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BHP Americas boss says miners must make copper greener

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Copper producers must collectively raise their game to improve the metal's ethical and green credentials as ageing mines require more water and energy to produce the same amount of metal, one of BHP's most senior executives said on Friday. Many in the industry have emphasized the importance of copper in the quest for a lower carbon economy as its properties as an electricity conductor hand it a leading role in any shift to electric vehicles and a modernised grid.

Codelco to kick off Chuquicamata underground by mid-year

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Chile’s Codelco, the world’s No. 1 copper producer, plans to kick off underground operations at its century-old Chquicamata mine by mid-year, chairman Juan Benavides said Wednesday. The $5.6 billion-switch, part of Codelco’s 10-year, $39 billion-overhaul of its core mines, is expected to extend the mine’s life by at least 40 years. This will allow the copper giant keep production rates, despite falling ore grades and increasing costs at its assets.

FoodTech industry: What are the business opportunities in LATAM?

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FoodTech firms are constantly finding ways to disrupt the way we think about food. It’s not only focused on consumption either. Firms are looking at how the industry can become more sustainable, create less food waste and innovate traditional supply chains. Companies like Uber Eats, Corner Shop and Rappi have changed the whole food delivery process and our expectations and attitudes towards food along the way.

Now Open - Australia-Latin America Business Excellence Awards 2018

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Since 2002 the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) and the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) have recognised outstanding contributions to the development of Australia's commercial links with the Latin American region through their "Australia-Latin America Business Excellence Awards".

Chilean President Pinera’s Tax reform bill

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On 22 August 2018, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced his tax reform bill, with the aim to both simplify the current tax scheme and to add new era tax provisions, such as e-commerce and digital platforms. The bill is an extensive document that still needs to be discussed in the Chilean Parliament, where it is likely that the opposition will reject some of the proposed measures.

ALABC June 2018 LATAM e-News

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ALABC June 2018 LATAM e-news

This month's Latam newsletter includes articles on:

  • Latin America | 2018 growth outlook 
  • Belt and Road | Rich potential in Latin America
  • Colombia | Business-friendly Duque victory
  • Mexico | Presidential Election AMLO promising a revolution
  • Argentina | Government seals USD 50 billion...
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