The High Risks & Rewards Of Argentine Bonds

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings

Argentine bonds offer yields up to thirty times greater than bonds in other South American countries. They have to in order to compensate investors for additional risk. Far from the cozy credit confines of AAA ratings, Argentine bonds were the second-best performing investment in the country last year offering double-digit returns with long-term bonds like the Bonar X or the …

Uruguay Infrastructure Projects Among Latin America’s Top 100

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

A 2014 survey of Latin America’s most significant new infrastructure projects includes five Uruguay projects ranging from deep water ports to renewable energy to new rail corridors. The Strategic Latin American Infrastructure 2014 Report from CG/LA is a ranking of 100 projects planned over the next three years across 10 sectors in 20 countries with a total combined project value …

Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Agribusiness Dominates List Of Wealthiest People In Uruguay

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, wine & vineyards

In some countries, it’s who owns the oil. In others, its who creates the next Instagram or Twitter. But in Uruguay, it’s who owns the land and what they produce from sheep to steers to soybeans. The 120 Richest People in Uruguay is the headline of the list compiled by Entorno Inteligente which is dominated by large-scale land owners and …

Buenos Aires Wins 2014 Sustainable Transportation Award

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, global rankings, lifestyle, visionaries

The City of Buenos Aires has taken some giant steps forward in becoming a more sustainable city over the past five years. From the introduction of the first Metrobus line to the launch of the EcoBici program, BA is definitely a a more commuter and pedestrian-friendly metro these days….not any easy task for one of the World’s Top 5 MegaCities. Now …