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Southwest Economy

Ben Munyan, director of supervisory policy in the Banking Supervision Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, discusses the challenges the banking industry faces in an era of rapidly rising interest rates and how Texas institutions have fared.

Softek chief executive Beni Lopez discusses the competitive challenges the firm faces in the North American market, where many of the world’s leading tech services firms are based, and the genesis of the company’s nearshoring strategy.

Ben Munyan

Texas banks confront an increasingly challenging operating environment, as the state’s usually strong economic growth is predicted to slow later this year and the Federal Reserve’s rapidly rising interest rate environment pressures some institutions’ profitability.

Dallas Fed economist David Rapson discusses the challenges of moving away from a fossil-fuel-dependent economy.

Wenhua Di and Aparna Jayashankar

Housing affordability has declined in Texas, a top destination for domestic and international migrants drawn by its historically low cost of living.

Luis Torres and Aparna Jayashankar

When it comes to trading goods with the United States, Mexico would appear a logical sourcing alternative to China. Before the pandemic, increasing friction between the U.S. and China—the top supplier of goods imports to the U.S. in 2019—contributed to an anticipated “nearshoring” shift among companies dependent on Asia.

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Southwest Economy

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