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SOUTH AMERICA’S UNLIKELY NEW ECONOMIC HOPE: PARAGUAY

Paraguay is emerging as a little-recognized beacon of economic success in South America.  It would have been all too easy for foreigners visiting Paraguay at the turn of the 21st century to dismiss the landlocked country as little more than a languid backwater — scarred by a history of war, dictatorship and corruption, and with dim prospects. If they were to return now, they would hardly recognize the place. Gleaming skyscrapers have sprouted up across the capital, Asunción, over the past decade, a…

Paraguay is a strong stable economy offering excellent opportunities in agriculture and pastoral farming

Paraguay is a fertile land of exuberant natural beauty in the central region of the continent of South America. Almost as big as California, this landlocked country (tells us that supply is limited) is located between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. However, it only has about 6 -7 million inhabitants, who are concentrated almost entirely in the three largest cities in the country in the north. Due to its central location, the country has been commonly referred to as the Heart of America. During the last 50 years,…

Agribusiness opportunities in South America’s emerging markets

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If you are looking for portfolio diversification using farmland, we can show you very practical options for mid-sized and larger investors. GTSA  offers options for direct and indirect opportunities for farmland ownership in emerging economies such as Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru. Farmland is an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favourable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes such as equities. We believe…

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…

Available Farm Investments in Paraguay

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GTSA Paraguay Farm Investments Gateway to South America offers investors the opportunity to acquire undeveloped, virgin farms in Paraguay’s most sought-after location. The Alto Chaco Region. These fields are characterised by scrub forests and fairly dense hardwood timbers. They have abundant water, numerous rivers and streams, low surface groundwater, and springs. The soils have been sampled and provide excellent crop and /or cattle grazing potential. Paraguay, one of the smallest countries in South America,…

PARAGUAY TODAY – Land of opportunities

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Paraguay: A Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America Paraguay is unlike any other country. It is a magnificent country to discover, easy to live in, with rich fauna and flora, as well as its history. A country with 6.8 million inhabitants, located in the heart of South America, a Mediterranean country bordered to the north by Brazil and Bolivia, the east by Brazil and Argentina, the south with Argentina and to the west by Argentina and Bolivia. It is divided into two regions, the East and the West,…

Paraguay has potential for more rice production

Although the growth in rice production has been substantial, it is still only 10% of what can be expected in the near future.  Eventually, over 1 million hectares could be planted. Paraguay has an unlimited water source, mainly from the Paraguay River, with enough water to secure a massive increase in grain production. Paraguay is expected to show a large expansion of its sowing area within the next five years as almost one-fifth of the country’s total surface has proven to be suitable for agriculture…

Paraguay: has specialised agriculture options in each of its farming regions

A preliminary mapping of this country of opportunities shows a diverse and rich productive structure with cattle ranching as a fundamental pillar of the flourishing Paraguayan economy. In fact, Paraguay offers a variety of productive bets in each of its regions: the west, where most of the agricultural holdings are located and the majority of the rural population also, and the Chaco, which comprises 60% of the total territory of the country and has 2% of the total population of the country (this is where a…

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…

Paraguay is looking for Investors

Paraguay is looking for Investors Introduction: Having suffered from a liquidity crisis back in the 90s, Paraguay has gone to great lengths to ensure it’s seen as an ample investment opportunity. A host of financial reforms and thriving economic circumstances are just a tiny part of the country’s attempt to demonstrate the enormous growth potential and encourage businesses to invest in Paraguay. Invest in Paraguay: Paraguay’s banking and financial services industry had recovered well from the last decade’s…

Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity

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Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity In the context of decreasing global availability of natural forests and growing demand for sustainable wood products, Paraguay offers forestry opportunities beyond its excellent climate and soil conditions and general advantages for agribusiness investment. Mild temperature year-round and high precipitation regime contribute to a faster growth rate and good yields of some commercial species and, consequently, to a shorter payback period: 12 years versus up…

Paraguay as an Investment destination

Why is Paraguay becoming popular with investors ? Paraguay Investment options give foreigners excellent choices for the serious or smaller investor. Paraguay has all the  conditions in place to attract and retain investors from all over the world, not just South America. It has a stable democratic government and private property rights are respected in the constitution. With nearly 7 million inhabitants, Paraguay is a small but open economy. Over the past decade, the Paraguayan economy grew at an average of…

In 2021 Paraguay’s economy bloomed but 2022 looks even better

Paraguay’s economy will close in 2021 with a growth of around 5% and good prospects for 2022, Finance Minister Oscar Llamosas announced in a radio interview. He explained there was a 15% growth in tax collection, an improvement in economic activity and a decrease in the initial forecast of the fiscal deficit. Regarding the fiscal deficit reduction, Llamosas recalled that the initial estimate was 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), after measures taken during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the…

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Paraguay

Many investors are unaware of the strong returns on offer when you invest in Paraguay — one of Latin America’s most stable markets with a recent history of consistent growth. That includes an almost five-fold increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) between 2002 and 2020 — even despite a recent minor decline exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking in September, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone labelled Paraguay one of the best countries in Latin America…

Climate for Business in Latin America Best in three Years: Report

The climate for doing business in Latin America is the best it has been in more than three years, according to a report released by a leading Brazilian economic institute. According to newly released analysis from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), among ten major countries from Latin America, the overall business climate in the Q3 of 2021 is the best it has been since Q1 of 2018. That suggests the environment for doing business in Latin America is currently stronger than it was long before the…
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