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Mexico Attracts More International Investment Dollars

13 September, 2012

According to reports last month by the
Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg online,Mexico has successfully implemented a
number of strategic initiatives that are designed to attract global investors.
With the Mexican Exchange (BMV Group) actively working to promote foreign
investment in Mexico's financial markets,in addition to new investment dollars
that are expected to come in support of Mexico's shale gas projects,things are
definitely looking good for the country's economy.

The Wall Street Journal online reported
that the BMV Group has worked to connect Mexico with international investors
and to bring available market data up to international standards. This includes
providing worldwide investors,including dealers,pension funds,institutional
investors,qualified individuals and other industry professionals,with
high-speed,efficient access to information.

“By successfully improving upon our
operative rules to better comply with international market standards,BMV is
now better equipped to provide global investors with more efficient trading and
connectivity to Mexico,” said Luis Tellez,president and CEO of BMV Group.
“Global market participants can access The Mexican Exchange,as well as benefit
from trading our products,in a more seamless and efficient manner than ever

According to the report,The Mexican
Exchange has also worked with the Chicago Mercantile exchange (CME) to bring
Mexican investors access to CME Group's derivative contracts,while the CME
Group's customers now have access to futures,bond futures and MXN Peso/US
Dollar futures contracts on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Furthermore,in 2012
the BMV Group will roll out a new trading engine that will help to completely
close the gap between Mexico and other existing trading platforms of
international standards.

Also of note,Bloomberg reported that
energy minister Jordy Herrera announced that Mexico could attract as much as
$10 billion each year in international investment dollars in support of its
budding shale gas projects. According to the US Energy Department,Mexico has
more than 680 trillion cubic feet of shale gas,which is the fourth largest
concentration in the world,following China,the US and Argentina.