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Exclusive: Chilean regulator preps sweeping Atacama review as it abandons SQM legal battle

Aug 12 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator has withdrawn from its legal battle to defend a compliance plan by lithium miner SQM that it approved last year, according to a filing seen by Reuters, a decision that could prove a major setback as the miner seeks to ramp up output of the coveted battery metal.

EXCLUSIVE-Chilean regulator preps sweeping Atacama review as it abandons SQM legal battle

Aug 12 2020

SANTIAGO, Aug 12 Chile's environmental regulator has withdrawn from its legal battle to defend a compliance plan by lithium miner SQM that it approved last year, according to a filing seen by Reuters, a decision that could prove a major setback as the miner seeks to ramp up output of the coveted battery metal.

UPDATE 2-Chile economic activity down 12.4% in June during pandemic; mining grows

Aug 03 2020

SANTIAGO, Aug 3 Chile's economic activity fell 12.4% in June from the same month a year ago, the central bank said on Monday, contracting less than expected at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chilean regulators scrap lithium miner SQM's environmental plan

Aug 01 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean regulators have rejected lithium producer SQM's $25 million environmental compliance plan for the Atacama salt flat, requesting the miner to start again from scratch, a filing showed.

Chile judge calls for water study on 'fragile' lithium-rich Atacama salt flat

Jul 27 2020

SANTIAGO A top environmental judge in Chile renewed a call for a government-vetted water study to help stamp out lingering questions about sustainability that have cast a pall over Chile's lithium-rich Salar de Atacama.

Coronavirus to ravage economy of Latin America, output to contract 9.1%: U.N. agency

Jul 15 2020

SANTIAGO The coronavirus pandemic will swell the ranks of the poor and unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean and drag the region´s economic output down by 9.1%, a United Nations agency said in a report issued on Wednesday.

LATAM Airlines adds $1.3 billion to bankruptcy financing proposal, Brazil unit seeks protection

Jul 09 2020

SANTIAGO LATAM Airlines, the largest airline group in Latin America, said Thursday it had secured an additional $1.3 billion for its financing proposal before a New York bankruptcy court, while adding its unit in Brazil to the debt restructuring process.

LATAM Airlines adds $1.3 bln to bankruptcy financing proposal, Brazil unit seeks protection

Jul 09 2020

SANTIAGO, July 9 LATAM Airlines, the largest airline group in Latin America, said Thursday it had secured an additional $1.3 billion for its financing proposal before a New York bankruptcy court, while adding its unit in Brazil to the debt restructuring process.

'On the edge': Chile copper production at risk as coronavirus bites

Jul 03 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's vaunted copper industry is nearing a tipping point as coronavirus explodes across the South American nation, mine workers and analysts say, laying bare the hidden costs of policies that have until now salvaged its output of the red metal.

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