Trade & Investment
The Packer - The Food and Drug Administration has named Taylor Farms' Mexican processing facility as the source of salad mix linked to cyclospora cases in Iowa in Nebraska. The salads were served at Olive Gardens and Red Lobsters and other restaurants.
Bloomberg - Macquarie Group Ltd., Australia’s largest investment bank, acquired a 49 percent stake in a hydroelectric project that Acciona will build in Mexico. The bank invested $37 million to fund construction of the 28.8-megawatt project in Nayarit.
MercoPress - Paraguay and Mexico have made significant advances in reaching a trade agreement in the framework of the Latinamerican Integration Association, ALADI, according to Paraguayan diplomatic sources.
Economic Times - European satellite operator Eutelsat is to buy Latin American firm Satelites Mexicanos for $831 million in a move to scale up its presence in the region. The Paris-listed company said the total value of the company is $1.14 billion.
Anadolu Agency - Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Ça?layan has said Turkey is ready to sign a comprehensive free trade agreement with Mexico. Mexico’s exports to Turkey rose by 23.7 percent in the first five months of this year.
Seatrade Global - Hutchison Port Holdings has announced it will invest $1.5 million to further develop the port of Ensenada and improve its logistics operations. The firm will install a hybrid RTG crane capable to move up to 20 containers per hour.
Financial Times - Get ready for some competition in Colombia Carlos Slim. Millicom International, a Luxembourg-based telecoms company, has announced plans to merge its Colombian operations with the fixed-line business of state-run Empresas Públicas de Medellín.
Reuters - Mexico restaurant operator Alsea has reached an agreement with Starbucks to take full equity control of the coffee chain's stores in Argentine and Chile. Alsea will operate 66 stores in Argentina, and 44 in Chile along with the 382 in Mexico.
International Business Times - Mexico’s Finance Secretariat expects the country to attract a record amount of foreign direct investment in 2013, and that in the first quarter of the year it had already attracted 40 percent of last year’s total sum.
IANS/EFE - US-based Apple Leisure Group plans to invest $600 million in six projects that will create more than 4,000 jobs in Mexico.
The funds will be used to construct and expand facilities in Jalisco, Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo states.