Economy & Finance
McClatchy Newspapers - Even as outgoing President Felipe Calderon began the process of turning over his office to his successor, his administration was working into the wee hours to hand a jackpot to two of Mexico’s most controversial casino operators.
U.S. Department of State - A U.S. delegation will travel to Mexico City Jan. 22-24 to discuss further strengthening the U.S.-Mexico bilateral economic relationship and increasing trade and the creation of jobs in both countries.
World Poultry - In Mexico, the recent outbreak of HPAI on layer farms in Aguascalientes raises questions as to how the market will react and if there will be any influence on domestic egg and poultry prices.
Dow Jones - Mexico's federal government might limit the amount of debt and the size of deficits that states and municipalities accumulate, as local debt levels have doubled in recent years and a handful of governments have defaulted on debt payments.
Reuters - Mexico's central bank is likely to hold borrowing costs steady on Friday after inflation cooled in December back into policymakers' comfort zone, giving them room to pull back from a threat to hike interest rates.
Reuters - A raft of reforms proposed by Mexico's new president Enrique Pena Nieto could help the country raise its BBB sovereign debt rating, an S&P official said on Thursday.
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.
Nasdaq - Consumer confidence in Mexico rose more than expected in December, reaching its highest level in nearly five years as consumers were more optimistic about the current economic situation and the outlook for the coming year.
4-Traders - Mexican consumer prices probably rose at a slower pace in December, bringing the annual rate back within the central bank's target range after an inflation scare over the summer prompted policymakers to warn of possible interest rate hikes.