South American Country Risk Comparisons

SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY RISKS FOR INVESTORS This is a current snapshot of the health or otherwise of Latin America Countries.  Remember it is historical so recent events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay could alter this picture dramatically going forward.   The International Property Rights Index for Latin America (index is for 2015) The International Corruption Index puts Latin America under the spotlight   This is a cost of living indicator: The figure shows how much how much a bundle of…

Farm syndication is a new trend in South America

Working from the old adage “together we achieve more” farm syndication in South America is to date still very  much a small part of the rural economy. Note that farm syndicates (equity farming, farm equity partnerships and multi-investor farming entities ) are not like listed Agriculture Funds that invest across multiple properties in a pooled fund. Syndicates have a different structure and investment profile altogether. The growth in farm syndication has come from the likes of: professionally…

MORE GTSA SALES BROKERS WANTED FOR SOUTH AMERICA

UNLIMITED EARNING OPPORTUNITIES Gateway to South America is a  boutique international brokerage specialist that is looking for the best possible candidates to join our growing sales team of brokers, in the countries that we operate in.  Our philosophy is to maintain a small but dedicated and focused team of salespeople who are market leaders in their own right. We provide core specialist advice to a wide selection of clients throughout South America. We are enjoying rapid growth and continued success because…

Australia-Latin America Business Council Report

Australia-Latin America Business Council: Overview of Latin America’s Economic Future In times of market volatility, low economic growth and heightened uncertainty, it is essential to have a steady hand on the wheel and to be able to see beyond the current turbulence. There is no shortage of bad news on the global economic front and the worsening economic situation in Brazil and Venezuela, plus other strains arising from the fall in commodity prices and flow on effects, mean that the Latin American region…

Latin America, not South-East Asia, will be the world’s economic powerhouse

Latin America, not South-East Asia, will be the world’s economic powerhouse (The following article was written by Rafael Salazar and was published in The Huffington Post on 3 February, 2016) In today’s post-recession, cost-competitive environment, Asian countries like India and China have positioned themselves as the natural heirs to U.S. economic dominance. However, as Americans and Europeans look east, fretting about China’s economic outlook amidst rising debt, stagnating wages, and excess supply…

👉 AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN URUGUAY

image of Cattle grazing, Agricultural investment in Uruguay
Agricultural investment in Uruguay will grow by 5% in this five-year period Global demand for agricultural products will remain strong in the coming decades, mainly sustained by increased consumption in Asia. In developing countries, the current average meat consumption of 26 kg will reach 37 kg by 2030. Meat consumption will continue to rise, as projected by the FAO. FAO Corporate Document Repository. Uruguay is a reliable and attractive destination for foreign agricultural investment. Uruguay is a predominantly…

Lithium is the new Oil and is in an undisputed bull market

South America Lithium is the new Oil Demand for more efficient energy storage is an ongoing structural thematic will continue through the next decade. Lithium-ion batteries for consumer electronics, Electrical Vehicles (EV) and Electrical Energy Storage systems, will see Lithium demand grow at >10% cagr through to the end of the decade to 300ktpa+. The major demand swing factor is from EV for whom the outlook continues to brighten. This is evidenced by the major car manufacturer’s commitment to rolling…

☻ GTSA – Corporate INTL Award

GTSA Corporate INTL Award   Corporate INTL’s annual awards marks excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents. Gateway to South America – Argentina  has been awarded this award for the third time as The Agricultural Real Estate Specialist of the Year in Argentina for 2016. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. For all their awards…

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

Energías Renovables en Argentina
Uruguay Produces 95% electricity from clean energy  In less than 10 years Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without any government subsidies becoming a clean green role model for the region producing 95% electricity from clean energy. Delegates at the Paris summit and surrounding countries could learn much from its success in obtaining 95% Clean Energy. As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country…

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…

Selective Rural property boom expected to be imminent in wake of strong beef prices

Rural Property Boom:  Rawdon Briggs, from Colliers International ( Australian Agro Division ), said recent significant sales at high prices in Australia’s outback indicated the market was picking up for beef properties. “I would suggest we are not in a boom situation (yet), we are probably a good six months away from when prices will really start taking off,” Mr Briggs said. “One recent example is the Chinese purchase of the MP Evans property in southern Queensland, that was off market.…

Uruguay Farms Raise Record Funds After Land Prices Jump 11-Fold

Uruguay Farms Raise Record: Uruguayan farm operators are raising a record amount of funds in the securities market after a boom in prices for the country’s farmland. About $124 million of securities tied to agriculture have been issued this year, double last year’s total, after financial trust Fideicomiso Financiero Campos Sustentables sold $50 million in shares on Friday to buy farmland. Another agriculture trust is planning to raise as much as $100 million this year to purchase 10,000 hectares (24,700…

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   …

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…
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