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Mexico / Economy

Mexico's unemployment rate continues to struggle in pushing lower. As of May 2012, it was 4.9%, slightly below the 5.0% recorded the month prior. However in seasonally adjusted terms the rate held steady at 5.1%. This is well above the country's pre-crisis levels, with the unemployment rate having averaged 3.2% between 2000 and 2007. In H213, as the manufacturing sector begins to... 2013-06-28


Mexico / Economy

In recent months the issue of corruption by governmental officials has become increasingly prominent. We believe that this is due to two factors. First, several high profile incidents... 2013-06-28


Mexico / Economy

On May 23, the attorney general for the state of Tabasco reported that authorities have confiscated MXN89mn, which is believed to have been embezzled by the former Partido Revolucionario... 2013-05-31


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Mexico

In recent months the issue of corruption by governmental officials has become increasingly prominent. We believe that this is due to two factors. First, several high profile incidents... 2013-06-28


Mexico

On May 23, the attorney general for the state of Tabasco reported that authorities have confiscated MXN89mn, which is believed to have been embezzled by the former Partido Revolucionario... 2013-05-31


Mexico

Implementation of recently passed education reform is likely to continue to face substantial pushback in the coming months. On one hand, the teachers' union represents a somewhat less... 2013-05-03


Mexico

US President Barack Obama's May visit to Mexico reaffirmed our view that the new administration is looking to shift the relationship between the two countries toward a more equal partnership.... 2013-05-03

Economy

Mexico

Mexico's unemployment rate continues to struggle in pushing lower. As of May 2012, it was 4.9%, slightly below the 5.0% recorded the month prior. However in seasonally adjusted terms... 2013-06-28


Mexico

In Q113, Mexico recorded a US$12.6bn surplus in its financial and capital accounts. While this represents a sharp decline from the US$21.9bn in Q412, it comes largely on the back of... 2013-05-31


Mexico

Mexico recorded a robust US$1.7bn surplus in its goods trade account in March, bringing down the year-to-date deficit to US$1.1bn. While year-on-year (y-o-y) export growth contracted... 2013-05-03


Mexico

Mexico's bi-weekly inflation reading continued to climb in H1 April, coming in at 4.7% year-on-year (y-o-y). While core prices remained stable at 3.0% y-o-y, non-core prices jumped... 2013-05-03

Political Risk

Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto appears to have smoothed over tensions with the main opposition parties in the wake of a local election funding scandal. However, we... 2013-04-26


Mexico

We believe continued elevated violence in Mexico in the short term could act as a liability to President Enrique Peña Nieto's ability to push through his reform agenda. Indeed,... 2013-02-28


Mexico

BMI View: The next decade looks set to be challenging for Mexico due to a weak security situation, high levels of income inequality, and endemic corruption. That said, our core view... 2012-07-13


Mexico

BMI View: In the wake of Mexico's July 1 presidential and legislative election which returned the opposition Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) to power, we highlight potential... 2012-07-12

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