IMF criticizes third AFP withdrawal

The IMF stated that the project for a third withdrawal of 10% of pension funds that is advancing in Chile's Congress is unnecessary, inappropriate and deteriorates the country's pension system. According to the director of the Western Hemisphere in the IMF, the organisation estimates "that a third withdrawal from the pension fund is not necessary and is not the appropriate vehicle to continue deteriorating a structural factor in the pension system."

Chile’s Central Bank projects a 3.2% inflation for 2021

The Central Bank projects a 3.2% rise for the end of 2021. There are no significant changes in sight for 2022 and 2023. Chile's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to increase by 6% this year. Analysts once again upped their projections for 2021 from last month's 5.3%. It was the fifth such increase, according to the Economic Expectations Survey released by Chile's Central Bank.

92% of Chileans want to continue to work remotely, even after the pandemic

After the pandemic, 92% of Chileans say they want to continue to work, at least partially, from home. This is revealed by a study carried out by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), The Network worldwide with the support of Laborum.com in Chile. According to the study, 65% of Chileans prefer to opt for a hybrid, remote and face-to-face model. Meanwhile, 27% of Chileans indicated that they would switch to a completely remote model if could.