• August, 2012

    Nearly four years on from the financial crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehmann Brothers in 2008, the world economy still hasn’t got its confidence back. The economy rebounded in 2010, but modest growth of...

  • July, 2012

    Chile is seen as a model of free-market efficiency in a region where protectionism is on the rise. Yet recent cases of collusion involving pharmacies, poultry producers and bus companies have tarnished that...

  • June, 2012

    The guest speaker at an AmCham breakfast on May 24, Economy, Development and Tourism Minister Pablo Longueira started by asking a question - why, he wondered, is Chile, a small country, the only one in Latin...

  • May, 2012

    What makes a company a great place to work? Employees tend to give different answers to this question, but the US-based multinational Kimberly Clark seems to have hit upon a successful formula: 2012 is the...

  • April, 2012

    Imagine you’re in a supermarket. You’re browsing the shelves for a product – let’s say breakfast cereal. You compare prices. You might be drawn to one brand over another because of its name, reputation or...

  • December, 2011

    Chile’s goal of becoming a developed country by 2020, which means raising per capita GDP to US$23,000 from US$15,000 currently, seems like climbing Mount Everest. It is a long way off and getting there will...

  • December, 2011

    The state of Massachusetts in the northeastern United States doesn’t have oil, gas, coal or corn – its main natural resource is brain power. Home to Harvard University and many other universities and colleges...

  • December, 2011

    With global economic uncertainty continuing to cause volatility in commodities prices and Chile’s state-owned copper company Codelco facing a drawn-out legal dispute with Anglo American, you might expect...

  • November, 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close there are substantial risks in the global economy that Chile cannot afford to ignore. These are focused in Europe, but the fallout from the debt crisis in that continent could have...

  • October, 2011

    Chile’s main economic indicators give Chilean companies every reason to be optimistic about the future, but according to Lorenzo Constans, president of the Confederation for Production and Commerce (CPC),...