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Black River Asset Management owned by Cargill in the US prepares to buy more land

  Black River Asset Management is targeting at least $400 million for its second agriculture-focused investment fund. According to a person familiar with the firm’s plans, the Black River Agriculture Fund 2 LP could collect up to $500 million, but will raise at least $400 million for the vehicle. So far the fund has closed on $90.1 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The bulk of the financing came as a $75 million commitment from the Teachers’ Retirement…

Dairy Farming News from South America

Dairy Farming News from South America Recent rains in Uruguay have firmed up dairy production and we are seeing month over month increases in milk production from June 2013 to July 2013.  Milk prices are robust at close to $0.40 a liter with the US$ hovering around UP$ 21.  All indications are that Conaprole is promoting increased milk production to meet WMP export opportunities.  This is good for Uruguay’s dairymen and the industry after the fiasco with the small processing plant owned by Mexican investors…

Hard learned lessons learned by India Jindal’s Bolivian Mine investment failure on what not to do when investing in South America

Lessons from India Jindal’s Bolivian Mine investment failure Jindal’s integrated mining and steel project in Bolivia was the largest contract secured by an Indian company in Latin America. The project, which ultimately became a victim of the country’s domestic politics, has lessons for Indian companies venturing into Latin America. Bolivian President Evo Morales greeted Indian investor Naveen Jindal (L) saying ‘I’m also Indian’ By Ambassador R. Viswanathan (*) – ¨Hermano… Yo tambien…

What Questions to Ask A Real Estate Salesperson before hiring them?

I have put together some questions that anyone who is thinking of selling their real estate should consider asking when interviewing a potential sales person or company to use. Before interviewing them do some homework. The most important is to check their Web Presence. Without this they should not be on your list of potential brokers. Google them. Questions to Ask when interviewing an unknown Real Estate Salesperson How do you get your listings ? From your company or from past referrals. Past referrals means…

How GTSA uses SEO, key words and relevant articles to drive traffic to its Real Estate websites.

SEO for Real Estate Marketing The methods I am going to talk about in this article have not been learnt in online courses, nor have they been taken from theory manuals you can download for a price on the Internet. Everything I am going to discuss has been gained from hard experience, both as a real estate marketer and  a hands on real estate broker having over 20 plus years experience in marketing international properties. Is Writing an SEO Real Estate Article Complicated? No. There are no magic formulas or…

Thinking of Investing in Paraguay. This is what you need to know.

  Reforms/regulatory network Industry expert Case study Introduction Having suffered from a liquidity crisis in 1995, Paraguay is going to great lengths to ensure it’s seen as an ample investment opportunity. A host of financial reforms as well as thriving economic circumstances are just part of Paraguay’s attempt to demonstrate huge potential for growth and investment. Invest in Paraguay Paraguay’s banking and financial services industry has recovered well from the 1995 liquidity crisis, when news…

In South America the two competing trade alliances are the Pacific Alliance and the UNASUR. What are the differences ?

The Pacific Alliance Two projects of regional association are facing off in South America: the Pacific Alliance and UNASUR. Both are incompatible, based on opposed geopolitical interests that present each of the countries of the region with a dilemma. There is no longer room for ingenuity or distractions. There exists a certain tendency among our integrationist perspectives to inject considerable ideology into the discourse on the different sub-regional projects”, wrote Carlos Chacho Alvarez, general secretary…

How Business users can get results from Facebook without spending a fortune on ads

An article by Lilach Bullock Socialable Ltd l thought Facebook ads are great, businesses need to get their posts in fans’ news feeds if they want to get better results from Facebook in the long term. A staggering 95% of Facebook users only look at their news feeds when they access the popular social network, so just posting for the sake of posting will not bring in great results for your business. There is a real art to great posting on Facebook, and unfortunately it’s not always easy to master. Studies…

My Chinese doctor says speaking English can kill you

Love  this Chinese  Doctor! Q:  Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can  prolong life.  Is this true?  A: Heart  only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste  on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.   Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like  saying you extend life of car by driving faster.   Want to live longer?  Take nap.Q: Should  I reduce my alcohol  intake? A:  Oh  no.  Wine made from fruit.  Fruit very good. Brandy distilled  wine,…

The world’s biggest flirts revealed – Guess where they come from ?

The world’s biggest flirts revealed – Guess where they come from ? Here is some great news for hot blooded men. Spanish women are the most flirtatious in the world online, according to a survey by a dating website which said the results belie lingering perceptions of a socially conservative country. Badoo.com  found Spanish women are more likely to initiate Internet dating contact with a man than women from any other country in which the site operates. Badoo, which boasts 80 million registered…

Thinking of Selling Real Estate Here are the top 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Myth #1: The most successful real estate salespeople are born, not made. Fact: Incorrect. Yes, a good agent may have a tendency and inclination to be a savvier negotiator with better people skills, but these are things that can be learnt and nurtured. Research shows that at a maximum, people are operating at 50% of capability which means the majority of human beings are not realising their potential*. Myth #2: Agents that write $1m in gross commission do a lot of cold calling. Fact: There is no evidence that…

Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America

Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America Advice for the new broker looking to get into the Luxury  Property Market Ok you’ve just taken your first million-dollar-plus listing. After celebrating your victory over the area’s top luxury agent, reality will no doubt begin to set in. If you don’t know the first thing about marketing high-end properties, you may wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into. You should be very worried if you…

Genetically Modified Crops Health Risks ?: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans and others are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture — and the perception that some members of the U.S. Congress are in the pocket of the Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) certainly isn’t helping. But just what are GM crops, and what evidence do we have to suggest that they are dangerous to human health? Monsanto wasn’t always in the GM corn and alfalfa business. The company’s first product, introduced in 1901, was the artificial sweetener saccharine.…

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 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…

Direct Farming investments in South America prove very popular

Gateway to South America offers the opportunity to invest directly into grain Direct farming through an innovative agriculture investment fund that offers very attractive returns and allows investing without being a specialist. This is a unique possibility for investors to enter into profitable large scale business, largely dollarized and with annual liquidity The fund is focused in producing soft commodities (soybeans, corn, wheat, sunflower, barley)  on leased farmland in South America, particularly Uruguay,…