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January 12, 2022
Colombia | Unemployment rate fell between October and November, but employment declined
In November, the national unemployment rate in its original series stood at 10.8% and the urban rate at 12.2%, lower than the same month in 2020, but still higher than in 2019. The national unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, decreased, with respect to October, as did employment and the labor force.
2021 brought us the scientific certainty that climate change cannot be explained without human intervention. We can no longer look up as if we were not to blame. Ambitious calls for climate action from governments and multilateral agencies are a sign, but there needs to be a follow-through.
NFTs, ETFs, AI, VR, Web3, CBDCs, BEPS, NGEU... 2022 brings an alphabet soup for a slew of digital aims and strategies that come full of promise. Whether they take off or not will depend on moving forward steadily, with a focus on asking the right questions at each step.
With the pandemic, households changed some of their consumption habits. Today, many Colombian workers are home-based, which allows them to have more time available for leisure and other activities. Some of that time is used to do the shopping that used to be done on weekends.
The global economy beat forecasts in 2021, with a more positive than expected first half to the year — driven by the restart in activity and the rollout of vaccinations. However, the second six months were more moderate, affected by supply chain disruptions and rising inflation.
December 28, 2021
Global | The contribution of sustainable finance to the transition to a low-carbon economy
The development of sustainable finance is gathering pace, driven by a strong appetite from investors and a high level of ambition in climate policies. However, it is not enough for the investment needed for the energy transition, which requires removing the existing obstacles with decisive measures.
The markets have performed well in 2021, even taking into account the recent corrections. A successful vaccination rollout supported the reopening of the economy which, along with the various fiscal stimulus packages, helped drive the recovery in domestic demand and increased investor appetite.