From mid-March to April 2020, PM10 and PM2.5 air pollutants decreased by 58% and 43% in the metropolitan areas of Lima and Callao. This significant air pollution drop is due to the pandemic control measures put in place by the government during the period.
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru continues with its expansive monetary policy and maintains a 0.25% interest rate of reference. The inflation rate rise from 2% in December to 2.7% in January, explains the measures taken by the entity.
According to the Superintendence of Banks, Insurance and Pension Fund Administrators, Fondo 3 pension fund reached 16.97% annual returns in January 2021. In addition, Fondo 2 and Fondo 1 had annual returns of 16.07% and 10.06%, both exceeding average annual returns of the market.
Gold Fields purchased 5.81 million common shares in Chakana Copper, a Canadian company that owns copper, gold and silver exploration assets in the Peruvian Andes. The net proceeds of the private placement will be used to accelerate the exploration and development of the Soledad project, in the Ancash region.
Peru's Prime Minister announced that 30,947 Peruvians, specifically medical staff, had already been vaccinated against COVID-19 thanks to the Sinopharm vaccine doses received last Sunday.