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 …

Uruguay Ready To Open Bid Process For Rocha Deep Water Port Project

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

Uruguay president Jose Mujica only has seven months remaining in office, and there’s one major logistics priority his administration intends to launch before his March 2015 departure: The Deep Water Port in Rocha. The new Puerto de Aguas Profundas will be the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history, and the executive branch is preparing to open the bid process which has …

Buenos Aires Ranks #3 For Visitor Spending In Latin America

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

International visitors in the City of Buenos Aires spend US$2.2 billion annually according to a new analysis of international arrivals and visitors spending in the world’s 132 most important destination cities. The new edition of the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index estimates Buenos Aires will welcome 2.1 million international arrivals this year who will spend a total of US$2.2 billion …

Uruguay Wineries Betting Tannat, Quality Will Open Export Markets

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

Uruguay wine exports have surged over 500% since 2011, but many producers believe a new focus is needed to raise awareness and win more converts abroad. Uruguay Wines Look For Quality To Open The World’s Door is the headline of Mayte de Leon’s well-researched analysis in El Observador which documents how many Uruguay bodegas are producing more premium wines. In …

Another Luxury Hotel Coming To Montevideo’s Punta Carretas

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

A new luxury hotel will soon open in Punta Carretas, the most expensive neighborhood per square meter in Montevideo and no stranger to new hotel construction in recent years. The Oliva Luxury will be a 30-key, five-star boutique hotel with guest amenities including a restaurant, spa, fitness center, conference room, coffee shop and cigar lounge, according to El Pais. The …