MoneyShow: Why Argentina Is Latin America’s Hidden Treasure

Patrick Archer foreign investment

A confluence of good news yesterday on several fronts: The market price for Argentina’s three major AgExports rose, the country risk fell another 3.5%, LCD prices have fallen 30% since the World Cup and debt repayment negotiations began in earnest with the Paris Club. Despite the onda positiva, it’s important to remember that each of these indicators is highly volatile and …

“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 …

Initial Pampa Offering? El Tejar Weighs Options

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, us companies

More Buenos Aires IPO news this week on the heels of yesterday’s post regarding TGLT’s public offering ambitions. Bloomberg BusinessWeek is reporting that BA-based El Tejar is weighing an IPO in New York and taking the necessary steps to be in compliance whenever the mood strikes over the next three years. El Tejar CEO Oscar Alvarado told BBW, “We are …

Buenos Aires Mayor Shares His Vision in Miami

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, entrepreneurs, visionaries

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri spoke yesterday at the Miami Herald’s Americas Conference 2009 and shared his vision for Argentina’s future. Macri, who appeared in a panel discussion with journalist Andres Oppenheimer and Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli, was critical of mistakes made over the past 20 years. According to Poder Magazine, “Macri told those present that his work will be concentrated on …