Month: August 2016

Mexico2

News
Country: Mexico
Industry: Cosmetic

Title: Cosmetics industry, a booming business in Mexico

Summary:
• The anti-acne treatments and facial rejuvenation increased by about 40% in January, which predicts that the cosmetics industry will achieve a growth of between 10 and 15% this year.
• 90% of young people suffer from acne and between them 30-40% require professional treatment, which increased market options for these patients.
• Mexico already has the best worldwide treatments for this condition.

Source: El Economista Newspaper

Link: http://eleconomista.com.mx/industrias/2014/02/03/industria-cosmetica-negocio-auge-mexico

Language: Spanish

Spain2

News
Country: Spain
Industry: Economy
Title: In 2017, Spain will have a 2.0% growth
Summary:
• Spain’s economy continued to perform well in Q1.
• Growth in retail sales decelerated in May, but business conditions in the manufacturing sector improved in June and the PMI hit its highest level in ten months.
• Spain’s growth prospects are stable despite the cloudy political backdrop. An improving labor market should fuel healthy growth this year.
• Our panelists expect the economy to grow 2.8% in 2016, which is unchanged from the previous month’s estimate.
• For 2017, the panel sees growth moderating to 2.0%.
Source: Focus Economics
Link: http://www.focus-economics.com/countries/spain
Language: English

Chile2

News
Country: Chile
Industry: Economy
Title: Chile in the crosshairs of global investors
Summary:
• Between 2010 and October 2013 the materialized flows reached 85.468 billion dollars, placing Chile in the eleventh position in the major investment destinations in the world and second in Latin America after Brazil.
• The first international investment forum 2014 Chile is multisectoral event organized by the Foreign Investment Committee CIE Chile, which brings together more than 120 companies from 19 nations.
• 32% of those selected to participate in this forum are enterprises interested in the services sector 15%, Information technology 15% , Mining 15%, energy 11% and 12% in the manufacturing industry. Also, there are companies interested in infrastructure and agribusiness.
Source: Cosejo Politicas Infraestructura Website (DF.cl)
Link: https://www.df.cl/noticias/opinion/columnistas/chile-en-la-mira-de-los-inversionistas-del-mundo/2014-01-09/191933.html

Language: Spanish

Brazil2

News
Country: Brazil
Industry: Agriculture
Title: Agri-Food Regional Profile

Summary:
• The Mercado Commun del Sur, or Common Market of the South (Mercosur), is an economic integration agreement that was formally launched in 1991 between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
• With roughly 250 million consumers, the Mercosur common market is Canada’s largest export market in South America, comprising almost three quarters of the continent’s population, and is the fourth largest trade bloc in the world.
• Total bilateral trade between Canada and Mercosur was $5.1 billion in 2009, while bilateral agricultural trade totalled $1.1 billion, with Canadian agricultural exports representing $0.16 billion.
Source: The Government of Canada

Link: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/industry-markets-and-trade/statistics-and-market-information/by-region/latin-america-and-the-Caribbean/agri-food-regional-profile-common-market-of-the-south-mercosur-brazil-argentina-uruguay-paraguay/?id=1410083148772

Language: English