JPMorgan Chase Announces Global Service Center In Buenos Aires

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) yesterday announced the opening of a new global service center in Buenos Aires pointing to several positive factors like cheap real estate, a convenient time zone and a highly skilled labor force which helped the Argentine megacity trump other South American metros like Bogota, Santiago and São Paulo. JPMorgan Opening A Regional Center With 1,000 Professionals is the headline of Javier …

Winds Of Change Blow Uruguay Toward Energy Independence

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With presidential elections inching ever closer in Uruguay, the candidates are plastering the capital city of Montevideo with campaign billboards promising a better life and a brighter future. And while most of these adverts feature the requisite, Photoshopped images of the candidates with perfectly-coiffed hair and million-dollar smiles, the most powerful and effective billboard features a lone wind turbine spinning …

Buenos Aires-Colonia Bridge Construction Agreement Signed

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Plans for a 43-kilometer bridge spanning the River Plate and connecting Argentina and Uruguay took a giant step forward today with the signing of a construction agreement. The Argentina/China Chamber of Commerce (ACC) signed the agreement with China Dalian International Group (CDIG), the Dalian-based engineering and construction company that specializes in large-scale infrastructure projects outside of China. The signed agreement establishes the …

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

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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 …

Uruguay Wineries Betting Tannat, Quality Will Open Export Markets

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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 …