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Quarterly Economic Overview - 2015 Q2

The following is a reprint of Terra Nova's quarterly economic overview of Mexico, which was recently sent to our investors as part of their report for the second quarter of 2015.

Posted by: Patrick FearonCategory:Mexican Economy, Economic Growth, Economic Forecasts, Trade Balance and Exports, Unemployment, The Peso, Inflation, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Trade Policy, Regulatory Policy, Competitiveness, Retail Sales, Special Reports, Leave Comment

Energy Reform Signed Into Law

On December 20, President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law his signature energy reform, which aims to boost Mexico's flagging oil production by allowing private firms to develop oil and gas resources.  However, any positive impact from the reform will take some time to be realized.

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Congress OKs Increased Taxes, Higher Spending for 2014

This article discusses the fiscal "reform" and 2014 budget recently passed by the Mexican Congress.  Rather than broadening the tax base to substantially boost revenues and allow more public investment, the law consists mostly of tax hikes on current payers and a surge in spending to help offset the resulting drag on the economy.

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What's Driving Mexico Toward Recession?

Mexico's economy has slowed sharply in 2013, and it could be slipping into a recession.  One key problem is continued weak demand from the United States, but what many observers are missing is that the economy is also being slowed by strong domestic headwinds.

Posted by: Patrick FearonCategory:Mexican Economy, Economic Growth, Economic Forecasts, Trade Balance and Exports, Industrial Production, Unemployment, Fiscal Policy, Retail Sales, Fixed Investment, Special Reports, Leave Comment

Overview of Mexico's Agriculture Industry in 2012

The following is an overview of Mexico's agriculture industry in 2012, including the main types of farm products produced and the sector's principal exports.

Posted by: Patrick FearonCategory:Mexican Agriculture Industry, Trade Balance and Exports, Competitiveness, Special Reports, Leave Comment

Labor Reform Passes Congress

Mexico's Senate gave final approval to a labor market reform proposed by outgoing President Felipe Calderón.  Once signed by the president, the new law should make it easier for firms to hire and fire workers in Mexico.  Lawmakers ultimately rejected key proposals to rein in Mexico's unions, but the reform should still help boost growth and make the economy more competitive.

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