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  • MEXICO CITY— Mexican farmworkers fighting low wages and poor working conditions in the border state of Baja California have reached an agreement with the government and their employers. Daily wages will go from 100 pesos to 200 pesos, workers will be added to the social security system and they will be allowed to unionize, according to a statement issued by...

  • *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...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 5- Mexican oil company Pemex said an accident on Tuesday has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers, but has not affected crude production. Oilfield services firm Typhoon Offshore, owned by Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas and operator of the platform, said in a statement that the platform...

  • MEXICO CITY/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 4- SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a resort in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at a private villa in Punta Mita and hit his head, the prosecutor's...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 5- Mexican oil company Pemex said an accident on Tuesday has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing one worker, but has not affected crude production. The incident was the second platform mishap in barely a month to hit the Mexican oil giant, which made a loss of more than $6 billion in the first quarter of...

  • Goldberg, the spouse of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, died after falling off a hotel gym treadmill and hitting his head, a spokesman for the Nayarit state prosecutor said earlier.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 30- The 12 countries working toward a historic Pacific trade pact could reach a deal at the end of May, though Canada must still show greater willingness to open up its markets, a senior Chilean official said on Thursday. Chile is among the nations in talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact that would cover 40 percent of the world...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 11 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • Goodyear plant planned for Mexico's San Luis Potosi state Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY, April 23- A forthcoming investment by Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co in Mexico will be made in the central state of San Luis Potosi, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S.-based company aims to invest $550 million in the new tire plant, which should be announced at a joint event with the Mexican government on Friday in Mexico City, a person...

  • OTTAWA, April 23- German car maker Volkswagen AG will get 400 million Euros in trade financing from Canada to help expand its southern U.S. and Mexican operations and thereby generate business for Canadian firms, Ottawa said on Thursday. "With the southern U.S. and Mexico increasingly becoming prime production locations for global automakers, EDC has a role to...