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Post-pandemic tourism: Lower prices and no more buffet breakfasts

InvestChile - June,15,2020

Amid the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis, the tourism industry anticipates how it will adapt its installations once the emergency passes.

Topics: Tourism in Chile- COVID-19- Fedetur- Achet

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#InvestChileTalks: Webinars to continue doing business (from home) during the pandemic

InvestChile - June,11,2020

Changes in labor and tax legislation as well as FOGAPE credits are some of the topics that have been explained by experts in the webinars, which have also covered investment opportunities.

Topics: InvestChile Talks- InvestChile- Coronavirus- COVID-19- FOGAPE

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Rafael Mateo, CEO Energy at Acciona: “Addressing this crisis has taught us lessons that will enable us to improve our operations in future.”

InvestChile - June,8,2020

 

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Acciona- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Foreign companies

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Banmédica donates US$ 1 million to combat Covid-19 in Chile

InvestChile - June,8,2020

 

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Foreign companies

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Telemedicine accelerates in Chile in response to COVID-19

InvestChile - June,1,2020

Health centers in Chile have already provided more than 6,000 remote services. This form of attention has increased in the last month since the Superintendency of Health authorized doctors to attend their patients by videoconference.

Topics: InvestChile- Digital Hub- Coronavirus- COVID-19- telemedicine

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Chilean government announces five new measures to address effects of Covid-19

InvestChile - May,19,2020

The measures are part of the government’s Social Protection Plan and include the creation of a state loan guarantee fund to facilitate SMEs’ access to credit.  

Topics: Chile- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Chilean Government

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OECD: What are investment promotion agencies doing in the face of COVID-19?

InvestChile - May,14,2020

A report by the OECD describes the short and long-term measures that the institutions are taking to minimize the pandemic’s impact on foreign investment. It highlights the report on the health crisis prepared by InvestChile.

Topics: OCDE- InvestChile- COVID-19- Investment promotion agencies- IPAs

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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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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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