With Dollars Scarce, Real Estate Prices Continue Falling Across Argentina

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, real estate

Four years after the imposition of US dollar currency controls, average real estate prices are still posting double-digit declines across Argentina. Due to the Lack of Dollars, The Price of Apartments Fall In Almost All of Argentina is the headline of today’s analysis in El Cronista showing the average price of existing properties fell in 20 out of 25 real estate markets …

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 …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Sales Hit Lowest Level In 30 Years

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

Real estate activity in the City of Buenos Aires fell for the third consecutive year making 2014, a year when over 800 real estate offices closed their doors, one of the slowest years in three decades. According to the Buenos Aires Notary College, the total number or residential real estate closings in the Argentine capital fell to 33,694, a 6.2% …

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. …