Mexico central bank faces ‘complex environment’: Diaz de Leon

2/21/2017 Reuters

mexican pesosMexico’s central bank faces difficult decisions as it balances a spike in inflation against an expected economic slowdown, Deputy Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said on Monday.

“We are in an especially complex environment,” Diaz de Leon told Reuters in an interview.

Diaz de Leon pointed to the heightened risk of inflation from a weak peso and a hike in gasoline prices as well as the threat to Mexican growth from uncertainty about the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies on Mexico’s economy.

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