CATEGORY: OBG Business Barometer
Following a landslide victory in July of last year, the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (widely known as AMLO) came to power in December 2018 with a promise to reform the economy through more inclusive growth, as well as by giving the government a more prominent role in setting the country’s growth agenda. In a highly dynamic political and economic environment, respondents to the fourth OBG Business Barometer: Mexico CEO Survey remain cautiously upbeat about this new normal. The government may have changed but, for the most part, the priorities of the private sector have not.
From the cancellation of a part-complete international airport to the signing of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the US, in many senses events from the second half of 2018 still define Mexico’s economic trajectory in the first half of 2019.
It has been a remarkable few years for Qatar, with the resilience of its economy put to the test not only by the rapid fall in commodity prices that took place from June 2014, but also, and far more significantly, by the political and economic embargo that was imposed on the country in June 2017. While securing new suppliers of basic goods as supermarket shelves emptied in the hours following the embargo was the most pressing concern for the authorities, the more difficult task of reassuring international investors that the country was still a safe bet required longer-term efforts.
It is in light of this that OBG is delighted to publish the results of its OBG Business Barometer: Qatar CEO Survey for 2019, with the results drawn from interviews conducted with over 100 of the country’s top CEOs.