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UNCTAD: Coronavirus will hit global FDI flows

InvestChile - March,16,2020

The virus outbreak could cause global foreign direct investment (FDI) to shrink by 5%-15%. UNCTAD also projects an impact of -0,5% in the global GDP growth.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- FDI- Coronavirus- UNCTAD

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New international coworking company poised for debut in Chile

InvestChile - November,27,2019

Venture X was founded in 2012 and forms part of the United Franchise Group, headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida; it owns nine brands, with more than 1,500 franchises across 80 countries.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Foreign Investment- cowork- Venture X- United Franchise Group- Office

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Belgian retirement home company leads the segment in Chile

InvestChile - November,20,2019

Following its debut in Chile in 2010, Acalis already has ten centers in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Concepción and has recently acquired the operation of a competitor, Ambar Residence.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Infrastructure- Tourism Infrastructure- Retirement Homes- Belgian investment in Chile

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Hochschild buys rare earth deposit in Chile for US$56 million

InvestChile - November,8,2019

The Peruvian mining company stressed that rare earths are essential in a number of technological components and some are critical for the manufacture of the permanent magnets used in electric vehicles.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Foreign Investment- Mining- Rare earths- Investment in Chile- Mining investment

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The Live Green Co: they come from India and make 100% plant-based foods

InvestChile - October,8,2019

The firm plans to establish a factory in Chile to develop more healthy foods and, in the future, personal care products, such as creams, and household products such as detergents and dishwashing liquids.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- success stories- Food Industry- AI- Artificial Intelligence- The Live Green Co- Healthy Food

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Statkraft to invest US$180 million in three wind plants in Chile

InvestChile - September,27,2019

“Through the operation of these three wind farms, we will contribute clean energy to the system and, specifically, central Chile,” said the Norwegian company’s vice-president for South America, Laine Powell.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Clean Energy- wind power- Energy- Energy Investment

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Sweden’s Alfa Laval invests in second services center in Chile

InvestChile - April,26,2019

The company, with over half a century in Chile, aims to double the weight of Latin America in its total revenues, taking it to 10%.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Alfa Laval- Investment Opportunities

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Foreign Investment: InvestChile's project portfolio grows 82% in 2018

InvestChile - January,7,2019

The inflows reached US$14.1 billion for 277 projects, which will generate 15,408 jobs. Among all sectors, mining stood out with US$4.8 billion of the total investment, which in turn explains Canada's leadership in the analysis by country.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Foreign Investment- FDI- InvestChile

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InvestChile launches first Investor’s Guide in Mandarin

InvestChile - November,5,2018

In activities in Beijing and Shanghai, the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency presented a new publication to facilitate Chinese companies’ investment in Chile.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- China

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IKEA: Expansion in South America will be the fastest and largest in the company’s history

InvestChile - October,12,2018

The Swedish giant plans to expand to 12 new markets over the next few years and would arrive to Chile at the end of 2020.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Doing Business in Chile- Ikea- Retail

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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: Foreign Investment in Chile- Clean Energy- copper

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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- global services- Google- technology

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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: Foreign Investment in Chile- global services

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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: Foreign Investment in Chile- R&D

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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: Foreign Investment in Chile- Investment Forum

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Chile: Foreign investment grew by record 655% in first four months of 2018

InvestChile - July,11,2018
According to the Central Bank, US$8,475 million entered the country between January and April, far exceeding the amount recorded in the same period of 2017.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile

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Counter-season production, technology and market access: Three advantages for agribusiness investment

Camila Comas - June,8,2018

Foreign investors can take advantage of the strengths that highlight the Chilean market as a producer and exporter in the agro-industry sector.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Food Industry- opinions

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Foreign investment in Chile in the first quarter exceeds whole of 2017

InvestChile - May,23,2018
An inflow of US$6,875 million was registered in the country in the January-March  period, the second highest figure in the last 15 years.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Articles

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