Latest articles from Chile

Felipe Larrain, finance minister of Chile

Chilean Finance minister on rescues and recovery

November 24, 2010

The finance minister of Chile discusses the country's "very exceptional" fiscal situation, and tells how it is recovering from an earthquake that shattered the country earlier this year. Writers Jane Monahan and Brian Caplen


Will Chile's right turn mean business?

March 3, 2010

Chile's new right-wing government has promised to sustain the country's growth trajectory with a series of reforms, aimed at diversifying its economy, which is highly dependent on the copper industry, and improving conditions for SMEs. Writer Jason Mitchell


The only way is up for Chile

October 28, 2009

With one of the most liberalised economies in the world, prudent policies, and trading links with the Far East, Chile is poised to emerge from the downturn as a Latin American front-runner. Writer Jason Mitchell

Andrés Velasco

October 5, 2009

Chile's prudent fiscal policies have enabled it to weather the global recession well. The county's finance minister explains the thinking behind them. Writer Jason Mitchell

Robust chile hopes for the best

March 10, 2009

A conservative fiscal approach has left Chilean banks well placed to ride out the global financial downturn. However, opinion is divided on just how tough things are likely to get in the immediate future. Writer Jason Mitchell in Santiago.

New frontier for back-office outsourcing

June 5, 2006

Three mid-sized Chilean banks have handed their entire back-office and IT operations to national telecoms carrier Entel.

Vittorio Corbo: A Firmly Grounded Academic

March 6, 2006

In mid-2003, Vittorio Corbo became Chile’s central bank governor in the wake of a financial scandal.

Making advances to the unbanked

March 6, 2006

Chile’s banks are scrambling for market share in the retail sector, where rich profits lie. Ian Gill reports on the courting of clients at the market’s lower end.

What the bankers say: Chile

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future

A model economy for South America?

December 1, 2004

Chile may outshine its regional rivals with an economy that has matured since its democratisation in 1990, but there is still work to be done to raise the living standards of the general population, as Jason Mitchell reports.
Chile, the most successful economy in South America, needs major structural reform if it is to enjoy the kind of economic growth seen in the countries of east Asia.

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