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What now for South America and Venezuela as the pink tide recedes?

While nearly two decades of ideologically driven economic mismanagement has turned Venezuela from a relatively wealthy oil state into a Zimbabwe-like basket case, Chile has mainly stayed the course, politically and economically, just to the right or left of the sensible centre. Wild swings avoided Since the restoration of democracy in the late-1980s, this long, thin ribbon of a country has largely avoided the wild boom-and-bust pendulum swings that have characterised much of the continent’s stop-start…

Paraguay BCP: Soya exports tripled at the start of 2019

The Paraguayan economy began in 2019 with different nuances in its foreign trade components. Although soybean (the main export product) had an important jump, it was not enough for global sales to have a greater dynamism. Shipments of soybeans to international markets grew 262.7% in the past month, compared to figures obtained in January 2018, and totaled USD 169.2 million. However, exports as a whole rose by only 2% and totaled USD 997.9 million, reported the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) in its report on…

Paraguay’s economy will have the highest growth in the region in 2019

According to the Central Bank of Paraguay, the country will have an expansion of 4% of the gross domestic product and inflation of 4% for 2019 The Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) announced the prospects for the Paraguayan economy, projecting a 4% expansion of gross domestic product and 4% inflation for 2019. This level of expansion achieves to keep Paraguay among the fastest growing in the region, only behind Bolivia and Peru. The president of BCP, José Cantero, explained that this expansion will be based mainly…

The Green Option in Paraguay for Diesel Replacement

Paraguay is one of the few countries in South America in which investors can purchase and hold land directly and in any desired legal structure (which is not possible for example in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay). Under the program, an investment structure purchases cattle land in the Paraguay Chaco. Investancia provides high-level Paraguayan government support, references and land title guarantees for the land developments. They also apply for the small farmer and indigenous population support programs. The…

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Surveying Industry, Cadastre and Land Registry Systems

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON THE SURVEYING INDUSTRY, CADASTRE & LAND REGISTRY SYSTEMS … blockchain technology and land surveying – may seem unlikely partners at first. However, this new and exciting technology creates a cooperative and synergistic environment in which all information, data, and images from a surveying project can be gathered in a reliable, confident and immutable way. OUTLINE I. Introduction to Blockchain Technology II. Overview of the Surveying Industry III. Surveying…

Argentina emerges as the third world largest soybean importer

According to the Statistics and Census National Institute (INDEC), during the calendar year, 2018 Argentina imported 6.44 million metric tons of soybean, versus 1.84 MMT in 2017. But considering the commercial year (April to March) this volume could be much higher, because the soybean crushing industry tends to accelerate its imports as it moves away from the harvest peak (April/May 2018). Despite being the third largest world soybean producer, these imports place Argentina as the third largest soybean importer,…

GTSA Social Media Real Estate Marketing – How well are we doing ?

Disruption to traditional Real Estate Marketing Over the past five years, the way real estate is presented to clients has changed dramatically right around the world. In the past, you could put an advertisement in the local newspaper and expect the phone to ring. Property sold. Now that we have a global market place and so much immigration and migration between previously unconnected countries and locations, we have a new challenge. How to reach the attention of busy, stressed people, looking for a…

Spotlight: Global Farmland Index 2018

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Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world SUMMARY ■ Our 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. ■ Our Opportunity v Risk Matrix tool considers these relative opportunities and risks of farmland…

USA soybean farmers count the cost of the trade war with China

Between September and December, soybean volumes shipped through Cargill’s river terminals in Louisiana are down 40 percent year on year. After US President Donald Trump imposed new tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing punched back with duties on US exports including most of its $20bn in agricultural commodity sales. Soybean exports, worth $12bn in 2017, were hit hardest. The oilseed’s conquest of farm fields in the past 20 years has largely been down to US farmers gambling on China’s demand for…

Paraguay is among the best countries to do business in 2019 in the region?

According to Forbes, since 2014, Paraguay’s economy grew at an average rate of 4%, due to strong production and high global prices, while other countries in the region have contracted Chile and Uruguay are still the best countries in South America to do business in 2019, according to a ranking published by the US magazine Forbes. While Paraguay is ranked 5 among the best, according to the table. Thus, over a total of 161 countries analyzed by Forbes on the business possibilities in 2019, Uruguay ranks…

The Vestey Meat Empire in South America

The Vestey Brothers were once the largest meat retailers in the world The company once controlled one-third of the refrigerated storage capacity in Britain and two-thirds of multiple butchers shops. It accounted for 20 percent of all meat imported into Britain. Origins and early growth William Vestey (1859 – 1940) and Edmund Hoyle Vestey (1866 – 1954) were born to Samuel Vestey, a Liverpool provisions merchant. William Vestey William Vestey was sent to Chicago to scout for opportunities in 1876. He was…

Fitch: Paraguay, only one step away from reaching Investment grade

The Fitch Investment Grading company improved Paraguay’s credit rating so it is now positioned only one category below investment grade. For financial analysts, this consolidates Paraguay’s international image in the investor world. The new rating of Fitch ratings, which was announced yesterday, is Paraguay in “BB +”. In 2017, Moody’s already ranked our country in the same category as its scale, while following two of the investment grades in the latest Standard & Poor’s…

Artificial Intelligence is replacing conventional Real Estate auctions

Artificial Intelligence auctions gain momentum as the first English commercial property is sold by gAbi, the clicktopurchase® AI auctioneer In October, the world of property auctioning witnessed a significant development, with the first property sale being concluded by an Artificial Intelligence auctioneer. The property in question was a house in Sweeney’s Terrace, Dublin, being sold by Allen & Jacobs. Offered at a guide of €250,000 (~£225,537), the property sold by way of a clicktopurchase® auction,…

GTSA – Activity Update for November 2018

GTSA REGIONAL UPDATE Here is a short update on what’s happening in our region over the past few months. Argentina: Residential – Buenos Aires The Buenos Aires local residential market has slowed due to the Peso devaluation, poor financing options, and very high inflation. However, there has been a very high influx of tourists, some of which are turning into residential buyers due to the low prices. Farm Market: The farm market is still suffering from a lack of profitability in some sectors and as…

10 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell even in a tough market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all of your boxes comes down to the relationships you have with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to buy – You will never get (1) High growth, (2)…