Porsche Argentina Will Trade Carreras for Cabernet Franc

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

As we’ve seen in recent spats with Brazil and China, Argentina’s trade balance can be a sensitive issue for the Casa Rosada. But the backlash moved beyond BRIC-landia when the Ministry of Interior Trade decided to go after luxury automakers who ship high-end cars to Argentina without buying anything in return. And while several U.S., European and Asian countries export …

Messi Was Rich, China Makes Him Riich(er)

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle

Argentina and China may be having a spat over trade and tariffs, but one Chinese company is banking on Argentina’s #1 export to help sell some minivans. China-based automaker Chery International is rolling out a new MPV called the Riich, and the company chose Lionel Messi to be the face of the vehicle roll-out. Besides making an intriguing global marketing …