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Series 1 of 4 The Americas. Locations Covered 1. Houston & United States of America 2. Mexico City, Mexico 3. Monterrey, Mexico 4. Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Presentation on theme: "Series 1 of 4 The Americas. Locations Covered 1. Houston & United States of America 2. Mexico City, Mexico 3. Monterrey, Mexico 4. Guadalajara, Mexico."— Presentation transcript:

1 Series 1 of 4 The Americas

2 Locations Covered 1. Houston & United States of America 2. Mexico City, Mexico 3. Monterrey, Mexico 4. Guadalajara, Mexico 5. San Jose, Costa Rica 6. Peru, Lima 7. Medellin, Colombia 8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3 USA – Quick Business Facts Currency – USD 1 = 0.65 / MXN / ¥ 102 / CNY 7.11 Stock Market – DJIA – 12,000, NASDAQ – 2,200 Prime Rate – 6%, Mortgage Rate – 5.5% 10 Most Populous Cities – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas & San Jose Top 10 Manufacturing Companies – Exxon Mobil, General Motors, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, General Electric, Ford, Altria Group, Valero, Hewlett Packard & IBM Top 10 Banks (Deposits) – Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Wachovia Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, Washington Mutual Bank, Sun Trust Bank, US Bank, Regions Bank, Branch Banking and Trust Company

4 Map of the United States

5 Houston, Texas – Quick Facts Fourth most populous city in the US Founded in 1836, Houston is 5 Million strong 2 Major Airports and largest seaport in international tonnage Home to 21 Fortune 500 Companies & is the Energy Capital of the World Houstons Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world

6 Aerial View of Houston Downtown Houston Skyline by night Houston in pictures

7 Mexico – Quick Business Facts Currency – Mexican Pesos and Centavos Imports – Machinery, Steel Mill products, Electrical, Auto parts & Aircraft Exports – Manufactured goods, Oil products, Silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee & cotton NAFTA has more than tripled trade since its inception in 1994 Top 10 most populous cities – Mexico City, Guadalajara, Ecatepec, Netzahualcoyotl, Puebla, Monterrey, Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, Leon & Naucalpan Top 10 Companies – Telefonos de Mexico, Carso Global Telecom, Grupo Financiero, Cemex, Wal-mart de Mexico, Fomento Economico Mexicano, America Movil, Grupo Carso, America Telecom & Grupo Modelo Top 10 Banks (Deposits) – BBVA Bancomer, Banamex, Banca Serfin, Banca Bital, Banorte, Santader Mexicano, Citibank, Scotiabank Inverlat, Inbursa & Interacciones

8 Map of Mexico

9 Mexico City – Quick Facts Most populous city Million Founded in 1824, it now includes 58 municipalities of Mexico State and one from Hidalgo Amongst the oldest and largest cities in the world Built on the ruins of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan Third largest metropolis after Tokyo & NYC Museum of Anthropology is one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums

10 Mexico City Aerial ViewMexico City Cathedral Mexico in pictures

11 Monterrey – Quick Facts Founded in 1582, it is the capital of Nuevo Leon Known as City of the Mountains & Sultan of the North Third largest city and center of Mexican industry Makes steel, cement, glass, auto parts & beer Home to conglomerates like Cemex, FEMSA, Alfa, Axtel, Vitro, Selther, Gruma & Banorte Most business-friendly city in Mexico 2 Airports, Railways & 35 modern industrial parks

12 Monterrey in pictures

13 Guadalajara – Quick Facts Second largest city in Mexico of 3 Million people Mexicos Pearl of the West is a city of monuments, parks and flowers, fountains and tree-lined avenues Birthplace of Mariachi Bands & Mexican Hat Dance Big companies - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, Compania Proveedora Ingredientes, Industrial Convertidora & Grupo Simec

14 Monument to the Founders Cathedral Teatro Degollado Guadalajara in pictures

15 San Jose, Costa Rica – Quick Facts Location - Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama Population – 4.2 Million, capital – San Jose Economy mainly depends on tourism, agriculture and electronics exports Currency – Colones, 1 USD = 494 CRC Exports – fruits, coffee, sugar, seafood, electronic components, medical equipment Imports – raw materials, consumer goods, petroleum, contruction materials Top companies - Café Britt Coffee, Rica Foods Major Cities – San Jose, Alajuela, Desamparodos, Liberia, Limon, Paraiso, Puntarenas, San Francisco & San Vicente

16 Map of Costa Rica

17 Costa Rica in Pictures Arenal Volcano Fortuna Waterfall Ocean View

18 Peru, Lima – Quick Facts Located in western South America, along the Pacific Ocean. Neighbors are Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia & Chile Population – 28.7 Million, Capital - Lima Currency – Peru Nuevos Soles, 1 USD = 2.86 PEN Exports – Metals, crude petroleum & products, coffee, vegetables, textiles & guinea pigs Imports – Petroleum products, plastics, machinery, vehicles, iron & steel, wheat & paper Top Companies – Atento Perú, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Cotton Knit, Hipermercado Tottus, Interbank, J&V Resguardo, Kimberly Clark Perú, Pacífico Seguros, Sodimac Perú & Telefónica Servicios Comerciales Major Cities – Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Cusco, Huancayo, Iquitos, Piura & Trujillo

19 Map of Peru

20 Peru in Pictures Capital City, Lima Ancient City of Caral Ruins of Machu Picchu

21 Medellin, Colombia – Quick Facts Located in Northern South America. Neighbors are Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru & Ecuador Population – 44 Million, Capital – Bogota Currency – Pesos, 1 USD = 1,893 COP Exports – Petroleum, coffee, minerals, clothing, banana, flowers Imports – industrial & transportation equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, paper, fuels Top companies – Ban Colombia, Aval Grupo, Telefónica Móviles, Suramericana de Seguros, Quala, Colombiana Kimberly Colpapel, Wayuu Flowers, Suratep, Yanbal de Colombia, Petrobras Colombia Top Cities – Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Pereira, Manizales, Medellin, Popayan, Santa Marta & Leticia

22 Map of Colombia

23 Colombia in Pictures

24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Quick Facts Located in Eastern South America, along Atlantic Ocean. Population – 190 Million, capital – Brasilia Currency – Reais, 1 USD = 1.69 BRL Exports – Transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos Imports – machinery, electrical equipment, chemical products, oil, electronics Top companies – Petrobras, BR Distribuidora, Telemar, Telefonica, Ambev, Ipiranga, Volkswagen, Shell, General Motors, Brasil Telecom Top Cities – Brasilia, Fortaleza, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador & Sao Paulo

25 Map of Brazil

26 Brazil in Pictures

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