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Table: Mexico's Economic Dilemma


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TABLE: Mexico's Economic Dilemma

The government is trying to create an export platform while suppressing

consumer spending--and inflation. That pleases international financiers, but

businesses depending on the domestic market are in trouble.

KEY MEASURES CONSEQUENCES

-- Maintain tight Spurs exports and keeps current account in

monetary and fiscal balance, but businesses suffer from slumping

policy; keep peso low. demand as unemployment soars.

-- Boost internal savings Could eventually reduce dependence on foreign

through privatization capital but will take several years to pay off.

of state pension schemes. Political opposition expected to be significant.

-- Step up privatization Will attract investment and boost competitiveness

of petrochemicals by improving infrastructure, but some industries

and communications. worry about layoffs.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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