Trade & Investment

Trade & Investment

Telecom watchdog sets minimum for TV bidding

Reuters - Mexico's telecom watchdog  set a minimum bid price of 830 million pesos ($63.37 million) for two new free-to-air channels which are up for grabs as part of an effort to increase competition in the television and phone sectors.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/mexico-telecomunications-idUSL2N0N805S20140416

Chinese energy firm CNPC plans to bid in energy opening

Reuters - China's largest energy company CNPC will compete for future oil and gas development rights in Mexico, a top company executive said on Thursday, which could happen as soon as the end of this year.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/28/mexico-reforms-oil-idUSL1N0MP01620140328

Mexico is laying tracks for infrastructure investment

Emerging Markets - Investors in Mexican infrastructure projects have faced some uncomfortable unknowns. The new federal laws aim to attract foreign investment and give investors and contractors a more certain – and more familiar – environment.

http://www.emergingmarkets.org/Article/3323832/MEXICO-INFRASTRUCTURE-Laying-tracks-for-investors.html

U.S. spud sales to Mexico could triple under new rule

The Packer -The opening of all of Mexico to U.S. potatoes could more than triple fresh sales to the country. The value of annual exports from the U.S. could jump from $30 million to $100 million under a new agreement that no longer limits U.S. potato exports to a 16-mile zone from the U.S. border.

http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Spud-sales-to-Mexico-could-more-than-triple-under-new-rule-252706111.html

Lupin buys Mexico's Laboratorios Grin

Economic Times - Major Indian drug producer Lupin has acquired Mexico's Laboratorios Grin, a leading player in ophthalmic products, for an undisclosed amount, marking its foray into the Latin American country. 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/healthcare/biotech/pharmaceuticals/lupin-buys-mexicos-laboratorios-grin-forays-into-latam-mkt/articleshow/32779283.cms

Dubai Chamber proposes direct flights to Mexico

Emirates 24/7 -Dubai and Mexico aim to expand trade and commercial ties through a range of measures such as direct flights and attracting more tourists.

http://www.emirates247.com/business/dubai-chamber-proposes-direct-flights-to-mexico-2014-03-19-1.542219

Automakers are luring Japan's banks to Mexico

Bloomberg - Investments by Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. that look set to make Mexico the biggest car exporter to the U.S. are giving Japanese banks a chance to escape from the world’s lowest yields.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/14/business/automakers-luring-japans-interest-hungry-banks-to-mexico/#.UyND1FFdV68

Mexico expects billions from energy reform

Fuel Fix - The opening of Mexico’s energy market could bring in as much as $35 billion in outside investment  for the country’s oil and gas plays, a Mexican oil executive said, boosting capital from $25 billion to $60 billion.

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/03/12/mexico-anticipates-energy-overhaul-will-bring-in-billions/

KCS sees Mexico preserving rail exclusivity

Bloomberg - The Mexican Senate will probably abandon an attempt by the lower house of Congress to force the nation’s two largest railroads to open up their networks, according to Kansas City Southern.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-12/kansas-city-southern-sees-mexico-preserving-railroad-line-access.html

Kobe, others considering steel plant in Mexico

Japan Times - Steel-maker Kobe Steel Ltd. and its trading affiliate Shinsho Corp. said Monday they have agreed with three other companies to consider setting up a joint venture in Mexico to process steel wire rod into steel wire of cold heading quality used to make auto parts.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/03/business/kobe-steel-others-eye-mexico-deal/#.UxSFgPRg7Rw

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