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Chiles Foreign investment up 73% in the first nine months of the year

InvestChile Managing Director Andrés Rodríguez highlighted that the US$13.8 billion registered between January and September is 62% higher than the amount received during the whole of 2020. Significant foreign direct investment (FDI) figures have been recorded for Chile in the first nine months of the year. In the January-September period, the country received a total net flow of US$13.8 billion, which represents an increase of 73% compared to the same period in 2020. The Chilean Central Bank revised and…

Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds worldwide have put an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion in agriculture globally, and interest is also growing from ultra-rich investors and pension funds, which see farmland as tangible, strategic assets. Private funds are not…

☀ Argentine agricultural sector importance for the world economy

Argentina is a vast country, rich in natural resources, blessed with good soil and excellent weather. Twenty per cent of GDP is agriculture related, making the agricultural sector in Argentina important for the world economy. As the land available for agricultural production around the world becomes increasingly scarce, yield will be key to maintaining food supplies in the future. And few agricultural economies can compete with the yields obtained by Argentinean farmers. Argentina is the world’s largest exporter…

More firms forming special practice groups to capitalize the South American booming business market

Hot spots in the Latin American economy include tourism, agriculture and energy, according to Francisco Cerezo, chairman of Foley & Lardner’s new Latin America practice group. The firm recently announced that it was forming a special practice group to capitalize on its Latin American business, which is one of the bright spots in the economic downturn. Earlier this month, Foley & Lardner hired Cerezo away from Greenberg Traurig, where he was a shareholder, to head up the new practice group, which is…

South American nations are drafting laws to limit foreign ownership of agricultural land

The nations of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have united to draft laws to limit acquisition by foreigners of extensive tracts of their fertile agricultural land. Despite slight differences between them, the proposed measures are generally fairly mild. None of these three member countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) – the other member is Paraguay – proposes to ban land sales to private or public foreign capital, nor to regulate land use, nor to repossess land that has already been sold. But…

The largest US farm co-operative expands investments in South America

CHS, the largest US farm co-operative, is looking to expand investments in South America to boost its presence as a grain buyer and exporter in the booming soya sector. According to Carl Casale, chief executive of CHS, the company is “looking at our Brazilian footprint right now in the deep interior in Cerrado or Mato Grosso to see what we need to build out from an origination standpoint there to be able to complement our position in southern Brazil and Argentina. CHS is a major food exporter, a supplier…
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