Uruguay Beef Expo Focuses On Chinese Market Challenges

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

The Expo Melilla opens today in Montevideo, and the theme of this year’s event is “The Challenges of the Chinese Market” for Uruguay and in particular for the country’s beef industry. The event is organized by the Uruguay Society of Hereford Growers, the National Beef Institute and El Pais. Herefords are the base of production for Uruguay’s beef industry, and …

Paraguay Real Estate Attracting Record Foreign Investment

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate

Our Southern Cone neighbor, Paraguay, is attracting record levels of real estate investment according to Asuncion’s La Nacion. “Argentines and Uruguayans Lead Real Estate Investments” is the headline of Viviana Miranda’s article and interview with several Paraguay real estate professionals. “Each year, the number of foreigners looking for new markets in the real estate sector grows. The Europeans have already …

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 …

Uruguay Estancias Around Colonia Attracting More Foreign Buyers

Patrick Archer creative class, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

“Summertime…and the living is easy.” That’s what The Guardian’s Lucy Gilmore discovered during her recent trip to Uruguay. Gilmore visited some of the hidden gems of the Tango Coast including the port town of Colonia del Sacramento and some beautiful renovated estancias just a few kilometers inland. The estancias, which date back to the 1880’s, are finding new life as …