The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) reported that 92.4 thousand formal jobs were created in August, equivalent to 8.3% of the 1.1 million jobs lost from March to July. The weak recovery in employment could not stop the deterioration of the labor market in a generalized way.
LONDON| By UBS analysts | Mexico is the eleventh largest country in the world by population. Yet, when it comes to energy infrastructure and consumption per capita, it ranks poorly especially compared to developed, western regions. The energy policy recently introduced provides a major capex opportunity: about €100bn over the coming ten years. Estimates for EU utilities reach investments of €18bn, which would allow for a potential net income increase of €1.1bn. In this context, most of the companies eyeing the region are from Southern Europe, with Enel and Iberdrola remaining as the sector top picks.
MEXICO CITY | By David Brunat | It’s crystal clear: the automotive industry is going to drive the Mexican economy soon, says the country’s Automotive Industry Association AMIA, who predicts that in 5 years they will be producing 4 million units -and replace Japan as the second-largest exporter of cars to the United States.
MEXICO CITY | By David Brunat | Mexican government is ready to invest more than $3bn in Michoacan state, which has been rampaged by extortion and assassination in the last years. It has been the raise in arms by civil self-defense forces the fact that has driven Federal authorities to search for a solution. But is it money the recipe to tackle violence?
MEXICO CITY | By David Brunat | Mexico is broadly considered as one of the most promising emerging markets. A member of the so-called MIST countries (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey), a group of economies that are soon to equal the BRICS’ influence, according to Goldman Sachs. However, Mexico still has to face several internal threats if it wants to fulfil the forecasts. Along with high-scale corruption, the North American country must solve the huge problem that crime gangs pose to economic development.
BARCELONA | By CaixaBank research team | In order to be effective, pending reforms in Mexico should make public revenue less dependent on oil, such as by eliminating income tax deductions.
MADRID | BBVA Chairman Francisco González wants to eliminate all risks in Latin America and avoid the unpleasant situations his Spanish peers Repsol, REE, Iberdrola, Abertis or Aena had to put up with in the continent.
By CaixaBank research | Analysts expect domestic demand will continue to support growth in 2013.
By Carlos Díaz Guell | A sound Mexican GDP is important for the several thousands of Spanish companies with business activity in the country.
BARCELONA | CaixaBank analysts believe reforms are particularly important for the second economy in Latin America given the need to provide a definitive boost to its growth potential, one of the lowest in the region.