Reuters - Carmaker Ford expects to produce at least 15 percent more cars in Mexico in 2013 thanks to healthy US sales prospects for the company's updated Fusion model. Ford produced 451,648 units in Mexico last year.
IDG News Service - Oracle is moving 130 manufacturing jobs from Mexico to Oregon. The move by Oracle reflects a growing trend by both tech and other companies to move a part of their manufacturing back to the U.S.
Aviation Week - Eurocopter fulfilled an offset obligation with the opening of a 12,000-sq.-meter (129,167-sq.-ft.) factory in Queretaro that will supply Airbus commercial jets and its own Ecureil family of light multi-purpose helicopters.
Reuters - Mexican industrial production unexpectedly slumped in December by the most since a deep recession four years ago as factories and builders slowed, bolstering bets that the central bank could cut interest rates.
Quartz - Mexico is becoming a favorite for manufacturers, but despite above-average growth, there’s still a lot of ground to make up for Mexico when it comes to finding economic advantages over competitors like China, Indonesia and Costa Rica.
Nasdaq - Mexico's industrial production probably rose less in November than the average for most of 2012 on signs of some cooling in the export-oriented manufacturing sector, analysts said.
Rubber News - Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. has formed two joint ventures with Germany's Anvis Group to make automotive anti-vibration rubber components in Queretaro, Mexico.
Wall Street Journal - Mexico is taking center-stage in the production of cars, where lower costs and skilled workers are reordering the global auto market. The country now is the world's fourth largest exporter of cars.
Nasdaq - Mexico's industrial production grew by 2.4 percent in September compared to the year-ago month, on gains in manufacturing, construction, utilities and mining, the National Statistics Institute, or Inegi, said Monday.
Seattle Times - Boeing is actively its suppliers to attend a Nov. 15 workshop in Chicago to learn how to do business in Mexico. The event's organizers will waive the $200 registration fees for Boeing suppliers.