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Mexico Economic Research Highlights

How reforms boosted investment in the Mexican state of Hidalgo

Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo

In this Global Platform video, Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo, details the measures being carried out to boost economic growth, attract investors and increase employment.

Focus Report: How Mexico’s digital economy benefits from North American regional integration

Amid an uncertain global economic outlook, Mexico has positioned itself as a strategic centre of production, innovation and consumption in the digital economy.

Mexico Covid-19 Reports

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: How Mexican industry can capitalise on shifting supply chains and trade patterns

Mexico has rebounded swiftly from the pandemic as economic activity resumed and the country became the first in Latin America to begin a mass vaccination programme.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: Transformation and diversification in Hidalgo State in response to the pandemic

After a long period as one of the least socio-economically developed states in Mexico, the administration of Hidalgo's governor, Omar Fayad, issued a series of policies designed to reinvigorate growth and transform economic activity.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: The emergence of new health care practices in Mexico

Front and centre in the fight against Covid-19, the Mexican health care sector embraced digitalisation and adopted new strategies to redesign service offerings.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: The post-pandemic role of cybersecurity for companies in Mexico

The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for companies in Mexico and further afield to invest in digital processes and tools to increase their competitiveness and respond to market demands more effectively.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: Mexico’s open-economy approach and new trends in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Mexico has implemented fiscally restrained adjustments in response to the pandemic, focusing on monetary policy and the redistribution of federal budgets rather than new loans from multilateral institutions such as the IMF.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: Identifying opportunities in Mexico’s midstream sector as it pursues post-pandemic expansion

In early 2020 the global economy faced a historic oil price drop in conjunction with global restrictions that curtailed transport and economic activity – both of which depressed demand for hydrocarbons at the national and global level.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: How will working practices across the Americas change as a result of Covid-19?

Although the Americas was one of the last regions to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, strict government lockdowns forced companies to adapt to new ways of working in a matter of days at very short notice.

Covid-19 Response Roadmap

Report: What is next for Industry 4.0 in Mexico?

In just a few months, the global economy has been forced to adapt to a new normal. While this has created challenges, it has also accelerated certain trends such as digitalisation and the Mexican economy is no exception.

Report: How Mexican industry can capitalise on shifting supply chains and trade patterns
Report: Transformation and diversification in Hidalgo State in response to the pandemic
Report: The emergence of new health care practices in Mexico
Report: The post-pandemic role of cybersecurity for companies in Mexico
Report: Mexico’s open-economy approach and new trends in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic
Report: Identifying opportunities in Mexico’s midstream sector as it pursues post-pandemic expansion
Report: How will working practices across the Americas change as a result of Covid-19?
Report: What is next for Industry 4.0 in Mexico?
 

Mexican State of Hidalgo Chosen as Foreign Investment Case Study of the Year

London, August 2022: OBG has announced that it has selected the Mexican state of Hidalgo, and its investment team lead by economic tsar José Luis Romo, as its foreign investment case study of the year.

Economic Research & Views - Mexico

Economic News

Why some Latin American currencies are outperforming developed economies?

wo Latin American currencies – the Brazilian real and the Mexican peso – have outperformed G10 nations and other emerging markets in 2022 despite the sharp appreciation of the US dollar.


Economic News

Will Latin America’s transport mega-projects revolutionise trade?

As Latin America continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries are undertaking large-scale transport infrastructure projects to improve regional and international connectivity and trade.


Economic News

How will the China-CELAC agreement boost infrastructure in Latin America?

A number of Latin American and Caribbean countries have strengthened their ties with China after signing a wide-ranging economic and political agreement. In December the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a bloc of 33 countries that includes regional heavyweights such as Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, signed the China-CELAC Joint Action Plan for Cooperation in Key Areas 2022-24.


Economic News

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine elevates cybersecurity concerns for emerging markets

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused disruptions across the global economy, from food to energy, but it has also prompted an increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks, exacerbating similar impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Economic View

David Geisen, Country Lead, Mercado Libre México

On the evolution of e-commerce during the pandemic and prospects for sustainable growth


Economc News

Will Covid-19 unleash a new generation of digital nomads?

With Covid-19 facilitating the widespread adoption of remote working practices, some emerging markets are seeking to attract digital nomads through a series of incentives and special visas. Despite border closures and travel restrictions resulting from the virus, various countries are stepping up efforts to incentivise the movement of so-called digital nomads – people who work remotely and relocate relatively freely.


CEO Survey

Creative disruption: How CEOs expect Covid-19 to reshape business in the region

While Latin America as a whole has struggled to extend the growth and productivity gains it made in the early 2010s, it still remains an appealing and dynamic region to do business. However, the onset of Covid-19 in early 2020 added another layer of complexity to ongoing efforts to improve business environments, from Baja California to Buenos Aires.


Report: The financial sector's central role in tackling ESG issues in Mexico

Environmental, social and governance issues are a growing focus in Mexico, particularly social inclusion and transparency, followed by other governance and environmental matters.

ESG Intelligence: Mexico & The Americas

Focus Report

Report: How are stakeholders helping Peru achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Despite the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic – which caused Peru's GDP to contract by more than 11% in 2020 – the economy is recovering and businesses are strengthening their commitments to sustainable development.

ESG Intelligence Report

ESG Report: How technological advances and sustainability practices are transforming Peru's economy

The mining, agriculture and financial services sectors are essential pillars of GDP, and are fundamental to Peru's socio-economic development and exports.

Covid-19 Recovery Roadmap

Report: The role of sustainability in post-pandemic tourism diversification in the Bahamas

Small island nations like the Bahamas that rely heavily on tourism revenue have experienced particular challenges when it comes to their post-pandemic recovery. However, development strategies based on sustainable approaches – including green, blue and orange economy initiatives – have the potential to generate reliable sources of revenue and value addition in the years ahead.

Salvador Sánchez, lead partner of agri-business industry, Deloitte México, and Juan José López Forastier, lead partner of agri-business industry, Deloitte Argentina
Report: How are stakeholders helping Peru achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
ESG Report: How technological advances and sustainability practices are transforming Peru's economy
Report: The role of sustainability in post-pandemic tourism diversification in the Bahamas
 

Mexico and beyond: ESG Research & Views

ESG CEO Survey

ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener

Across government departments, corporate board rooms and management meetings, the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is at the forefront of current planning. It is not just a symbolic tick in the box either.

Economic News

Green hydrogen and Latin America’s energy transition

With countries and energy companies around the world looking to accelerate their transitions towards cleaner energy resources, Latin American nations are developing plans to scale up the production, consumption and export of so-called green hydrogen, which is generated from clean energy resources.

Economic View

Tania Ortiz Mena, CEO, IEnova

On strengthening power companies and cultivating a sustainable energy mix

Economic News

How are universities driving the transition towards net zero in emerging markets?

Higher education institutions have a leading role to play in helping emerging economies adapt to the effects of climate change, as well as to meet their net-zero goals.

Economic News

How can the tourism industry achieve net zero?

The global tourism industry – which accounted for 10% of GDP yet 8% of global emissions in 2019 – is faced with the challenge of ensuring continued growth while at the same time working towards net-zero emissions goals.

Economic News

How can emerging markets capitalise on geothermal energy’s potential?

While solar and wind are the dominant segments in the transition to renewables, a number of emerging markets are looking to geothermal sources as a way to meet future energy needs.

Economic News

The circular economy: blueprint for a sustainable future in Latin America?

As Latin America continues its economic recovery from Covid-19, countries in the region are increasingly looking towards the circular economy as a platform for sustainable future growth.

ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener
Green hydrogen and Latin America’s energy transition
Tania Ortiz Mena, CEO, IEnova
How are universities driving the transition towards net zero in emerging markets?
How can the tourism industry achieve net zero?
How can emerging markets capitalise on geothermal energy’s potential?
The circular economy: blueprint for a sustainable future in Latin America?
 

Peruvian mining focuses on technology and human development

Víctor Gobitz, CEO, Antamina

In this Global Platform video, Víctor Gobitz, CEO of Peruvian mining company Antamina, discusses how the industry is leveraging new technologies while prioritising the development of highland communities. These focuses converge to advance the ESG standards of the mining sector.

Beyond Mexico: Reports from the Americas

Transformation Report

Report: How has public-private collaboration boosted digital and cash transformation in the Bahamas?

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have invested in technological infrastructure on the supply side while incentivising digital payments on the demand side through a mixture of debit and credit cards, and cashless point-of-sale and person-to-person direct transfers. In parallel, the country's central bank digital currency – known as the Sand Dollar­ – has positioned the Bahamas as a regional leader in digital finance.

Covid-19 Recovery Roadmap

Report: What is the outlook for growth for Latin America’s petrochemicals and logistics sectors?

The petrochemicals and logistics sectors have been some of the most exposed industries in Latin America and across the world during the past 13 months.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: What investments is Colombia making to digitalise its economy?

Digital acceleration trends are transforming the global economy. Along with a need to diversify exports away from oil, Colombia is investing in technology and digital solutions to boost productivity and competitiveness.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: How Trinidad and Tobago has adapted its digitalisation strategy

Trinidad and Tobago's pre-pandemic ICT policy included an ambitious digitalisation drive to foster economic development and advance digital government. However, the onset of the pandemic gave the country a fresh impetus to develop its digital ecosystem and roll out innovative solutions to respond to the crisis.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: What role can digital investments play in accelerating growth in Peru’s key industries?

The economic value of new digital technologies is pushing key Peruvian sectors to implement a range of digital strategies and investments to increase operational efficiency and transform their relationships with customers and clients.

Report: How has public-private collaboration boosted digital and cash transformation in the Bahamas?
Report: What is the outlook for growth for Latin America’s petrochemicals and logistics sectors?
Report: What investments is Colombia making to digitalise its economy?
Report: How Trinidad and Tobago has adapted its digitalisation strategy
Report: What role can digital investments play in accelerating growth in Peru’s key industries?
 
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