Mythbusters: Puerto Madero Edition

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, real estate

PuertoMadero is a favorite real estate topic on InvestBA for a variety of reasons. Superlatives make for interesting reading, and Puerto Madero (PM) has certainly generated its fair share since incorporation and waterfront transformation commenced in November 1989. La Nacion throws a skeptical eye at those superlatives and culls the Top 10 Myths about Puerto Madero. #1.) It’s the youngest …

FranchiseBA: Torrente Gelato Caffe

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises

This week’s featured franchise blends old-world quality with modern technology to make some pretty amazing ice cream. Founded over thirty years ago in the BA neighborhood of Villa del Parque, Torrente Gelato Caffe is a gourmet ice cream chain known for its unique, handmade process and decadent flavors like Chocolino, Dulce de Leche con Brownie, Mascarpone con Frutos del Bosque …

The Argentine Economy Recovers Strength

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment

The buzz about Argentina seems to be having an impact on investors of all stripes. After Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Mexico, global betting sources say the Albiceleste’s odds of winning the World Cup improved to 15/4, third only to Spain and Brazil. Whether sports gambling qualifies as “investing” is certainly open to debate; however, a more sober cadre of long-term …

World Cup 2010: A Tale of Two Brackets for Argentina, Uruguay

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, competitiveness, lifestyle

“Europe in Decline While Latin America Shines” was the headline three days ago, as France, Italy and Greece were on the verge of elimination from the 2010 World Cup. Meanwhile local favorites Argentina and Uruguay took care of business in unselfish, workmanlike fashion, as did other Latin American teams: Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay will all make the cut. Now …

Argentina Among The Most Affordable Countries For Wine Production

Patrick Archer average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, wine & vineyards

Global investors must weigh a variety of factors like country risk, capital controls and transparency before choosing where in the world to invest. But what about winemakers? The number of wine producing countries (70) is over twice the number of teams that compete in a World Cup (32). Plus global grape production (675 million quintals last year) was widely distributed …