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The five challenges of green hydrogen development in Chile

InvestChile - January,18,2022

Chile's future involves achieving energy independence and even exporting its surplus. Hydrogen production is a promising path. Foreign investment in clean energy such as solar or wind will be key to the industry’s development. 

Topics: Green Hydrogen

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What will the first Chilean green hydrogen-powered train be like?

InvestChile - January,13,2022

The project is in the engineering stage and testing will get underway in 18 months. The operational fleet of hydrogen-powered trains is expected to scale over the following 10 years. Chile is among the best-positioned countries for green hydrogen investment and development. 

Topics: Green Hydrogen

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AI video editing startup closes investment round in the US

InvestChile - January,7,2022

Runway developed software to automate video editing and generate new content based on algorithms by writing a simple sentence. It has just raised US$35 million with Coatue - which has worked with Tesla, Spotify and Snap -  as the main investor. 

Topics: Digital Economy

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How to Invest in Chile: Consumer Protection

InvestChile - January,4,2022

Chilean law has a framework to regulate the relations between consumers and merchants.  

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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How to invest in Chile: Personal data protection

InvestChile - January,3,2022

Chile has a regulation to protect people against unauthorized access to their privacy, including use of their personal data by private individuals.   

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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How to Invest in Chile: Intellectual Property

InvestChile - December,31,2021

Foreign companies that set up in Chile and need to register a trademark or patent must submit a request to the competent bodies.  

Topics: Cómo invertir en Chile

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The 10 Chilean startups set to boom in 2022

InvestChile - December,30,2021

Magnets that reduce recovery times in operated patients; functional ingredients capable of extending food life and artificial intelligence applied to biotechnology R&D processes are just some of the projects that have attracted local and foreign investment to Chile's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Topics: global services- Entrepreneurship- startup- Chilean startup

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How to Invest in Chile: What Protection does Chile offer Investors?

InvestChile - December,29,2021

Foreign investors can participate in every Chilean business sector and their capital can account for up to 100% of a company's capital. 

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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Chile to attract US$1 billion in Green Hydrogen investments

InvestChile - December,29,2021

Foreign investment has been key to developing green hydrogen in Chile. Initiatives promoted by Enel Green Power, Linde, ENGIE, Air Liquide, GNL Quintero and CAP have been chosen for co-financing support by Chile’s Economic Development Agency, CORFO, with the goal of speeding up the development of the industry in our country. 

Topics: Green Hydrogen

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Key elements of Chile’s digital services tax

InvestChile - December,28,2021

The measure has generated US$306 million in tax revenue since its implementation. Google, Netflix and Apple have paid the most, followed by the Sony, Spotify and Facebook platforms. The United States has the highest number of entities subject to the tax in Chile, with a total of 112 companies.

Topics: Digital Economy

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Chile is the most attractive country for investment in renewables

InvestChile - December,28,2021

For the fourth consecutive year, Chile has placed first in Bloomberg's Climatescope ranking, demonstrating its regional leadership in the field of energy. 

Topics: Energy

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Chile and Argentina unite to promote tourism

InvestChile - December,23,2021

The two countries have established three binational tourism corridors to jointly boost tourism.

Topics: Tourism

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How to Invest in Chile: The Public Concession System in Chile

InvestChile - December,22,2021

Foreign investors in Chile may participate in the tenders issued by the Public Works Ministry and win contracts if they submit the best bid.  

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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How to Invest in Chile: Preventing Money Laundering

InvestChile - December,21,2021

Chile has public policies to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing.  

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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How to Invest in Chile: How does Free Competition work?

InvestChile - December,20,2021

This South American country has a series of entities that promote and defend free competition within its markets.  

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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How to Invest in Chile: Social Security System

InvestChile - December,17,2021

Labor legislation includes the rules that regulate the benefits to which people are entitled and relate to their main needs of healthcare, work and social welfare.  

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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How to Invest in Chile: Hiring People in Chile

InvestChile - December,16,2021

The labor relationship between employers and workers is regulated by the Labor Code and its complementary laws, which establish the form, terms, rights, obligations, methods of termination and the consequences arising from employment contracts entered into in Chile. 

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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The figures on Work/Café Santander five years on from its launch

InvestChile - December,15,2021

The innovative format was created in Chile and has been replicated in eight other markets where the Spanish financial institution operates. Its success reveals how foreign investment and local talent are able to create initiatives that can be exported to the rest of the world. 

Topics: Banking

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JOKR raises US$260 million investment and becomes a unicorn

InvestChile - December,15,2021

Now with a presence in more than seven countries, the company started its global operations eight months ago and its Chilean operations less than two months ago. The company promises delivery in less than 15 minutes.  

Topics: Digital Economy

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How to Invest in Chile: Obtaining Visas in Chile

InvestChile - December,14,2021

To enter Chile, as a general rule, a valid passport is required. However, nationals of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia are only required to carry their national identity document to enter the country.  

Topics: How to invest in Chile

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