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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 […]

China-CELAC: Progress in the new cooperation roadmap that inserts LATAM in the “Belt and Road” initiative

23 January 2018

Carlos Álvarez, InvestChile Director: “Chinese companies are in some degree entering in new areas and diversifying their interest in the Chilean economy.” Santiago de Chile: The CHINA-Celac Forum began to set up a new roadmap for relations between China and Latin America and the Caribbean. This is the second ministerial meeting within the framework of […]

IEA highlights Chile’s promotion of investment in renewables

23 January 2018

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its second in-depth review of Chile’s energy policies. The implementation in recent years of a policy that encourages non-conventional renewable energy projects has positioned Chile as an international-category destination for investments of this type, particularly in the case of solar and wind energy. This is the conclusion reached […]

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