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November 21, 2017

Lower US corporate taxes would not reverse Mexico’s competitive advantage in manufacturing

Mexico would continue to be more competitive than the United States in the production of manufactured goods even if the latter were to cut its corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. The difference in labor costs alone is a sufficient factor for Mexico to remain more competitive than the US

November 9, 2015

U.S. | State Monthly Activity Indexes

In September, activity increased in 44 states, but the pace of expansion decelerated nationwide. Activity accelerated in the Sunbelt, especially in AL and FL, with the strongest pick-ups in the leisure and construction sectors. Mining activity continues below trend in TX, but transportation and manufacturing activity in the…
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October 16, 2015

Mexico | Explaining the weak momentum of non-automotive manufactured exports

The performance by non-automotive manufactured exports has stunted the manufacturing industry growth in Mexico during the past few years. It is worth mentioning that non-automotive manufactured exports represent around 58% of total Mexican exports.

April 13, 2015

U.S. | Weekly Focus: Inflation and Manufacturing

March’s CPI Unlikely to Boost FOMC Views on Inflation Outlook: Markets and FOMC members alike are on the edge of their seats waiting for signs that inflation is on the rise, yet the CPI report for March (Friday) is unlikely to have such an effect
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