Shareholders Agreements are essential to avoid later problems when investing in Syndicates or Partnerships

The great news is that you can create a rule book (aka shareholder’s agreement) so that when things pop up, you all know how to deal with them. Staying aligned makes all the difference to your business’s success. This article explains why a shareholders’ agreement (your business prenup) is essential for every business with multiple owners. WHAT IS A SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENT? Shareholders’ agreements are like rules that record how shareholders will work together and make decisions. What are the initial…

Agriculture is tipped to boom in South America

South American agriculture is set to boom. Enterprising investors, who’ve long been told South America is to become the ‘food bowl of Asia,’ should not be surprised. Asia’s demand for consumables will grow for decades to come, fuelled by unprecedented growth in its middle-class population, rising prosperity, and globalisation. The latest research has identified five megatrends in South American agriculture over the next 15 to 20 years. The critical megatrends identified by the research include: In a…

Paraguay is Open for Russian and Chinese Investors, Sees Many Areas for Cooperation – Finance Minister

Paraguay is open for investors from around the world, including Russia and China, and sees many areas for cooperation, Paraguayan Finance Minister Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos told Sputnik on Thursday. “We are open to doing business with every country in the world, even with China, even though we don’t have any diplomatic relations,” Valdovinos said. “Paraguay has many capabilities or potential areas where many investors from all around the world can work, and all of them are welcome to come.”…

11 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 challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships 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. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

Paraguay: A Hidden Gem in the Agricultural Market

Whenever agrichemicals players think of the South American markets, Brazil is the one that comes to mind. It became the world’s largest agrichemicals marketed a few years ago. Still, it is quite an elusive market for most players because obtaining technical-grade registration takes up to seven years. The second thing that comes to mind for those players who have contemplated a market entry into this region is risk. The area is known for its unstable currency and high inflation rate. And for those in India…

Brazil’s economic study highlights Paraguayan expansion

According to the new projections of the Brazilian Center of Economic Studies Fundación Getulio Vargas, Paraguay will grow the most this year, with an expansion of 3.9%. Uruguay and Mexico follow. Another positive fact for Paraguayans is that the country remains in an area considered favourable for business. According to the indicator released yesterday, the business climate in Latin America reached its best level in the first quarter of 2024 in the last 11 years. The so-called Economic Climate Index (ICE)…

Understanding Paraguay’s Chaco Soils

The Chaco region of Paraguay is becoming one of the most popular locations for investors looking to buy development properties, but you need to understand the soil. Soils of the Chaco “Soils are formed principally from fluvial deposits based on transported material from the rivers … In addition to the predominantly flat topography, the scarcity of rain results in an arid zone that experiences frequent dust storms and extremely high temperatures. The soil evolved over deep sedimentary deposits that…

“Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America”

Marcelo Giugale, professor of international economics at Georgetown University and former senior World Bank official, predicted that “Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America.” Watch the video where the strengths of our country are highlighted. “Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America,” said economist Marcelo Giugale, who highlighted Paraguay as the potential investment market for this year. It was during the “Oppenheimer presents” program on CNN. “When do investors…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular worldwide, but they are not all equal. Each has a defined proposal and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’ their performance. Some of these tricks can be backed out, and where possible, I have provided the math below. Before we begin, let’s define and recap the role of Index Funds ( REIT). Index Funds…

“Breaking News: Paraguay’s Exports Skyrocket by 24% Thanks to Thriving Agriculture Industry!”

“Paraguayan exports are spiking! As reported in Asunción, they’ve already reached an impressive US$ 15.8787 billion in just eleven months of 2023, marking a whopping 24% growth from the previous year. This jump is primarily thanks to the surge in shipments of soybeans, rice, and soybean meal, which make up 69.3% of all exports and have skyrocketed to US$ 11,001.6 million, a 19.1% increase since November 2022. But wait, there’s more! Re-exports have grossed an incredible US$ 3.9048 billion,…

The hard facts about Paraguay – FAQ for the new investor

PROFILE: Geography Area: 406,752 sq. km. (157,047 sq. mi.); about the size of California. Cities: Capital–Asuncion (pop. 518,945). Other cities–Ciudad del Este, Concepcion, Encarnacion, Pedro Juan Caballero, Coronel Oviedo. Terrain: East of the Paraguay River there are grassy plains, wooded hills, tropical forests; west of the Paraguay River (Chaco region) is low, flat, marshy plain. Climate: Temperate east of the Paraguay River, semiarid to the west.People  Nationality: Noun and adjective–Paraguayan(s).…

Ranking: The five cities with the most expensive real estate in Argentina

It is historical, the properties located in the city of Buenos Aires are the most expensive in the country. Without going any further, according to the latest Index from the Zonaprop portal, in November, the average price of an apartment was US$2,562/m². However, the purchase price of real estate in some cities in the interior of the country is not far behind either. Based on a private survey by Zonaprop, which LA NACION was able to access, in which the cities that have -at least- between 400 and 1,300 properties…

GTSA Property Site uses the highest-ranked client communication system in the industry

Campaign Monitor ranked the best Email Marketing software. Software Review’s 2023 Email Marketing Data Quadrant report shows how Campaign Monitor excelled compared to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Hubspot, and Klayvio. Our sponsoring property site Gateway to South America has used this software for over five years, mainly communicating with our clients interested in buying property in South America in English and Spanish but with some marketing in Portuguese. Having marketed in the South American marketplace…

Thanks to new technology, they now harvest wheat in an unthinkable location, in Alto Chaco, in Paraguay

Just a few ays ago, the wheat harvest was completed on a test plot in the upper Paraguayan Chaco, in the Infante Rivarola area. It is a fact that was unthinkable only a few years ago, but that today is a prodigious reality achieved thanks to work, science and technology, as highlighted by the president of the Union of Production Guilds (UGP), Eng. Agr. Hector Cristaldo. The Paraguayan Chaco registers the full stage of agricultural expansion and in this process, the incorporation of winter crops with adaptation…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective on cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will drive a significant demand and growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production, but there are still large undeveloped areas with cattle-raising potential. Most notably, the Chaco region in Paraguay offers opportunities for added value investment through transforming…
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