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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- success stories- 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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BBC highlights quality of life and ease of doing business in Chile

InvestChile - February,23,2018

A recent article on bbc.com identified Chile as one of six countries that “consistently rank highest for their progressive social policies, trust in government and effective justice system”.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Articles- Quality of life- Doing Business in Chile

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Pacific Hydro and its investment in clean energy in Chile

InvestChile - February,16,2018

The company is engaged in the construction of its first wind project in northern Chile, Punta Sierra (82 MW), as well as a 500-MW line of run-of-the-river hydro projects in central Chile’s Cachapoal Valley.

Topics: Chile- FDI- Pacific Hydro- Clean Energy- success stories

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World Bank: Chile is one of Latin America’s wealthiest country in assets

InvestChile - February,13,2018

Measured in terms of assets rather than Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Chile is one of the Latin America's wealthiest country according to the World Bank.

Topics: GDP- World Bank- Articles

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Chilean parkland the size of Switzerland was just set aside in historic first

InvestChile - February,13,2018

The preservation of 10.3 million acres pushes Chile forward as one of the most progressive countries in environmental preservation.

Topics: Chile- Environment- Articles

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Mainland China investors see promise in Latin America

InvestChile - February,13,2018
Chile is the top destination for future transactions, with 72 percent of respondents to a Baker McKenzie survey planning to invest in Chile next year, followed by Brazil with 66 percent and Mexico with 61 percent.

Topics: China- Foreign Investment- Chile- FDI- outbound investment

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10 key questions about Chile's Visa Tech

InvestChile - February,13,2018

During its first six months this program has granted 118 work visas (63 for international companies’ workers, 24 for national companies, and 31 for startups); and 88% of them were for foreign engineers.

Topics: Visa Tech- Foreign Investment in Chile

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Investor's Guide: Setting up a company in Chile

InvestChile - January,10,2018

Chile is one of the 35 countries in the world where opening a business takes the least time. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 ranking, setting up a company in Chile is quicker than in, for example, the United States.  

Topics: foreign investor's guide

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Investor's Guide: Visas and foreign citizens

InvestChile - January,9,2018

Chile has become South America’s “talent magnet”. According to official figures, applications for temporary work visas increased by 381% between 2005 and 2016 while, in the case of visas subject to a work contract, the increase reached 206%.

Topics: foreign investor's guide

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Investor's Guide: Labor Laws and Social Security in Chile

InvestChile - January,8,2018

As of December 2017, Chile had a labor force of some 8,977,000 people. Unemployment is low and 215,000 professionals graduate each year.   

Topics: foreign investor's guide

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Investor's Guide: Tax Structure in Chile

InvestChile - January,7,2018

Persons domiciled or resident in Chile are liable to taxation on income from any source, whether in the country or overseas. 

Topics: foreign investor's guide

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