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Codelco will lead lithium negotiations in the Atacama Salt Flat

InvestChile - May,25,2023

Chilean economic development agency Corfo’s executive vice-president delivered a document to the chairman of Codelco which formalizes the state-owned copper mining company’s role as the State’s representative in future lithium mining contracts with interested parties. 

Topics: Lithium

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Germany’s Volkswagen chooses Chile to launch its first electric car

InvestChile - May,24,2023

Alexander Seitz, Executive Chairman of VW South America, gave details of the manufacturer’s plans in our country.

Topics: Electromobility

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Inaugural City Index '23: Santiago is the best city in South America

InvestChile - May,23,2023

With its modernity, urban development, green spaces and the charm of the Andes Mountains, Santiago has established itself as an up-and-coming destination and an ideal place to live, work, study and invest.  

Topics: Ranking

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ClaroVTR to invest US$320 million in expanding its data center

InvestChile - May,22,2023

With this new phase, the company has made a multi-million-dollar investment in its data center, located in the municipality of Colina, to the north of Santiago.

Topics: Global services- Data Center

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FlixBus prepares to come to Chile this year

InvestChile - May,19,2023

The European company specializes in intercity and international buses that run on electricity and biogas. They will touch down in Chile with a team headed by Santiago Echeverría, managing director of FlixBus Chile.

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How to obtain a visa to invest in Chile

InvestChile - May,8,2023

Find out about the most appropriate immigration categories for foreign investors who want to invest in the country.  

Topics: Visas

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Lithium: 46 firms from 12 countries have already met with InvestChile

InvestChile - May,2,2023

Foreign companies have shown great interest in participating in the different links of the mineral’s value chain in Chile during meetings with the agency.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Mining- Lithium

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Krispy Kreme: What is behind their successful inauguration in Chile?

InvestChile - April,26,2023

Matías Rosenthal, CEO of Grupo Premier Chile, the firm responsible for the US brand touching down in Chile, tells us that new stores are on the way.

Topics: Food Industry

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Eight key points in Chile’s new National Lithium Strategy

InvestChile - April,24,2023

“The challenge is for our country to become the world’s main lithium producer, thus increasing its wealth and development,” said the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric.

Topics: Mining- Lithium

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CORFO selects BYD to boost lithium added value

InvestChile - April,24,2023

The Chinese giant was the first company selected after an evaluation process that began in November last year.

Topics: Mining- Lithium

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ESG ranking: Foreign companies among the most responsible

InvestChile - April,20,2023

The ESG Chile 2022 ranking, prepared by Merco, highlights the 100 most responsible companies in environmental, social and corporate governance.  

Topics: Foreign companies- Best practices

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ENGIE will invest US$1.8 billion in Chile

InvestChile - April,14,2023

Catherine MacGregor, the firm’s global CEO, and Rosaline Corinthien, CEO of the Chilean division, point out the strategic nature of Chile’s energy transition and highlight the growth of green production, which is already rising above 33%.

Topics: Energy

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Everything you need to know about Chile’s 40-hour workweek

InvestChile - April,12,2023

The legislation, which aims to improve the quality of life of employees and their families, will reduce the workweek for all individuals governed by the Labor Code. 

Topics: Chilean Economy

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Green foreign investment to confront climate change

InvestChile - April,5,2023

According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), green foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have increased significantly in recent years, becoming the largest FDI category. In this context, Chile has positioned itself as a pioneering country.  

Topics: Foreign Investment- Environment- Chilean Economy

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PedidosYa announces that it will keep investing in Chile

InvestChile - April,3,2023

Amid the slowdown in consumption, the Uruguayan brand has launched a new subscription plan which it expects to account for 20% of purchases through the platform by the end of 2023.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Global services

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Chile has 28 desalination plants in operation and under construction

InvestChile - March,31,2023

The first national survey of seawater processing plants found that the facilities in operation in the country currently have a combined capacity of 8,200 liters per second. The report states that that number could triple by 2028. 

Topics: Infrastructure- Desalination plants

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Electricity Coordinator promotes tender worth more than US$414 million

InvestChile - March,30,2023

The international call for tenders involves 15 new works, including a first energy storage system.

Topics: Energy- Public Tender

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OHLA is awarded the concession of the National Cancer Institute

InvestChile - March,28,2023

The Spanish company will invest more than €300 million (around US$323 million) in the concession contract in Chile, and will generate approximately 1,200 jobs during the peak of the construction phase.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Infrastructure

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Huawei enters the energy storage business in Chile

InvestChile - March,23,2023

The Chinese firm is focusing on digital energy technology deployment in the field of solar parks and, eventually, linked to data centers. 

Topics: Energy- Chinese investment

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30 years of concessions in Chile: What are the new challenges?

InvestChile - March,15,2023

The works privatization system today has totalled more than 100 contracts and more than US$27 billion in works distributed throughout the country.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Infrastructure

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