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 …

China To Back Argentina Rail Renaissance

Patrick Archer foreign investment

With close to 30,000 miles of functioning tracks, Argentina’s rail network was one of the world’s most extensive and profitable by the middle of the last century, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting the country today. Sixty years of neglect have left the once robust freight and passenger railroads a rusting shell of their former selves. For example the …

The Argentine Economy Recovers Strength

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment

The buzz about Argentina seems to be having an impact on investors of all stripes. After Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Mexico, global betting sources say the Albiceleste’s odds of winning the World Cup improved to 15/4, third only to Spain and Brazil. Whether sports gambling qualifies as “investing” is certainly open to debate; however, a more sober cadre of long-term …

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 …