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 the economic and trade relationship between Chile and the United States in order to promote free trade and investments between the two countries.
The Central Bank of Chile, also known as Banco Central de Chile, was created in 1925 as part of Chile's monetary restructuring efforts. The bank's objective is to stabilize the value of Chile's currency under a fully convertible gold standard and to regulate currency according to the needs of the monetary market. The website features central bank policies, the latest news, and financial stability reports, among other resourceful reports.
Trade.gov is a website put forth by the International Trade Administration that provides information and services with respect to doing business in Chile with efforts to enhance the country's standing in today's global market while promoting trade and investment. The site contains information on industry sectors and Chilean business service providers. Services include assistance in finding a Chilean trade or business partner, a listing of trade shows, as well as consulting and advocacy services.
InvestChile is a government agency that promotes the investment of foreign capital in Chile. The website contains business and trade information, as well as statistics on the Chilean economy. It also has an investment guide, various publications, laws, and a list of international agreements for the country.
As the main government website for Chile, this resource provides information on the president, money, government agencies and authorities, news, history, and laws and democracy.
Mercantil.com provides an indexed business directory for over 200,000 companies and over 5,500 business activities. Within each industry, the user is able to browse companies, websites, and opportunities.
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, innovation, and a foreign trade procedures section. This site is 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 in efforts to promote a healthier nation and ensure access to medical care for all citizens. Only available in Spanish.
The site for the National Statistics Institute of Chile, also known as Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE), is a collection of Chilean statistics and indices that provides helpful information for doing business in Chile. The website highlights the price index, employment figures, monthly indicators, regional indicators, and census data. Some features of the site are available only in Spanish.
The National Television Committee, also known as Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), regulates Chilean television by ensuring the broadcasts divulge accurate information. The CNTV receives and handles complaints from users, promotes the development of new technology, grants licenses to TV broadcasters, and ensures easy access to television while also featuring various publications. Only available in Spanish.
ProChile, an agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides information ranging from the basics of Chile to business-related statistics in order to promote the spread of tourism and foreign investment in the country. Databases include exported products and exporting companies, foreign investment application procedures, and international trade fair listings. The site also presents the option to select a specific region that tailors relevant information based on that region. This site is only available in Spanish.
The Santiago Stock Exchange, also known as Bolsa de Santiago, is Chile's official webpage for its stock market. The site contains information on market data, investor services, and income statistics in order to enhance market opportunities in Chile.
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, presentations, stock and insurance market statistics, and recent news. The website is in Spanish, with an English overview.
Chile's major English language paper, The Santiago Times, offers extensive business coverage focusing on news in finance, economy, and trade as they relate to Chile.
The Undersecretary of Telecommunications, also known as Subsecretaría de Comunicaciones (SUBTEL), regulates communication services in Chile. SUBTEL is in charge of creating legislation for producers as well as granting licenses, monitoring services according to regulations, 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.
This website by Trade.gov provides significant amounts of information concerning the United States and Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The site contains texts, legislation, and statistics on the FTA, as well as 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. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.