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  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 11 (Reuters)- America Movil, Latin America's biggest phone company controlled by billionaire businessman Carlos Slim, on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a drop in taxes and a slight pick-up in revenue.

  • AMATITAN, Mexico, Feb 11- An expected surge in Chinese demand should boost Mexico's tequila exports by 20 percent within a decade, according to the regulator of the country's signature cactus-based liquor, and producers are gearing up for a boom.

  • BOGOTA, Feb 10- Heads of state from South America's Pacific Alliance, comprising of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru signed a deal on Monday that will scrap nine-tenths of tariffs on goods and services traded between them.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 6- Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's biggest cement companies, reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss on Thursday as it hiked prices and cement sales picked up in its foreign markets.

  • UPDATE 1-Cemex reports narrower fourth-quarter loss Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 6- Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's biggest cement companies, reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss on Thursday as cement sales picked up in its foreign markets. The Monterrey- based company said its loss had narrowed to $255 million from $494 million in the year-earlier quarter.

  • Cemex reports narrower fourth-quarter loss Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 6- Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's biggest cement companies, reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss on Thursday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 5- Mexico became only the second country in Latin America to earn a coveted "A" grade sovereign rating after Moody's upgraded it on Wednesday, citing major economic reforms that President Enrique Pena Nieto has pushed through Congress.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 5- British companies recognize the security threats posed by Mexico's drug violence but are more focused on opportunities in a batch of economic reforms in Latin America's No.2 economy, Britain's visiting deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.

  • *Fresnillo says confident will win court case. LONDON, Jan 28- Mexican miner Fresnillo said it expects to win a court case in the coming days which would be a step towards lifting a ban on explosives at one of its gold mines that has paralysed production.

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Mexican precious metals miner Fresnillo said on Tuesday it had hit its 2013 production target for silver, but just missed a target for gold that had been lowered because of a ban on the use of explosives at one of its mines.

  • Jan 28- Honda Motor Co last year exported more cars out of the United States than it imported into the country, claiming a first among major Japanese automakers.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Feb 6 Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. TUESDAY, JAN 28 BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend an IMF book launch function "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 15- Mexico has identified about 270 multinational companies that may be using aggressive tax planning to shirk their fiscal responsibilities in Latin America's No. 2 economy, the head of the country's tax collection office said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Jan 24- Nestle plans to invest $1 billion in Mexico over five years, building two new factories and expanding a third in its sixth-biggest market, it said on Friday. The world's No. 1 food maker said it would build an infant nutrition factory in Jalisco and a pet-food factory in Guanajuato, as well as expanding an existing cereal factory.

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Rapidly growing populations and rising incomes will drive an enormous rise in car use and greenhouse gas emissions across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia by 2050.. Car use in the developed economies of North America, Europe, Japan and Australasia appears to have decoupled from economic growth and in some may have slowed down.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The World Bank's private-sector arm on Wednesday accepted criticism from its internal watchdog that it should have done more due diligence on a loan to a Honduran company allegedly linked to multiple killings.

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, Jan 22- Volkswagen's top labour representative has dubbed the carmaker's U.S. operations a "disaster" and called for more models and swift decisions to revive the German group's declining fortunes in the world's second-largest auto market.

  • Secret Service said on Tuesday it was checking for links between the recent hacking of consumer data from Target Corp and the weekend arrest of two Mexicans who tried to enter the United States at a Texas border crossing with a cache of fraudulent credit cards.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- An ambitious trade pact being negotiated among Pacific Rim nations could be concluded as soon as April, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- An ambitious trade pact being negotiated among Pacific Rim nations could be concluded as soon as April, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday.

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