Capital: Santiago; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 1.6%;
Key Facts

Full name: Republic of Chile
Population: 17.3 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 756,096 sq km (291,930 sq miles)
Major language: Spanish
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: Chilean peso
Main exports: Copper, fish, fruit, paper and pulp, chemicals
GNI per capita: US$12,280 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .cl
International dialling code: +56

  • Chile's central bank governor :Rodrigo-Vergara


    The expansionary monetary policies of developed nations is making life difficult for those in the developing world. So says Chile's central bank governor, who is keen to resist a 'currency war' – for presently – and as well tells us why central bank independence is of great importance.

  • Chilean Energy minister Jorge Bunster


    Chilean Energy minister Jorge Bunster regretted on Friday Methanex Canada announcement on its decision to idle operations in Chile in March due to lack of adequate natural gas supply. The company stated that it does not have sufficient feedstock to keep the plant in operation given the natural gas supply challenges.