Latest articles from Mexico

Azteca exports winning formula

July 1, 2008

Banco Azteca has achieved stellar growth with its microfinance formula in Mexico and is now exporting it across Latin America. Rodrigo Amaral reports.

Survival tools at the ready

March 4, 2008

This time, Mexico looks as though it is prepared for the downturn of the US economy. Monica Campbell reports.

Tax make or break

September 3, 2007

Brian Caplen reports on Mexico’s plans to build on its financial stability and raise pitiful tax take levels.

Mexico plays catch-up

September 3, 2007

The banking system promises huge profits potential in the next few years as players plan growth strategies in a bid to catch up with the rest of Latin America. Brian Caplen reports from Mexico City.

Calderón drives ahead with major reforms

August 1, 2007

Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón has put last year’s rocky election behind him by implementing a package of measures designed to put his country back on a firm financial footing. Monica Campbell reports.

Squabble over pension fees and net returns

April 2, 2007

Trouble is brewing for the Mexican government as it attempts to overhaul the country’s pension fund system. Theresa Braine reports from Mexico City.

Best laid plans

January 8, 2007

The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) was intended, among other things, to improve Mexico’s economy (and thus reduce illegal immigration). In fact, it worked to the detriment of Mexico. Joe Stiglitz analyses what went wrong.

Manuel Medina-Mora

November 6, 2006

Five years after a big bank acquisition, it is a rare deal that is viewed as an unmitigated success. But that is what has happened in the case of Citigroup’s purchase of Mexican bank Banamex.

Agustín Carstens

November 6, 2006

He was Mexico’s deputy finance minister in the first half of President Vicente Fox’s administration, pushing for fiscal reform and credited with doing an excellent job, particularly in his handling of the country’s fractious Congress (not, as bankers point out, something at which the Fox administration in general has been very good).

Friendly foreigners or alien invaders?

November 6, 2006

Mexico’s chief banker is not alone in criticising foreign banks’ inroads and influence on nascent markets. But do they really do more harm than good? Karina Robinson weighs up the arguments.

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