This chapter includes the following articles.
Analysts are expecting 2019 to be the fourth successive year of economic deceleration, with the IMF forecasting growth will fall to 1.6% in 2019 before accelerating modestly to 2-3% over the medium term. Some risks to growth include the continued slowdown of the US economy, to which Mexico’s fortunes are closely tied, and the rising uncertainty generated by global trade tensions. However, given the government’s commitment to maintain a conservative fiscal and monetary policy, and to keep private sector debt levels low, in addition to the substantial financial support provided by the IMF and central bank reserves, a full-blown financial or economic crisis is unlikely. This chapter contains interviews with Graciela Márquez Colín, Minister of Economy; and Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape, Director-General, National Laboratory of Public Policy at the Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics.