How Will The Petrobras Scandal Impact Investments In Argentina?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate

With top executives already in jail, 62 alleged bribe-receiving politicians sweating bullets and dozens of companies now under investigation, how will the Petrobras scandal impact the Brazilian oil giant’s investments in Argentina? A detailed analysis in today’s iProfesional poses that question and puts the magnitude of the scandal in local terms: the estimated US$45 billion in illegal surcharges, bribes and kickbacks is …

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. …

Argentina Construction Costs Fall To Lowest Level In Six Years

Patrick Archer average prices, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate

Construction costs in Argentina have fallen sharply since 2008 prompting developers and consumers to take advantage of the lower cost environment and move forward with residential and commercial projects. The Cost To Build In Dollars Is The Lowest In Six Years is the headline of Patricio Eleisegui’s analysis in iProfesional which describes new construction as an attractive niche in an …

Buenos Aires Now Among The Cheapest Real Estate In South America

Patrick Archer average prices, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate

Buenos Aires real estate prices are among the cheapest in South America, according to a new report of middle and upper-class neighborhoods in major metros. Buenos Aires Has The Cheapest Properties In South America is the headline of Alfredo Sainz’ analysis in today’s La Nacion which reveals “existing apartments in Buenos Aires are 10 to 25% cheaper than in the …