Mario Marcel says he supports the predictions in the data

Finance Minister Mario Marcel highlighted that the data on Chile's economy suggest positive forecasts for the Chilean economy. He pointed out that the 0.2% growth was a “very low” figure, but pointed out that it was in the process of adjusting the economy after the imbalances that arose as a result of the pandemic and massive aid withdrawals. Money from pension fund. As such, Marcel reiterated that conditions are now better.

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Sometimes they call you an optimist because you give numbers and those numbers contradict the predictions that many have made about this year, but what do you want me to tell you? Things were greatMarcel commented in an interview with Radio Tuna.

Mario Marcel says he supports positive predictions about the economy in data, not just hope

In this way, the Secretary of State pointed out that the latest releases of growth figures are not reasons for the government to change its forecasts, rather than market opportunities and to avoid a contraction in one year: “The forecast for this year is 2.5% growth. We didn't change that image because we thought it was a realistic image and some people thought it wasn't. Today, in fact, most researchers are moving more or less in that direction.”.

Reactivation has already begun and will continue right into 2024, and this will be reflected in increasingly positive figures.“Marcel expected.

Marcel continued to point to normalizing monetary policy, “accelerating the pace of investment” and reducing uncertainty as other factors that should continue to work to support the economy.

The Secretary of State highlights the future of the economyChile's comparative advantage in the energy transition is key to the country's rise: “Every country in the world has to make a certain initial cost to move towards electromobility, to reduce emissions. We're going to benefit from that, or we're going to benefit because we're producing copper. Lithium production, we have cheap sources of renewable energy, we can produce green hydrogen.” . All the industries that seem to have a very promising future today are connected to the things we can produce.

“More than half of our energy production comes from renewable sources. By the end of this government, that will rise by two-thirds to 85% by 2030. So We are going to have an energy matrix supported by renewable, cheap and continuously available energy. “It makes a huge difference to an economy,” he said.

Mario Marcel says that positive predictions about the economy are supported in data, but not in optimism

Marcel used lithium as an example to highlight the government's progress in addressing opportunities to boost the economy through the energy transition. The Secretary of State said that it will be announced by the end of the month Lithium salt layers will be preserved, stratified and ready for exploitation. “From there there will be a process of inviting private investors who want to explore and exploit lithium,” he added.

The Secretary of State also pointed to the potential of the digital economy as an axis to boost the economy. “In Chile, data centers have been built over the last few years. In the coming years we are going to get a submarine cable to Australia and a link to Asia. And Chile could become a hub for digital services across South America. So all these are not fantasy, they can be done, they can happen, but we have to apply ourselves to bring them out, we have to have consistency in principles over time.

In this context, Marcel asked that they be developed over time Ability to reach stable policies and agreements with the political and business world over time.

On the other hand, The Secretary of State highlighted the administration's work to expeditiously process various approvals required for investment projects.: “Very little has been done. Today we have legal reforms that go beyond how issues are resolved on a day-to-day basis and provide a more structural solution to these matters.

Regarding the case The deal for the Senate table broke down and meant the opposition came without the ruling party at the helm of the upper house., Marcel commented that this was a breach of contract. “I think it's clear that an agreement has not been passed on the Senate table, and it has not been passed for the first time, I think, since the return to democracy. A deplorable situation has arrived, and I believe there is an opportunity to fix it now with the leadership of Senator Garcia at the forefront.

Another case that came to light A recent ruling by the Constitutional Court left Ispres' short law without reciprocity: “It has been said that the government is not interested in solving the problem and that there will be people who want to bankrupt Isabras. In fact, what we are seeing in this case is that the government, led by the Ministry of Health, is actively working to find a solution that allows two things to come together. One is to comply with the Supreme Court ruling, and on the other, private health Preventing situations from affecting people associated with the organization.

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