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INVEST IN THE REGION SAN MARTÍN OF PERU

San Martin is located in the northeastern Peruvian territory, occupying areas of high and low forest, with a territorial extension of 51,253.31 Km2, which represents 4% of the national territory in the eastern flank of the Andean relief, in the northern and centralsector between The parallels 5o 15` and 8o 25`15“ of south latitude from the Ecuador. Its territory occupies the middle sector of the valley formed by the Huallaga River, which makes it an area with large endowments of natural resources. The…

Argentine Real Estate Crisis: Profitability has slumped to an all-time low

The average return reached 2.8% this year meaning it takes 36 years to recoup the investment. Selling prices dropped in 87% of the city neighbourhoods The profitability of the properties continues its downward path and, with an average of 2.8% a year, reaching a new all-time low, according to a report prepared by ZonaProp. The survey highlights that the devaluation of the peso in August caused the price of rents measured in dollars to fall sharply. Although the sale value of the properties declined, this was…

Foreign direct investment in Chile increases by 64% to USD 10.325 Billion in the first ten months

In October, the net inflow of foreign direct investment reached USD 850 million. At USD10.325 billion, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in the first ten months of this year represented an increase of 64% on the same period last year and was in line with its performance over the past five |years (an average of USD10.584 billion for 2015-2019). According to the Central Bank of Chile, there was a net inflow of USDv850 million in October. The figure reflects a high level of equity contributions, which reached…

Why and How to Start a Business in Paraguay?

The landlocked country of Paraguay may not be the first place you consider when expanding your business internationally. However, this South American powerhouse is becoming a popular choice for savvy entrepreneurs looking to increase their brand presence in LATAM markets. Below, we take a closer look at just some of the reasons why you should consider making an investment in the territory. We also offer guidance on how to start a business and maximize returns on investment to become a key player in Paraguay.…

Brazil set to overtake the US as the world’s largest soybean producer

American farmers hit by US-China trade conflict and extreme weather Brazil is racing ahead of the US as the world’s largest soybean producer, as a trade war and extreme weather take a toll on American agriculture. The Latin American country’s newly planted crop is likely to yield 121.1m tonnes of soybeans in early 2020, agricultural agency Conab said on Tuesday. That is 25 per cent more than the just-harvested US crop of 96.6m tonnes.  “This is the first time ever, it appears, that we…

So you want to buy farm land in South America – What are the options ?

So you want to be a farmer in South America. Investing in farmland can make for an intriguing alternative to the stock market. Farmland is safe historically and a great hedge against inflation and is an asset class that does not correlate with the normal stock market. As the world’s population continues to grow (9.15 billion estimates by 2050) and the global middle-class continues to emerge (with changing dietary habits toward more calories and meat), farmland is poised to become an even more intriguing…

LOBOS ISLAND *, BIRTHPLACE OF URUGUAY PASTORAL FARMING

Cartoon islands are usually a rock amidst water with a palm tree on top. In real life, however, islands are much more. Lobos Island (Isla de Lobos) in Rio Negro Department of Uruguay, was the breeding land for the first cattle to be introduced to Uruguay, the origin of what is today the number one gross national product. It still is an important source of quality beef and now it can be yours. Lobos Island geography Situated at the confluence of Uruguay and Negro Rivers, the aerial view clearly shows the meeting…

Dumb and dumber. Trump doesn’t understand currency wars, when he attacks Argentina and Brazil

What a difference a decade makes. Back in September 2010, Guido Mantega, Brazil’s then-finance minister, was complaining bitterly about “currency wars”, and claiming the Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose monetary policy of the time was unfairly hurting his economy. “We’re in the midst of an international currency war, a general weakening of the currency,” he said then. “This threatens us because it takes away our competitiveness.” Fast forward to December 2019,…

The future Argentine economy minister is US-trained and an academic expert in sovereign debt

Argentina’s Martin Guzman, a whiz-kid economist with close ties to influential U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz, will bring a sharp academic intellect but little policy-making experience to the daunting task of reviving Latin America’s third-largest economy and averting a damaging default. Guzman, a debt specialist at Columbia who has a doctorate from Brown University, was confirmed as economy minister on Friday evening in the new cabinet of President-elect Alberto Fernandez, who takes office on Dec.…

Latin America’s Big Three Dodge Chaos Sweeping Region

If Latin America’s sudden and violent protest movements have unsettled investors and surprised pundits, it’s worth noting that in the region’s three largest countries — Brazil, Mexico and Argentina — the streets have remained relatively calm as have Paraguay and Uruguay. With 380 million people and economies that represent $3.6 trillion USD annually, the big three usually set the tone. And it’s not like the grievances evident in the affected countries — Chile, Colombia,…

Chile’s Kiwifruit saw the highest prices in five years this season

Chilean kiwifruit was having a golden moment a few years ago, until the arrival in the country of what is known as the kiwazo – an explosive rise in the number of orchards. This led to a sharp rise in export volumes, which in turn impacted prices, making the business less profitable. This year, however, Chilean kiwifruit fetched the highest prices in five years in the U.S. market. This is largely due to a 15% drop in export volumes (and a 17% drop in shipments to the U.S.). The lower supplies…

Uruguay Investor Guides

INVESTOR’S GUIDE Uruguay has become a reliable and attractive destination for foreign investors. Start to work in the best country to invest in.  Political and social stability Macroeconomic soundness Access to an expanded market Attractive schemes for the investor Ease of doing business Modern infrastructure Leader in technology Talent availability A country to live in Uruguay Tax System Setting up a Company The Business Invironment International Agreements Labour Guide Investment Promotional Systems…

Brazil investigates agribusiness bribes to judges for favorable land rulings

Listed by Brazil’s National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) as one of the largest cases of land grabbing in Brazil, the Condomínio Cachoeira do Estrondo Agribusiness venture occupies a total area of more than 444,000 hectares (1 million acres) in western Bahia state — an area larger than the U.S. state of Rhode Island.  Estrondo has a long history of conflict with traditional communities, has been fined by Brazil’s environmental protection agency…

Admiral Graf von Spee’s WW1 sunken flagship found off Argentina’s coast

Marine Archeologist Mensun Bound, was the leader of the mission which discovered the flagship of Admiral Graf von Spee’s squadron, was born in the Malvinas (Falkland Islands) and since a child has been obsessed with the sea, its mysteries, myths and the great Battle of the Malvinas (Falkland Islands), a decisive naval action at the start of the Great War of 1914. In his words, he will tell us how the mighty Scharnhorst was finally discovered, “lawnmowing” the bottom of the sea…

Brazil celebrates: 0.6% expansion in the third quarter: rebound of agriculture and industry

Brazil’s economy expanded in the third quarter at its fastest pace since early last year, official data showed on Tuesday, with 0.6% growth over the previous quarter driven by a strong performance in agriculture and a sharp rebound in the industry. Upward revisions to previous figures for the first two quarters this year meant that the economy no longer contracted in the January-March period, and so steered clearer of recession than had previously been thought. Latin America’s largest economy expanded…
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