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Gateway to South America is one of Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential properties throughout the region. Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience and level of service in these areas of real estate. Fewer still offer the same levels of specialist knowledge and total commitment to achieving the best possible…

Construction activity in Brazil in early 2022 reached the highest levels since 2012

Brazil’s business confidence indicator (ICEI) in the construction industry also improved in the first five months of 2022. The Brazilian construction industry continued to perform on a positive note in April 2022, as is evident in newly released data showing that the construction activity and average employment level in the first four months of 2022 reached the highest levels since 2012. Moreover, the construction industry’s value add remained strong in the first quarter of 2022 and posted a growth…

How to open a bank account in Brazil

Historically, Brazil has received more immigrants than almost any other country in the world – ranked high on the list with the U.S., Argentina and Canada. More recently, the international spotlight has been on Brazil as host of both the Olympics and Football World Cup. Millions of foreign visitors flowed into Brazil to enjoy the spectacle and many of them left, dreaming of a move to the land of Samba. If you’re one of them, you’ll be delighted to know that Brazil has been ranked in some surveys as…

Bolsonaro’s popularity jumps as Brazil economy improves and crime drops

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval rating has surged, thanks to an improving economy and his government’s efforts to fight corruption and make Brazil’s cities safer, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The CNT/MDA poll showed Brazilians are more worried about the economy, jobs and public security than controversies that surround Bolsonaro, who had to fire his culture secretary last week for copying Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels in a speech. Reversing a steady decline in popularity in…

Australian Farming Experts recommend South America

FARMERS may turn to buying property across the globe as climate changes effects bite hard, a Geelong agriculture forum heard yesterday. The agricultural college’s carbon discussion heard the views of some of the country’s peak climate change and agriculture experts. The forum heard dire outlooks for Australia’s pastoral land, described as “the worst paddock” on the global farm. Modest estimations suggested sea levels rising a meter plus by the century’s end. Worst case scenarios…

China and Europe continue to invest in South America

Many of the countries sprinkled across South America are enjoying periods of growth, as natural resources and higher standards of education than before present the region as a fantastic place to invest Source: worldfinance.com Chinese investment in South America has increased dramatically over the last decade. An article in Latin Finance points out that bilateral investment between the two countries has grown by 1,400 percent, which equals about $140bn. The Chinese investment contribution is seen as highly…

Global hotelliers eye Latin America for unprecedent growth

The sky’s the limit for the hotel industry in Latin America, but that doesn’t mean hoteliers in the region can coast, according to panellists speaking during the Hotel Opportunities Latin America conference. Using the “View from the Top” panel as their pulpit, hotel leaders told attendees they have a lot of optimism for Latin America’s continued growth and are looking to expand their holdings throughout the region. Moderator Clay Dickinson of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels said the region’s economy is…

Asian investment boom seen in Latin America

Selling soybeans, iron and copper ore and other commodities to Asian countries has transformed Latin America over the past decade, stabilizing economies despite worldwide crises and lifting tens of millions of people into the middle class. Now, say officials from both Asia and Latin America, a second gold rush is under way. by The Associated Press Asian investors flush with hundreds of billions of dollars in cash now see Latin America as a top business opportunity, and they’re flooding into manufacturing,…

Irrigated Farming in Bahia Brazil leading the way to Sustainable Farming

The outstanding performance of the Western Bahaian fields in the current crop year now coming to a close, registered with precision and accuracy in the edition of the Western Bahian Yearbook – 2009/10 Crop, was the final  touch to a period of impressive achievements. The first of which was the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Association of Bahian Farmers and Irrigators (Aiba). There is a lot to cheer about. It is not just a matter of feeling proud of the survival of an association, among so…

Grupo Los Grobo says Brazil IPO will have to wait

Argentina’s leading agricultural conglomerate, Grupo Los Grobo, is keeping its planned initial public offering on stand-by as market conditions are not yet suitable. Los Grobo President Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview in the coastal city of Cartagena, where he is attending a hemispheric summit, that the company’s IPO plans on Sao Paulo’s BM&F Bovespa stock exchange remain on hold. “It’s not just a problem of market performance,” he said. “We are looking…

Brazil to lead world in biotech crops

Brazil is on course to dislodge the United States as the world’s top producer of biotech crops in the coming years, a leading promoter of farm biotechnology said Tuesday. The US currently holds the lead with 69 million hectares (170 million acres) under biocrop cultivation in 2011, ahead of Brazil with 30.3 million, Argentina with 23.7 million and India with 10.6 million, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) said. But USAAA, a government-funded international body…

Brazil expects to export large amounts of banana

Brazil expects to export large amounts of banana Minas Gerais banana production in 2012 is around 657 thousand tons, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistic (IBGE). According to the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies (SEAPA), a raise of 1% on the previous season is the estimation, after a series of small yearly advances in production. Now producers in the State can count on a new aid to invest in activities, since it’s planned for the second part of the year, the…

New Zealanders invest in South America

By ROD ORAM – Sunday Star Times | Milking greener pastures #adp02 Faced with high land values and falling milk prices at home, a growing number of New Zealand dairy farmers are invest in South America, the United States, eastern Europe and Russia. They are attracted by rapidly expanding dairy sectors and potentially more profitable business models. By comparison, it gets tougher each season at home to increase production and profitability. These global trends were highlighted at the International Dairy…

World scientists state that global investments in sustainable agriculture are needed to tackle food insecurity

Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption. global investments demand is growing for agricultural products and food prices are rising, yet roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Climate change threatens more frequent drought, flooding and pest outbreaks, and the world loses 12 million hectares of agricultural land each year to land degradation. Land clearing and inefficient practices…

Investors in Brazil feel tied on land issue

When Simon Veldt’s father and his fellow Dutch immigrant farmers set up the Holambra II co-operative near Paranapanema in southeastern Brazil, the area was known as “Hunger Valley”. The co-operative, launched in the 1960s, built irrigation systems, introduced agricultural techniques and invested in equipment, changing the face of a district that had been populated by poor farmers subsisting on a few cattle and some corn and beans. “There was no electricity, there was nothing,” says Mr Veldt, president…
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