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The process of relocating companies, or nearshoring, has placed Mexico in the international spotlight, with great expectations about the arrival of companies that seek to bring (part of) their production closer to the US market, which in turn would boost Mexican exports.

Mexico imposes temporary tariffs between 5% and 50% on the import of 544 tariff items applicable to products from countries with which it does not have trade agreements, including China, and subsequently rectifies some tariffs.

By the end of 2023, Mexico recorded a trade deficit of 5,463 million dollars ($5.46 bn). Manufacturing leads both exports and imports. Mexico solidified its position as the leading supplier in the US market while FDI dropped slightly in 2023.

Agencies’ ratings have remained relatively stable during 2023. Changes have been mostly positive in peripheral Europe, while US and France were downgraded by Fitch. The rating cycle has been mostly negative for Emerging Economies (EE), mainly d…

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BBVA Research and the Mexican Association of Private Industrial Parks (AMPIP) conducted a survey to quantify and anticipate the effects of nearshoring in Mexico. Results assert the interest of companies to operate in Mexico and anticipate more …

The nine years of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States have achieved great progress in trade and investment, consolidating the country as a very important trading partner for Colombia. For the future, the recovery of world trade and demand suggests that the best of the bilateral relationship is yet to come.

RCEP is a trade agreement between countries in Asia and Oceania, which forms the largest trading bloc in the world measured by its population, GDP and amount of international trade. The treaty was signed on November 15, but the ratification of each of the member countries is still pending.

Europe's economic situation is stabilizing following several quarters of deterioration caused by the uncertainties surrounding world trade and Brexit. It seems that there is chance of improvement and that the risk of recession has reduced.

I'm sure that you all know the story of the emperor who was told by a group of con artists that they would dress him in a suit that was invisible to stupid people. The trick took a long time to be revealed because the emperor, like many of his …

For many months now, there have been doubts surrounding both the global and, in particular, the European economy, given the emergence of a potential trend towards lower growth. As with all cycle changes, uncertainty is high and medium-term fore…

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Official GDP figures have been revised up in 3Q to 1.02% QoQ, which implies a higher projection for 4Q17 (BBVA-GAIN: 1.04%). Further gains in confidence are not fully reflected in hard data. Global trade recovery continues, but at a slower pace. Global headline inflation accelerated in November driven by volatile components…