EXPLAINER-Chile attempts to block China from prize lithium asset

By Dave Sherwood and Nicole Mordant SANTIAGO/VANCOUVER, March 13 (Reuters) - Chile's government has asked antitrust regulators to block the sale of a 32 percent stake in Chilean lithium company SQM to a Chinese firm on the grounds it would give it an unfair advantage in the global race to secure resources to develop electric vehicles. Chile development agency Corfo, which oversees SQM's lithium leases in the Salar de Atacama, claimed in a 37-page ...


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