Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella mentioned the expertise large will make investments $1.1 billion in Mexico over the following 5 years, in accordance to a promotional video launched by the Mexican authorities on Thursday.

Nadella mentioned the funding is “focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organisations across the country.”

Microsoft will construct a brand new information centre to ship “client services to help every organization to really get an advantage and drive digital transformation,” added Nadella, who met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador final 12 months.

The US firm can even make investments in coaching labs and abilities packages, Nadella mentioned.

Lopez Obrador, talking throughout his day by day morning convention, mentioned the funding confirmed Mexico was a pretty funding vacation spot, touting a robust native foreign money, steady inflation, and prudent debt administration by the federal government.

The leftist president has confronted criticism his authorities’s insurance policies have turned off native and international buyers, which contributed to the financial system final 12 months contracting 0.1 p.c in Mexico’s first annual decline in a decade.

© Thomson Reuters 2020

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