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Despite political turmoil, Chile safe for business, Chilean deputy minister says

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 27, 2019   /  04:23 pm
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Two cranes operate at Koja cargo terminal in Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta on Feb. 19.(JP/Damar Harsanto)

Chile remains a safe place to do business, especially for Indonesians, despite constant anti-government protests that have forced the South American country to cancel two major international summits, a Chilean deputy minister has said. Visiting Trade Deputy Minister Rodrigo Yanez, who was in Jakarta for a seminar about Indonesian-Chilean business opportunities on Tuesday, said that his country’s economic infrastructure such as ports and logistics flows continued to operate as usual and were not affected by the political turmoil. Chile, a candidate for an Indonesian trade hub in Latin America, has in the past few weeks experienced massive protests triggered by increases to public transit fares in early October and persistent social and economic inequality. Amid political uncertainties in Chile and many Latin American countries, Indonesian businesses and exporters ...