Unions ramp up pressure on Chile copper miner Codelco

Unionized mine workers in Chile, the world's top copper producer, warned that health should take precedence over output, one day after state-run Codelco's unions threatened a walkout at some of its operations. Workers with the Federation of Copper Workers said there had been an “alarming” spike in coronavirus cases at some mines, one week after a miner at the company's massive Chuquicamata mine died from COVID-19.

Lithium Chile closes final tranche of fully subscribed private placement

Lithium Chile announced that it has closed on the final $745,000 of its previously announced $1,500,000 private placement of units. The Offering was fully subscribed and closing of this final tranche now provides the Company with the necessary funds to move forward on its business and exploration plans. The Company plans to initiate its exploration program on its Carmona gold/silver prospect by the end of the month.

Singapore signs digital economy partnership agreement with Chile

Singapore signed its first digital economy partnership agreement (DEPA), which will see the Republic cooperating with Chile and New Zealand on key emerging issues in the digital economy. The agreement also aims to promote interoperability between the systems of different countries. Under the newly signed DEPA, Singapore businesses can expect improved efficiency, reduced cost, and increased trust when conducting business and trading digitally with overseas partners in Chile and New Zealand.