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K+S, owner of Sal Lobos, to install business center in Chile

InvestChile - May,11,2020

The project, which received support from InvestChile, will provide financial and accounting services to the holding’s companies in the United States and Canada.

Topics: Food Industry- global services- Foreign Direct Investment- German investment in Chile- Business Center

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Mobile Internet: Traffic up by 58% in 2019

InvestChile - April,22,2020

According to statistics through to December 2019, there were 16.5 million 4G connections in Chile; ahead of the advent of 5G, this indicates that Chileans adapt quickly to changes in technology.

Topics: data- Conectivity- 5G- Internet

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Do you need new glasses? Now you can try them on using Instagram

InvestChile - April,22,2020

Chilean opticians developed a way of trying on glasses virtually and sales rocketed. Will Bloom’s online sales increased by 600% in March, due to the spread of coronavirus.

Topics: Innovation- Entrepreneurship- App- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Instagram

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COVID-19: Countries prepare for impact on investment

InvestChile - April,21,2020

According to UNCTAD, at least half of the countries have introduced new measures to facilitate or promote investment.

Topics: FDI- Coronavirus- UNCTAD- COVID-19- FDI Flows- Global FDI

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Study shows that 95% of companies in Chile have implemented remote work

InvestChile - April,17,2020

Out of 468 companies surveyed by ACHS, 81.3% have implemented some level of remote work and indicated that they decided to do so in response to the appearance of COVID-19 in Chile.

Topics: Coronavirus- COVID-19- Remote Work- Doing Business From Home

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From beer to alcohol gel: AB InBev’s measures to address coronavirus in Chile

InvestChile - April,16,2020

The multinational brewer will donate alcohol in gel form and deploy a campaign to support the restaurant sector; it has also launched a labor market reinsertion program.   

Topics: Food Industry- AB InBev- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Brewer

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Huawei makes artificial intelligence available for diagnosing Covid-19 in Chile

InvestChile - April,9,2020

Chinese technology company Huawei has provided Santiago’s Public Health Emergency Hospital (ex-Central Emergency Hospital) with an artificial intelligence-assisted Covid-19 diagnosis system that it will operate in partnership with Entel.

Topics: Chile- technology- Artificial Intelligence- Huawei- Coronavirus- COVID-19

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Coronavirus: a challenging outlook for foreign investment

InvestChile - April,6,2020

The pandemic has forced governments to take prevention and mitigation measures that have impacted all the components of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Topics: FDI- Coronavirus- UNCTAD- COVID-19- FDI Flows- Foreign Direct Investment- Global FDI

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Debts in times of pandemic: Banks to offer more flexible conditions

InvestChile - April,6,2020

Chile’s Financial Market Commission has announced measures to facilitate the flow of credit to individuals and companies and mitigate the pandemic’s effects on the financial system.

Topics: Coronavirus- COVID-19- Financial Market- Banks- Financial System

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5 of the world’s central banks and their measures to address COVID-19

InvestChile - April,6,2020

In the United States, the cost of credit is at its historical minimum, the same as in the 2009 financial crisis.

Topics: Coronavirus- COVID-19- Monetary Policy- Central Banks

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Businesspeople create funds to combat the effects of coronavirus

InvestChile - April,3,2020

Anglo American, BHP and Collahuasi are among the overseas companies that have pledged aid for a total of 17,000 million pesos.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Chilean Economy- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Foreign companies

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How is the Central Bank of Chile dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

InvestChile - April,3,2020

As well as a historic reduction in the interest rate, the Central Bank has implemented a series of measures to ensure the market’s normal operation despite the health emergency.

Topics: International Markets- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Monetary Policy- Central Bank of Chile

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Chile extends validity of identity cards until December

InvestChile - April,2,2020

Chile’s Ministry of Justice has announced a series of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They include the creation of an app to reprint identity cards.

Topics: Coronavirus- COVID-19- Foreign Direct Investment- Identity cards in Chile

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Anglo American to inject US$1,413 million into Chilean subsidiary

InvestChile - March,30,2020

The operation should be completed within a year, implying that Anglo American Copper Finance will have US$2,114 million in the country.

Topics: Mining- Mining investment- Mining Industry- Mining Technology- Anglo American

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UNCTAD forecasts drop of between 30% and 40% in FDI globally due to coronavirus

InvestChile - March,27,2020

The organization has updated its forecasts about the impact of Covid-19 on global FDI flows. It was previously forecasting a reduction between 5% and 15%.

Topics: Coronavirus- UNCTAD- COVID-19- FDI Flows- Foreign Direct Investment- Global FDI

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Women hold 10% of the board seats in large companies

InvestChile - March,27,2020

According to the Impulsa study, only 76 of the 728 directors of the 100 largest companies are women.

Topics: InvestChile Mujeres- Gender Equality- Women- Companies

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New technique could produce lithium in hours not months

InvestChile - March,26,2020

The method mimics the filtering capabilities of living cells to extract lithium from concentrated salt water, where the metal is typically mixed with other materials.

Topics: Mining- lithium- Energy- Investment Opportunities- electric vehicles

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Norwegian company to transport salmon in Chile

InvestChile - March,25,2020

With an investment of US$140 million, Intership expects to obtain a 4% share of the local market.

Topics: FDI- Food Industry- Salmon- Investment Opportunities- Foods- Transport- Logistics- Norwegian investment in Chile

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All you need to know about coronavirus in Chile

InvestChile - March,24,2020

After the first case of Covid-19 (coronavirus) was detected in Chile on March 3, the government launched a national plan of action to minimize contagion.  

Topics: Coronavirus- COVID-19- 3D printer

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Accenture creates Applied Artificial Intelligence business unit in Chile

InvestChile - March,24,2020

This year, it will focus on the natural resources sector, principally the mining, forestry and fuel industries, where there are opportunities to develop solutions for the use of data analytics in decision-making.

Topics: success stories- Accenture- Artificial Intelligence- Analytics- Natural resources- Applied Artificial Intelligence

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