CNNExpansion - Airport operator Asur, tortilla producer Gruma and retailer Grupo Famsa will be included in the CPI, the benchmark index of the Mexican market, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores said Wednesday. They will replace the airport operator OMA and steel firms ICH and Simec.
BusinessWeek - The Mexican government says it has notified Starbucks Corp. that Mexico is owed intellectual property rights for a line of coffee mugs showing pre-Hispanic images. Starbucks says it is working with Mexico to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Dow Jones - Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico said Wednesday that government regulators have approved a 2.77-billion-peso ($217.6 million) capital-expenditure budget for the next five years. GAP said it will invest 819.6 million ($64.1 million) in its busiest airport in Guadalajara.
Maquila Portal - With a $100 investment, John Deere started production at its new plant in Ramos Arizpe, which will manufacture lawn mowers and agricultural equipment with a workforce of 300 people transferred from the firm's Saltillo plant.
Sentido Comun - Carlos Slim, reflecting the good performance of the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores in 2009, ended the year with a wealth worth about $59 billion, or $15.3 billion more than in 2008, which makes him a clear contender for the title of the "wealthiest businessman in the world."
Sentido Comun - Afore Banorte Generali, a subsidiary of Grupo Financiero Banorte, the fifth largest bank in Mexico, said it was authorized to acquire assets of Afore Argos, which include a portfolio of more than 22,000 customers.
Sentido Comun - Autoliv, the largest manufacturer of seat belts and air bags in the world, said it would close a plant in Mexico, along with others in France, Germany and Tunisia due to lower demand for seat belts and air bags.
CNNExpansion.com - Vitro reported that it received on Monday, with his trustee Bank of New York, a notice of acceleration of payment by a group of bondholders due 2012 and 2017, a process that is not expected to affect operations.
El Financiero - The Board of Directors of Petroleos Mexicanos is divided over whether to create a corporate technology and information directorate with responsiblity over expenditures in the subsidiaries of Pemex Gas, Pemex Exploración y Producción, Pemex Petroquímica y Pemex Refinación. Pemex Gas, Pemex Exploration and Production, Pemex Refining, Pemex Petrochemicals.