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January 2018

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 […]

San Antonio chosen for new large-scale port in Chile

19 January 2018

The initiative would cost over US$3,300 million and is expected to be able to handle eight containerships with a length of up to 400 meters, moving some 6 million TEUs, equivalent to three times the port’s current capacity. President Michelle Bachelet announced that Chile’s future large-scale or mega port will be built in San Antonio. […]

Chile to promote foreign investment in tax-free zone in north of the country

17 January 2018

CORFO, ZOFRI S.A., InvestChile and the Tarapacá Regional Government will implement a project to encourage overseas companies to invest in the Alto Hospicio municipal district. The constitution of the board of directors of the “Program of Attraction of Investment by Value-Added Industries in the Tax-Free Business Park” marked the launch of this project designed to […]

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 […]

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