Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Sales Rose 27% In January

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The number of real estate deals in the Province of Buenos Aires rose 27% in January reversing a two-year trend of slumping sales caused by currency controls meant to protect dollar reserves in the Central Bank. The Notary College attributes the turnaround in Buenos Aires real estate sales to the partial loosening of those controls last month, and the fact that bricks …

Argentina Tax Authority Using Drones To Detect Fiscal Evasion

Patrick Archer real estate, technology

In Uruguay they’re used to maximize farm productivity. In the US, they may soon be used to expedite Amazon shipments. And in Argentina, they’re being used to patrol neighborhoods and detect real estate tax evaders. “First Satellite Images, Now The Drones Have Arrived” is the headline of Gonzalo Chicote’s article in iProfesional detailing how local tax authorities are using drones and NASA …

Despite Vacancies, Double-Digit Increases For Buenos Aires Retail Space

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Rental rates for Buenos Aires retail space in key corridors are rising in step with inflation, despite a higher number of retail vacancies compared to one year ago in Capital Federal. “Shuttered storefronts form part of the new landscape, a product of a cooling in consumption and greater caution among Argentines,” while those who remain in business ” face rising …

Argentina Wheat Producers Move En Masse To Uruguay

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

First it was cattle growers, then it was soybean farmers, and now Argentina wheat producers are moving their operations across the river to farmer-friendly Uruguay. “Wheat producers, advisors, managers and investors who have left Argentina to manage their own farms or join forces with a local firm now account for 40% of the wheat sown in Uruguay,” writes La Nacion’s …