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Business Central America

  • MEXICO CITY, March 6- Demand was double the availability of $1 billion in hedge contracts Mexico's central bank offered for the first time on Monday, but the auction failed to provide support for the peso. Last month the bank said it would sell up to $20 billion of a new hedge instrument to tame volatility that has battered Mexico's currency. The Mexican currency...

  • March 6- A bird flu strain was found in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc and 73,500 birds were killed by the disease or culled to control its spread, the government and company officials said on Sunday. The Tennessee outbreak has already prompted South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong to limit imports of U.S. poultry.

  • TORONTO, March 6- Silver Wheaton would consider changing its financing deal with Primero Mining on the troubled San Dimas mine in Mexico if that would improve the "health of the asset," the mining financier's chief executive said on Monday. Silver Wheaton, a Vancouver- based company that provides miners with upfront payments, or "streams," in exchange for future...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 6- Mexico's peso strengthened to its highest level in nearly four months on Monday on hopes a trade deal with the United States can be successfully renegotiated and after the central bank sold $1 billion of hedge contracts that may support the currency. But he said that further gains could be limited until there is more clarity on what could...

  • LIMA, March 6- Workers at Cerro Verde mine, one of the largest copper producers in Peru, plan to start a five-day strike on Friday to demand better labor conditions, a union representative said on Monday. Cerro Verde is controlled by Freeport-McMoRan Inc, which owns a 53.56 percent stake. News of the Cerro Verde strike comes as output at the world's two biggest copper...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy meeting. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting.

  • Homex agreed to the settlement, which must still win court approval, without admitting or denying the charges, the SEC said. Shares of Homex have been suspended until March 17, the SEC said separately, citing "a lack of adequate and accurate information" in the company's annual reports. Mexico's National Bank and Securities Commission said it worked with the SEC...

  • Homex agreed to the settlement, which must still win court approval, without admitting or denying the charges, the SEC said. "The company will abide by the SEC resolution and continue to collaborate with the Commission and will provide any information requested by the authority relating to third parties," Homex said in a statement. Shares of Homex have been...

  • Homex agreed to the settlement, which must still win court approval, without admitting or denying the charges, the SEC said. Shares of Homex have been suspended until March 17, the SEC said separately, citing "a lack of adequate and accurate information" in the company's annual reports. The settlement follows the SEC probe announced last year against Homex, which...

  • Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo will also meet with auto parts makers that have operations in Detroit and Mexico, the ministry said. Wary of Trump's unpredictability, Mexico is not counting on talks with the White House to save it from a possible trade war. "Thanks to NAFTA, Mexico and Michigan have built a dynamic trade relationship," the ministry said, noting...

  • The tentative Mexico City allocations will result in new or additional low-fare service to 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago OHare, Denver, Houston Hobby, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington- Dulles. Under the tentative award, JetBlue will receive six slot pairs to Mexico City from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles,...

  • WASHINGTON March 2- The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday proposed awarding 24 slot-pairs at Mexico Citys Benito Juarez International Airport to Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways Corp, Southwest Airlines Co, Volaris, and Grupo Viva Aerobus SAB de CV. The tentative allocation of 24 slot-pairs at Mexico City will result in new or additional low-fare...

  • PROPOSES AWARDING MEXICO CITY, NEW YORK SLOTS TO ALASKA AIRLINES, JETBLUE AIRWAYS, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, VOLARIS, AND GRUPO VIVA AEROBUS- STATEMENT.

  • *Catalan government preparing logistics for referendum. LONDON, March 2- Catalonia is organising the logistics for a referendum on independence from Spain it plans to hold by the end of September, even if it goes against the wishes of the national government, the Catalan government's foreign policy chief said. "We are now preparing the referendum because... either...

  • *Catalan government preparing logistics for referendum. LONDON, March 2- Catalonia is organising the logistics for a referendum on independence from Spain it plans to hold by the end of September, even if it goes against the wishes of the national government, the Catalan government's foreign policy chief said. "We are now preparing the referendum because... either...

  • *Catalan government preparing logistics for referendum. LONDON, March 2- Catalonia is organizing the logistics for a referendum on independence from Spain it plans to hold by the end of September, even if it goes against the wishes of the national government, the Catalan government's foreign policy chief said. "We are now preparing the referendum because... either...

  • *Catalan government preparing logistics for referendum. LONDON, March 2- Catalonia is organizing the logistics for a referendum on independence from Spain it plans to hold by the end of September, even if it goes against the wishes of the national government, the Catalan government's foreign policy chief said. "We are now preparing the referendum because... either...

  • KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy meeting.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 1- Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, is open to providing quotes to supply the raw materials for U.S. Trump repeated on Tuesday a vow that he would soon start building a barrier along the nearly 2,000- mile U.S.- Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants and drugs crossing north. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 1- Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, is open to providing the raw materials for U.S. President Donald Trump's promised wall between the two neighbors, daily newspaper Reforma reported on Wednesday. "We will gladly do it," Cemex President Rogelio Zambrano told the newspaper, when asked if the company would provide a...