SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday announced a fresh $2 billion fund to help support the country´s informal workers as the coronavirus outbreak continues to batter the South American nation´s economy. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-chile/chile-announces-2-billion-fund-to-benefit-informal-workers-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN21Q2UD
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More than two thirds of people living in Chile, Ecuador and Mexico are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, a U.N. report said on Tuesday. Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20170425173713-munj7
GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser’s prices is the sum of gross value added by…
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