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Harry van Schaick, The Americas Regional Editor

Harry van Schaick
The Americas Regional Editor
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Harry van Schaick
18 December 2019
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Harry van Schaick
16 December 2019
OBG CEO Surveys

Harry van Schaick
16 December 2019
OBG CEO Surveys

In a global political economy characterised largely by trade wars, polarised politics and economic populism, Mexico – despite being substantially affected by all three of these – has managed to remain impressively resilient in the face of what the IMF refers to “as an environment of elevated external and domestic risks”. Externally, the sluggish global economy and the trade war between the US and China coincided with instances throughout 2019 of US President Donald Trump using Twitter to be highly critical of Mexico’s internal and foreign policy. Looking at domestic political issues, at 60% the consistently resilient approval ratings of president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, are in contrast to the heightened uncertainty with which the business community views his policies.