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January 2018

Google will expand its global network with new submarine cables in Chile, Denmark and Hong Kong

17 January 2018

Google announced that it will invest US $ 30 billion in improving its infrastructure in three years through the installation of new submarine cables, with which Google seeks to connect the world and provide services to its customers in the cloud. Google expects 2019 to begin the deployment of three submarine cables: “Curie”, a private […]

Chile to have technological innovation and research center focused on the country’s development

09 January 2018

The project, known as the Chilean “Silicon Valley”, is being implemented by the University of Chile and was inaugurated yesterday in a ceremony attended by President Michelle Bachelet. The Laguna Carén Academic Project, an emblematic initiative of the University of Chile launched on Tuesday by Rector Ennio Vivaldi, aims to serve Chile as a strategic […]

Large Chinese companies continue to show interest in Chilean agribusiness

09 January 2018

The food industry has positioned itself as one of the sectors of the Chilean economy that most interests Chinese investors. Last week, Yanghe, a subsidiary of state-owned Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery Co. Ltd., surprised the local market by acquiring 12.5% of Viña San Pedro Tarapacá, controlled by Chile’s CCU, for US$66 million. This exceeds the investment […]

December 2017

Coquimbo seeks to boost regional development through foreign investment promotion agreement with InvestChile

13 December 2017

The initiative will help to bring the region’s potential to the attention of foreign investors who are looking at Chile and, particularly, the north of the country as a possible location for their projects. InvestChile and the Coquimbo Regional Government have signed a Collaboration Agreement to promote foreign investment in the region as a means […]

InvestChile meets with a hundred potential investors at China-LAC Uruguay

06 December 2017

Some 3,000 businesspeople, of whom 700 were Chinese, attended the Summit. A record of over 700 Chinese companies attended the XI China-LAC Business Summit, which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay, between November 30 and December 2. InvestChile investment promotion executive, Alicia Zhu, attended the annual event where she was able to meet around […]

European business people express confidence in Chile as an investment destination

06 December 2017

Taking advantage of the opening of InvestChile’s European office in Frankfurt, Economy Minister  Jorge Rodríguez and InvestChile director, Carlos Álvarez, held a series of meetings with companies seeking opportunities in Chile. At the end of last week, while in Europe for the opening of InvestChile’s first office there, Economy Minister Jorge Rodríguez and the director […]

November 2017

Economy Minister opens InvestChile’s office for Europe in Frankfurt

30 November 2017

The first European office of Chile’s Investment Promotion Agency (InvestChile) was opened today in Frankfurt, Germany, by Economy Minister Jorge Rodríguez. Speaking to over 100 businesspeople from different EU countries and local figures, Minister Rodríguez pointed out that “Chile has moved from a passive policy of merely receiving foreign investment to a proactive strategy of […]

Dutch animal genetics company invests over US$8 million in new center in Chile

28 November 2017

The CEO of Hendrix Genetics, Antoon van den Berg, and the general manager of Hendrix Genetics Chile, Rodrigo Torrijo, inaugurated a new salmon breeding center in Catripulli in the Curarrehue municipal district of the Araucanía Region. The inauguration was attended by local authorities, business leaders and representatives of salmon farming companies. The new CMG Catripulli plant has 184 […]

Authorities see positive results from first Los Ríos Investment Forum

08 November 2017

The next step will be to build on the strengths of local businesspeople and bring the opportunities that exist in the Region to the attention of foreign investors.   Businesspeople and agricultural producers from the Los Ríos Region met at the first Los Ríos International Investment Forum, which was organized by the Regional Development Corporation […]

Elimination of roaming and protection of investments: Chile and Argentina sign important bilateral trade agreement today

02 November 2017

One month after the conclusion of the negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement between Chile and Argentina, and after the legal revision of the text, on Thursday Foreign Ministers, Heraldo Muñoz, and Jorge Marcelo Faurie, respectively, will sign the treaty in the trans-Andean capital. This afternoon the agreement will be signed in the Golden […]