Month: December 2016

 

News

Country: Mexico

Industry:  Education

Title: Increase in number of Mexicans who prefer to study abroad

Summary:

  • In 2015, more than 2,300 young Mexicans traveled to study abroad; 62 percent were women and 38 percent were men.
  • Trends show that Canada remains the preferred country for studies
  • The most requested language to study is English, although German and French appear on the list as a second option.
  • Among the study programs, 57 percent chose to study languages and work; 19 percent went for camping, 7.0 percent traveled to finish their studies at the intermediate level, 11 percent to complete college and higher education, and 6 percent for alternative travel and volunteer programs.
  • Mexicans over 30 years, choose careers such as mechanical engineering, business, marketing, hotel, tourism and some others such as cinematography, television and radio.
  • In terms of masters, the most requested countries are Canada and the United Kingdom.

Source: Sipse Newspaper

Link: http://sipse.com/mexico/mexicanos-estudios-extranjero-intercambio-academico-190131.html

Language: Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Country: Qatar

Industry:  Economy

Title: Qatar’s imports from the US reached $3.3bn during the first half of 2016

Summary:

  • Qatar’s imports from the US reached $3.3bn during the first half of 2016, an 87% increase from the same period last year.
  • The Qatar Investment Authority has renewed its commitment to invest over $35bn in US over the next five years.
  • The US is one of Qatar’s largest trade partners,
  • The strong bilateral partnership is also evidenced by increasing trade volumes between US and Qatar.
  • In order to strengthen and expand the vibrant commercial and investment relationship between the two nations, a delegation of 18 American companies and over 30 US business executives took part in the “second US-Qatar Economic and Investment Dialogue”.

Source: The peninsula Qatar

Link: https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/15/12/2016/Qatar-s-imports-from-US-at-$3.3bn

Language: English

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Country:  Mexico

Industry:  Tourism

Title: Merida seduce tourism for quality of life, greater air connectivity and educational offer

Summary:

  • In the last five years foreign travelers and passenger traffic to Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico had a growth of 65 and 43%, respectively, driven by quality of life, greater air connectivity and educational offer that seduce tourism.
  • Airlines such as American Airlines, Italian Blue Panorama, WestJet of Canada, Aerogaviota, Cubana de Aviation and other airlines from El Salvador and Belize have announced new direct routes to Merida, as more and more foreigners come to visit or live in the “White City”.
  • According to data from the city of Mérida, there are 64 universities and educational centers that offer degrees or high education (Center in Humanities of the UNAM, IPN Research and Advanced Studies Center, As well as campuses of UVM, EBC and Anahuac).
  • The academic offer is mainly focused on medicine and technology
  • Hyatt, Fiesta Americana, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Victoria, among other hotels have been established in the city of Merida.
  • There have been investments close to US$100 million dollar, especially to strengthen the business segment and it is estimated a 50 million dollar investment in the next 12 months.

Source: El Financiero newspaper

Link: http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/empresas/merida-un-nuevo-iman-del-turismo-extranjero-en-mexico.html

Language: Spanish

 

 

 

 

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News

Country: Mexico

Industry:  Medical Tourism

Title: In 2015, Medical Tourism in Mexico had a value of US$3,302 million dollar

Summary:

  • The attraction of Mexico as a tourist destination for medical treatment is clear and has prompted the US Company Top Doctors to enter this market, which in 2015 had a value of US$3,302 million dollar, according to ProMexico.
  • Medical tourism in Mexico consists of surgical procedures and drug treatments, as well as outpatient procedures, which include the stay in hotels and transfer by land or air.
  • The agency Patients Beyond Borders reports that in 2012 about 7 million people in the world traveled abroad to receive health services. Patients seek advanced technology, advanced medical approaches, quality care and lower costs.
  • The Mexican states with the largest influx of foreigners in search of medical services are: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Quintana Roo and Yucatan. 

Source: El Economista Newspaper

Link: http://eleconomista.com.mx/industrias/2016/02/26/apuestan-turismo-medico

Language: Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Country:  Canada-Mexico

Industry:  Economy, Export

Title: Trade between Canada and Mexico has more than increased fivefold

Summary:

  • Trade between Canada and Mexico has more than increased fivefold since the ratification of NAFTA 20 years ago.
  • Now, everything is in place for a second wave of business opportunities between Canada and Mexico.
  • This surge in trade has created extraordinary opportunities for Canadian companies operating in the “ideal zones” of Mexico, where the opportunities for global trade have been cut by the new legislation.
  • A study reveals that Canadian companies can make inroads in many sectors of Mexico where the reality on the ground is consistent with the great ambitions of NAFTA, as well as Canada’s more advanced expertise in international affairs.
  • Canadian companies that are ready to engage in unknown waters in the coming months may find more interesting opportunities in Mexico in the coming years.
  • The proposed free trade area encompasses 11 countries, including Canada and Mexico. Essentially, this means that NAFTA will be replaced by a kind of super-NAFTA representing about 40% of global GDP 5.
  • Today, Mexico is much closer to Canada in terms of the business environment than it has ever been.
  • The economy of Mexico is expected to surpass France and the United Kingdom by 2030 (in terms of PPP, or purchasing power parity), according to PwC1. Moreover, according to the World Bank, Mexico’s GDP already exceeds that of Canada in terms of PPPs, making it the 11th largest economy in the world.
  • 20 years after NAFTA was adopted, a comprehensive system of standards for security, technology and comparable measures was introduced across the continent.
  • NAFTA also allowed Canada to export its services to Mexico in the areas of finance, energy, and information and communication technology.
  • Manufacturing of vehicles from Mexico climbed to 19 percent; the reason is because manufacturers have been attracted by Mexico’s advantageous international trading conditions for automobiles.
  • Vehicles made in Mexico can be exported without customs duties anywhere in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Japan.
  • The arrival of foreign manufacturers in Mexico, coupled with generous incentives and accelerated approval processes, created an “ideal zone” for Canadian auto parts manufacturers.

Source: HSBC Business

Link: http://www.business.hsbc.ca/fr-ca/ca/campaign%20sub%20page/mexico

Language: French