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How to register a trademark in Chile from home in 6 simple steps

InvestChile - May,12,2020

Through INAPI’s online platform, a trademark can be registered quickly and 100% securely from anywhere. 

Topics: Inapi- Intellectual Property- Trademark- Brand

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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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Opportunities in the food sector in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis

Cristián Sagal - April,21,2020

Today, in the midst of the crisis caused by the appearance of COVID-19, we have seen how large economies have closed their borders in a bid to combat a pandemic that is claiming victims around the world. However, this has not meant that world trade has stopped, especially when it comes to food.

Topics: Food Industry- opinions- Foods- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Supply chain in Chile

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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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