Santander Sees the Future in Argentina, Brazil, Latin America

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, visionaries

If you had any doubts about where the smart money is moving globally, you might want to take a look at Grupo Santander, the largest bank in the Euro-zone and one of the largest banks in the world. In recent interviews with everyone from Bloomberg to El Pai­s, Santander officials are understandably bullish on Argentina, Brazil and Latin America in general…so …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Survey: Line Up The Usual Suspects

Patrick Archer average prices, buenos aires events, foreign investment, real estate

A new survey of 465 players in the Buenos Aires real estate sector sheds new light on the market’s strengths, weaknesses and median price levels by neighborhood. LaNacion shares the results of the “Real Estate Scene 2010” survey led by Mercado and Reporte Inmobiliario. There was general consensus among the respondents that prices are relatively high in Buenos Aires, and …

Foreign Banks Rethink Buenos Aires Branch Strategy

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

“In Puerto Maderero and Recoleta these days, the executive suits are everywhere. Suddenly, we are seeing more limos and formally-dressed men entering and leaving meetings in cafes and luxury hotels,” says Argentine daily Clari­n. And while these meetings between wealthy Argentines with investments abroad and their financial advisors used to take place in local offices, new Argentine Central Bank regulations …