Economic History of Chile

Commitment to trade cements Hong Kong-Chile ties

Diving helmets displayed at Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The brass bell of the former three-masted Chilean training ship, 'General Baquedano', will also be displayed as part of an exhibition. Photo: David Wong

For the first time in well over a century, a part of Chile's naval history with Asia has returned to Hong Kong. The brass bell of the former three-masted Chilean training ship, "General Baquedano", along with a ceremonial sword that belonged to an officer who served on board the vessel during one of its voyages circumnavigating the globe, will be displayed as part of an exhibition at Hong Kong's new Maritime Museum.

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 5:46am

Beijing to open door to private capital

The mainland will take bolder steps to reform its quasi-socialist economic system by introducing private capital into industries that have long been monopolised by state firms.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Economic policy change upon us, ex-adviser says

The central government is moving from fighting inflation to promoting growth, a former adviser to the People's Bank of China said yesterday as the think tank he heads forecast the weakest economic growth in more than a decade.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

China ready to take plunge in Chile

Chinese companies are in negotiations to make substantial investments in Chile, with some potential deals worth as much as US$1 billion, according to an official from the resource rich country.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing's crisis response risks making things even worse

Charles Dumas is one of the small group of economists who saw the current financial crisis coming. Back in 2006, he published a book called The Bill from the China Shop in which he warned that the rapid build-up in American household debt would prove unsustainable and would lead to a credit crunch and a hard landing for the United States economy when the property bubble burst.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Dynamic market

Twenty-four years of market- led reforms have made Chile the most dynamic and promising market in South America.

Economic growth has been maintained for 14 years - and during the last eight years has averaged 6.6 per cent.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am