China's refined copper imports are projected to fall by 27% in 2021, compared to last year. Furthermore, aluminum purchases abroad are expected to decline by more than 50%, according to Antaike. In 2020 China bought record volumes of aluminium and copper.
A global study revealed of the world's 2,000 largest public companies, those that account for about $14 trillion annually in sales, at least 21% currently own zero net commitments as of 2030. The study, developed by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and Oxford Net Zero, also indicates that this commitment has been made by 9% of states and regions in the largest emitting countries and 13% of cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants.
Chile has awarded China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) a build-concession contract to upgrade and operate a 195km toll highway - the Talca-Chillán section of Route 5. CRCC offered a total concession income of around $1.1 billion in what Chile’s General Directorate of Public Works Concessions said is the first such contract awarded to a Chinese group.
Santander has entered an alliance with Gallagher Chile, an insurance and reinsurance broker. The reason for the alliance is to expand the coverage offered to companies that are part of its portfolio, particularly its corporate and large companies.
After the pandemic, 92% of Chileans say they want to continue to work, at least partially, from home. This is revealed by a study carried out by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), The Network worldwide with the support of Laborum.com in Chile. According to the study, 65% of Chileans prefer to opt for a hybrid, remote and face-to-face model. Meanwhile, 27% of Chileans indicated that they would switch to a completely remote model if could.