José María Salvador Romay Bortolini sworn in yesterday as Vice-Minister of Electricity and Alternative Energy; Marco Antonio Escóbar Seleme sworn in as Executive President of the National Electricity Company (ENDE) and Eusebio Lucio Aruquipa Fernández took over as Director of the Electricity and Nuclear Technology Control Authority (AETN).
Bolivia's international reserves plummeted in recent weeks because wealthy companies and residents have bought dollars and taken money out of the country after the socialist movement returned to power. Reserves fell to a minimum of 13 years of $5.1 billion on November 20, a reduction of $1.3 billion since late September, according to central bank data. The bank informs that the contraction was a temporary phenomenon related to the October election and that demand for dollars has returned to normal after that.
According to the Global Index of Economic Activity (IGAE) of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), until September, communications is the sector that pulls the economy with the growth of 5.65%. In the second quarter, the industry registered an accumulated growth of 6.14% attributed to the increase in the use of domestic internet for work and educational purposes.
Palm heart exports increased 23% in volume and 19% in value between January and October 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. Exports made to 10 countries, among which Chile stands out with a 38% share, followed by Argentina 37% and Uruguay with 8% of total sales.