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August brings scandal to distract from COVID woes

After five months of restrictions on mobility and economic activity, in addition to measures to inhibit contagion, Mexico remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some signs of optimism are emerging nonetheless.  Among Mexico’s 32 states, 10 have now been classified as yellow under the national traffic-light system governing the severity of restrictions, with yellow being the least strict before returning to green, or no restrictions.  The other 22 states, including Mexico City, remain at orange, which imposes significant barriers to full economic activity.  The national rate of new cases per day has declined slightly over the second half of August.  The impact on employment and industry, however continues to be severe with Mexico on track to register its steepest drop in GDP growth in decades. Continue reading August brings scandal to distract from COVID woes

Mexican economy not 100% dead just yet

Mexico continues to struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, with over 400,000 accumulated cases and 46,000 deaths.  Mexico City remains at orange, the second highest level of alert under the national traffic light system for establishing economic and mobility restrictions, and the rest of the country’s 32 states are at either red, the highest alert level, or orange.  The level of business activity remains substantially reduced with respect to pre-COVID levels and no significant improvement is foreseeable in the near term. Continue reading Mexican economy not 100% dead just yet

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Logistics: Mexican industrial warehouse operators IRESA and Basal launched a joint venture called Qualianz, the companies reported. The US$70 million venture offers cold and dry storage at 28 locations in support of the food industry cold chain in Mexico. (El Financiero, March 18, 2020)
  • Telecommunications: Mexican cable television, telephone and internet service provider Megacable reported plans to invest approximately US$400 million during the current year. Programs include installation of fiber optic infrastructure and upgrades to their streaming platform and broadband internet services. (Reforma, March 16, 2020)
  • Sports: Mexican hotel operator and real estate developer Mundo Imperial increased its projected investment in a new tennis arena in Acapulco to US$15 million. The 10,000 seat Arena MIA complex is currently under construction and scheduled to open in early 2021. (Reforma, March 12, 2020)
  • Healthcare: Mexican private hospital operator Grupo Angeles plans to establish a new upscale hospital in Mexico City, local media reported. The US$65 million project will remodel an existing building which will be fully equipped with latest-generation medical equipment. (El Financiero, March 11, 2020)
  • Mining: Mexican mining firm Industrias Peñoles plans to open three new mines in the country this year, the company reported. The US$850 million expansion of operations will boost production of silver and other metals. (El Financiero, March 11, 2020) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico