VanityBA: Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2012 Showcases Fall/Winter Collections

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Buenos Aires Fashion Week, the city’s most important fashion event kicks off today through Friday at La Rural in Palermo. A preview event was held last night with the Vitamina collection at Paseo Alcorta, but the main event begins today with 8 collections including Varanasi, Evangelina Bomparola, Vicki Otero and Wanama. BAFWeek official Kika Tarelli says this year’s edition features …

Mendoza Lot Prices Rise 18%; Best Appreciation Among Global Wine Regions

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Mendoza lot prices rose an average of 18% in 2011, according to new data released this week from the Mendoza Real Estate Association. The analysis found while the price of the average lot in Mendoza rose 18% last year, there were some cases where annual appreciation was closer to 25% depending on the lot size, location and surrounding amenities. Los …

Buenos Aires Prime for More Docks, Public Storage & Private Marina Projects

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With over 3,000 miles of coastline, an avid boating population and very few large-scale marinas, Argentina is fertile ground for foreign investor groups interested in developing private and public marina projects. Cronista’s Jorge Ferre says the main barrier to marine industry growth in Argentina has been the lack of marinas and boat storage facilities, but that could begin to change …

New Construction Condos in Buenos Aires Appreciate 15%; Existing Units Rise 11%

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The average annual appreciation of new construction condominiums in the City of Buenos Aires was 15% last year compared to a 9% average gain in 2010, according to a new study from Reporte Inmobiliario. Five of the Buenos Aires barrios with the highest average increases were Palermo Nuevo (+29%), Palermo Sur (+20%), Villa Urquiza and Flores (both 19%) and Palermo …

With Pressing Global Demand, Olives Are Argentina’s Fastest-Growing Crop

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Good news for the olive industry in Argentina: Olives are officially the fastest-growing crop in Argentina, as global demand for olive oil and olives is booming. In 2011, Argentina exported over US$30 million worth of both products in 2011, and much of the virgin and extra virgin olive oil was sold to Brazil, Italy and the United States, the world’s number …