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Aislinn Laing

RPT-INSIGHT-Riding with 'Uncle Diego': Uber’s wild drive for growth in Chile

Mar 19 2019

SANTIAGO, March 19 The Uber driver pulled up to the international airport outside Chile's capital. As his passenger jumped into his gleaming Suzuki, he glanced around furtively for signs of trouble.

INSIGHT-Riding with 'Uncle Diego': Uber’s wild drive for growth in Chile

Mar 19 2019

SANTIAGO, March 19 The Uber driver pulled up to the international airport outside Chile's capital. As his passenger jumped into his gleaming Suzuki, he glanced around furtively for signs of trouble.

UPDATE 1-Chile economic activity up 2.4 pct in January on year

Mar 05 2019

SANTIAGO, March 5 Chile's economic activity was up 2.4 percent in January from the same month a year ago, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Chilean supermarkets fined $12 million for chicken price-fixing

Feb 28 2019

SANTIAGO Chilean supermarket chains Cencosud, SMU and the local unit of Walmart Inc were fined $12.1 million on Thursday for participating in a scheme to fix the price of fresh chicken, according to court documents.

Chilean miner SQM sees uncertain short-term demand for lithium

Feb 28 2019

SANTIAGO, Feb 28 Chilean miner SQM said on Thursday it foresees strong long-term demand for lithium but offered a short-term prognosis clouded by the entry of new projects into the market and slowing growth of demand for the product this year.

UPDATE 1-Chile's Chuquicamata underground copper mine to start this year -Codelco

Feb 27 2019

SANTIAGO, Feb 27 Chile's Chuquicamata underground copper mine is due to start operations in middle of this year, the state copper miner Codelco's chairman said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

Feb 16 2019

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.

Chile's Codelco plans to resume Chuquicamata mine operations after rains

Feb 09 2019

SANTIAGO Chilean state miner Codelco said on Saturday it hoped to soon restart operations at its northern Chuquicamata copper mine a day after heavy rains forced its suspension.

Chilean court opens fresh case against ex-army chief for Pinochet-era crimes

Feb 07 2019

A Chilean court has opened a fresh case against the country's former army chief for the alleged torture of 24 political prisoners following a military coup in 1973, according to a court document released Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Chile posts January trade surplus of $1.031 bln - central bank

Feb 07 2019

(Adds table) By Aislinn Laing Feb 7 Chile posted a January trade surplus of $1.031 billion, with copper exports reaching $2.542 billion in the same month, the country's central bank said on Thursday. The surplus was almost double the $596 million posted in December, and was down to reduced imports, the bank said. Exports reached $6.671 billion in the first month of the year, an increase of 2.05 percent from December, while imports were $5.639 billion, compared to $5.941 billion the previous month. January December January 2019 2018 2018 Trade balance (millions $1.031 bln $596 mln $1.151 bln of dollars) Exports (billions of $6.671 $6.537 $6.629 dollars) Imports (billions of $5.639 $5.941 $5.478 dollars) Copper export revenue $2.542 $3.489 $2.549 (billions of dollars) (Reporting by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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