Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by mem » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am

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Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:19 am
so, some more about where the price of copper needs to go, to have a chance at the "carbon" targets:

https://amp.ft.com/content/b71d2cde-da1 ... 1f8d77a45b

$8,000 a ton to hit the 2030 targets.

$20,000 a ton to hit the "Greta" target, of zero emissions by 2025.

interesting point at the end. If humans dont hit those targets, and instead just try to adapt, that requires a whole lot more copper too. the example they use is Europeans buying air conditioners. :lol:
If it gets even close to 20k the old 50 peso coins will be worth more than twice its face value in copper...right now its face value is 0.07 usd and its melt value is 0.035 usd.
Of course the usd/clp dynamic will change on it's own with copper skyrocketing

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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by admin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:48 am

so, 2019 global competitiveness report is out.

chile held the # 33 spot, and #1 in latin America.

you can download the full report here:
https://www.weforum.org/reports/how-to- ... ity-growth

what is eye catching, is chile holds the top spot in the world for economic stability.

I thought that was strange, but if you think about it when was the last time chile had a proper economic crisis or even recession? like the 90's?

everyone else I can think of has been through some sort crisis (multiple times) since then. Chileans might start moaning about the economy not doing well from time to time, but it is typicaly complaining that the economy is growing at just 2 or 3%, rather than 5+ %.

They really take the overall stability of the country for granted.

without stability, raising people out of poverty and fixing all the other issues with the country is an impossible moving target.
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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by PXYC » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:52 pm

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:24 pm
direct foreign investment hits highest in 5 years.

https://www.df.cl/noticias/economia-y-p ... 15251.html
Interesting figures.
I don't understand where all this investment is coming to though, any clue? The article mentions capital, does that mean buying stakes at existing Chilean companies? If that's the case, it's also probable that the seller transfers to USA the money received from the sale, so gain some lose some for Chile..

I must say however that lots of companies from my homecountry (Portugal) always mention Chile when speaking of their expansion plans. Just this year Transemel was sold to REN, a private portuguese energy company (it's the second company they buy in Chile in less than 3 years). Another portuguese company that already owns colombian supermarkets Ara has also mentioned Chile for their expansion plans.

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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by admin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:11 pm

lots of acquisitions of existing chilean companies by foreign investors. SQM by the Chinese, Lantam stakes by delta and quatar airlines, etc are a couple big ones that come to mind. there is a lot of investment in various renewable projects, etc. the pension and sovereign funds seem to really like the the toll roads and similar.

bond offerings by chilean companies, both in local UF and foriegn currency are also hot due to investment grade credit ratings. lots of Chilean companies are issuing new bonds for longer duration at lower interest rates.

chile is a small economy. does not take a lot of money to move the needle.

I am not sure how they are counting that investment number, but keep in mind a lot of the debt issued by chilean companies, is being used to acquire companiesand expand in to other countries.

BCI bank just acquired another bank in the United states. entel, fallabela, parque aruco are all moving in to peru and colombia full steam. copec bought a copper mine in peru. SQM bought in to an Australian lithium mine. just a few recent deals i can think of.

so that money may not necessarily be sticking around, as m7ch as chile is acting as a safe proxy to get exposure to the nieghborhood.
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