Chile hit the one million mark in COVID-19 vaccinations, leading Latin America in per capita vaccinations. The country’s health ministry that 1,025,580 people had been vaccinated, approximately one week after it launched an ambitious program aimed at first inoculating front line workers and the elderly.
According to the latest data released by the Central Bank, the Internet Job Postings Index registered a monthly increase of 5% in January, which is in contrast to the 2.3% drop in December. The commercial, sales and business sector presented 6,900 job offers and opened created 38,000 vacancies in January, according to the Laborum.com Index.
Copper closed 1.74% higher on the London Metal Exchange (LME), on the back of a weak dollar, optimism about a $1.9 trillion stimulus package in the United States and a shortage of supplies of the metal. It was the highest price for the red metal since 15 February 2013.
According to Portalinmobiliario data, in 2020, the number of flat listings for sale grew 27.4% year-on-year and 53% for rent. This contrasts with house listings, which fell 16.4% for sale and 44.9% for rent. The reason for these results is due to people spending more time at home and wanting more space.
Bitcoin reaches a new record, exceeeding $48,200. This comes after US electric car maker Tesla's Elon Musk decided to invest $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency. According to analysts, this could cause a rise in prices due to the shortage of supply of bitcoins. At the moment, bitcoin is up 3% at around $46,300.