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GTSA Group Profile for South America

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…

A GERMAN PUBLICATION DESCRIBED URUGUAY AS “A SAFE HAVEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS”

The prestigious German media Spiegel Ausland reported on the benefits offered by Uruguay in the context of the war in Ukraine and the advantages it has over its neighbours. “The country most likely to benefit from the crises in Europe in the long term is precisely one of the smallest on the continent: Uruguay,” explains the German news publication Spiegel Ausland in a story entitled “Effects of the Ukrainian war in South America. Safe haven in times of crisis”. From the information published…

TLG fundraising to buyout and expand their Agriculture portfolio in Uruguay

Co-founded by Francisco Roque de Pinho and Joaquín Labella in 2016 in Uruguay – an unassuming country with vast unexplored agricultural potential wedged between Argentina and Brazil – TLG Management Partners works to implement improvements on, and then manage, underperforming farmland properties in South America.  The timing of the launch of TLG proved challenging. Economic uncertainty, depressed commodity prices, and market volatility were then followed by supply chain disruptions, high commodity prices,…

Why Uruguay’s Bet on China Matters for Latin America

A prospective free trade deal could shake up South America’s protectionist trade bloc — and China stands to benefit. Under a coalition government of the centre led by President Luis Lacalle Pou, one might expect Uruguay to keep China at arm’s length. But in a twist with extensive implications for economic relations between China and Latin America, it is doing the opposite. The Uruguayan government is pressing forward with efforts to hammer out a free trade deal with China, already the top buyer of its…

WHY AND HOW TO FORM A BRANCH IN URUGUAY

When expanding into Uruguay, foreign investors must decide what type of entity best suits their needs. For anyone keen to avoid full company incorporation, but with an operation too large to be supported with payroll outsourcing alone, one of the best solutions available is to form a branch in Uruguay. With Uruguay experiencing exponential growth in both gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income (GNI) per capita over recent decades and being listed as the most peaceful and stable country…

The best Countries to invest in

The 2019 Best Countries rankings, formed in partnership with BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, are based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics. Here there no 1 pick. No. 1: Uruguay Uruguay claims the No. 1 spot on the list of best countries to invest in, a dramatic move up of 12 positions from its 2018 ranking. Business…

The US qualifies Uruguay as a safe country to invest

A report issued by the United States Department of State on the investment climate in Uruguay on Monday analyzed the legal, political and economic aspects of the country. On the one hand, it stands the legal security, the free movement of capital, the preferential regimes and the investment grade. On the other, it warns about aspects such as labor relations, the power of unions, the advantage of public companies and the increase of problems in education and security. There are 120 US companies with investments…

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…

Private Banking in Uruguay is undergoing drastic changes

International trading and investment banks that have offices in Uruguay and offer financial services are changing. After the sudden departure of the Royal Bank of Canada,  you can add the Crédit Suisse, Raymond James sales and many others.. Traditional banking, which provides loans and takes deposits in Uruguay has made several changes as has merger and acquisition specialists, offshore banking, private banking or giving investment advisory services and fund management. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), which…

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…

Uruguay, an attractive and safe country for investors

Uruguay, a country with a long term strategy which is based on an open economy to the world”, said Astori who is visiting the International Real Estate conference (SIMA) in Madrid, in which Uruguay this year is a special guest. The four day event which has 150 stands and almost 400 promotion desks offers real estate opportunities in such distant places as Uruguay, Florida in the US, Dominican Republic and Russia. “Uruguay has all the conditions that make an ideal country to invest, not only its proved and…

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,…

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…
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