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January 2020

InvestChile portfolio of projects grows by 31% in 2019

21 January 2020

The portfolio of projects supported by the Agency – which are at different stages of development – reached a value of US$18,448 million. China emerged as the principal origin of the portfolio, accounting for projects worth US$4,852 million, up by 167% on 2018. InvestChile, the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, closed 2019 with a 31% increase […]

Corfo calls specialized lithium producers to invest in Chile with stable supply and at a preferential price

20 January 2020

Corfo calls on Specialized Producers from all over the world to develop a new industry in the country, profitable and exportable to the globe. Corfo, the Chilean Economic Development Agency, calls on Specialized Producers from all over the world to show their interest in developing capacities in Chile to produce lithium derived materials with a preferential […]

Minister Palacios chairs meeting of Committee of Ministers for the Promotion and Attraction of Foreign Investment

16 January 2020

During the meeting, the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, reported on the Agency’s principal activities in 2019. On Monday, the Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Lucas Palacios, chaired a meeting of the Committee of Ministers for the Promotion and Attraction of Foreign Investment. During the meeting, the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, reported […]

Foreign direct investment up by 4% in first 11 months of 2019 to US$10,615 million

08 January 2020

The figure is 75% higher than the total received by Chile in 2018. At US$10,615 million, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in the first 11 months of 2019 represented an increase of 4% on the same period in 2018. The figure was 75% higher than the FDI received by Chile in the whole of […]

December 2019

Chile stands out as Latin America’s “Brain Hub”

27 December 2019

According to a study by Nearshore Americas, Chile generates the region’s best talent for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Latin America’s information technology ecosystem is expanding rapidly. Although no country in the region ranks among the world’s top 50 countries on innovation, some have done important work in training skilled labor and continue to make strides […]

InvestChile Public-Private Council sets out priorities for promotion of foreign investment in 2020

17 December 2019

One of the key focuses will be investment retention and aftercare.  The Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Lucas Palacios, and the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, chaired the second annual meeting of the InvestChile Public-Private Consultative Council at which discussion focused on the new foreign investment promotion strategy for next year. Participants from […]

Foreign direct investment increases by 64% to US$10,325 million in first ten months

10 December 2019

In October, the net inflow of foreign direct investment reached US$850 million. At US$10,325 million, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in the first ten months of this year represented an increase of 64% on the same period last year and was in line with its performance over the past five |years (an average of […]

Economy Ministry and InvestChile meet with overseas companies to evaluate measures to support SMEs

04 December 2019

During a conversation organized by Deloitte and the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, Economy Minister Lucas Palacios underlined the importance of everyone helping to support the SMEs affected by acts of violence. The Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Lucas Palacios, met with representatives of large overseas companies this morning to analyze how they can […]

November 2019

Chambers of Commerce reaffirm foreign investors’ confidence in the country at meeting organized by InvestChile

18 November 2019

Representatives of 19 countries met during a new session of the InvestChile Talks during which they valued the agreement reached to draft a new Constitution and informed the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency about the impact and doubts generated in their member companies by the current situation in the country. Binational chambers of commerce and embassies […]

Foreign direct investment continues to grow in 2019 and reaches US$10,350 million in first nine months

11 November 2019

The amount represented a 116% increase on January-September 2018. At US$10,350 million, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in the first nine months of this year was up by 116% on the same period last year. According to the Central Bank of Chile, there was a net inflow of US$1,235 million in September. The figure […]