Uruguay Forestry Sector Producing Record Electric Power Generation

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

Uruguay’s forestry boom continues to attract record levels of foreign investment in timberland, state-of-the-art pulp mills and biomass power plants. And just as the sector is giving back to Uruguay in the form of widespread conservation and reforestation efforts, timber company power projects are now giving the country something it needs to be more competitive: sustainable and affordable energy. The …

Foreign Companies Begin Oil Exploration In Uruguay’s Norte Basin

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay, us companies

The next chapter in Uruguay’s quest for reduced dependence on foreign oil commenced this week with the announced seismic exploration of two large oil blocks in Uruguay. Dallas-based Schuepbach Energy International (SEI) holds the concessions for the Salto block which occupies 925,000 acres entirely in Salto and the Piedra Sola block which encompasses over 2.5 million acres in four northern Uruguay departments …

How Do Uruguay Farmland Prices Compare To The United States?

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

The USDA just released their annual report of US farmland values, so we wanted to see how Uruguay farmland prices compare to one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of agricultural commodities. The USDA’s Land Values 2014 Summary breaks down the US farmland market into five main growing regions: Appalachian, Corn Belt, Lake, Northeast and Northern Plains. (Note: We …

“Bigger & Business-Minded” Define New Wave Of Palermo Hotels

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

The latest wave of hotels being built in the popular Buenos Aires neighorhood of Palermo are much larger than their predecessors and increasingly focused on the needs of business travellers. Changes In The Palermo Hotel Profile is the headline of Isabel Stratta’s analysis in iEco of the morphing lodging landscape in areas like Palermo Nuevo, Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood …

Buenos Aires-Colonia Bridge Could Move Forward With Chinese Loans

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, tourism, uruguay

Hundreds of Argentine and Chinese executives and trade representatives met this month during the Argentina-China Business Forum 2014 which coincided with the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping. The delegation of 180 Chinese businessmen arrived this month with Peking’s authorization to invest US$1 billion in Argentina, and a total of 28 bilateral agreements were signed worth US$1.5 billion, according to …