Business Mexico

  • Stock Exchange Building, Mexico City

    U.S. investors who've been cringing over the Chinese and Brazilian stock markets the past few years might have looked closer to home for an emerging market.

  • Puerto Aventuras Homes Villas, Casa Delfines

    Mexico is doing its best to target investors for its real estate market. Even with drug violence, analysts say opportunities are good for foreign investment.

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    Long considered a second cousin to its northern neighbor — not to mention a source of illegal immigration and drug violence — Mexico is underrated in the global economy.

  • A worker solders components at the Suntron de Mexico assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

    With lower shipping costs and competitive wages, Mexico is booming, attracting foreign investment from firms that supply North America — a concept known as nearshoring.

  • Mexican Pesos

    Investors looking to sample Mexico will find a limited number of ADRs, but many open-ended mutual funds and exchange traded funds.

  • Incoming Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto.

    The agenda of incoming Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto has profound implications for Latin America’s second largest economy. But no industry stands to be potentially transformed the way energy does.

  • Mexican marines present to the press the alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz (C), aka 'Cucho', and some money seized during his arrestation in Mexico city, on June 15, 2012.

    In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the bodies of nine people were found hanging from a bridge  —  the result of a turf war between drug cartels. It exposed the Mexican government’s inability to keep the country’s violence level low enough not to scare away tourists and investors.

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    World leaders must take swift action to avert a possible food price shock in 2013, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon says, warning unchecked price volatility in staple food items could trigger an escalation in poverty to crisis levels.

  • Mexico Flag

    Latin America’s second-largest economy—Mexico— wants to reduce economic dependence on the United States, says President Felipe Calderon, who warns of “very weak growth” from its northern neighbor.

  • ADT Petroservicios

    US companies and individuals have been prohibited from doing business with Mexican oil company ADT Petroservicios and the company’s U.S. assets have been frozen due to owner Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa’s links to the Los Zetas drug-trafficking cartel.

  • HSBC

    HSBC opted to continue with a business relationship with one of the key financiers to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad even after its own compliance officials raised concerns about a trust linked to him, according to an investigative report into money-laundering by the U.S. Senate. The Financial Times reports.

  • An oil drilling rig in the Junin 10 field in the Orinoco Oil Belt, in Anzoategui, Venezuela on January 24, 2012.

    For a variety of reasons there still exist many untapped oil fields in the world. Those reasons may be political, technological, geological, or economical; but as time goes on they are being resolved to the extent that some huge fields are now becoming available for exploration and production.

  • gavel and money

    HSBC ignored warnings that its activities may have possibly exposed the US financial system to drug money from Mexico and inadvertently provided banking services to lenders suspected of links to terrorist organizations, Senate investigators have claimed in a new report, the Financial Times reports.

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    The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide a boost of confidence to the seesawing global economy, create more jobs, and speed access to lucrative markets for American goods and services, says FedEx exec Michael Ducker.

  • Behold the Taghkanic House, presiding over a gentleman’s farm in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, a two-hour drive from New York City.  The most visible part of this largely invisible contemporary home consists of an 1,800-square-foot glass pavilion. Glass houses always raise questions of privacy. However, in this case such practical concerns are addressed so that the majority of the home's living space consists of hidden subterranean chambers.

    Behold the Taghkanic House, presiding over a gentleman’s farm in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, a two-hour drive from New York City.

  • Mexico Election's Oil Impact

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the latest election results from Mexico, including an assumed victory for Enrique Pena Nieto, and the possibility of more oil for the U.S.

  • Oil tanker

    Of  all the major oil-producing countries in the world, only four are showing a long-term decline in production capacity by 2020.  Factors like  the recent showdown with Iran over its nuclear program are more influential, according to a Harvard University report.

  • Location: Kailua Bay, HawaiiPrice: $9.8 millionBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 7Square Footage: 5,145This Hawaiian retreat was the “winter White House”  in December 2011. (From 2008 until 2010, the Obamas rented  each December. ) The house, which is currently on the market for nearly , is Asian-inspired with bamboo ceilings. In front there’s a lagoon-like pool and Jacuzzi, and out back is the ocean.

    Whether it’s “the Summer White House,” “the Winter White House,” a beach house or a fishing camp, presidents need to get away, too.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder

    By invoking executive privilege over questions about the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” operation, the Obama administration is making a mistake of historic proportions, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

  • When Mark Zuckerberg  for a meal or two in Rome on his honeymoon, it set the media abuzz. Although tipping is not required or expected in Italy, Americans are known to tip. Furthermore, Zuckerberg is known to be worth quite a bit of money, although not as much as he was a few weeks ago.  Did Zuckerberg goof by not tipping? That’s hard to say, according to Daniel Post Senning, the great-great grandson of Emily Post and co-author of “The 18th Edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette.”“It’s literally a cl

    Here are some of the major ways American travelers can avoid unintentionally offending the locals.