header picture

     Southern Chile Properties

Investment

Reuters

Chile's Pinera Promises to Spur Investment with Tax Reform
by Felipe Iturriera

“E-commerce is gaining traction in Latin America after a slow start. Last month, an Amazon Web Services vice president met with Pinera to discuss Amazon investing in the country as part of a longer-term regional expansion plan.

Pinera, a billionaire second-term president, whose first term as president was marred by protests over rising inequality, in June detailed a $26 billion spending plan and called for unity as Chile continues its “vigorous march toward development.”
more...

U.S. News

Foreign Investment in Chile Surges Due to New Law: Government
by Antonio De la Jara

“Foreign direct investment in Chile hit $8.48 billion from January to April, its highest level since records began 15 years ago, thanks to a new law designed to attract investment, the government investment agency said on Wednesday.

InvestChile, an arm of the economics ministry, said foreign direct investment (FDI) increased by 655 percent over the same period last year, and it was 24.3 percent higher than the $6.41 billion that flowed into the Andean nation in all of 2017.

"The investment inflows from abroad are a clear sign of economic recuperation," said InvestChile in an emailed statement.

Chile's center-right President Sebastian Pinera, who took office in March, has set a target of increasing investment an average of 6 to 7 percent in the next four years and introduced a new law to cut red tape…”
more...

The Washington Post

China is Investing Seriously in Latin America. Should you Worry?
By Stephan Kaplan

“This past week, China held its second ministerial meeting with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, Chile. There China announced plans to have the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), its flagship economic and development program, invest in Latin America. During the past decade, Chinese policy banks, charged by the government to finance infrastructure and trade, have provided more than $140 billion in loan commitments to Latin America. With the BRI expanding into the region, Latin America is assured that these financing spigots will not only stay open, but also will further China’s integration with the region’s trade. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Latin America has already become the second-largest destination for Chinese overseas investment….”
more...

Wall Street Daily

New Currency Investment Packs Infinite Upside Potential – With Limited Downside Risk
by Robert Williams

These are tough times to recommend safe investments!

Eight years of ultra-low interest rates have driven bond yields down far below the rate of inflation – and pushed asset prices up to truly unsustainable levels.

The economy and the investment markets aren’t moving in tandem one bit. In fact, if the Dow Jones Industrial Average only rose in line with nominal gross domestic product (GDP), the index should be trading around 9,000.

In reality, it’s close to double that level.
more...

Seeking Alpha

Invest In Chile - Latin America's Hidden Investment Gem
by Caiman Valores

Chile is Latin America’s most developed economy with low degrees of corruption and a high degree of bureaucratic transparency.

Chile continues to record solid economic growth despite the collapse of commodity prices, in particular copper.

Once commodity prices recover, its economy will resume growing rapidly with recent weakness offering a handy entry point for Chilean ETFs or ADRs.

It offers investors considerable investment opportunities without taking on the risk inherent with investing in other emerging Latin American economies.
more...

Investopedia

Taiwan, Israel, Chile and Korea - TICK
by Investopedia

The Taiwan, Israel, Chile and Korea - TICK is an investment theme focusing on four economies that rank between the developed and developing nations. The four nations of Taiwan, Israel, Chile and South Korea – collectively known as TICK – share some common characteristics that enhance their investment appeal. In addition to having well-functioning economies with healthy growth rates and prosperous citizenry, these nations possess strong legal and business frameworks that reduce political and country risk. The TICK investment theme came about as a counterpoint to the popular BRIC, which encompasses the giant economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
more...

About.com

How to Invest in Chile
by Justin Kuepper

Chile is one of South America's most promising investment destinations, with its stable and prosperous upper-middle-class economy. While the country is well known as the world's largest exporter of copper, it's also the fifth largest exporter of wine and a large regional producer of chemical wood pulp, fish, and grapes, among other things.
more...

Brazilian Bubble

Five Reasons to Invest in Chile
by Brazilian Bubble

But here are some good reasons to consider the country as an investment opportunity, according to Tony Daltorio at streetauthority.com:
1. There’s a lot more to the country’s economy and stock market than copper. In fact, there is not a single copper mining company listed on the Santiago blue-chip IPSA index. To be sure, the red metal accounts for more than 50% of exports and 20% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), but it employs only a little more than 200,000 people out of a population of about 17 million.
more...

Seeking Alpha

Investment Opportunities in Chile's Commodity-Based Economy
by World Market Pulse

For decades, investors with an interest in Latin America were essentially looking at a few nations like Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. While Brazil continues to be the most talked about investment destination in Latin America, the serious investors with an eye for detail have been happily playing the Chilean markets with much more growth potential. Though it's evident that Chile doesn't quite enjoy the celebrity status of rival Brazil, there is no denying the fact that Chile has weathered the current global economic meltdown better than most countries and offers good wealth creation opportunities for the global investor.
more...

Renewable Energy World

Latin America Report: China's Growing Investment in Chile
by Renewable Energy World Editors

China, always on the lookout for emerging markets, is investing in a $900 million, 300-megawatt (MW) solar farm as part of a broader trade agreement between the two nations.

The announcement was made shortly after a visit to Chile by China’s Premier Wen Jiabao. Chile produces a third of the world’s copper, and China’s rapid growth is increasingly dependent on the supply. Much of Chile’s solar pipeline is aimed at the copper industry, which has struggled to cope with the nation’s shaky grid.
more...

Seeking Alpha

Investment Opportunities in Chile's Commodity-Based Economy
by World Market Pulse

For decades, investors with an interest in Latin America were essentially looking at a few nations like Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. While Brazil continues to be the most talked about investment destination in Latin America, the serious investors with an eye for detail have been happily playing the Chilean markets with much more growth potential. Though it's evident that Chile doesn't quite enjoy the celebrity status of rival Brazil, there is no denying the fact that Chile has weathered the current global economic meltdown better than most countries and offers good wealth creation opportunities for the global investor.
more...