2016.01.03 Nikkei opens Mexico City Bureau in April, 2016

Nikkei Inc. announced that it will open Mexico City Bureau in April 1st, 2016, following rapid increase of Japanese companies' direct investment in Mexico and the close economic relationship between Asian countries and Mexico.

Mexico has already signed Free Trade Agreements with 45 countries in addition to being the member country for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. It is expanding its economy with automotive industry as a driving force. The new bureau will be the editorial base for covering the Central American and the Caribbean countries as well.

Nikkei is expanding its global presence, and the Mexico City Bureau will be its 37th overseas news bureau. It will be the first expansion of its overseas editorial network after the acquisition of the Financial Times Group in November, 2015.