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Investment: Chile declares war on bureaucracy

InvestChile - May,16,2018

To streamline processes and reduce barriers to investment: that is the key aim of the Pro-Investment project announced by the Chilean government in a bid to give an important boost to the entry of overseas capital into the South American country.  

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Automation: new opportunities for mining innovation in Chile

InvestChile - May,16,2018

Reduction of time and costs in the long term as well as greater safety and operational efficiency: these are some of the benefits of automation for mining, a trend seen in the industry internationally and that has grown progressively in Chile over the past decade.

Topics: Articles- Mining

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Filming locations: Chile is ready to become a Hollywood star

InvestChile - May,14,2018

In 2017, 50 international projects were filmed in Chile, representing some US$35 million in revenues. 

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Innovation: Designers who reinvent textiles

InvestChile - May,11,2018

Chile is a pole of innovation in different fields, including fashion. Fabrics of biological origin, the use of unconventional materials, smart clothes and technology applied to day-to-day clothing are just some of the inventions with which the Chilean designers are surprising the fashion world.

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The world wants blueberries all the time. Chile’s excited

InvestChile - May,10,2018

Blueberries have become something that consumers want 24/7, year-round. Worldwide, some 1.7 million tons of blueberries were produced last year, two and a half times the number in 2000. That should reach 2 million tons in two years.

Topics: Food Industry- Exports

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Human capital and technology: Chile’s contributions to world astronomy

InvestChile - May,9,2018

Close to 40% of the world’s astronomical infrastructure is in Chile, a figure that is expected to reach 77% by 2020.

Topics: Infraestructura- exportación de servicios

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Food industry: Multinationals choose Chile as a regional platform

InvestChile - May,9,2018

An attractive export-geared market is part of what Chile offers overseas companies in sectors as different as pet food and packaging solutions.

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Foreign Investment: The keys for mining suppliers in Chile

InvestChile - May,3,2018

A panel de experts set out their vision of an industry worth US$15,000 million a year in a country that is the world’s leading copper producer. 

Topics: Articles- Mining

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Exporting global services from the end of the world

InvestChile - April,25,2018

With its global services sector expanding at an annual rate of around 11%, two percentage points ahead of the international average, Chile expects exports of these services to reach US$5,000 million by 2020.

Topics: global services

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Renewable energy: the sun continues to shine for Chile

InvestChile - April,23,2018

In recent years, Chile’s energy matrix has evolved notably, increasing its diversification and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels to make way for the so-called green energies, particularly photovoltaic and wind energy.

Topics: Articles- NCRE- Solar energy- photovoltaic solar energy

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Acciona chooses Chile as its business platform for regional expansion

InvestChile - April,12,2018

According to the company’s senior executive in Chile, there are high expectations of the government as regards new development of public works.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Doing Business in Chile- Infrastructure

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Household self-consumption: Chile’s new Non-Conventional Renewable Energy goal

InvestChile - April,6,2018

Although Chile is the international poster child of investment in photovoltaic solar energy, solar panels are still not widely used in buildings, houses and public places. The government and the private sector are bent on changing this.

Topics: NCRE- Solar energy- photovoltaic solar energy

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Chinese companies continue to show interest in Chilean agribusiness

InvestChile - April,2,2018

The food industry has positioned itself as one of the sectors of the Chilean economy that most interests Chinese investors.

Topics: international trade- China- Doing Business in Chile- Food Industry

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10 Facts about Chile's Growing Technology Scene

InvestChile - March,27,2018

There is a reason why so many countries are modeling their entrepreneurial ecosystems after Chile’s. With serious investments in technology and innovation, the Chilean government has spurred some amazing opportunities for technology startups to launch and grow in the country.

Topics: Visa Tech- Foreign Investment- Doing Business in Chile

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R&D: The Achievements of Chile’s Centers of International Excellence

InvestChile - March,21,2018

Almost ten years after the first call for bids, the research carried out at Chile’s Centers of International Excellence, which bring together companies and academia, is beginning to show its first results.

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Lithium glut? No way, say industry executives eyeing demand

InvestChile - March,9,2018

Forecasts for a glut in lithium, a major ingredient in rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, fail to account for strong demand and how complicated it is to process and mine, industry executives and analysts said.

Topics: international trade- Litio- Mining- lithium

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Ranking US News: Chile is in the Top 20 of countries to invest in 2018

InvestChile - March,6,2018

US News & World Report magazine published a ranking of the most attractive countries to invest in 2018 following the four factors that foreing investors consider when investing, according to the World Bank: population, environment, relations and institutional framework.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Foreign Investment- Chile- FDI- Rankings- Doing Business in Chile

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Fraser Survey: Latin American countries increase mining attractiveness

InvestChile - February,26,2018

Chile, Mexico and Peru rose in the Fraser Institute ranking, which measures the attractiveness of different jurisdictions for investment in the mining sector. 

Topics: Rankings- Mining

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Creation of companies in Chile increased by 8% in 2017

InvestChile - February,23,2018

Chileans prefer to create their companies online: 74% of the 118,000 new companies were set up via Internet.

Topics: Articles

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Office rentals in Santiago cheaper than in Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo

InvestChile - February,23,2018

According to a study by the Newmark Knight Frank consultancy company, office rentals in Santiago average US$24.32 per square meter.

Topics: Articles- Doing Business in Chile

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