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 …

Optimista: Argentine Real Estate Developers Look Forward

Patrick Archer real estate, visionaries

December 2009 was a turning point in the Buenos Aires real estate market. After eleven months of home sales weaker than the same month in 2008, sales finally jumped into positive territory in December, a trend that would continue over the course of 2010. Now, one year later, Argentina real estate developers are feeling bullish about their ability to sell …

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 …