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  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 8- Mexican national oil company Pemex on Friday blamed the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite due to competition from recent auctions in Brazil and low oil prices. Pemex, or Petroleos Mexicanos, on Friday cited a late October deepwater pre-salt oil auction in Brazil for lessening...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- NAFTA trade negotiators convene in Washington next week for a limited round of talks unlikely to move the needle on major sticking points, but aimed at demonstrating some progress towards closing easier chapters. Last month's round of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City failed to resolve major...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 8- Mexican national oil company Pemex on Friday blamed the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite due to competition from recent auctions in Brazil and low oil prices. Pemex, or Petroleos Mexicanos, on Friday cited a late October deepwater sub-salt oil auction in Brazil for lessening...

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will give a speech at the Australian Payment Summit 2017 in Sydney- 2215 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Chris Kent will give a speech at the 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney- 0000 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Payments Policy Head Tony Richards...

  • The payment confirmation page is displayed on the Didi Chuxing application in this arranged photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

    Didi Chuxing, China's ride-hailing behemoth, plans to expand into Mexico next year, according to two sources familiar with the plans.

  • MEXICO CITY/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 7- Didi Chuxing, China's ride-hailing behemoth, plans to expand into Mexico next year, intensifying its global rivalry with Uber, according to two sources familiar with the plans. Didi has no cars outside China, meaning Mexico could be its first international operation. Didi, whose brand is ubiquitous in China but little-known in the...

  • LA CEIBA, HONDURAS— Officials: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer embroiled in massive Social Security fraud case is captured in Honduras.

  • *Inventories in Singapore, Fujairah climb. By the end of October, fuel oil refining margins in Singapore were around 30 percent higher than the same time a year ago. "It's not too surprising," said one Singapore- based fuel oil trader.

  • LEON, Mexico, Dec 6- An executive at carmaker Volkswagen's Mexico unit said on Wednesday there is room to boost regional tariff-free content for autos made in North America, a central plank of the Trump administration's plan to overhaul NAFTA. President Donald Trump argues that NAFTA has led to a flight of manufacturing jobs from the United States to lower cost...

  • NEW YORK— Authorities say a Mexico- based airline's passenger jet mistakenly lined up to land on a New York City airport runway as another plane was about to take off. The Federal Aviation Administration says Volaris Airlines Flight 880 from Mexico City was approaching Kennedy International Airport around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday when an air traffic controller...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 5- Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it will stop accepting cash payments in the central Mexican state of Puebla to comply with demands from authorities, as the ride-hailing company faces a new wave of regulation in Mexico. Following the murders of two female college students, lawmakers in Puebla approved new rules in October aimed at better...

  • *Catalan pro-independence parties push for split from Spain. "Carrying on as before means chaos," said Jordi Alberich, managing director of Cercle d'Economia, a business association based in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. The election is seen by pro-independence parties as a de-facto referendum on a split from Spain following a banned plebiscite which led to...

  • *Catalan pro-independence parties push for split from Spain. "Carrying on as before means chaos," said Jordi Alberich, managing director of Cercle d'Economia, a business association based in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. The election is seen by pro-independence parties as a de-facto referendum on a split from Spain following a banned plebiscite which led to...

  • *Catalan pro-independence parties push for split from Spain. "Carrying on as before means chaos," said Jordi Alberich, managing director of Cercle d'Economia, a business association based in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. The election is seen by pro-independence parties as a de-facto referendum on a split from Spain following a banned plebiscite which led to...

  • *Catalan pro-independence parties push for split from Spain. "Carrying on as before means chaos," said Jordi Alberich, managing director of Cercle d'Economia, a business association based in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. The election is seen by pro-independence parties as a de-facto referendum on a split from Spain following a banned plebiscite which led to...

  • TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 4- Hondurans spilled into the streets of the capital on Monday night, banging pots and pans and joining rebel police in defiance of a curfew imposed after a presidential election that was heavily criticized by the Organization of American States. A statement issued in the name of the National Police said the officers were upset with the...

  • TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 4- The Organization of American States on Monday said it could not be sure Honduras' president won a second term in an election last week, citing irregularities and errors in the process and calling for a recount of nearly a third of the votes. President Hernandez, who has been praised by the United States for his crackdown on street gangs, also...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting 0330 GMT.

  • DETROIT, Dec 4- Toyota Motor Corp should decide by the first quarter of 2018 on a location for a new U.S. vehicle assembly plant it will build with Mazda Motor Corp, the head of Toyota's North American operations said on Monday. "The final decision has not been made," Jim Lentz, chief executive of Toyota North America, told Reuters in an interview in Detroit.

  • MONTREAL/ MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Aeromexico has held preliminary talks to take some Bombardier CSeries jets orders from Delta Air Lines Inc, which owns a stake in the Mexican carrier, to avoid possible U.S. trade duties levied on the planes, two sources familiar with the matter said. Mexico's largest carrier, 49- percent owned by Delta, is considering taking an unknown...