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Mercantil.com provides an indexed business directory for over 100,000 companies. Within each industry, the user is able to browse companies, websites, and opportunities.
Chile's major English language paper, The Santiago Times, offers extensive business coverage with a focus on news pertaining to finance, economy, and trade as they relate to Chile.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, also known as Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo, is responsible for the promotion and development of the Chilean economy through proper regulatory actions. Features include studies and surveys in business, entreprenuership, and innovation. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Chilean Healthcare Industry. This site contains a list of regulations, publications, and health services. Only available in Spanish.
The National Television Committee, also known as Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), regulates Chilean television by ensuring the broadcasts are divulging accurate information. The CNTV receives and handles complaints by users, promotes the development of new technology, grants licenses to TV broadcasters, and ensures easy access to television while also also featuring various publications. Only available in Spanish.
The Supervision of Securities and Insurance, also known as Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (SVS), is the regulatory agency overseeing the securities and insurance segments of the Chilean financial services industry. The site contains a list of relevant legislation, statistics, presentations, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.
The Undersecretary of Telecommunications, also known as Subsecretaría de Comunicaciones (SUBTEL), regulates communications in Chile. SUBTEL is in charge of creating legislation for producers as well as granting licenses, monitoring services to ensure they are in line with regulation, resolving disputes among consumers and producers, and developing new technology to improve the telecommunications sector. The site provides sector reports and statistics related to the TV, telephone, and internet industry. Only available in Spanish.
Business Chile is the business magazine of the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile). The purpose of the monthly magazine is to inform partners and the general public on the main issues of economic and trade relationship between Chile and the United States.
Put forth by the U.S. Commercial Service, the site provides information and services with respect to doing business in Chile. Included is information by industry sector, as well as Chilean business service providers. Services and products include assistance finding a Chilean trade/business partner, a listing of trade shows, exhibitions and fairs, consulting, and advocacy services.
This website by Export.gov provides a great amount of information about the United States and Chile Free Trade Agreement. In addition to providing a history of the FTA, the legislation and texts of the acts, and statistics on its progress thus far, the resource offers trade links and assistance for companies looking to do business in the Republic of Chile.
The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.