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April 2018

Technology companies from Baltic States seek investment opportunities in Chile

11 April 2018

An exploratory mission of 14 information technology companies from the Baltic States visited Chile between April 8 and 10 to learn about the business opportunities it offers. Its activities, organized by Eurocámaras de Chile, EU-LAC and ELANBiz, included a series of meetings and a seminar with presentations by representatives of government institutions, including InvestChile, and members of the […]

EXPOMIN 2018: InvestChile workshop to bring together international mining sector experts

04 April 2018

The workshop will take place on April 26 between 15:00 and 16:30 in Santiago’s Espacio Riesco convention center. The fair will be open from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27. Latin America’s largest mining fair has a consolidated position as an event that promotes the transfer of knowledge, the exchange of experiences and the […]

February 2018

Emirates to launch services to Santiago de Chile

05 February 2018

Emirates, the world’s best airline according to TripAdvisor 2017, announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao […]

Chilean parkland the size of switzerland was just set aside in historic first

02 February 2018

In an unprecedented act of preservation, the Chilean government has set aside 10.3 million acres of land for national parks. This act was not without significant help from American philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, who donated over a million acres of their private land toward the national parks. The combined acreage will be […]

Mainland investors see promise in Latin America

01 February 2018

Chile is the top destination for future transactions, with 72 percent of respondents to a Baker McKenzie survey planning to invest in Chile next year, followed by Brazil with 66 percent and Mexico with 61 percent. Latin America offers Chinese investors attractive opportunities in energy, consumer goods and technology, multinational law firm Baker McKenzie said. […]

World Bank: Chile is Latin America’s second wealthiest country in assets

01 February 2018

Measured in terms of assets, rather than Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Chile is the second wealthiest country in Latin America, according to the World Bank. Its report, “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018”, reveals that, in terms of natural, human and produced capital and net foreign assets, Chile’s per capita wealth reached US$237,713 in 2014, […]

January 2018

Chile leads Global Talent Competitiveness Index in Latin America

30 January 2018

Chile is currently the most attractive country in the region, according to the fifth version of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), prepared by The Adecco Group, the INSEAD business school and Tata Communications. In the 2018 ranking, Chile took top place in Latin America and the Caribbean, taking 33rd position globally, up one position […]

Chile pledges end to traditional coal-fired power generation

30 January 2018

Chile has pledged not to continue building coal-fired power plants unless they have carbon capture and storage technology, or the equivalent, according to dual statements from the energy ministry and electric power generators’ association Asociación de Generadoras. The association agreed not to start developing any new coal-fired power generation projects without the relevant carbon reduction technology, […]

Tesla in talks with Chile’s SQM over lithium investment

29 January 2018

Carmaker is seeking to access more stocks of the key electric car battery raw material. Tesla is in talks with Chile’s largest lithium producer SQM about investing in supplies of the key battery material, as it ramps up production of its first mass-market electric car. The Elon Musk-led carmaker could agree to build a processing […]

Chile selected as one of the top destinations for adventure lovers in 2018

25 January 2018

Rough Guides has selected Chile as one of the destinations not to be missed in 2018, citing unique experiences such as the Chinchorro mummies, the oldest in the world, and indigenous Mapuche-run tourism in Lago Budi. Chile has always been “an adventure playground for the intrepid traveller”, noted the famous travel guide, which has now […]