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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mexico is One of the Most Complex Economies in the World.

In Harvard University’s recent study “The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Mapping Paths to Prosperity”, Ricardo Hausmann and Carlos Hidalgo found that Mexico is within the select group of countries with one of the most complex economies in the world. According to the authors, there is a group of countries that manufactures products requiring a superior level of complexity in theirproduction chain, compared to other type of goods (such as commodities). Economies become more complex as they require more diverse types of competencies and specific knowledge to produce more sophisticated products with greater value added,and are not just growing by trading on increased quantity. From this point of view, economies …

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[15 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Mexico is an Information Technology Powerhouse

Mexico has become a solid World manufacturing powerhouse, reaching high quality levels and competiveness that have positioned the country at the top levels in a series of industries. Such is the case of automotive industry and Aeronautic, where it is easily possible to appreciate the extent of the installed industry in the country and its impressive exports volume.
But, it has not only been in manufactures that Mexico has reached a leadership place at world level. During the last years, it has reached an every day more important role in the …

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[14 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Environmental Performance: Mexico Under a New Light

According to the Environmental Performace Index, issued by collaboration of the Yale University and Columbia University with collaboration of the World Economic Forum and the Joint Centre Research of the European Union, Mexico ranks 43 out of 163 countries.
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) loosk at performance indicators tracked across ten policy categories, covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at anational government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.
Mexico ranks 43 and has a 67.3 score, which represents the average …

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[23 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexico Moving Forward in Human Development: What Really Matters!

During the last years there has been a great debate in Mexico about the rhythm of its economic growth. It has been slower than some emergent countries and definitely lower than what has been reached by countries in LatinAmerica. One particular concern has been about its income per capita, which has also grown at a much lower rhythm than expected. This has been a source of severe criticism about the path of the economic policy and the future towards which the country is going.
Nevertheless, according to the UN, economic growth …

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[30 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico: A Middle Class Country!

It is always more challenging to understand oneself that engange in analysing others. It is also more productive. So, how would an X-Ray picture of Mexico come out? According to Cárdenas, Kharas and Henao from Brookings Institution, Mexico is and will be even more, a middle class country.
Latin America is not currently a middle class place; the average size of the middle class for the region is 36.%, with data for 2005. But Mexico, along with only three other Latin American economies has a large middle class. In fact, more …

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[24 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico: Leading Country in Business Location Competitiveness!

According to KPMG, Mexico is the best site for business locations, among 10 countries and 112 cities studied in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The firm, in its 2010 study, “Competitive Alternatives: Guide to International Business Location”, conducts an analysis measuring the combined impact of 26 significant cost components that are most likely to vary by location, as applied to specific industries and business operations.
“Selecting the best site for a business operation requires consideration of both cost and other factors, that significantly influence the competitiveness of locations for different …

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[17 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico Is a Healthy Place to Live!

Mexico has had one of the largest increases in life expectancy of its citizens in recent years. According to statistics from the Organization of the United Nations (UN), the life expectancy in Mexico has soared from 66.6 to 76.7 years from 1980 to 2010. Even among OECD members, Mexico has the highest increase in life expectancy over the past 20 years and occupies the first place among the big countries in Latin America.
When looking upon a longer period in history, during the last 60 years (1950-2010), Mexico has increased the …