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Latin America's Star Pupil Needs Some New Ideas

The first round of Chile's presidential elections, which saw a near shoo-in billionaire stumble, has roiled the continent's traditional pacesetter. The day after conservative former president Sebastian Pinera garnered less than 37 percent of the vote, the stock market took a powder. Now Pinera faces

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-24 12:00:11

Workers at BHP copper mine in Chile end strike over layoffs

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Unionized workers at BHP Billiton Plc's (AX:BHP) (L:BLT) Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, ended a 24-hour strike on Friday but could put down their tools again next week over the company's planned layoffs, the union said. Workers resumed their activities at t

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-24 13:26:36

Climate Change Challenges Chile's Vineyards

Climate change is having a big impact on Chile's wine industry. Growers are being forced to change the way they position their grapes, face historic wildfires and battle a plague of hungry rabbits. Climate change is having a big impact on Chile's wine industry. Growers are being forced to change the

NPR - 2017-11-24 10:08:51

Chile lithium miner SQM says legal dispute could linger through 2018 (SQM-, POT, RIO, RIO, WML)

SANTIAGO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chilean lithium and fertilizer producer Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM) said on Thursday its ongoing legal dispute with Chilean authorities over royalty payments may not be resolved until the end of 2018. Talks to resolve the arbitration between SQM and Chilean governmen

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-23 18:17:03

Chile's Codelco copper output dips slightly

November 23, 2017 / 7:44 PM / Updated 2 minutes ago SANTIAGO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chilean state copper company Codelco said on Thursday it produced slightly less copper between January and September of 2017 than it did in the same period a year ago, but made a healthy profit as prices for the metal i

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 19:42:32

Chile's Codelco copper output dips but company posts profit

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean state copper company Codelco said on Thursday it produced slightly less copper from January to September 2017 than it did in the same period a year ago but rebounded from a year-earlier loss as prices for the metal improved. Codelco Chief Executive Nelson Pizarro said t

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 21:15:25

Lithium Power International Has A Very High Grade And Expanding Lithium Project In Chile

50% owner of the high grade Maricunga salar tenements in Chile. Maricunga is the highest grade pre-production lithium brine resource in the world at 1,160 mg/l LCE. The resource has grown 3.7 fold since 2016, and now stands at an impressive 2.15mt LCE. Near term catalyst with the PFS due out soon


'Los 33' offer support to 'Los 44' as Chilean miners hope for survival of missing Argentine submariners

Scenes from the operation to bring 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months back to the surface, in October 2010 Several of the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for two months have offered to travel to Argentina to support the missing submariners if they are found a

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-22 23:34:00

Germany strike causes chaos before Chile friendly

German rugby has been thrown into chaos after the men's national team decided to go on strike before Saturday's match against Chile, forcing the German Rugby Union (DRV) to field a scratch team. Germany play in the Rugby Europe Championship, the tier below the Six Nations, against the likes of Roman

FRANCE 24 - 2017-11-22 19:00:10

CHILE: Ballot Casts Doubt On The Strength Of The Next President - Moody's

(RTTNews) - Former Chilean president and center-right candidate Sebastin Pinera had a lower than expected performance in Sunday's presidential polls, but still obtained the highest number of votes in the first voting round. Meanwhile, left-wing candidates won a higher proportion of the votes than ex


Whoever wins election, Chile state copper giant may get boost

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The world's largest copper miner, Codelco, may see a boost in investment cash regardless of who wins next month's presidential runoff in Chile, as both candidates have vowed to end the state-run firm's funding of the military. Conservative front-runner Sebastian Pinera and his


Aberdeen Chile Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Chile Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE American: CH), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of October 31, 2017. The Fund's total returns for various periods through October 31, 2017 are provided b


Copper's Big Chilean Meh

There was a time when a sneeze in Santiago would cause the global copper market to catch a cold. Not any more. The first round of Chilean presidential elections Sunday delivered a surprisingly weak result to frontrunner Sebastian Pinera, a conservative billionaire running on a fiscal consolidation p


Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018 guide holiday tickets events festival

"That one shows this neighbourhood, if you look closely." I was standing in the living room of a house high up in Palm Springs' Little Tuscany neighbourhood, talking to artist Lynda Keeler who was guiding me through a geometric painting on the wall. My eyes momentarily drifted to the right, through


Chile just went to the polls - and transformed its legislature

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events On Sunday, for the seventh time since Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship ended, Chileans went to the polls to elect a president and National Congress. Only 46 per


From Street Protests to Kingmaker, Chile's New Left Comes of Age

Confetti falls as presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera waves a Chilean national flag at the party headquarters during elections in Santiago on Nov. 19, 2017. Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg After the results of Chile's elections altered the political landscape and raised the prospect o


Chile faces new political landscape as leftwingers dent billionaire PiƱera's hopes

Sebastin Pinera, the ex-president, fell short of a majority on Sunday. Now the future looks unpredictable, and the leftwing Frente Amplio could hold the key Beatriz Snchez, a 46 year-old journalist, came third with 20% of the popular vote. Frente Amplio will now also control 12% of the 155-seat cha


Pinera faces battle to win Chile presidency against resurgent left

Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera celebrates as he delivers a speech to supporters after leading in the first round of general elections in Santiago, ChileThomson Reuters By Antonio De la Jara and Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A strong performance by Chile's left-wing parties i


Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but faces runoff

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera easily led in returns from Chile's presidential election Sunday, buoyed by support from Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, though he wasn't getting enough votes to avoid a runoff. With more than 9


Chile's presidential race appears headed for a December runoff

Businessman Sebastian Pinera, who was Chile's president from 2010 to 2014, appeared headed for a victory in presidential elections Sunday, though a runoff was expected with the second-place finisher, according to partial returns. Pinera and the other candidates seemed likely to fall short of the sim