Moody’s Weighs Rating Upgrades For Uruguay, Peru & Colombia

Exactly two years ago Uruguay regained investment grade status thanks to a well-deserved rating revision from S&P. Now Moody’s is considering an upgrade for Uruguay and two other South American bright spots. Uruguay, Peru and Colombia are first in line among the South American countries that Moody’s Investor Services is considering for sovereign debt upgrades, according to a Moody’s analyst …

VanityBA: Beware The Seductive Gaming Powers Of The Conrad Angels

Yes, the Conrad Angels are a thing, and apparently they were the most remarkable thing to hit Mendoza during this month’s 2014 Wine Harvest Celebrations. “The Conrad Angels Revolutionized Mendoza” is the headline in today’s society section of MDZ Online which explains the marketing promotion by Chile’s Enjoy which created this elite smiling force from hundreds of aspiring Southern Cone …

Argentina Franchises Booming Across Sectors & Borders

[soliloquy id=”19481″] Consumer demand for consistency and quality in dining, goods and services is fueling Argentina’s franchise sector with hundreds of original brands and almost 30,000 franchise locations nationwide. Franchises Now Move The Equivalent Of 2.4% Of Argentine GDP, is the headline of today’s iProfesional article which summarizes new market data from the Argentina Association of Brands & Franchises (AAMF). …

Expoactiva 2014: Scenes From Uruguay’s Premier Agriculture Expo

Tens of thousands of agribusiness-minded producers, suppliers, equipment vendors, bankers and investors descended on the Soriano countryside last week for the four-day ag-fest that is Expoactiva. Demonstrating the international appeal of Uruguay agribusiness, several US, Canadian and European commodity, farm equipment and finance companies were on hand with large delegations and impressive expo stands including ADM, Banco Santander, BBVA, Cargill, …

Revitalization Project Will Extend Puerto Madero Toward La Boca

The City of Buenos Aires is planning to extend Puerto Madero’s wave of waterfront renewal further south to an area of the city long neglected ever since the construction of the elevated highway to La Plata. That highway, like the General Paz beltway, has isolated southern neighborhoods like Barracas, La Boca and San Telmo from the waterfront and created several …