Economy & Finance
Reuters - Mexican lawmakers on Tuesday approved the outline of a bill to boost lending in Latin America's second largest economy, by making it easier for banks to collect on guarantees for bad loans and beefing up regulatory power over financial firms.
Financial Times - Recently released balance of payments figures by Mexico’s central bank leave no doubt on how the Fed’s monetary policy hurts or benefits emerging economies. The Mexican economy saw an outflow of funds worth $4.9 billion in the second quarter.
Reuters - Mexico's unemployment rate fell in October, the national statistics agency said on Monday, in sign that a nascent economic recovery was holding up at the start of the fourth quarter.
New Zealand Herald - We now know what Mexico had at stake. The price of failing against the All Whites and not progressing to the World Cup has been estimated to be as high as $1 billion. The huge figure shows what drove the Mexican players at the Azteca Stadium.
Reuters - Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens on Thursday called on the Federal Reserve to execute a "careful unwinding" of its massive bond-buying program, and said Mexico was prepared in the event of massive capital outflows that could result.
CNBC - The winding down of the U.S. Federal Reserve's asset purchasing program is generally viewed as negative for Mexico and other emerging markets. Yet, if managed properly, the "taper" of the program could be positive for these markets, says Agustin Carstens, Governor of the Bank of Mexico.
EFE - Mexico's powerful CCE business federation urged lawmakers to pass an historic energy overhaul without delay, saying the country "can't wait any longer." If congressional approval is delayed, "we Mexicans will continue to pay more for fuel and raw materials," CCE's Energy Commission president Jaime Williams Quintero, said.
Reuters - Mexico has room for further fiscal reform to improve its tax base because a bill passed by Congress last week still leaves it well behind countries with stronger revenues, credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's said on Thursday.
Bloomberg - Mexican policymakers cut their growth forecast for this year in half after stagnant exports and a flagging construction industry led them to reduce interest rates by the most since the 2009 recession.
CNNExpansión - Consumer prices in Mexico rose 0.48 percent in October to stand at 3.36 percent annual rate, given the increase in electricity tariffs by the end of the warm season allowance in some cities.