Political Risk Latin America Blog @PolRiskLatam

Why Invest in Chile?

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on January 21, 2010

by Ryan Bobik and Conrad Olenik, for The Pulse, January 21, 2010.

After researching this topic and coming across many unexpected statistics, the better question may be why not?  Chile has the number one economy in all of Latin America, resulting from several different factors.

Chile is first among Latin American economies in terms of business and private investment attractiveness, market access, and transportation and communication infrastructure.  Similarly, Chile has the lowest Latin American corporate tax rate of 17%, compared to Peru’s second place number of 30%.  Chile also possesses the lowest inflation rate among major Latin American countries and has the highest GDP per capita in South America.

According to the World Bank, Chile is consistently named the most competitive and stable Latin American economy, as its overall ranking places it ahead of countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, China and India.  As seen in the graph above, its foreign inflows have begun to dramatically outweigh its outflows, showing the worldwide realization of Chile’s potential…(continue reading)

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