Tap That: Investors Score With Gold, Silver Mines in Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate

Casposo, a gold and silver mine in Argentina’s San Juan province is on the fast track toward producing its first gold in September, less than a year after initial excavation commenced. The news was the highlight of Troy Resources (ASX:TRY) quarterly earnings call earlier today. Australia-based Troy is an aggressive mid-tier gold producer with South American mining operations in Argentina …

Regional Survey: How Hot Is Buenos Aires for Foreign Investors?

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment

If Buenos Aires were a woman, how attractive is she compared to the other municipal babes in Latin America? It might sound like the premise for a really bad reality TV show, but it was actually the focus of a serious study on foreign investment undertaken by a Chilean consulting firm and the research arm of a major Colombian university. …

Foreign Banks Rethink Buenos Aires Branch Strategy

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

“In Puerto Maderero and Recoleta these days, the executive suits are everywhere. Suddenly, we are seeing more limos and formally-dressed men entering and leaving meetings in cafes and luxury hotels,” says Argentine daily Clari­n. And while these meetings between wealthy Argentines with investments abroad and their financial advisors used to take place in local offices, new Argentine Central Bank regulations …

Agricultural Exports, Farm Loans Surge in Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, uruguay

As farmers in Argentina ride a wave of recovery, exports are booming and banks are poised to increase lending dramatically, according to Bloomberg. We’ve covered the bullish forecasts regarding this year’s corn and soy crops, and now it appears the banks have taken notice. “Banco Galicia, Argentina’s second-biggest farm lender, expects agricultural loans to increase about 40 percent this year …

Messi Was Rich, China Makes Him Riich(er)

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle

Argentina and China may be having a spat over trade and tariffs, but one Chinese company is banking on Argentina’s #1 export to help sell some minivans. China-based automaker Chery International is rolling out a new MPV called the Riich, and the company chose Lionel Messi to be the face of the vehicle roll-out. Besides making an intriguing global marketing …