Mexico Reverses Foreign Investment Flows

financeAssociated Press, 2-26-2013

After decades of depending on inflows of foreign capital to develop its economy, Mexico turned a corner and become a net exporter of direct investment capital in 2012, according to a report released Monday. Mexico’s central bank said that Mexican corporations invested about $25.6 billion last year in buying up foreign plants and companies, more than twice the $12.6 foreigners invested directly in Mexican firms. An official confirmed that was the first time in recent memory that outflows exceeded inflows.

For a country that still has one foot planted firmly in the developing world, that news worried some analysts and delighted others.

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