TRANSFER Newsletter Southern-Europe and Latin America (September 2014)
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Trade missions 2014 coming up
The Netherlands well known for Water Management
Over the past year there have been different projects around the Netherlands that are intended to increase the country’s resiliency, particularly in regards to climate change. These projects have ranged from sustainable citywide heating systems to outlawing antibiotics for livestock, and there are new projects gaining traction every day. In the Netherlands, these projects are evidence of a clear commitment to both adaptation and advance planning.
Latin America's Tallest Film Industry Building to be built in Argentina
Tuesday September 9th Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced on her Facebook page the winning project for the Buenos Aires’ Audiovisual Pole, a titanic urban plan to accommodate the local film industry in one single area.
Colombian government aims to quadruple mobile internet subscribersColombia's government has set out plans to quadruple the number of mobile internet connections in the next four years, while fixed-line internet connections will increase twofold. The country's national ICT strategy 2014-18 aims to triple total internet connections from around 8.8mn currently to 27mn in 2018.
Supermarket Industry in Brazil positiveAs a sector that has constantly grown in the past decade, the supermarket industry is drawing lots of attention from investors and entrepreneurs. In 2013, the Brazilian supermarket industry reached its 10th consecutive year of growing revenue, having a turnover of BRL 272,2 billion, an increase of 5,5% compared to 2012. This steady growth is due mainly to four economic reasons.
Latin American economies changing position on ranking listThe year 2014 showed some changes of position on the Latin American economies ranking list. Strong as ever, Brazil and Mexico will remain at number 1 and 2. Earlier this year Colombia took over Argentina as Latin America’s 3rd largest economy, which puts Argentine at number 4. Number 5 is is Venezuela, but it is at risk to have to hand over its position to stable, growing and highly privatized Chile.
Latin America Expected to Be Highest Growing Mobile Games Market by 2017The gaming industry is booming, with worldwide revenues of over US$ 57 billion expected for 2014. According to Applift & Newzoo, mobile games will generate 27% of the total games market, with Latin America expected to be the highest growing mobile games market with 50% CAGR by 2017.