×

Business Central America

  • **WASHINGTON, D.C.- Participation by ECB Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager in panel "The Future of the European Financial Sector" at Institute of International Finance's Annual Membership Meeting 2010 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Executive Director Victoria Saporta is part of the 2017 Institute of International Finance Annual Membership Meeting...

  • **WASHINGTON, D.C.- Participation by ECB Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager in panel "The Future of the European Financial Sector" at Institute of International Finance's Annual Membership Meeting 2010 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Executive Director Victoria Saporta is part of the 2017 Institute of International Finance Annual Membership Meeting...

  • The proposal for a so-called sunset clause- just one of a series of U.S. initiatives that are opposed by NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico- only served to increase uncertainty about the future of the deal. But Mexico and Canada insist there is no point updating the pact with such a threat hanging over it, arguing the clause would stunt investment by sowing too much...

  • TORONTO, Oct 12- The union leading a month-long strike at a General Motors Co auto plant in Ontario is refusing to make concessions after GM threatened to move production to Mexico, a move that could cost thousands of Canadian jobs. The dispute comes at a sensitive time, as the United States, Canada and Mexico hold tense negotiations to modernize the decades-old...

  • SAN DIEGO— The U.S. Border Patrol is considering a surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings. Agents in Texas recently finished a 30- day trial of the camera-toting, helium-filled balloon made by Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a small startup that...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 11- Business leaders attending a U.S.- Mexico CEO conference said on Wednesday that no North American Free Trade Agreement would be better than a bad deal, as industry braces for the end of a treaty that drives $1 trillion in annual trade. The CEO meeting ran in parallel to talks near Washington aimed at refreshing the 1994 agreement, with Mexico,...

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Asked by a reporter if he could envision maintaining free trade with Canada if NAFTA talks sour with Mexico, Trump said: "Oh sure, absolutely.

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Asked by a reporter if he could envision maintaining free trade with Canada if NAFTA talks sour with Mexico, Trump said: "Oh sure, absolutely.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane is part of a panel at the Rethinking Macro Policy Conference- 1945 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney participates in IMF meetings. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley is participating in a discussion about the cashless society at IIF's Annual Meeting...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane is part of a panel at the Rethinking Macro Policy Conference- 1945 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney participates in IMF meetings. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley is participating in a discussion about the cashless society at IIF's Annual Meeting...

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be open to a bilateral trade pact with Canada if a deal cannot be reached with Mexico to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Asked by a reporter if he could envision maintaining free trade with Canada if NAFTA talks sour with Mexico, Trump said: "Oh sure, absolutely. He spoke at the White...

  • WASHINGTON— The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But what he wants— from requiring that more auto production be made-in-America to shifting more government contracts to U.S. companies— will likely be unacceptable to America's two NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada. asks Phil Levy, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. "

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be open to doing a bilateral trade deal with Canada but not Mexico if talks between the three countries over the North American Free Trade Agreement fall apart. Asked by a reporter if he would make a trade pact with Canada if he cannot reach agreement with Mexico in the NAFTA negotiations, Trump said: "Oh sure,...

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico appeared to be preparing for the worst as the fourth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement were opening in Washington on Wednesday. He said tariffs would increase by more— around 7 percent— for U.S. businesses exporting to Mexico. "U.S. negotiators have made conditions so tough that Mexico and Canada could reject them, which...

  • KALMAR, Sweden- Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley of Riksbank is giving a presentation on how Sweden is affected by developments abroad at the Baltic Sea Region and China Day 2017 conference hosted by Linnaeus University 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick of Riksbank is participating in Samhällsbyggnadsdagarna and giving her...

  • KALMAR, Sweden- Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley of Riksbank is giving a presentation on how Sweden is affected by developments abroad at the Baltic Sea Region and China Day 2017 conference hosted by Linnaeus University 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick of Riksbank is participating in Samhällsbyggnadsdagarna and giving her...

  • *Catalan leader says has independence mandate. BARCELONA, Oct 10- Catalonia's leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region's future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone. In a much-anticipated speech to the Catalan parliament, ringed by...

  • *Catalan leader says has independence mandate. BARCELONA, Oct 10- Catalonia's leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region's future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone. In a much-anticipated speech to the Catalan parliament, ringed by...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The most powerful U.S. business lobby accused the Trump administration of making "poison pill proposals" to sabotage NAFTA on Tuesday, as Mexico's foreign minister said the demise of the regional trade pact would hurt bilateral cooperation. Mexico is a key partner of the United States in fighting drug trafficking and stemming...

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's richest man, telecom magnate Carlos Slim, said Tuesday that reconstruction from two destructive earthquakes last month will create jobs and spur growth and announced that more than $100 million has been raised for relief efforts. Tens of thousands of homes and apartments were destroyed and will have to be rebuilt following the Sept. 19...