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Tourism: First Antarctic cruise ship built in Chile to start season in November

InvestChile - October,25,2019

The ship, which represented an investment of US$50 million, has a double hull with Ice Class PC6 classification, which allows it to sail in frozen seas, breaking the ice as it does so. Its technology also means that it can operate for 60 days without needing to refuel.

Topics: Infrastructure- Tourism- Tourism Infrastructure- Travel- Tourism in Chile- Antartica- cruise ship

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Iberia to use its most sustainable aircraft to fly to Santiago

InvestChile - October,23,2019

The airline already has five Airbus A350-900s and will take delivery of 20 of these aircraft by 2023.

Topics: Tourism- Travel- Tourism in Chile- Iberia- Flights- Airlines

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Fintech in Latam: they are lasting longer, expanding to more countries and incorporating more women

InvestChile - October,21,2019

A study by Digital Bank Latam shows that more than half of fintech firms in Latin America last more than two years and, in some cases, more than ten years, that over 20% have operations in more than three countries and that there are very few without the presence of women.

Topics: Tech investment- Business Platform- Women- Fintech- Banking

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Acciona installs innovation hub in Chile

InvestChile - October,18,2019

The laboratory is located at El Romero Solar, a photovoltaic plant in northern Chile’s Atacama Region, and will start operation in October, characterizing and testing latest-generation solar panels.

Topics: Clean Energy- success stories- Solar energy- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Energy- Acciona- Energy Investment

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First map of marine energy shows the potential of Chile’s coasts

InvestChile - October,18,2019

With the tool, a single platform can be used to view “different types of information related to the implementation of a renewable marine energy project in Chile”.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Wave Power- Energy Investment

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Four reasons why Chile is becoming Latin America’s data center hub

InvestChile - October,16,2019

International investors are increasingly setting their sights on Chile as a regional hub for data centers due to factors related to its economy, energy sector and telecommunications infrastructure.

Topics: data- Tech investment- Investment Opportunities- Optical Fiber- Digital Hub- Digital Infrastructure- Data Center

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10 of the best adventures in Chile

InvestChile - October,14,2019

The Telegraph highlighted the ten most exciting adventures that tourists can experience in the South American country.

Topics: Tourism- Wine- Tourism Infrastructure- Santiago de Chile- Business tourism- Travel- Tourism in Chile

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WEF: Chile consolidates position as the region’s most competitive economy

InvestChile - October,10,2019

In the 2019 version of the report, which measures the factors in productivity across 141 countries, Chile’s score increased by 0.3 percentage points, giving it 33rd position in the ranking.

Topics: Latin America- WEF- Ranking- World Economic Forum- World Ranking

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Microsoft to use spare TV bandwidth to take Internet to remote areas of Chile

InvestChile - October,9,2019

Under a program it is implementing internationally, the company takes advantage of vacant TV frequencies to provide broadband internet access for remote or commercially unattractive areas. In Chile, it has already identified 632 connection points.

Topics: Digital Hub- Digital Infrastructure- Microsoft- Internet

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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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HIT Cowork: the Argentine company plans two more openings in Chile

InvestChile - October,1,2019

The coworking space company has chosen Chile to start its regional expansion. It is already in Valparaíso and will now open in the capital.

Topics: global services- Smart City- Co work- HIT Cowork

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Solar Token: The Chilean project based on blockchain that will permit worldwide marketing of renewable energies

InvestChile - September,30,2019

The token has a value defined in kilowatt-hours of electricity produced by sustainable projects.

Topics: renewable energy- Energy- Blockchain

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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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Oracle announces installation of large data center in Chile in 2020

InvestChile - September,25,2019

The owner of the company and the seventh richest man in the world, Larry Ellison himself announced the news at an event in San Francisco. Chile is the second Latin American country, after Brazil, to which the company is making a strong commitment.

Topics: 4IR- Tech investment- Digital Infrastructure- Data Center- Oracle- Connectivity

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Electromobility in Chile: Opportunities for the economy and universities

InvestChile - September,23,2019

Areas that range from the development of electric vehicles and strategies to add value to lithium through to the growth of renewable energies are among those that will benefit in a market that is growing on a daily basis.

Topics: Energy- electric buses- Electromobility- electric vehicles

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Alibaba seeks to add Chilean products to its online supermarket

InvestChile - September,16,2019

Import manager, Héctor Zhang, visited the South American country where he held meetings with dairy, fruit and wine producers. His aim is to create a specific channel with Chile.

Topics: China- e-commerce- Alibaba- Trade

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Chile’s goals for leading the world on clean renewable energies

InvestChile - September,13,2019

The aim is for 70% of the electricity consumed in the country to be from sources such as photovoltaic or wind energy by 2050; this is in addition to the announced decarbonization plan.

Topics: Clean Energy- photovoltaic solar energy- wind power- renewable energy- Energy

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Nanotec will export gold nanoparticles made in Chile for the electronics industry

InvestChile - August,13,2019

They enhance the conductivity properties of sensors to make devices lighter and more flexible. Due to these advances, the Internet of Things is expected grow at an unprecedented rate.

Topics: Tech investment- Internet of Things- IoT- Nanoparticles- Electronics

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To Chile for business: 10% of tourists travel for professional reasons

InvestChile - August,1,2019

The country, which is already known as an adventure and leisure destination, is now moving towards the coveted world of corporate tourism, where spending is almost twice as much as a visitor on vacation. In 2018, this segment brought in more than US$551 million.

Topics: Tourism- Tourism Infrastructure- Business tourism

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EY: Chile is one of the most attractive countries for renewable energy

InvestChile - July,29,2019

EY report awards first place to China followed by the United States and France. Within the region, Chile takes second place after Argentina.

Topics: NCRE- photovoltaic solar energy- wind power- renewable energy

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