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The Facts on the importance of using social media when marketing Real Estate

Two years ago GTSA could see the unstoppable trend towards Digital Media Marketing replacing the print media so we rebuilt all our marketing platforms to help our clients take advantage of this. This is more cost efficient for the vendors with targeted marketing reaching people and groups more efficiently. Facebook 1      Facebook has 1.11 billion active users worldwide. (Source: Facebook) 2      The best time to post on Facebook to earn shares is 1pm. (Source: Dan Zarrella) 3      The best…

A new world currency is in the making The Chinese Renminbi backed by gold

China has been importing gold officially and unofficially at an increasing rate in the past few years. Last year alone it imported 630 tonnes. The goal is to have at least 10,000 tonnes  by 2015 up from the current 4,500 tonnes they currently have as a support for their increasingly popular currency the Renminbi. Now most trading nations are accepting  Chinese Renminbi as a hard currency and in many cases are using it in place of the US dollar which is seen as subject to increasingly high risks of…

The Changing face of Immigrants to Argentina in recent years

Welcome, Bolivians. For Argentines is nothing new arrival of foreign immigrants to our country. For something said Octavio Paz: “Mexicans descended from the Aztecs, Peruvians from the Incas, and the Argentines from boats”. He was right, since from 1870 to the beginning of the First World War the country received a huge influx of immigrants. Immigration to the United States in those years was larger, but in proportion to the native population was more important the contribution of immigration in…

Paraguay will lead the way with 10% growth this year in Latin America

Latin America Economy to Grow 3.5% This Year,  the UN Panel Says The forecasts are based on better economic performance by Brazil and Argentina, countries that in 2012 grew 0.9 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively Latin America and the Caribbean will grow at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2013, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America said on Tuesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of 3.8 percent growth this year. In an updated economic assessment, ECLAC predicted that the economies of the region will…

The Legal System for Foreign Investors buying property in Paraguay

The Paraguayan Law  N. 117/92 legislates the system of national and/or foreign investments ; it aims to stimulate and secure within a framework of full equality the National and/or Foreign  investments, aiming at the promotion of the economic development of the country. The aforementioned rule establishes that the foreign investor has the same guarantees, rights and obligations that the Paraguayan Law sets for domestic investors. The private investments does not require prior authorization or additional registration…

Doug Casey: All Banks Are Bankrupt – Head to South America

L: Doug, there is considerable disagreement over the significance of the Cyprus crisis. A lot of people are saying that it’s just a flash in the pan; Cyprus is a small country, far off, and doesn’t really matter. Other people are saying it’s very significant. The European Central Bank took unprecedented steps. What do you think? Doug: I think this could be the spark that ignites the keg of dynamite under the current financial system. All banks, all around the world, are bankrupt, and have…

Which New Zealand Companies are making money in Latin America ?

When it comes to Latin America there are few New Zealand companies who know it as well as Tait Communications. The Christchurch-based business has been selling its products there for more than 25 years. So when Tait’s vice-president of sales for Latin America, Hamish Wiig, went on the John Key-led trade delegation recently he kept a watch out for some of his products. And it  wasn’t long before he spotted some. “It was great to see the police at the Sao Paulo football stadium all using Tait digitally…

Mining Snapshot of Australian Mining Companies in Latin America

Mining Snapshot of Australian Mining Companies in Latin America  Inca Minerals Inca Minerals has announced an exciting porphyry discovery at its Chanape tenement in Peru, a find that has also attracted very strong market interest. While Inca is still awaiting assays from its first two promising drill holes at, managing director Ross Brown likes what he sees: “I can say positively that each and every technical box has been ticked with respect this porphyry,” Brown told HighGrade. In terms of potential…

Latin America’s rising middle class is exceeding expectations

Latin America’s rising middle class is exceeding expectations The Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo recently ran an article on the travails faced by Andrea Garoni Sucupira a São Paulo lawyer and mother of two children. She is finding it impossible to hire the live-in maid that traditionally takes care of everything in an upper class Brazilian household. Rather than taking on an informal empregada as her mother did, Andrea has found she has to go through professional agencies that require such things…

An economic snapshot of Latin America for 2013

An economic snapshot of Latin America for 2013 LatinFocus Consensus Forecast panelists expect regional GDP to expand 3.7% this year, following an estimated 2.9% increase recorded in 2012. The stable figure reflects rosier prospects for Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, which were offset by downward revisions to Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. Meanwhile, growth estimates for Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Mexico were left unchanged over December. For next year, the panel sees regional growth accelerating to…

There is not enough farmland to feed the world

ABC By Lucy Barbour If you thought finding enough food to feed the world was a big problem, think again. An American agribusiness adviser the real issue is finding enough farmland to produce it. Philippe de Laperouse is the managing director of HighQuest Partners in St. Louis in the United States. He says the rising demand for high protein food from developing countries is putting pressure on production. “We’ve made some estimates where we think that anywhere between 65-80 million hectares of additional…

Doing Business in South America – Country Winners and Losers

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. Where do the region’s…

Ángel Cabrera y Craig Stadler: En la inauguración de los 2dos. 9 hoyos de Valle del Golf en Cordoba Argentina

Con un torneo que tuvo como protagonistas a Ángel “Pato” Cabrera y a Craig Stadler se inauguraron los segundos 9 hoyos de Valle del Golf, campo que promete potenciar la presencia golfística de la provincia de Córdoba. El 17 de mayo se inauguraron los  segundos nueve hoyos de la cancha Nicklaus Design 27 hoyos de Valle del Golf, con el “Desafío Campeones de Augusta”, donde se enfrentaron Ángel Cabrera y el estadounidense Craig Stadler (Ambos campeones del Masters de Augusta – Georgia –…

World Renown Investor Jim Rogers gives his view on Farm Land Investments over the next 30 years

By Carolyn Cui from the Wall Street Jornal Agricultural prices have been rallying for several years now, but Jim Rogers thinks there’s still room to grow. The commodities investor said on Tuesday that he is still bullish on agriculture, calling it a great place for investors to be for the next two decades. Prices of agricultural commodities are still relatively cheap compared to those of metals and energy, and the world is scrambling for arable farmlands to feed a growing population, Mr. Rogers told a packed…

Asian investment boom seen in Latin America

Selling soybeans, iron and copper ore and other commodities to Asian countries has transformed Latin America over the past decade, stabilizing economies despite worldwide crises and lifting tens of millions of people into the middle class. Now, say officials from both Asia and Latin America, a second gold rush is under way. by The Associated Press Asian investors flush with hundreds of billions of dollars in cash now see Latin America as a top business opportunity, and they’re flooding into manufacturing,…
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