Mexico: Case Study of Emerging Markets


One of the reasons to believe that stock markets will continue to rise even as the U.S., Europe, and Japan appear to be suffering from chronic slow growth, is that economies of “emerging markets” will fuel the global economic growth needed for publicly-traded corporations to increase their profits and ultimately their stock values. 

The World Economic Forum’s “Top 10 Things to Know about the Mexican Economy” provides a list of the recurring factors affecting growth in emerging markets around the world – from relatively low GDP per capita to reliance on commodities to the importance of free trade agreements to the growing disparity of rich and poor.