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Chile’s drive to reinvigorate the agricultural co-operative economy continues

‘We have a very demanding international market in terms of volume and quality, and for that small farmers have to unite in co-operatives’ Chile’s agriculture minister Antonio Walker has announced a meeting of Congress in October to explore “the best legislation to reinvigorate modern co-operatives in…

The Overwhelming Case for Chile’s Private Social Security System

The United States and other western nations became rich during the 1800s thanks to a combination of rule of law and very small government. Sadly, very few nations – most notably East Asian tiger economies – have become rich in the modern era. Yes, some other countries have grown, but they are not on a path to converge with…

Chile turns to Piñera to lead economic recovery

Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s billionaire former president, won the presidential election on Sunday, returning to the office he held from 2010-14 in the latest swing to the right in Latin America. The 68-year-old former airline magnate — whose anticipated victory propelled the local stock market to record highs this year after six years of stagnation…

What is happening to Chile’s economy ?

Chile’s business community can seem a hysterical bunch at times, seeing socialism round every corner and warning of economic Armageddon. Business confidence in the world’s largest copper producer is now lower than it was when Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. declared bankruptcy in September 2008 and plunged the global economy into its worst post-war crisis. Consumers…

Income gap shrinks in Chile, for better or worse

(This article was written by Eduardo Porter and was published in The New York Times on December 2, 2014) Chile is a stellar performer by almost any standard. Income per person has grown fourfold over the last quarter-century. Today,many Chileans, rightly, see their nation as within shouting range of the advanced industrial world. Yet for all its economic…

Forbes: Chile is the best country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do business

Chile is the best country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do business According to the latest ranking published by Forbes, Chile was ranked 24 ° among the best counties to do business worldwide and was the first in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ranking includes 134 countries. Peru, meanwhile, is ranked…