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  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 28- Mexico's ICA has filed a criminal complaint against employees of Deutsche Bank in a bid to prevent the bank from seizing the collateral for a now-defaulted loan to the embattled construction firm, according to three sources close to the matter and a document reviewed by Reuters. But in a previously unreported counterstrike, ICA subsidiary...

  • Jan 28- U.S. natural gas futures pared losses on Thursday after a government report of a slightly bigger-than-expected storage draw countered forecasts for warmer-than-normal weather through mid-February. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said utilities pulled 211 billion cubic feet of gas out of storage during the week ended Jan. 22, the biggest...

  • Jan 28- U.S. natural gas futures fell more than 3 percent early Thursday on forecasts for warmer-than-normal weather through mid-February as the market awaits a federal storage report expected to show a big draw. After rising for six days in a row, front-month gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange were down 7.8 cents, or 3.6 percent, at $2.111 per million...

  • U.S. natgas futures edge higher on cooler forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 8:28 AM ET

    On its last day as the front-month, February futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange were up 2.9 cents, or 1.33 percent, to $2.209 per million British thermal units at 8:15 a.m. EST. The March contract, which will soon be the front month, was also up early Wednesday, gaining 2.1 cents to $2.179. "Unless the weather remains cold for an extended period of time, it is...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 26- Mexico's peso currency should strengthen as soon as international markets start to shrug off current concerns over risk-taking, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday. "Once this moment of great aversion to risk and uncertainty in the markets begins to dissipate, the peso will surely regain its value," Videgaray told reporters in...

  • Jan 26- Airlines, hotels and cruise operators serving Latin America and the Caribbean are facing growing concern among travelers who had planned to visit countries potentially affected by Zika after the World Health Organization warned the virus is likely to spread to most of the Americas. Canada and Chile are the only countries in the Americas the virus is...

  • After edging up 2 percent last week, front-month gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange were down 4.9 cents, or 2.29 percent, to $2.09 per million British thermal units at 9:01 a.m. EST. After cities from Washington to New York were buried under more than two feet of snow over the weekend, both the U.S. and European weather models pointed to...

  • U.S. adds more countries to Zika travel alert Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 11:45 AM ET

    Friday's warning adds Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Cape Verde, Samoa and the island of Saint Martin to a list of 14 countries and territories. Health experts are unsure why the virus- detected in Africa in 1947 but unknown in the Americas until last year- is spreading so rapidly in Brazil and neighboring countries. The agency issued an advisory...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 20- Mexico's peso tumbled to a record low on Wednesday and Brazil's stock market sank to its lowest level since early 2009 as a slump in oil prices drove a further sell-off of riskier assets around the globe. Growing concerns about global oversupply due to the lifting of international sanctions on Iran drove U.S. crude prices to their lowest since...

  • BARRANQUILLA, Colombia— A U.S. warning that pregnant women should avoid Latin American countries where a mosquito-borne virus is multiplying couldn't have come at a worse time for a region that's counting on tourism to give it a boost at a time of economic crises. The alert issued Friday by the Atlanta- based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers 14...

  • Marijuana Inc. eyes Mexico as drug liberalization looms Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 9:50 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 20- Many top companies cashing in on legal cannabis are considering a bet on Mexico after a Supreme Court decision raised hopes for a legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in a country reeling from years of gruesome drug violence. "Me personally, I'm not afraid to go to Mexico," said Daniel Sparks, head of government affairs at...

  • TORONTO/ MEXICO CITY, Jan 19- Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's third-largest bank, will push ahead with its plans in the high-growth focus markets of Peru and Chile despite their exposure to the commodities sectors, one of its top executives said on Tuesday. Scotiabank has been aggressively expanding in the Pacific Alliance countries of Mexico, Peru, Chile and...

  • Don't panic, buy THIS, says Templeton's Hasenstab Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 10:00 PM ET
    Men look an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, January 5, 2016.

    Markets are pricing in an economic collapse in emerging markets and that's a buying opportunity, Templeton Global Macro's CIO Michael Hasenstab told CNBC.

  • Sean Penn: Mexico wants me in Chapo cartel's crosshairs Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:05 AM ET
    Sean Penn

    Penn also told talk show host Charlie Rose that he regrets the fallout from the Rolling Stone article based on his interview with Guzman.

  • MEXICO CITY— Rebellious crowds of townspeople in a rural area in central Mexico are defying police and soldiers to steal diesel from illegally tapped pipelines, creating what officials call an imminent threat of tragedies like fires that have burned dozens of people at other sites in Mexico. The sight of a crowd of men, women and youths gathered around a huge...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 14- Ford Motor Co will announce a new automobile plant in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi during the first quarter, two government officials familiar with company plans said on Thursday. The plant should produce around 350,000 cars annually, according to the two officials, and the investment should be worth slightly over $1.5 billion, one of...

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • Is legal pot putting Mexico out of business? Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 3:20 PM ET

    We haven't seen it yet, but legal U.S. pot could eventually crush one of the biggest historic weed exporters, Mexico.

  • 'Sean Penn's interview helped us catch El Chapo' Sunday, 10 Jan 2016 | 12:43 AM ET
    Joaquin Guzman, the world's most wanted-drug trafficker, is escorted by Mexican security forces at a Navy hangar in Mexico City, on Friday.

    The actor's interview with Joaquin Guzman helped lead security forces to the drugs kingpin, Mexican government sources said.

  • Mexico may relent on US extradition of El Chapo Saturday, 9 Jan 2016 | 2:01 PM ET
    Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City.

    After long resisting requests, Mexico is now actively considering extraditing Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo, to the U.S.