Agriculture is tipped to boom in South America

South American agriculture is set to boom. It should come as no surprise to enterprising investors, who’ve long been told South America is to become the ‘food bowl of Asia’. Fuelled by unprecedented growth in its middle-class population, rising prosperity and globalisation; Asia’s demand for consumables will grow for decades to come. Recently highlighted the latest research has identified five megatrends in South America agriculture over the next 15 to 20 years. The key megatrends identified by the…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership passed affecting 40% of the worlds economy

It is the world’s largest and most important Trade Agreement ever negotiated has connected all the major Pacific Nations. It affects more than 800 million people in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam It is a trade agreement that will open markets, set high-standard trade rules, and address 21st-century issues in the global economy. However for years we have been told that Trans-Pacific Partnership  was a global conspiracy by…

Latin America Leading the world in Media Advertising Growth

LATIN AMERICA LEADING THE WORLD IN MEDIA SPEND Total media ad investments will rise faster in Latin America than in any other region worldwide through 2019, according to the latest eMarketer forecast of ad spending around the world. The growth is the result of a rising middle class and increased advertiser spending on global events like the 2016 Rio Olympics. Spending on paid media in Latin America will total $41.85 billion in 2015, a 10.1% increase from last year. eMarketer expects ad spending in Latin America…

Wall Street investors again buying up farmland

For farmers gearing up to harvest millions of acres of land this fall in the face of low commodity prices, the rows of corn, soybeans and other crops have long been viewed as key to their survival. But increasingly those same acres are drawing the attention of Wall Street investors looking to tap into those fields for profit. Investors have turned to farmland as part of a sweeping push into physical assets — everything from lumber, hotels and apartments to parking meters, bridges and highways. Farmland is…

Enforcing Contracts in South America ?

Enforcing Contracts in South America? The Enforcing Contracts topic assesses the efficiency of the judicial system by following the evolution of a commercial sale dispute over the quality of goods and tracking the time, cost and number of procedures involved from the moment the plaintiff files the lawsuit until payment is received. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014 showing the following rating given to South America Countries. This was done by a The World Bank Group   …

Reasons for success or failure in the real estate industry

Reasons for success or failure in the real estate industry Unless you are fully committed to real estate as a profession and have a solid business plan, you will have trouble finding success anywhere. Here I have outlined five situations that can bring down your career — and how to avoid them. Over the past twenty-five years, I have had the opportunity to train and work with some of the world’s greatest real estate professionals. This experience has allowed me to witness first-hand not only the success…

Hass Avocado exports up 12,000 % over 14 years

According to Sierra Exportadora, the value of Peruvian Hass Avocado exports has increased by 12,000% over the past 14 years, from $2,480,000 dollars in the year 2000 to $305,533,000 dollars in 2014. The Chief Executive of Sierra Exportadora, Alfonso Velasquez Tuesta, said Peru had to take advantage of the agro-ecological characteristics of the inter-Andean valleys in the country, which would allow them to harvest avocados between the months of November and March, thus giving them the ability to cover the lower…

Pensions Funds See Growth in Farm Investments

Farmland is attracting growing interest from Pensions Funds, hedge funds and even mom-and-pop investors as they seek to diversify assets and capitalise on an agriculture industry slump that has pushed down land prices in some regions. Financial services giant TIAA-CREF said Tuesday it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland investment partnership, exceeding its initial target of $2.5 billion. The fund, which will invest in North and South America and Australia, has lined up commitments from institutional…

Retail eCommerce sales near USD $ 50 Billion in Latin America

Retail eCommerce sales in Latin America are growing at a rapid pace, according to eMarketer estimates. Based on the latest figures for total and digital retail around the world, eCommerce sales in the region will reach nearly USD$50 billion this year, an increase of 23.9%. Nearly USD $20 billion in sales will come from Brazil alone, where eCommerce also makes up a greater share of the total retail market than elsewhere in the region (a still tiny 2.8%). Mexico is in a distant second, with USD $5.70 billion…

5 reasons why Latin America could be the next big thing in IT outsourcing

Fiscal policies and market barriers have long deterred outsourcing buyers and providers from investing in Latin America. But creative sourcing solutions and a shift in corporate culture are helping to change that. The economic opportunities in the region are on the rise. A friend recently told me an old joke about Latin America in the context of outsourcing: “Latin America is the next frontier in outsourcing and it always will be. I have long promoted Latin America as an immense outsourcing opportunity, on…

A financial crisis in China is affecting Residential Real Estate elsewhere

This is what is happening in my home country New Zealand. Will this buying interest now come to South America now that many of these countries are also heavily indebted to China. New Zealand real estate market is currently under pressure from Chinese buyers desperate to get money out of China. South America is not receiving any of this money as it is mostly going into residential properties  in stable economies which means they are looking for in the most English Speaking Countries with high education levels. …

The search for vegetable proteins

All the world’s inhabitants are eating increasing amounts of animal proteins, including meat. Animals need vegetable proteins in their feed in order to produce that meat. Can the supply of proteins for animal feed keep up with demand in the next ten years? Clara van der Elst, analyst at Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, has been studying this essential question for the food supply. If there are no vegetable proteins for animals, there will be no meat, no eggs, no fish and no milk for people. Just…

What are the key Reasons investors should consider with Agri-Funds

Agri-Funds are an innovative and smart way to reap the benefits of agribusiness investments using an efficient, transparent and liquid investment vehicle. While agricultural commodities prices have been low during last year, the long-term growth story is still strong. As a matter of fact, short-term uncertainty could even create an attractive opportunity for investors in Agri-funds right now.  Here’s how the business works; The business model for Agri-Funds is actually quite simple and straightforward.…

Drones in South America Agriculture

Drones in South America Agriculture: Now that Agricultural Drones are becoming more widespread I thought we would do a promo on one of the most advanced UK models available in the market today. About QuestUAV QuestUAV Ltd is a UK based manufacturer of small, fixed wing unmanned aircraft ( sUAV ) that are designed to carry sensors such as high resolution cameras, infra red cameras, thermal cameras, multispectral cameras and video surveillance cameras. Our drones / aircraft / UAV are also referred to as RPA (Remotely…

Three growing start-up cities in South America

Three growing start-up cities in South America Entrepreneurs take note! You want to take a look south of the Rio Grande for your next venture. Strong start-up culture is no longer limited to places like Silicon Valley, New York City and Austin, Texas. South American cities are gaining international attention for their robust start-up communities, low cost of doing business and impressive pool of tech talent. Not to mention, a number of South American governments are taking action to make sure that their cities…
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