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August 2017

ChileWeek: InvestChile announces opening of China office

30 August 2017

“It is key for the development of Chile to increase efforts to deepen the excellent relationship with our main trade partner. Having a specialized presence to attract investments from China will allow us to strengthen our matrix of investing companies,” said the director of InvestChile, Carlos Álvarez. The “Chile-China: Belt & Road” seminar attracted a […]

Hunt for Next Electric-Car Commodity Quickens as Prices Soar

24 August 2017

By  Laura Millan Lombrana  and  Susanne Barton / Bloomberg  Niche metal cobalt is leaving bigger names like copper and lithium in its dust, triggering a hunt for new deposits from Idaho to Chile. As one of the key components in the new breed of rechargeable batteries and with supply dominated by the Democratic Republic of Congo, prices […]

Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

14 August 2017

Source: New York Times  CERRO PABELLÓN, Chile — It looks and functions much like an oil drilling rig. As it happens, several of the men in thick blue overalls and white helmets who operate the hulking machine once made a living pumping crude. But now they are surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes, laboring to breathe up here at […]

Launch of ChileWeek 2017: “Closer than ever”

12 August 2017

The third version of ChileWeek 2017 was officially launched this morning. It will take place in China between August 29 and September 8 when the official delegation will visit six cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Wuhan. This year, ChileWeek will be seeking to build on 47 years of bilateral relations, drawing attention […]

Al Gore recognizes Chile as global example of solar energy development

11 August 2017

The entry of foreign capital has facilitated the development and diversification of Chile’s energy matrix, particularly as regards the use of non-conventional renewable energies (NCRE). InvestChile understands that many companies are eager to reduce their carbon emissions – a field in which green energies play a crucial role – in order to produce more cleanly […]

Companies from China, Russia, South Korea, Belgium and Chile go on to second stage of lithium bid

08 August 2017

Three of the seven pre-selected companies are from China while the other four are from Russia, Belgium, Chile and South Korea.   The list of the seven companies that will go on to the second stage of the lithium industrialization project was announced this morning by the Lithium Tender Evaluation Commission. Following the great interest […]

Chile promotes investment opportunities in the world’s most important energy fair

08 August 2017

Expo Astana, which is being held in Kazakhstan, will last until September and is expected to attract over 5 million visitors. Over 100 countries are participating in Expo Astana, the world’s largest energy fair, whose mission is to serve as a forum for the debate and exhibition of the energies of the future. At the […]

Chile attracts more international tourists and raises forecast for visitors in 2017

04 August 2017

In the first half, Chile received 3,344,340 visitors, representing an increase of 17.9%. The sector already accounts for 10% of GDP and this has been reflected in investments in infrastructure and an increase in hotel rooms as well as the entry of low-cost carriers into the airline market.    Chile is not only the regional […]

July 2017

10 keys to the Quilapilún Solar Park, the largest photovoltaic plant in the Santiago Metropolitan Region

25 July 2017

The recently inaugurated Quilapilún Solar Park, located 40 kilometers from Santiago, is an example of Chile’s implementation of a clean energy development policy. Chile is a natural laboratory for the development of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects and sustainable businesses. Indeed, more than 60% of Latin America’s solar energy is generated in Chile. Technological development […]

Visa Tech: Chile facilitates the arrival of overseas professionals and technicians for the technology sector

19 July 2017

The director of InvestChile, Carlos Álvarez, highlighted the importance of this new process for obtaining visas for work in the technology sector and underlined the commitment shown by all the public and private entities involved in the initiative, which will help position Chile as a regional hub of talent. The electronic signing of its management […]