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Chile's Pinera touts support for middle class during coronavirus

Aug 14 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Friday that more than one million people had received the government's $626 spot payment aimed at staving off the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and it had approved more than 550,000 requests for soft loans of up to $815.

UPDATE 1-Codelco CEO sees copper price steady at $2.80/lb thru 2020

Aug 13 2020

Aug 13 Codelco Chief Executive Officer Octavio Araneda said on Thursday he expects the copper price to hold at around $2.80 per pound through 2020.

UPDATE 2-Chile's Codelco to restart projects suspended because of coronavirus

Aug 06 2020

SANTIAGO, Aug 6 Chile's state-run miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Thursday it would restart operations and projects it had suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning next week.

Supervisors at Antofagasta's Centinela copper mine in Chile accept new contract

Jul 27 2020

SANTIAGO Supervisors at Antofagasta Minerals' Centinela copper mine in Chile have agreed to a new contract offer, avoiding the possibility of a strike, the union president said on Monday.

'We're going for more' say Chileans after pensions reform crosses free market Rubicon

Jul 27 2020

SANTIAGO Within minutes of Chilean lawmakers approving a bill that allows citizens to draw down 10% of their pensions to help make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, a phrase started trending on Twitter: "We're going for more."

Workers, Antofagasta reach labor deal at Chile's Zaldivar copper mine, strike averted

Jul 25 2020

SANTIAGO The union of workers at Antofagasta´s Zaldivar copper mine in northern Chile told Reuters it had reached a contract deal with the Chilean-based miner, averting the risk of a walk-off.

Chile's Pinera signs pensions withdrawal into law, economy braces for impact

Jul 24 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Friday signed into law a plan to allow citizens to withdraw 10% of their pensions savings as people queued at the administrator's offices in Santiago eager for relief from the economic effects of the coronavirus.

Chile's Pinera signs pensions withdrawal into law, economy braces for impact

Jul 24 2020

SANTIAGO, July 24 Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Friday signed into law a plan to allow citizens to withdraw 10% of their pensions savings as people queued at the administrator's offices in Santiago eager for relief from the economic effects of the coronavirus.

Chile's 'Brexit moment': Congress passes pensions bill, president agrees to sign it

Jul 23 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday bowed to intense public pressure and agreed to sign into law a controversial bill allowing citizens to draw down 10% of their pensions early amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chile's Antofagasta, Zaldivar mine workers extend contract talks to avoid strike

Jul 23 2020

SANTIAGO One of the world's largest copper producers, Chilean miner Antofagasta, and workers at its Zaldivar mine decided to extend government-mediated talks for a new union contract and avoid a strike, a union source said on Wednesday night.

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