January 17, 2018 |
Uncertainty over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Mexico’s upcoming presidential election dominated a LatinFinance roundtable discussion in Mexico City, where business executives, investors and government officials examined the road ahead for Latin America’s second-biggest economy.
Stalled NAFTA talks and polls showing Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a critic of Mexico’s economic reforms, as the early frontrunner in the July election have stoked investor concerns about growth and raised questions about potential future investment in some of the country’s key sectors. Inflation, running at more than double the central bank’s target of 3%, is also weighing on invest
With presidential elections on the horizon and the future of NAFTA uncertain, Mexico’s economy faces potential headwinds at the start of 2018. LatinFinance convened a group of business executives, government officials, investors and intermediaries to discuss what lies ahead for trade, finance and investment in Mexico.