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  • SINGAPORE, June 26- Vopak is considering building a liquefied natural gas terminal in Southeast Asia, the chief executive of the Dutch independent storage company said, as it is a key supply route for a region that is home to the world's top LNG buyers.

  • PARIS/ STUTTGART, June 26- Daimler and Nissan have finalized a joint venture deal to build future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars in Mexico, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday as the automakers called a news conference to unveil the plans.

  • IXTEPEC, Mexico, June 25- Driven from home by. threats of gang violence and extortion and drawn to the U.S. by hopes of education and opportunity, Carlos, a 15- year-old from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is stuck in southern Mexico, living in a shelter and trying to figure out how to get to California.

  • More than a million Honda Motor Co Ltd vehicles could be subject to an upcoming recall for Takata air bags that are at risk of exploding and shooting shrapnel at passengers and drivers, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Daimler will set up production capacity at a plant operated by its alliance partner Nissan in Aguascalientes northeast of Guadalajara, the magazine cited unnamed company executives as saying. Daimler and Nissan declined to comment.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 17- Coffee farmers in Mexico and Central America should see output rise by at least 10 percent next season as the mostly arabica growing region begins to recover from a devastating fungal outbreak, the top regional coffee buyer for Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-UPS to charge by size for U.S. ground packages Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    June 17- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest package delivery company, said it would start charging by size of packages for all ground services in the United States as it looks to offset rising fuel costs. Rival FedEx Corp made a similar move in May, which had analysts speculating if UPS would follow suit and start charging by size, instead of weight alone.

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's Bombardier Inc said on Monday that it has laid off more than 100 staff and let go 110 contract workers in the United States and Mexico due to delays in the flight test program for its all-new Learjet 85 business jet.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 12- Seven employees of ICA-Fluor, a joint venture between Mexican construction company ICA and U.S. engineering firm Fluor Corp, died on Wednesday during construction of an oil rig for state oil company Pemex in Veracruz, a local official said on Thursday.

  • Bloody Mexican shale fields sit idle while Texas booms Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, June 12- To grasp the difficulties Mexico faces in capitalizing on a North American shale boom, just wander into the dusty landscape due south of the U.S. border.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 20 Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ASTANA/ ALMATY/ KYZYLORDA- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti visits Kazakhstan. PALM BEACH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Tennessee Bankers Association annual meeting- 1310 GMT.

  • June 6- Wal-Mart Stores Inc appointed Gregory Penner as vice chairman, showing again that the world's largest retailer is looking at younger executives to revive its fortunes. Penner, who has been on Wal-Mart's board since 2008, is a general partner at Madrone Capital Partners, according to Wal-Mart's website.

  • Apple Inc, maker of iPhone smartphones, was not affected by the ruling by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property against America Movil, Telefonica and Iusacell for advertising mobile phone subscriber plans with the name "iPhone" in the title. "Apple doesn't have a problem because they just sell telephones," another official at the IMPI said.

  • Trade ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries said after May meetings in Singapore the talks gained momentum and they would step up efforts over coming weeks.

  • MADRID, June 3- Mexico's national oil company Pemex will sell a 7.86 percent stake in Spanish oil firm Repsol, worth about 2.2 billion euros, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank said on Tuesday.

  • *Level-pegging between Chattanooga and Mexico. BERLIN, June 2- A tug-of-war between Mexico and Tennessee over incentives is delaying Volkswagen's decision on where to build a make-or-break vehicle in North America, sources said, delaying the German group's efforts to fix its ailing U.S. business.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 2- Abundant cheap labor has helped Mexico lure billions of dollars in foreign investment in recent years and spur a manufacturing sector so dynamic it has been likened to China.

  • Congress passed the basic legislation last year to open up the oil and gas industry and end the 75- year-old stranglehold that state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos has held over the sector.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday he hoped to head off a protracted trade dispute with Mexico over sugar imports by encouraging a negotiated agreement rather than duties on imported sugar.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 23- Mexico's economy grew less than expected in the first quarter due to weak domestic demand and sluggish industrial activity, prompting the government to slash its growth outlook to below three percent for 2014..