It is a matter of fact that Chile is one of the exceptional supporters of free trade relations between countries, as well as promotes security in foreign investments. Chilean government argues it is willing to initiate economic growth in countries of Latin America. Therefore, the paper provides in-depth analysis of local businesses, policy of the Central Bank, cultural values, political and economic situation, global economic status, international trade and Free Trade Agreements.
Chilean history dates back even before the Spanish arrival in the 16th century. Inca govern controlled northern Chile, whereas “Mapuches” occupied central and southern Chile. Therefore, Chili represents cultural and ethnic diversity. Chilean population amounts 16 million and the annual population growth is reported to be 1%. Ethnic groups are Europeans, Native Americans and Spanish Americans. Religious preferences are Roman Catholicism (89%) and Protestantism (11%). Chilean Constitution was approved by referendum in 1980 and was enforced in 1981.
Analysts argue that Chile is stable and flourishing economic country being comparatively free from subjective forms of government. Chile has managed to avoid coupes which have shattered most countries in South America. Chilean economy is characterized by stable performance and declined inflation rates. Chili is approaching levels of developed countries. It is known that international trade makes financial systems of Chili dependent as the country needs investments to maintain economic growth. In 1997 country’s export reached 17 billion US$. Free Trade Agreements ensure certain benefits for Chili; especially they are beneficial for foreign investment. Chili promotes trade openness in contrast to other Latin American countries. Chile has improved its financial and trade performance supporting commercial and financial integration.