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Chinese investment in Latin America

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economics and business in the region since the Forum’s last meeting in Brazil, in 2011. With foreign trade worth $4 trillion, China is the world’s most important trading country. Besides the US, it is also the most important trading partner for 100 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. During South America’s golden decade from the early 2000s, the region…

The United Kingdoms view on South America in 2018

Boris Johnson the British Foreign Secretary speaks about his recent trip to Latin America, and the unique opportunities the region presents for the UK. He said never have did he feel such a sense of mystery as he did last week when he gazed at the Pacific from the coast of Latin America – and we looked at each other, as the poet puts it, with a wild surmise. The mystery was what had taken us so long. Why was I the first Foreign Secretary to visit Peru for 50 years? How had we waited 25 years to go to Argentina,…

LatAm Investor Report May 2018

Argentina’s Progress Report   When Mauricio Macri came to power in late 2015 and promised to fix Argentina’s distorted economy it caught the world’s attention. In the LatAm INVESTOR Argentina Report published in Q2 2016, we described how closed sectors were being opened up for international investors. Two years later we’re back with an update. Macri’s first 100 days were a whirlwind of rapid changes, as he tackled the most perverse distortions in the Argentine economy. However, since then he…

10 Terrible Mistakes many Real Estate investors make

Although this post is aimed at residential investors it could apply to all real estate investors. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property also becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with established, full-time real estate investors and with professionals, such as bankers, to identify the types of traps into which real estate investors most often…

Savills: Global Farmland Index (January, 2018)

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Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world SUMMARY ■ Their Global Farmland index recorded an average annualised growth of 13.3% since 2002 and 2% over the past five years. ■ Although pressure on commodity prices has slowed growth in values in recent years, the long-term fundamentals of farmland ownership still apply with increased food production and competitive land use driving demand. ■ Opportunity v Risk Matrix tool considers these relative opportunities and risks of farmland…

The G20 comes to Argentina

The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit will be the thirteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). It will be held in 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be the first-ever G20 summit to be ever hosted in South America so it is a proud moment for the region. G20’s  History A leading global forum The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries…

These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundance

From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies. Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), which are either eaten by the vegans amongst us, or fed to animals, for those with a carnivorous preference. Today, the process of feeding humanity is extremely inefficient. If we could radically reinvent what we eat, and how we create that food,…

Harvard University said to seek sale of its South American timber holdings

Harvard University is trying to sell some of its timberland investments in South America to investors who will share management of the portfolio as the endowment retreats from bets on natural resources. Harvard Management Co. has approached investors to buy minority or majority stakes in as much as $700 million of property in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and become strategic partners at the same time in an effort to reduce the endowment’s risk, according to people familiar with the matter. The $37 billion…

China’s agricultural investment abroad is rising

China’s need for agricultural resources and technology and the country’s considerable financial clout are driving rapid growth in Chinese investment in agriculture and food sectors abroad. The trend reflects the growing global ambitions of Chinese companies, and it is attracting the attention of business and government leaders around the world. According to Chinese investment statistics, overseas ventures in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries soared from $300 million in 2009 to $3.3 billion in 2016. But…

Have $1 billion to invest? Buy agricultural land is Lord Andrew Hay’s advice

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For a man with information on prime properties across the globe, Lord Andrew Hay can separate the wheat from the chaff. And that’s why the wish list of the global head of the residential division, Knight Frank, like many of today’s high-net-worth individuals (HNIs), involves investing in agricultural land. Security plans The regions that have found favour are Australia, Africa and South America, according to Hay. “We are losing 10 million hectares of productive land each year. There will be a food shortage…

A New Real Estate Marketing option for Independent Brokers and Vendors

We are offering a new option for independent brokers and private Vendors to market their real estate or Agricultural related businesses for sale  outside their home location For some time now GTSA – Marketing has been marketing individual properties or projects for vendors and independent brokers without being involved in the sales process. This is in response to the effects of disruptive technologies available to sellers. We do this where we have no licensed sales support in the area or region and/or…

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…

Agribusiness in the new era of Blockchain

The author, who was in a summit of agro-technology in the US, says that stocks with cryptographic digital platforms will expand the horizon for many agricultural uses. The particular technology Blockchain which uses cryptography (the technique of writing with secret keys, so that the writing is only intelligible to those who can decipher it ) can create a ledger of assets and transactions that can not be pirated or counterfeited. This allows complete transactions such as currency, commodities or anything else…

No more room for the little guys in Latin America’s clean energy market

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Latin America’s booming clean energy market is attracting the world’s energy giants, which are driving down prices and squeezing out the little guys. Smaller developers were instrumental in taking wind and solar mainstream in the region, making headlines in recent years by offering record low prices at government auctions. Now they’re getting undercut by bigger rivals like Enel SpA, AES Corp. and Iberdrola SA. The emergence of international power companies in Latin America is a testament to how mature…

China’s commitment to Latin America to growing as United States retreats

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economies and business in the region since the Forum’s last meeting in Brazil, in 2011. With foreign trade worth $4 trillion, China is the world’s most important trading country. Besides the US, it is also the most important trading partner for 100 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. During South America’s golden decade from the early 2000s, the region…