producers. The government claims devaluation will not help the industry against its competitors which in many cases have already devalued. Ie Australia, Brazil, Chile etc. Wine sales dropped 7.3% last year according to the Argentine Wine Institute, (INV). Exports fell 17% and sales to its huge domestic market which is in recession…

First Premium Outlet Mall opens in Buenos Aires

Distrito Arcos, Buenos Aires first outdoor premium outlet mall, is now open to the public.  It is conveniently located in the heart of Palermo and on the dividing line between two of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for expats and foreign travelers: Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. The first phase of Distrito Arcos includes 53 retail outlets including Adidas, Billabong, Cheeky, Como Quieras Que Te Quiera, Grimoldi, Grisino, La Dolfina, Puma, Rapsodia, Samsonite, Sarkany, Tascani, Tucci and Wanama,…

Foreign Investors are becoming more optimistic about positive change in Argentina

A number of interesting trends are happening in the Argentine Real Estate Market currently. There is increased interest from European buyers in Argentine for investment type properties. This is partly driven I suspect by lower prices and an observation that the current dysfunctional government of Argentine is about to change. For the first time in decades if ever the opposition parties are joining ranks and the polls show the voters love them for it. A new broom with introduced policies the opposition parties…

Powerful Reasons to Invest in Agro Pools in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Agro pools provide investors with the possibility to participate in a diversified pool of agricultural production. There are several reasons, both regarding macroeconomic variables and in respect to the particular of these vehicles which make them a compelling alternative for returns and diversification in the long term. World population is increasing, and emerging economic powers like China and India are changing their eating habits, demanding better quality and bigger quantities of food. Global food demand…

Agriculture industry’s economic prospects have been turned upside down.

The grain industry, which was a beneficiary of the great commodity super cycle, may be slipping into an extended period of moderation in prices, due in part to slowing global economies like China and Europe. The economies of emerging nations, such as Argentina Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Uruguay – along with South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, and Turkey – are slowing. While the weighted average gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of these nations in the first decade of the century was in the high…

Tourism numbers well up in January in Argentina

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The year started off on the right foot for incoming tourists sector as more foreign visitors arrived in the country in January, spending more than the same month last year. The number of foreign tourists visiting the country in January rose 9.3 percent, compared to the same month last year, to 706,400 people and their spending rose 17.3 percent to US$290.9 million, the INDEC statistics bureau reported yesterday. The figures show a continuing trend following the positive results of 2014, when more foreign tourists…

Uruguay farm sellers buy in Paraguay hoping to repeat their earlier success

Uruguay farm sellers buy in Paraguay hoping to repeat their earlier success Paraguay has become the main destination for Uruguayan investments abroad as they continue to invest very strongly, not only in the Chaco region, where they bought two million hectares, but are investing Itapua or even Missions provinces as well. They are planting rice, soy and in some cases rearing livestock with those two million hectares. With this investment a process of modernization of the Paraguayan countryside is happening as…
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