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 …

A Closer Look at Argentina’s Silver Lining…Silver Mining

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate

Whether its G. Gordon Liddy or the guy who Matt Damon beat up in Good Will Hunting, you can’t turn on the TV without being bombarded by gold pitchmen. And while yearly gold charts look like the left side of a mountain, the rise in silver prices over the past two years is equally impressive. Marc Davis of BNW Newswire …

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 …

Operation White Dakar: Argentine Rally Inspires Major Spanish Cocaine Deal

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, entrepreneurs

While some stories hit on one or two of our main content categories, sometimes we unearth a gem that covers all the bases: Trade, Foreign Investment, Buenos Aires Events, and Entrepreneurs. The Argentina/Chile Dakar Rally kicked off in BA back in January, and the event was a major success for the second consecutive year. What has come to light recently is …

New Argentine Reds Seducing Wine Lovers in Canada

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

While the U.S. is scheduled to become the world’s largest wine-drinking market by 2012, the neighbor to the north isn’t lagging behind. “Canadians might have a new passion to add after hockey: being wine connoisseurs,” the country’s Financial Post opined early last year. As one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for wine consumption, Canada is an important export destination for …