Pablo Soria de Lachica

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Pablo Soria de Lachica – Summarizes the Recent Rise of the Mexican Peso

The aggressive monetary policy of the Bank of Mexico – raising benchmark interest rate to an 8 year high of 6.75% in May – has driven the peso to its top mark of 18.3345 on July 6 against the U.S. dollar. Pablo Soria de Lachica, world renowned broker, discusses the recent hike. As the North American Free Trade Agreement remained unchanged, the peso tore up the ranks becoming the world’s best performing major currency this year, and reestablished its 20% downtrend for USD/MXN. “The peso has had good momentum relative to other emerging currencies in recent months, and that could continue for some time longer,” said Morgan Harting, chief portfolio manager for all multi-asset income strategies at AllianceBernstein, a renowned asset management company, “And though it is no longer cheap, it also does not look expensive in terms of purchasing…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica Discusses Mexico/EU Trade Talks

In May 2016, Mexico and the European Union launched negotiations to modernize their Free Trade Agreement that entered into force in October 2000. When the third round of these talks happened in April in Brussels, both parties established the end of 2017 as the goal for a completion date. Since then, the two sides have met consistently every five to six weeks in an effort to finalize a deal. International trade expert Pablo Soria de Lachica recently discussed the motivation behind the renewed agreement and provided an updated outlook on the negotiations between Mexico and the European Union. “We want to send a clear signal to the world about the force of strengthening – not weakening – the rules that govern international trade,” EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said during a May visit to Mexico City. “This is an…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica – On Mexico’s Improving Business Confidence

The Mexican economy has been weathering significant fluctuations over the last several years. A great deal of financial uncertainty in the country followed the election of United States presidential elections in late 2016, contributing to a downturn that carried over into 2017. However, it now appears the nation’s economic climate is on the rebound for the long term. International businessman and foreign exchange expert Pablo Soria de Lachica highlights the factors behind the upward swing, and discusses the improving Business Confidence of the Mexican economy, which includes the retaining of current trade agreements, corporate investments, and lowering inflation rates.   The first quarter of 2017 signaled a decline for Mexico monetarily, with Business Confidence hitting a low mark of 43.53 in February — a stark contrast to September of 2016 when it reached 48.30. Since then, positive overtones from the…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica – Discusses Ways Mexico is Set-Up for Innovation

With the 13th largest economy in the world (11th in terms of purchasing power and 10th most populous), Mexico sits abreast of the largest and most competitive international economic markets of our times. In 2017, the Mexican economy defied lackluster predictions for financial health by posting above average GDP growth, demonstrating resilience in the face of unpopular and aggressive foreign policy tactics from the US Trump Administration to the North. While much of this success was linked to trade—Mexico holds 11 free trade agreements with 46 countries with a total value of imports/exports estimated around 73 percent of Gross Domestic Product, market analyst Pablo Soria de Lachica explains that structural reforms by the current administration have led to a freer private sector, open to dynamic business formations characterized by innovation and technology-driven enterprises. The Mexican government has steadily increased expenditures…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica Explains Mexico’s Start-up Boom

In Latin America, Mexico is experiencing a major move toward flourishing new businesses in technology, communications and other industries. Recent developments in innovation are bringing additional interest south of the border. Some of the cause for the emerging market continuing to invite a large number of new corporations can be attributed to generational and cultural shift from conventional financial and corporate practices. Pablo Soria de Lachica describes the reasons and potential results, as well as what expectations are for the coming year and into the future. Mexico is fast becoming the leader in Latin America, as a growing hub for the tech-industry. Last year more than $1 billion in investments bringing more than 70 new start-ups began changing the face of corporate culture in the country. For the first time in recorded history, they surpassed everywhere else in Latin America…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica Discusses the Steady Growth of Mexico’s Economy in Q1

Following the U.S. elections of 2016, the topic of Mexico has been front and center for the newly elected White House administration, revealing considerable uncertainty with respect to crafting concise policies. During his election campaign, U.S President Donald Trump promised to renegotiate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement and to reinforce an import tax on Mexican goods, all the while criticizing U.S. companies for shifting production to Mexico and posturing about building a border wall. Inevitably, fear of Mr. Trump’s trade restrictions and economic policies affected investment and consumer sentiments in Mexico, sending the peso to its weakest level on record against the U.S. dollar in January 2017. Pablo Soria de Lachica, acclaimed expert in international trade and foreign exchange, analyzes the steady growth of Mexico’s economy in the first quarter of 2017, despite the low expectations…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica Summarizes the Future of Mexican Oil Pipelines

Since 2013 Mexico has been undergoing wide-ranging energy reforms to revitalize oil production and boost local economies. These have resulted in increased shares in the power sector, a decrease in reliance on imports, and the creation of a solid foundation for robust economic growth in the coming years. Today, the nation continues to place emphasis on expanding and improving its energy infrastructure. International businessman and foreign exchange expert Pablo Soria de Lachica recently discussed what to expect for the future of oil pipelines and production in the country. One project, the South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline, is a $3.1 billion underwater endeavor that is expected to increase oil capacity by 2.6 billion cubic feet per day. Upon completion, it will become Mexico’s first subsea pipeline and will greatly improve the country’s ability to export to the southern United States, which is experiencing…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica Discusses Ways to Move from the Domestic Market to the Forex Market

While many are a part of the trading activity and investments that occur domestically each week in places such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE,) fewer are aware of the workings of foreign exchange (forex,) which may initially prevent them from being active in it. Renown international broker Pablo Soria de Lachica discusses the main differences that divide the two markets, and some of the ways one can acclimate self to the processes and guidelines for trading foreign currency, thus becoming competent and comfortable enough to undertake such transactions. At its most simple definition, the forex is the market for various currencies around the world, and is largely rooted in global trade. It maintains a rate of exchange between two separate currencies. This rate can be used to purchase one against the other, and then later sell it for…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica – Pronostica la caída del peso mexicano a un nivel mínimo histórico desde la elección de Trump

En los meses siguientes a la sorpresa en las elecciones de Estados Unidos en noviembre, los mercados internacionales han estado viviendo una época tumultuosa. La política pública y las relaciones globales en la agenda de la nueva administración han montado el escenario para una caída en los intereses de los negocios mexicanos. Pablo Soria de Lachica predice una debilitación continua del peso conforme las políticas de Trump continúan perturbando el comercio y los resultados económicos. Una combinación de eventos en la región continúa afectando negativamente el valor monetario y el impacto en el sector financiero del país. Con el peso llegando a niveles mínimos históricos al inicio del año, informantes financieros buscaron algún indicio de seguridad. Se espera que reportes recientes de negocios retirándose de proyectos como resultado del llamado del gobierno estadounidense a una reforma al Tratado del Libre…


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Pablo Soria de Lachica – Habla sobre las consecuencias de la prohibición de viaje de Trump

El 27 de enero, una semana después de su toma de posesión, el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump firmó una controvertida prohibición de viaje que impidió entrar en los Estados Unidos a ciudadanos de siete países de mayoría musulmana, incluso a las personas con Green Card – es decir, residentes legales permanentes en los Estados Unidos. Ello resultó en episodios de caos y confusión en aeropuertos de todo el país, así como en protestas en todo el mundo, ya que tanto a los visitantes recién llegados como a las personas que, simplemente, regresaban a los que habían sido sus hogares desde hacía mucho tiempo en los Estados Unidos, se les prohibió la entrada o fueron temporalmente detenidos y acosados. La orden fue bloqueada posteriormente por los tribunales federales, pero Trump procedió con una segunda orden ejecutiva, revisada el 7 de marzo,…