Latin America: Agricultural Perspectives

A profile of Latin American agriculture Latin America has long been associated with the production and export of a diverse range of agricultural commodities, whether it is coffee from Brazil and Colombia, beef from Argentina, or bananas from Ecuador. Trade data show that the region is indeed an important net exporter of agricultural commodities to the world, accounting for an estimated 16% of global food and agriculture exports between 2012 and 2014, while representing just 4% of global food and agriculture…

Latin American economies in the race to the bottom

Prospects for Latin America are dire this year amid the paralysis in domestic activity; collapse in prices for export commodities; massive job losses; pullback in remittances; rising debt vulnerabilities; and limited scope by governments to adequately respond to the crisis. Consequently, our Consensus Forecast currently sees Latin America’s economy contracting 5.1% this year, which would mark one of the worst contractions in the continent’s history. NUMBER OF THE WEEK – 7% Of the region’s largest…

Business opportunities in Latin American Real Estate in 2019

2019 presents a wealth of business opportunities for investors keen on the Latin American real estate market. After a bout of recessive market behaviour and political elections, many countries have seen their currency value drop. While growth predictions for Latin America are on the up 2019 through 2021, now is a good time to exchange your dollars for a prime piece of real estate in Latin America.  As the region’s middle class expands and markets become stronger, there are long term benefits to investing…
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