MEXICO CITY, May 24- Latin American countries have little room to boost growth with fiscal or monetary stimulus as their economies slow and a slump in commodities prices undercuts a pillar of recent strength, top officials told Reuters this week.
MEXICO CITY, May 24- Mexico is considering imposing retaliatory trade measures on the United States in a dispute over the fairness of U.S. rules requiring meat to carry labels that specify its origin, the country's economy ministry said on Friday.
MEXICO CITY, May 24- A healthy boost in foreign direct investment in the first quarter underscored confidence in Latin America's No. 2 economy even as investment flows into the country's stocks and bonds moderated, central bank data showed on Friday.
*Banking investments pouring into Colombia. BOGOTA, May 24- Colombia will remain a hot spot for foreign banks in the coming years as low credit penetration provides ample room for growth, the head of its second-biggest bank said on Friday, while he explores regional opportunities with special attention in Peru.
MEXICO CITY, May 24- Mexico is considering imposing retaliatory trade measures on the United States in a dispute over meat labeling, the country's economy ministry said on Friday.
May 24- Latin America should suffer just a short, sharp shock to its financial markets when the U.S.
*Cane crush in Brazil gathers pace. *Traders expect huge off-year arabicas crop in Brazil. NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 24- Arabica coffee futures on ICE extended losses to the lowest in more than three years on Friday, as computer-based traders continued to sell, while raw sugar inched higher following the previous session's turnaround up from the lowest since 2010..
Mexico's annual economic growth slumped in early 2013 to its weakest in three years, prompting the government to cut growth estimates and backing expectations of another interest rate cut.
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*Cane crush in Brazil gathers pace. *Traders expect huge off-year arabicas crop in Brazil. LONDON, May 24- Arabica coffee futures touched new multi-year lows on Friday, and raw sugar steadied near a low the previous session, both under pressure from big harvests in top producer Brazil.
*Latin America seeks integration, yet divided in terms of trade. *Pacific Alliance advocates free trade, foreign investment. BOGOTA, May 23- A Latin American bloc that includes Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile on Thursday agreed to eliminate tariffs on most goods to promote free trade between the countries and increase exports to Asia.
They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take lessons from each other, according to Capital Economics.
WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. government will require meat packers to explicitly list the origin of beef, pork and chicken sold in U.S. grocery stores, it said on Thursday, a regulation intended to resolve years of disputes with Canada and Mexico.
WASHINGTON, May 23- Meat packers will be required to explicitly list the origin of beef, pork and chicken sold in U.S. grocery stores, the government said on Thursday, a regulation intended to resolve years of disputes with Canada and Mexico. Meat from other countries could carry labels such as, for example, "Born in Mexico, Raised and Slaughtered in the United States."
Tabasco state prosecutor Fernando Valenzuela said bundles of 500- and 1,000- peso bills were found in an office of Jose Saiz, who was finance secretary under former Gov. Andres Granier of Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI.
But the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates fall by 30 percent or more. In 22 states, teen Hispanic birth rates plunged at least 40 percent, which was described as "just amazing," by the report's lead author, Brady Hamilton of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
*After huge flows, Mexico preparing for Fed withdrawal. MEXICO CITY, May 22- Mixed signals from the U.S. economy are clouding the growth outlook for Mexico and it needs to be ready for the shocks that could accompany a possible withdrawal of U.S. monetary stimulus, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 22- A Justice Department official insisted on Wednesday that no financial company is too big to jail, in the department's latest effort to backpedal from statements made in March by Attorney General Eric Holder.
MEXICO CITY, May 22- Mexico sees total mining investment between 2013-2018 of at least $25 billion, holding steady or rising slightly from the previous six years despite the prospect of less favorable metals prices, Mexico's top government mining official told Reuters on Wednesday.
LONDON, May 22- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell to a three-year low on Wednesday as the market extended recent losses linked to ample supplies and a favourable crop outlook in top producer Brazil.