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  • BOGOTA, March 28- Colombia's government-owned oil producer Ecopetrol said on Friday it made the highest offers in a recent auction to explore 11 offshore blocks for crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico, as part of its strategy to boost investment abroad. Their joint offers totaled $73.2 million, of which Ecopetrol's participation is $33.7 million.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- More than a dozen tankers carrying some 9 million barrels of crude should soon begin moving into the Port of Houston after officials began to gradually reopen a key waterway that was shut for four days.

  • Resident works with desk top computers and laptops at Google Inc.'s tech campus at East London's Tech City.

    France has been losing talented citizens to other countries for decades, but the current exodus of entrepreneurs and young people is happening at a moment when France can ill afford it. The New York Times reports.

  • March 20- U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved a plan by a unit of Energy Transfers Partners LP to build a natural gas pipeline from Texas to Mexico.

  • March 20- U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved a plan by a unit of Energy Transfers Partners LP to build a natural gas pipeline from Texas to Mexico.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to April 1 Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Mar 20- For other related diaries, please. MUMBAI, India- The Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty will give a keynote address at an industry event- 0330 GMT. SANTIAGO- Chile Central Bank President Rodrigo Vergara Montes and Finance Minister Alberto Arenas will give presentations at a business forum- 1230 GMT.

  • PONTIAC, Mich., March 19- General Motors Co on Wednesday announced a new generation of efficient small engines that it says will power 27 models in 64 countries by the 2017 model year. Among the first models with the new engines, to begin production by summer, will be the Chevrolet Cruze designed specifically for the Chinese market and the Opel Adam in Europe.

  • PONTIAC, Mich., March 19- General Motors Co on Wednesday announced a new generation of efficient small engines that it says will power 27 models in 64 countries by the 2017 model year. Among the first models with the new engines, to begin production by summer, will be the Chevrolet Cruze designed specifically for the Chinese market and the Opel Adam in Europe.

  • MADRID, March 19- Strong sales so far this year and a planned pick up in store openings suggest Inditex, the world's biggest fashion retailer, is returning to form after profit growth stalled last year for the first time since its 2001 listing.

  • MERIDA, Venezuela, March 18- An engineering student armed with a slingshot commands a barricade. This is Merida, the small university city in western Venezuela where students and faculty have spent more than a month protesting against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to March 30 Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray and Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens. *BRUSSELS- ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to appear before European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels- 1000 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 28 Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega and Brazilian Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for Financial Stability John Cunliffe will take part in a conference at Chatham House titled "New Rules on Market Structure, Trading and Funding"- 0930 GMT.

  • CARACAS, March 14- President Nicolas Maduro on Friday warned airlines not to limit flights in and out of Venezuela, a day after reports a Colombian airline was reducing services to Caracas amid industry complaints of billions of dollars in unpaid debts.

  • Nissan and Daimler sign Mexico venture plan - source Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    PARIS, March 14- Nissan and Daimler have agreed on plans for a 50-50 Mexican joint venture designed to produce future vehicle models for their Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brands, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

  • GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, March 10- A groom on his honeymoon got into a drunken argument with his bride aboard a flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica, forcing the Delta Air Lines aircraft to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island on Sunday night, authorities said.

  • NEW YORK/ MEXICO CITY, March 7- The company at the center of an alleged fraud that forced Citigroup Inc to cut its 2013 profit won billions of dollars in contracts from Mexico's state oil monopoly over the past decade, even after Mexican officials and private lawsuits raised red flags about the contractor's activities.

  • SEATTLE/ MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, March 5- F ederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen vowed on Wednesday to "do all that I can" to boost a U.S. economy where unemployment is too high and inflation is too low.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 18 Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the Mexican Bankers Association- 0000 GMT. TORONTO, Canada- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem speaks at an event in Toronto- 0015 GMT.

  • GENEVA, March 4- Daimler's Mercedes and Nissan's Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker's North American production and broaden the Infiniti lineup, people familiar with the matter said.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 3- Mexico seized more than 119,000 tonnes of minerals suspected of being part of illegal export operations in a port where a powerful drug gang allegedly has been shipping iron to China, the government said on Monday.

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