Bolivia has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the local operations of energy company Royal Dutch Shell PLC as part of President Evo Morales' nationalization push.
Brazil's government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras signed this week the purchase of ExxonMobil's assets in Esso Chile Petrolera and other associated Chilean companies.
Spain's Marsans is forging ahead with its purchase of 61 Airbus planes despite the looming sale of its subsidiary Aerolineas Argentinas, which was due to take around 40 of the aircraft, a spokesman for the travel firm said on Friday according to press reports from Spain.
Spanish utility Gas Natural announced Monday in Buenos Aires it had agreed to sell 19.6% of its Argentine subsidiary to a local pharmaceutical group Chemo for 56 million US dollars.
Chile has proved once again to be a foreign investment magnet as overseas companies have announced over 6.62 billion US dollars in projects so far this year, Chile's Economy Ministry reported.
Rio Tinto PLC, the world's second-largest iron ore producer announced Tuesday it will spend 2.15 billion US dollars on a major expansion of its iron ore mine in Corumbá, Brazil, to help meet increasing demand in South America and the Middle East.
Chilean mining companies top the list of Latin America's 500 most profitable companies, according to the magazine América Economía.
British Airways is on the verge of joining forces with Spanish carrier Iberia after revealing both companies' boards' unanimously support an all-share merger. In a statement British Airways said it was in talks with Iberia with a view to an all-share merger of the two companies.
Uruguay will be complying Monday with its final written presentation in The Hague on the Botnia pulp mill construction dispute with Argentina that alleges Uruguay ignored water joint management agreements.
Canada's Methanex, the world's main producer of methanol, is planning to convert coal into natural gas to supply its huge complex in the extreme south of Chile which has been working below capacity precisely because of insufficient gas, said the corporation's CEO Bruce Aitken.