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Mexican leader admits shortcomings on security at launch of new police force

Jun 30 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday his 7-month-old government had yet to make progress in tackling record levels of violence afflicting the country as he launched a new militarized police force tasked with fixing the problem.

Mexico seeks closer China business ties during testing time on trade

Jun 29 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico wants to deepen economic ties with China by increasing its exports and attracting more investment from the Asian country, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Saturday ahead of a visit to Beijing.

At G20, Canada raises concern about Mexico gas pipeline row

Jun 29 2019

MEXICO CITY Canada expressed its concern about a gas pipeline dispute that has raised diplomatic tensions with Mexico during the Group of 20 nations summit in Japan, but the matter could be resolved soon, Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzua said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Mexico looking at issuing its first Panda bond -finance ministry

Jun 28 2019

MEXICO CITY, June 28 Mexico is analyzing whether to issue its first Panda bond, or debt denominated in Chinese yuan, though such a step to broaden the country's investor base would not take place before next year, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday.

Mexico nearly ready with formula for billion-dollar oil hedge: official

Jun 28 2019

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK Mexico has nearly finished reworking the formula it uses to hedge its oil production, a finance ministry official said on Friday, including changes to how it factors fuel oil prices into its export mix.

Mexico's president defiant in row with Canada over pipeline contracts

Jun 27 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pushed backed on Thursday against Canadian concerns that gas pipeline contracts awarded under his predecessor might not be honored, saying the terms of the agreements were "abusive" toward the state.

Mexico central bank holds rates steady but board splits

Jun 27 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank held its benchmark interest rate steady on Thursday, as expected, although as worries over the economy grew, the board was not united in its decision for the first time since two new members joined at the start of 2019.

Mexico says it has deployed 15,000 forces in the north to halt U.S.-bound migration

Jun 25 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 soldiers and National Guard in the north of the country to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the border into the United States, the head of the Mexican Army said on Monday.

Mexican president slams 'failure' of energy reform, defends economic record

Jun 20 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday renewed his attacks on his predecessor's opening of the oil and gas industry to private investment, saying that no more contracts would be awarded unless companies produced results.

Mexico first to ratify USMCA trade deal, Trump presses U.S. Congress to do same

Jun 19 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico on Wednesday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the behest of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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