80% of Brazilians Choose Argentina for Shopping, Culture & Nightlife

Patrick Archer foreign investment, tourism

We have charted the rapid rise of the Brazilian economy and the corresponding surge in Brazilian tourists in Argentina over the past few years. When the news broke that Brazilians were spending over US$2 billion a month on foreign travel, the Brazilian Central Bank said the combination of economic growth and a strong real were the primary catalysts. While Brazilians only accounted for …

Investing in 2012: Barrio Bargain Hunting for Buenos Aires Real Estate

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate

A new year means new opportunities, and we welcome 2012 with a fresh look at 10 Buenos Aires neighborhoods where you may get more bang for your buck, pound or real. The slideshow above is a compilation of InvestBA recommendations, several of which appeared in the new Luxury Latin America article, along with recommendations made in a BA barrio-value-centric analysis …

InvestBA Presents the Top 10 Trends, Market Movers & Headlines of 2011

Patrick Archer agribusiness, argentina polo, arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, creative class, culture, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay, us companies, vanityba, visionaries, wine & vineyards

‘Tis the season for self-aggrandizing Top 10 lists, so we offer InvestBA’s purely selfish, entirely unscientific spin on the Top 10 Trends, Market Movers & Storylines of 2011 in Argentina and Uruguay, our two favorite places in the world. Thanks for another great year, and we offer best wishes and much success to all of our readers and subscribers in …

InvestBA Private Wealth Missions Return With New Countries Added for 2012

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

InvestBA Private Wealth Missions, our annual series of one-week discovery trips showcasing opportunities for foreign investors in Argentina, return in 2012 with the first scheduled trip for US-based investors beginning in late January and several new countries added to the 2012 calendar including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Great Britain and South Africa. Today, private investments are one of the few remaining …

Azul: The JetBlue of South America to Launch Argentina, Uruguay Routes

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

Clean, modern aircraft, cheap flights, the most user-friendly airline website, extra legroom, great in-flight entertainment and delicious snacks on board. We must be talking about JetBlue, right? Well, sort of. Brazil-based Azul Airlines is the JetBlue of South America thanks in large part to visionary CEO David Neeleman, the Brazilian-born American who founded JetBlue in 1999, left the company in 2008 …