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  • EXCLUSIVE- MEXICO'S PRESIDENT PENA NIETO MISREPRESENTED TO AUTHORITIES HOW HE ACQUIRED A PROPERTY IN HIS DECLARATION OF ASSETS, DOCUMENTS SHOW.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 27- Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry has said it will ask the Public Administration Ministry to audit its contracts with builder OHL Mexico, which has become embroiled in a corruption scandal. Recordings were leaked online this month of individuals, alleged to be OHL Mexico officials, discussing overcharging for a public works...

  • OTTAWA, May 25- North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies. The agreement comes even as Canada's right-leaning Conservative government and the Obama administration clash over the lengthy and ongoing U.S....

  • GUATEMALA CITY, May 21- Guatemala's President Otto Perez announced a major cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, firing several ministers after corruption scandals battered his government, fueling calls for him to step down. Perez told a news conference he had dismissed the interior, energy and environment ministers as well as the country's intelligence chief and...

  • GUATEMALA CITY, May 21- Guatemala's President Otto Perez announced a major cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, firing several ministers after corruption scandals battered his government, fueling calls for him to step down. The corruption scandals have buffeted Perez's conservative Patriot Party ahead of presidential elections in September.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 21- Mexico's government on Thursday slashed its economic growth forecast to between 2.2 to 3.2 percent this year after data showed the economy grew at its slowest pace in over a year undermined by flagging oil revenue and weak U.S. growth. "The U.S. economy is expected to recover its dynamism during the year, which will strengthen Mexico's non-oil...

  • May 20- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and contract driller Transocean Ltd said they have settled all claims with BP Plc related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Halliburton, which did the cementing work for BP's well, had earlier blamed BP's decision to use only six centralizers for the blowout that spilled millions of barrels of oil for 87 days.

  • May 20- U.S. oilfield services provider Halliburton Co said it has reached an agreement with BP Plc to resolve issues related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.. The company said the agreement includes the dismissal of all claims against each other related to the spill. Halliburton said in September it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of...

  • DETROIT, May 20- Takata Corp said on Wednesday it plans to boost production of parts needed to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators that could spray vehicle occupants with metal shards. Takata's air bag inflators have been found to explode with too much force, spraying metal fragment inside cars and have forced automakers to recall more than 53 million...

  • DETROIT, May 20- Takata Corp said on Wednesday it has boosted plans for production of replacement air bag inflators needed for recalled cars in which the potentially deadly part could spray occupants with metal shards. A spokesman for the Japanese air bag maker said the supplier will boost output to 1 million inflators a month by September, an increase of...

  • SAN QUINTIN, Mexico, May 15- Huddled around a single flickering candle in a tiny wood and cardboard shack on scrubland in Mexico's northwest, laborer Genaro Perfecto and his family prepared to bed down for the night on a bare earth floor. Since March, thousands of day laborers have blocked roads, staged marches and held meetings with lawmakers to protest the grind...

  • *Mexico motorway business weighs on results. MADRID, May 13- Spanish infrastructure group OHL posted an 18.7 percent drop in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, hit by a lower contribution from its motorway business in Mexico where the firm is investigating allegations about overcharging the government. This sent group net profit down to 49.1 million...

  • *Mexico motorway business weighs on results. MADRID, May 13- Spanish infrastructure group OHL posted an 18.7 percent drop in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, hit by a lower contribution from its motorway business in Mexico where the firm is investigating allegations about overcharging the government. This sent group net profit down to 49.1 million...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 12- The next round of contracts in Mexico's opening of its oil and natural gas industry should bring in about $620 million in investment in the first five years, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said on Tuesday. The 25- year contracts could be extended for two additional periods of five years each, Joaquin Coldwell said at an event in Mexico...

  • INSIGHT-Germany turns on its top gunmaker Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    OBERNDORF, Germany, May 12- In the lush forests of southern Germany sits a fenced-in compound of drab white buildings that house a company under siege. But lately, the mood in Berlin has shifted. Last year, Berlin reversed course on arms exports following a storm of media criticism.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 21 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    BUCHAREST- Romania central bank Governor Mugur Isarescu presents the quarterly inflation report. LUSAKA- Bank of Zambia announces interest rate decision. ACCRA- Central bank of Ghana holds monetary policy meeting.

  • May 5- Mexican conglomerate Alfa Sab de CV and Harbor Energy Ltd have agreed to acquire Canadian oil and gas company Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp for C $6 billion, including debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Toronto- listed Pacific Rubiales, whose shares also trade in Colombia, suspended trade in its Bogota shares on Tuesday afternoon after...

  • May 5- Mexican conglomerate Alfa Sab de CV and Harbour Energy Ltd have agreed to acquire Canadian oil and gas company Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp for C $6 billion, including debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Toronto- listed Pacific Rubiales, whose shares also trade in Colombia, suspended trade in its Bogota shares on Tuesday afternoon after...