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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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All you need to know about coronavirus in Chile

InvestChile - March,24,2020

After the first case of Covid-19 (coronavirus) was detected in Chile on March 3, the government launched a national plan of action to minimize contagion.  

Topics: Coronavirus- COVID-19- 3D printer

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Accenture creates Applied Artificial Intelligence business unit in Chile

InvestChile - March,24,2020

This year, it will focus on the natural resources sector, principally the mining, forestry and fuel industries, where there are opportunities to develop solutions for the use of data analytics in decision-making.

Topics: success stories- Accenture- Artificial Intelligence- Analytics- Natural resources- Applied Artificial Intelligence

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Chileans share open code for printing 3D face masks

InvestChile - March,23,2020

The model developed is similar to a standard N95 mask, but has some special features. It is antiviral, reusable, modular, washable, recyclable and inexpensive.  

Topics: global services- Innovation- Coronavirus- COVID-19- 3D- 3D printer

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Chilean company develops a digital solution for detecting coronavirus

InvestChile - March,23,2020

The company has used artificial intelligence to create a chatbot that carries out a rapid test via WhatsApp and refers the patient for remote medical attention. The next step is to transform it into an app.

Topics: global services- Innovation- AI- Artificial Intelligence- Coronavirus- COVID-19

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Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as online orders surge on coronavirus worries

InvestChile - March,18,2020

With shoppers clearing out shelves in fear of quarantines or product shortages, retailers are racing to keep food and hygienic items in stock.

Topics: e-commerce- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Amazon

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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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Made in Chile face masks with copper to reduce coronavirus transmission

InvestChile - March,12,2020

The incorporation of pure copper into the fabric of the face mask acts as a barrier to the transmission of bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Topics: copper- Innovation- Coronavirus- PDAC

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Chilean households connected to optical fiber increases by 71%

InvestChile - March,5,2020

According to the OECD, Chile is one of the seven countries with the highest year-on-year growth of fixed high-speed optical fiber and cable networks. Growth in Chile is above the OECD average of 11.8%.

Topics: Digital Transformation- Investment Opportunities- Optical Fiber- Digital Hub- OECD

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Yape, the Just Eat company’s robot that will be delivering food in a few years’ time

InvestChile - February,27,2020

Hummus, a salad and carrot cake. This is what the Yape robot of Italy’s e-Novia delivered last Monday to Patrik Bergareche, CEO of Just Eat, in a demonstration that food delivery robots are already a reality.

Topics: global services- technology- Robotics

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