Banking and investment in Mexico have changed radically over the past decade, and the economic events that prompted these changes will have a significant impact on Mexico's role in regional and world financial markets. Adams traces the evolution of Mexico's banking and investment activities, reviews current conditions and their implications for future investment opportunities in Mexico, and makes clear that what happens to Mexico's economy and political stability will have major implications for what happens elsewhere in the world. One of the first books to look at banking and investment in Mexico after the peso crash of 1994-1995, with a highly detailed bibliography and notes, Adams's study will be important reading for international business, finance, and investment professionals and for their colleagues with similar interests throughout the academic community. The fate of both Mexico and the United States is that the two countries are forever tied by geography. The historical evolution of the dual interaction between the peoples of these two nations is and will be significant for the future of both countries. With this in mind, the book is divided into chapters reviewing such themes as the interaction and historical financial events that transpired during the advent of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the expansion of cross-border financial and investment services, as well as a framework and background review of the events leading up to and resulting from the devaluations of the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently the evolution of the peso crisis of 1994-1995. The imperceptible yet gradual economic integration of the two economies has required time in developing, while not always being seamless in its implementation and transition. American macroeconomic policy has long had a direct impact on the economy of Mexico, as is evidenced by the impact of U.S. interest rates on the financial underpinnings of the Mexican treasury and the banking system to assist with the overall economic growth of the nation. An appreciation for the historically sensitive issues and perspectives, be they nationalization of the oil industry, immigration, or market access for foreign financial services, is paramount to a fuller understanding of doing business on both sides of the border.
This is the third adventure in The Rooftop Club series. The members of the rooftop club have lost their club. The crew is all gone. Or are they? Will the members of The Rooftop club prevail and get their club back? Or will the crew return to cause havoc in the lives of the children at school? Read this installment and find out. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE). Visit their website: www.nveee.org A National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE) is a nonprofit organization providing programs and support services to youths and families affected by bullying violence, and suicide, through mentoring, preventative education and communication. Book excerpt: This is Derek Johnson again and this time I am not reporting as a member of the rooftop club. This time I am just telling the story as myself. Principal Owens not only made the announcement to the entire school that all secret clubs were disbanded. He wrote a letter to our parents. Our parents were following the directions to the letter. I guess they figured that the secret clubs would eliminate the bullies from forming crews. I don't think that any of the kids thought this was a good idea, but we did as we were asked. I didn't call any meetings for the rooftop club by phone or on the roof of our building. It wouldn't have mattered anyway since our parents wouldn't let us go anywhere and my mom had our landlord put a lock on the door that led up to the roof. I mainly stayed at home, did crossword puzzles, and did my chores around the house. I did wonder how all the other members of the rooftop club were doing though