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Qatar acquires Mexican acreage after OPEC split

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17-Dec-18 Qatar Petroleum is buying stakes in three offshore oil blocks in Mexico from Eni SpA, as Qatar expands after leaving OPEC. Global oil majors are attracted to the Mexican side of the Gulf as new blocks are opened for development. [image: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg]

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Middle East and Africa lead region for medical tourism growth

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02-Nov-18 The global medical trend continues to edge upwards in the larger medical markets such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and the UAE. The largest increases will be seen in the Middle East and Africa where the  trend increased to 9.9%. [image: Willis Towers Watson]

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Crocs to close last manufacturing plants, in Mexico and Italy

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09-Aug-18 Crocs has announced it is closing the last of its manufacturing sites, which is in Italy, having already closed its Mexico site in Q2. But the footwear company asserted that it was not going out of business. [image: Michael Brochstein / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images]

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India boosts Asian growth, as Latam and the Middle East look positive

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Jul-18 Growth in emerging market commodity importers is expected to remain robust, while the rebound in commodity exporters is projected to mature, says the World Bank. Risks include escalating trade protectionism and rising geopolitical tensions. A slowdown in China is partly offset by the rest of Asia, led by 7% growth in India. Prospects in Latam and the Middle East look positive, though with growth projected at much lower levels than in Asia.

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Mexico: Medical tourism relies on the US

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30-Apr-18 The professional care of the Mexico’s health sector and savings of up to 80% in medical procedures could be the spark needed to ignite the industry and encourage further Americans to travel south for their care. [image: Tourism Review]

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