Argentina Farmland Prices Fall For Third Consecutive Year

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate

Recent Declines Follow Decade of Gains After a decade of rising land prices from 2002 to 2012, Argentina farmland prices have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from the Argentine Chamber of Rural Real Estate (CAIR). The new average rural land price data was presented by CAIR President Cristian Belaustegui at an industry event meant to summarize trends across …

Uruguay: The Land Of 3 Million That Plans To Feed 50 Million Worldwide

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

Some of the most informative and objective articles about Uruguay’s farming progress and  competitive advantages come from the outside looking in. Such is the case of this week’s analysis from Bolivia’s leading newspaper, La Razon. “Uruguay Applies Smart Agro To Feed 50 Million” is the title of the article which charts the exponential growth of Uruguay’s productive farmland thanks to …

Argentine Companies Cost Up To 50% Less Than Comparable Regional Firms

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, real estate

Companies in Argentina across industries cost up to 50% less than comparable firms in Latin America, according to a new survey of market valuations and M&A activity. A summary of First consulting group’s findings is featured in today’s La Nacion along with graphs showing negative factors like the lack of available bank financing available to private sector companies in Argentina. …

Foreign Investors, Rating Agencies Maintain Stable Outlook For Uruguay

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate, uruguay

The countdown to Uruguay’s presidential election at the end of this month is expected to remain uneventful for financial markets and foreign investors. Unlike what transpired last month in Brazil where daily polls and projections had local stocks and the Bovespa soaring one day and plunging the next, the economic outlook for Uruguay is stable regardless of which candidate wins …

Winds Of Change Blow Uruguay Toward Energy Independence

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, creative class, foreign investment, real estate, technology, uruguay, visionaries

With presidential elections inching ever closer in Uruguay, the candidates are plastering the capital city of Montevideo with campaign billboards promising a better life and a brighter future. And while most of these adverts feature the requisite, Photoshopped images of the candidates with perfectly-coiffed hair and million-dollar smiles, the most powerful and effective billboard features a lone wind turbine spinning …