SANTIAGO The Chilean health regulator on Monday approved the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd for use in children over 6 years of age, allowing more people to be included in the country's rapid inoculation campaign.
SANTIAGO, Sept 1 Mining powerhouse Chile needs
$150 billion in investment to hit its goal to nearly double
copper output by 2050, part of a bigger plan by the world's top
copper producer to ratchet up production while reducing
environmental harm, the country's mining minister told Reuters
SANTIAGO, Sept 1 Chile's Central Bank on
Wednesday revised upwards its predicted growth range for 2021
GDP to 10.5% to 11.5% from a previous estimate of 8.5% to 9.5%
amid what it called a "rapid recovery" from a recession caused
by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SANTIAGO, Sept 1 Chile's economic activity
rose 18.1% year-on-year in July, supported by a low
base of comparison and a recovery from the impact of the
coronavirus pandemic, its central bank said on Wednesday.
SANTIAGO A Chilean court on Tuesday approved a plan by JX Nippon's Caserones Mine to rectify environmental damage despite a fresh challenge to its validity raised by farmers in the country's northern Copiapó region.
SANTIAGO Chile has outlined plans to require miners in the country to increase traceability, slash water use amid a prolonged drought, and bolster the diversity of their leadership in a mining policy blueprint published on Tuesday.
SANTIAGO The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has adjusted upwards its economic growth forecast for the region this year to 5.9%, as expectations improve for a global recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
SANTIAGO A union at BHP's Cerro Colorado copper mine in Chile voted to reject the company's latest contract offer, it said on Monday, paving the way for a potential strike at the small operation.
SANTIAGO World top copper producer Codelco on Friday called on unions at its Andina mine to come back to the bargaining table 16 days after its workers walked off the job at the central Chilean deposit, union leaders told Reuters. The strike, which has slowed operations and output to the minimum necessary to ensure safety, comes as the price for copper this year has soared on tight supply and recovering global demand. "[Codelco] is giving itself the luxury of losing almost five million dollars a day," union leader Manuel Cañas told Reuters. The unions have held firm to their assertion that the contract offered by Codelco has curtailed historical benefits and ignored the high price of copper.
SANTIAGO, Aug 25 Chile's sprawling mining sector
believes a royalty bill under discussion in Congress could shut
down the country's private miners as currently written, a senior
mining executive told lawmakers on Wednesday.