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Miners around the world turn to green power options

InvestChile - October,3,2018

Using renewables is helping the industry cut costs and reduce polluting emissions. It is a concern that is growing among some of the largest consumers of raw materials, some of whom are keen to burnish their environmental credentials.

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Large LSST telescope starts to take shape in the north of Chile

InvestChile - October,1,2018

Its construction is the most advanced among the South American country’s three new mega observatories and it is expected to start operating in 2020.

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The role of copper in energy sources of the future

InvestChile - September,20,2018

The renowned speaker on energy issues, Gianni Kovacevic, says Chile has a privileged position regarding future energy sources, due both to its wind and solar potential as well as its copper reserves.  

Topics: Clean Energy- Foreign Investment in Chile- copper

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Chile’s first steps to producing green hydrogen

InvestChile - September,17,2018

The country is promoting the creation of projects in four areas: mining transport, storage of hydrogen, green ammonia-based fertilizers and, even, the export of green hydrogen. Chile’s great advantage is its growth of clean energies, the base of the sustainable version of this gas. 

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Google to invest $140 million to expand solar-powered data center in Chile

InvestChile - September,13,2018

The expansion, announced by Google and Chilean officials, represents the company's second stage of growth for the data center in Quilicura, near Santiago, which became fully operational in 2015.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Google- global services- technology

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Highlighted by Forbes and in the sights of the retail sector: the Cornershop success story

InvestChile - September,12,2018

Two Chileans and a Swede are the minds behind the successful mobile application which was launched in 2015 and operates in Chile and Mexico.

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Chile anticipates mining investment of US$65,747 million over the next ten years

InvestChile - September,3,2018

The South American country is the world’s principal copper producer and accounts for 54% of global lithium reserves.

Topics: Mining

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Chile seeks investments for the digital economy in Miami

InvestChile - September,3,2018

At a well-attended workshop and in some ten meetings with company representatives, InvestChile presented the opportunities and incentives the country offers for the export of technological services with high value added.

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The project that seeks to position Chile as the leader in astronomical data

InvestChile - August,29,2018

According to the government, observation of the universe from telescopes in Chile will, by 2022, generate as much data or more than Facebook and Twitter or Internet giants Google and YouTube, pushing out the boundaries of big data.

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First 24/7 solar plant to start operation in Chile in 2019

InvestChile - August,28,2018

The plant, which is unique in Latin America, will be able to supply a city like Antofagasta, with over 400,000 inhabitants, permanently for 24 hours a day. This type of technology paves the way to transforming the sun into the country’s principal source of electricity. 

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Equifax announces expansion of Technological Development Center in Santiago

InvestChile - August,28,2018

Equifax has decided to expand the center, the only one of this type it has in Latin America and one of its three around the world, investing US$20 million and doubling the Center’s team to 300 employees.   

Topics: global services- Foreign Investment in Chile

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InvestChile seeks companies in Brazil and anticipates over US$400 million in new investment

InvestChile - August,27,2018

The agency is currently working with 21 Brazilian companies with potential investment projects in Chile worth over US$400 million.  

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile

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Chile on the road to an intelligent industry

InvestChile - August,21,2018

The Internet of Things, analytics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality are just some of the technological advances that are shaping what experts already visualize as an industrial revolution.

Topics: R&D- Foreign Investment in Chile

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Spending by business visitors to Chile doubles over the past ten years

InvestChile - August,21,2018

This form of entry of foreign currency rose by 94% from US$347 million in 2007 to US$673 million last year. The data also shows that the average stay of business visitors to Chile has increased from six to ten days.

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OurCrowd platform for investing in technological start-ups makes debut in Chile

InvestChile - August,14,2018

The platform, which has raised some US$1,000 million, has facilitated the success of companies like JUMP, which was recently acquired by Uber. 

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Chile among Latin America’s venture capital leaders

InvestChile - August,14,2018

In Brazil, there are 64 initiatives in which large companies support and provide resources to start-ups while, in Chile, there are 28, leaving Mexico in third place, according to a study by Prodem, supported by Wayra. 

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Boom in electric cars will add US$1,560 million to Chile’s fiscal revenues within two decades

InvestChile - August,8,2018

Given the right conditions, between 25% and 40% of cars could be electric by 2040.

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First-half results: Foreign investment triples 2017 flows in Chile

InvestChile - August,8,2018

Economy Minister José Ramón Valente highlighted the entry of US$8,335 million in equity and reinvestment as representing new resources for the economy.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile

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Economy Ministry and InvestChile to attract 100 overseas companies to Investment Forum

InvestChile - August,7,2018

The V International Foreign Investment Forum, which will take place in January 2019, was announced in a ceremony chaired by the Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, José Ramón Valente.

Topics: Investment Forum- Foreign Investment in Chile

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Road map of the new transoceanic cable that will reach Chile

InvestChile - August,6,2018

The project, with a length that could be between 22,000 and 24,000 kilometers, would link Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney and could transform Chile into the Southern Cone’s main digital hub.

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