The ratings agency says that the economic deceleration will last longer than expected, putting pressure on Latin American economies.
BNamericas talks with Alacero general director Rafael Rubio about the global and regional economies and what to expect at the steel association's upcoming congress.
The high cost of logistics and transportation services in Brazil is weighing on the countries competitiveness and, according to logistics expert Mauro Roberto Schlüter, one of the reasons is that current infrastructure tender models put controls in the hands of the few.
Mexico's oil revenues account for around 35% of the federal budget, but the drop in prices over the last year, coupled with a fall in output, has exacerbated the country's economic woes.
UK-based satellite communications explains how the launch of its US$1.6bn Global Xpress satellite will propel a new trend that will leave the Internet of Things behind.