Central and South America

South America investment overview Q1 2016

Economic deceleration, a decrease in commodity prices and political challenges were seen across South America in 2015.

Following heightened volatility in the region’s currencies in the final quarter of last year, many continued to tumble in early 2016 against the US dollar and global financial markets. This has resulted in many potential foreign investors standing on the sidelines, waiting out what some perceived to be a property pricing bubble.

But commodity prices are expected to grow slowly in the second half of 2016, boosted by stronger economic growth, and private equity firms and foreign investors are already quietly…

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