“Virgen Extra”: Argentina Olive Oil Investments

Patrick Archer agribusiness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, wine & vineyards

Of all the agribusiness investment opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, olive oil estates are some of the youngest and most promising. Increasingly health conscious consumers in foreign countries are stoking global demand for olive oil which has tremendous health benefits including heart disease protection and colon cancer prevention. Industry publication Olive Oil Times says Argentina has capitalized on growing demand …

Agricultural Exports, Farm Loans Surge in Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, uruguay

As farmers in Argentina ride a wave of recovery, exports are booming and banks are poised to increase lending dramatically, according to Bloomberg. We’ve covered the bullish forecasts regarding this year’s corn and soy crops, and now it appears the banks have taken notice. “Banco Galicia, Argentina’s second-biggest farm lender, expects agricultural loans to increase about 40 percent this year …

The Coming Surge in Latin America Real Estate

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate

London-based PropertyWire, reports on the coming surge in certain Latin American markets given the increased interest from foreign buyers and developers, many from the U.S., Europe and Asia. The real estate news service points to the recently announced trade mission by Indian developer group GIHED, and their search for opportunities and joint ventures in Argentina and Brazil. U.A.E.-based Elysian International …