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  • WATFORD CITY, N.D.— Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels. Before, there was little chance police would see cars here from nearly 2,000 miles away.

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 21- The Latin American Integrated Market, or MILA, which comprises the bourses of Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, plans to include debt instruments in 2016 and indexes for sectors such as mining and energy, top bourse officials said on Wednesday. Jose Oriol Bosch, chief executive of Mexico's stock exchange, said on the sidelines of an event at the...

  • Mexico president faces new questions about personal assets Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Pena Nieto bought the country-club house in Ixtapan de la Sal, about 70 miles south of the capital, from Roberto San Roman shortly after becoming governor of the state of Mexico in 2005.. It reported that San Roman's construction company won more than $100 million in state government contracts between 2005 and 2011, and at...

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    **SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will hold a press conference with foreign media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondent's Club- 2230 GMT. **SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will meet the heads of banks in South Korea- 2230 GMT. PRETORIA- The South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday. Joe Lupo, senior vice president of the Borgata, told The Associated Press that The Metropolitan restaurant chose menu items that were among King's...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- China Telecommunications Corporation, the parent of China's third-largest carrier, is studying a possible investment in Mexico, a company spokesman said on Saturday, a day after Reuters reported that the subsidiary is preparing a possible bid for Mexico's new $10 billion mobile broadband network. The spokesman for subsidiary China...

  • China Telecom studying Mexico investment - spokesman Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- China's third-largest carrier China Telecom is studying a possible investment in Mexico, a company spokesman said on Saturday, a day after Reuters reported that it is preparing a possible bid for Mexico's new $10 billion mobile broadband network. The spokesman for subsidiary China Telecom Corporation Ltd. did not comment directly on the...

  • MEXICO CITY— The U.S. has begun accepting applications from Mexican trucking companies seeking authorization for long-haul, cross-border transportation under the North American Free Trade agreement. The State Department says the policy change is "a significant milestone" in the implementation of NAFTA and will end retaliatory sanctions.

  • Mexico considers delaying some oil exploration bidding Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:10 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's finance secretary says plunging oil prices may delay bidding on some oil and gas exploration and production contracts. As part of historic energy reforms allowing foreign investment in exploration and production, Mexico began a bidding process in December called Round One that plans contracts for 169 zones, including some that would...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 15- Canada has postponed a summit with the leaders of the United States and Mexico, officials said on Thursday, amid persistent tensions over the construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline and other issues. "It's my understanding that... has been postponed from early this year to later in the year," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 15- Canada has quietly postponed a summit with the leaders of the United States and Mexico amid tensions over the construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline and other issues, sources indicated on Thursday. If Obama did come to Canada he would no doubt face a raft of pointed questions about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would...

  • Bombardier cutting 1,000 jobs in Mexico, Kansas Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    MONTREAL— Bombardier says it's going to cut about 1,000 employees from its Learjet business in 2015, affecting sites in Mexico and the United States. The Montreal- based company said Thursday the cuts are due to weak demand for the Learjet 85 business jet. Bombardier says its operations in Wichita, Kansas, and Queretaro, Mexico, remain important to the company for...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg launched a free Internet application in Colombia on Wednesday as part of a drive to bring developing markets online, but remained mute on when and if the company would look to move into China. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America and the fourth in the world to receive the new Internet.org...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 14- Mexican builder and transport infrastructure firm OHL Mexico said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell 24.99 percent stakes in two of its subsidiaries to a fund controlled by Australia's IFM Investors for 8.78 billion pesos. OHL Mexico said it would sell stakes in Organizacion de Proyectos de Infraestructura and the recently created OPCEM,...

  • Mexico reopens high-speed rail project for new bids Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 9:36 PM ET

    The original winner of the $3.7 billion concession was a Chinese-led consortium that had submitted the only bid and included a subsidiary of Mexico's Grupo Higa. Local media reported that another subsidiary of Grupo Higa had built and was the registered owner of the $7 million home of President Enrique Pena Nieto's wife, former actress Angelica Rivera.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlos Slim becomes top NY Times shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    Jan 14- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder of New York Times Co after exercising warrants to double his stake in the publisher to 16.8 percent. New York Times, controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through Class B shares, paid back the loan in 2011.. New York Times intends to use cash proceeds of about $101.1 million to buy back...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests. The company will partner with Mexico- based carrier Claro and local carrier Open Mobile to offer the product, which will be sold from...

  • Carlos Slim becomes NY Times largest shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    Jan 14- New York Times Co said Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has increased his stake to 16.8 percent, becoming the largest shareholder of the company. Entities affiliated with Slim exercised warrants to acquire nearly 15.9 million shares of Class A common stock at $6.3572 per share. The New York Times Co is controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 14- China Railway Construction Corp looks poised to clinch a contract to build a $3.75 billion Mexican high-speed train system even after its original winning bid was revoked when it became engulfed in a political scandal, say sources with knowledge of the bidding. Mexico on Wednesday revealed fresh preliminary bid terms for the tainted train...