New ventures

Two Canadian juniors –Chilean Metals (CVE: CMX) and Puma Exploration (TSXV: PUM)– have become the first two list their shares in Chile under the Santiago Stock Exchange’s plan to create a new venture market to finance mineral exploration projects.

The project, which has been several years in development, seeks to close the glaring gap between the country’s gigantic mining industry, which produces almost a third of the world’s copper, and Santiago’s dynamic financial markets.

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