IMF improved its growth estimate for Argentina, will grow 5.8% in 2021

Argentina will grow 5.8% according to the estimates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, improving its previous forecast by almost one point. The national government expects a 7% growth of the Gross Domestic Product as a base for 2021, based on indicators that ratify a consolidation of the recovery of activity, employment, and the strengthening of public accounts. For the year 2022, the Fund expects a moderation in growth: it foresees an advance of 2.5%.

Mercado Libre Argentina plans to create 2,800 jobs

Mercado Libre will create 2,800 jobs in Argentina this year, increasing by 40% its workforce in the country; it is a significant challenge in a 100% virtual work environment. One thousand one hundred positions will be in technology development; 800 in shipping; 500 in customer service; 200 in administration and finance; 100 in fintech, and a similar number in other areas.

Atucha III agreement with China moves forward with an investment of $7.9 bn

The Government is negotiating with China a package of investments in infrastructure works. Total disbursements will be around $35 billion. Among the priority projects are the construction of the Atucha III nuclear power plant. A consortium of Chinese banks led by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) will finance it. It foresees a concession-type loan of $ 7.9 billion, which would cover 85% of the reactor's price. This amount would make the nuclear power plant the most significant Chinese investment outside its borders.