‘Mex­ico City is a pro­gres­sive des­ti­na­tion where the se­cu­rity risks are not in­sur­mount­able’

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as a place to do business I think it is a pro­gres­sive, open des­ti­na­tion where the se­cu­rity risks are not in­sur­mount­able,” says Nick Panes, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of risk con­sul­tancy Con­trol Risks (Mex­ico).

“For a business trav­eler, the pri­mary risks are go­ing to be around street crime, be­ing in the wrong part of town at the wrong time. Th­ese is­sues can be mit­i­gated by fol­low­ing some common-sense pre­cau­tions, such as not tak­ing taxis off the street, try­ing to main­tain a low pro­file and avoid­ing ob­vi­ous dis­plays of wealth.”

What does the fu­ture look like? “Cor­rup­tion is a still a high risk area in Mex­ico City but, in the long-term, we be­lieve Mex­ico to be one of the fastest­grow­ing economies, be­cause of all the strengths that it has when weighed against the weak­nesses,”says Maple­croft’s Franco.

KPMG’s Ramirez pre­dicts:“There will be more high-rise com­mer­cial space. There will be more so­phis­ti­ca­tion, more ef­fi­ciency and bet­ter trans­porta­tion.You will see Mex­ico City evolv­ing very close to ci­ties such as NewYork or London.” BT

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