IMF says Uruguays growth increase is up 700% in 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday says Uruguay’s growth increase is up 700% this year to 0.7%, a substantial increase from the 0.1% estimated in October,  underlining the country’s resilience to the problems of its big neighbors Argentina and Brazil. Uruguay has demonstrated considerable resilience in the face of recessions in its two large neighbors. Prudent macroeconomic policies, strong institutions, and success in diversifying its markets and products within the dominant agriculture…

Are you looking at opening a new company in Uruguay ?

There are only three legal options for operating a foreign business to operate in Uruguay, they are: the Sociedad Anonima or “SA”, a partnership limited by shares (a corporation) the Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada or “SRL” or “Ltda.”, a limited liability company. the Unipersonal, a sole proprietorship. This article describes some of the basic characteristics of these business structures, as well as the options available to open them. What type of business structure…

Silicon Valley’s top investors have started investing in Latin America?

Latin America just might be the most overlooked emerging market on the planet. The venture dollars in Latin America can’t hold a candle to India or China (compare China’s US$11.8 billion in new VC funds for the first half of 2016, down 14 percent according the Wall Street Journal, to Latin America’s US$218 million), and the region’s 600 million inhabitants get overlooked by investors who think that you need to reach a billion users to be a “real startup.” But with debut investments from Andreessen…

Peru outshines its neighbours in South America

image of Peru outshines its neighbours in South America
Peru outshines its neighbours in South America in 2016, with a 58% rise in the Lima General Index, followed by the Bovespa in Brazil with 37% and Argentina’s Merval with 33%. Peru has a steep rise in GDP projected of 3.8%. By contrast, in Brazil and Argentina, the earnings will be only on stock this year. Argentina expects to end the year with a negative growth of -0.8%, and it is even worse for Brazil, with a negative growth of -3.5%. In the case of Argentina, there is agreement by different analysts…

Paraguay attracts investments from Uruguay

image of Paraguay attracts investments from Uruguay
Luis Chase, Ambassador of Paraguay in Uruguay, has commented on the fact that in recent years Paraguay has attracted investments from Uruguay, that this is due to the “Policy of the three 10s”: 10% VAT, 10% tax on corporate income and 10% personal income tax. Ambassador Chase added: “In Paraguay there is a fair balance between capital and labour, and few labour disputes.” He also stated that this “facilitates investment, protects it, it cannot be impounded,” and that “Paraguay…

Property Staging for a faster Sale

Property Staging is the Key to a Faster Residential Sale You will not always know who your buyer is going to be when listing a new property for sale. But, with many properties, you have  or should a good idea of the general target group if you are using an experienced agent. While many properties for sale attempt to appeal to the widest range of potential buyers, home staging has proven to get a home sold sooner. Whether you are marketing your home to first-time home buyers, young families or singles, all…

South American Real Estate is the foremost priority for US-based investors

South American Real Estate is back on the table for Investors   In an earlier presentation this year to existing clients and potential new South American real estate investors, Geoffrey McRae, CEO at Gateway to South America,  outlined his view on the then current situation in South American markets. He highlighted that foreign investors find themselves at the end of a 35 year cycle of falling interest rates. So what will come next? He commented that there are currently 7 trillion dollars invested globally…

Business News Market Reports and Video from Latin America & New Zealand

Business News from Latin America The Manning Group kindly forwarded me their latest Edition of their new newsletter Business News Market Reports  that they are publishing which will be of interest to importers and exporters from and to Latin America. New Zealand’s leading Latin American business consultants, Manning Group Limited, is the publisher of ‘Transpacific Business Digest’ a free of charge, controlled-circulation electronic periodical in English, Spanish and Portuguese editions which contains…

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…

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…

Uruguay’s Luxury Residential Real Estate Market

URUGUAY’S LUXURY RESIDENTIAL MARKET OVERVIEW Uruguay’s luxury residential real estate market reached a peak in 2011, and has largely deflated since then, causing prices in the most areas to drop for all but a few the top tier of properties. The overall market has dropped by about 25 percent, but homes priced at $3 million or more have been less affected. There also has also been a large reduction in the volume of transactions making the market somewhat depressed. The market’s softening was caused…

☻ 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…
Real Estate and Investment News from South America
Visit us on LinkedInVisit us on FacebookVisit us on TwitterVisit us on Pinterest