Business Mexico

  • Carlos Slim, the world's richest man by the latest Forbes ranking, tells CNBC he won't be signing onto the Giving Pledge, the invitation to philanthropy created by Warren Buffett (#3 on the Forbes list) and Bill Gates (#2).   He tells CNBC that business people should help to fight poverty, but he doesn't think giving to charity is the best way to do so.

  • The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.

  • Kristianstad, Sweden

    Like the hopeful delegates in Cancun, officials in Kristianstad pledged a decade ago to power the city entirely from renewable resources by 2010 — without really knowing if it was possible or affordable.

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    A Mexican supreme court decision Tuesday is paving the way for dramatic changes in the country's oil industry—allowing for private investment for the first time in more than 70 years.

  • A man in handcuffs.

    The US economy will improve, the gold bubble will pop and the US bond market will decline.

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    Some of the loudest advocates for immediate action to end our fossil fuel addiction are also those pushing the most offensive carbon drug of all — coal.

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    All too often the American debate about immigration seems to be about a fantasy world in which the value and economic needs of the United States will decide our immigration future.

  • The "Fast Money" traders offer their best plays for trading Thursday.

  • Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Maybe not with this stock, Cramer said.

  • Commodities investor Dennis Gartman explains why he thinks the precious metal is bound to push higher.

  • A self-propelled combine harvestes on a field near a village of Meshcherskoye, some 50 km south of Moscow.

    Russia announced a 12-month extension of its grain export ban on Thursday, raising fears about a return to the food shortages and riots of 2007-08, the FT reports. 

  • World Expo 2010

    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.

  • Some real estate investments in certain areas of the country could work right now.

  • Carlos Slim

    Carlos Slim, Chairman of the Carlos Slim Foundation the man who's #1 on Forbes Magazine's World’s Billionaire list with a net worth of $53.5 billion as of March 10th, 2010. Maria Bartiromo recently sat down with the world’s richest man at the New York Forum.

  • Ricardo Salinas

    Ricardo Salinas, the second richest man in Mexico, told CNBC Monday that the sale of illicit drugs should be legalized.

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    For the first time in a decade, Warren Buffett is not one of the two richest billionaires in the world, as ranked by Forbes magazine.

  • A Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) oil rig near the shores of the state of Campeche, Mexico.

    Oil production in Mexico's aging fields is sagging so rapidly that the country, long one of the world’s top oil-exporting countries, could begin importing oil within the decade. The New York Times explains.

  • Factory Emissions

    Look for President Obama to sign climate change legislation into law in April, a barrage of carbon footprint commercials on TV, a sustainability label from Walmart and the election of green governors.

  • The price of oil looks set to rise further as political factors limiting investment will join rising demand and a weak dollar among factors pushing up prices, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Citigroup could be forced to sell its Mexican subsidiary Banamex as Mexico’s Supreme Court is set to investigate claims that the U.S. government's involvement is illegal, according to a report in the Financial Times.