The Argentina Investment Report for April 5, 2016

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The Argentina Investment Report for April 5, 2016 By Patrick Archer MADRID – Only four years removed from Argentina’s expropriation of YPF under the Kirchner administration, Spanish companies are looking at Argentina with renewed optimism. This week executives from Abertis, BBVA, Gas Natural, Gestamp, Iberia, Mapfre, NH, and Santander traveled to Buenos Aires to participate in yesterday’s Argentina-Spain Business Forum at the Alvear Palace Hotel. …

Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

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Four years removed from the mass exodus of Polo Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Escada from the streets of Recoleta, global fashion brands are once again targeting major South American metros with the notable exception of BA. “Foreign Clothing Brands Keep Avoiding Argentina” is the headline of Alfredo Sainz’s excellent piece in La Nacion charting the retail resurgence in neighboring countries and the extended fashion freeze in …

Argentine Companies Cost Up To 50% Less Than Comparable Regional Firms

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Companies in Argentina across industries cost up to 50% less than comparable firms in Latin America, according to a new survey of market valuations and M&A activity. A summary of First consulting group’s findings is featured in today’s La Nacion along with graphs showing negative factors like the lack of available bank financing available to private sector companies in Argentina. …

Distrito Arcos: BA’s First Outdoor Premium Outlet Opens In Palermo

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It was announced three years ago and ready to open with retail stores fully stocked and decorated several months ago, but political opposition and legal obstacles put the grand opening on hold. Now Distrito Arcos, Buenos Aires’ first outdoor premium outlet mall, is finally open to the public following the grand opening ceremony on Thursday. An appeals court ruled in …

What Are The Most Expensive Hotel Markets In Argentina & Uruguay?

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Punta del Este and Villa La Angostura top the list of the most expensive hotel markets in Argentina and Uruguay, according to new data released from travel search engine Trivago. The analysis of average hotel prices in 33 major markets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay ranked Villa La Angostura second overall at US$138 per night and Punta del Este …