MSCI downgraded Argentina to Independent Market status

Based on "the prolonged severity of capital controls", the US company MSCI, which prepares stock market indexes that guide the bets of significant investment funds, will reclassify Argentina to the category of Independent Markets, from Emerging Markets, one step below Frontier Markets, the status to which the country was expected to fall, according to what investors were expecting. The country's reclassification will take place in November, after three years in the Emerging category.

Unemployment fell in the first quarter and reached 10.2%

The unemployment rate was 10.2% during the first quarter of 2021, as reported this Thursday by INDEC. Thus, it contracted 0.2 percentage points compared to the same 2020 and 0.8 percentage points compared to the previous quarter. A lower number of unemployed and an increase in the activity rate (which went from 45% to 46.3%) explains it, covering approximately 29 million people.

Soybean industrialization grew by 17.6%

In the first five months of the year, local soybean industrialization showed an increase of 17.6% year-on-year, thanks to the high prices of soybean by-products (meal, oil and pellets) in the international market. In May, crushing registered just over 4.29 million tons. In this context, the oil industry reduced its idle capacity and grew in value-added shipments abroad.

Globant invests in Chaco and creates 1,000 new jobs

Globant, a digitally native company that offers technology services, announced yesterday to the Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, the creation of 1,000 new jobs in Chaco in a period of 5 years and an investment of $8.38 million in the next two years, which includes the construction of a new office in the new Technological Park of the province.