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Chile Has ‘Almost Unprecedented’ Opportunity, Eyzaguirre Says

October 19, 2011

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Chile has an “almost unprecedented” opportunity to grow along with Asian demand for raw materials, said Nicolas Eyzaguirre, director of the International Monetary Fund’s Western Hemisphere department.

Asian commodity demand will help drive growth among Chile’s middle income earners, Eyzaguirre, a former Chilean finance minister, told a conference in Santiago today.

While Chile has solid macroeconomic policies, it also has problems with social issues such as education costs and has an opportunity to make structural reforms, he said.

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