March 11, 2015
Dutch brewer Heineken said on Tuesday it will invest 7.5 billion Mexican pesos ($480 million) to build a brewery in Mexico to supply U.S. and Mexican markets.
The brewery in the northern state of Chihuahua will produce five million hectoliters (132 million U.S. gallons) of beer per year, said Marc Busain, managing director of Heineken’sMexico unit Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, but that could be expanded.
February 11, 2015
Mexico’s Cemex could sell part of its business in northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia as it seeks to pay down debt, the cement giant’s CEO told Reuters on Tuesday.
Fernando Gonzalez said the firm could also sell 5 to 10 percent of its subsidiary Cemex Latam Holdings, and set aside half of its earnings from asset sales to lower its debt burden.
January 14, 2015
By Gabriel Stargardter, 1/14/2015
(Reuters) – China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) looks poised to clinch a contract to build a $3.75 billion Mexican high-speed train system even after its original winning bid was revoked when it became engulfed in a political scandal, say sources with knowledge of the bidding.
Mexico will on Wednesday reveal the fresh bid terms for the tainted train project linking Mexico City with the wealthy, industrial city of Queretaro, which was meant to be one of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s flagship infrastructure investments.
January 14, 2015
Fox News Latino, 1/13/2015
Spain’s Iberdrola, Gamesa and Acciona said they planned to invest nearly $14 billion in Mexico’s energy industry between 2015 and 2018.
Mexico expects to have an installed generating capacity of more than 9,500 MW, a level equivalent to 8 percent of total power generation in the country.
September 24, 2014
09/23/14 Financial Times
If anyone needs convincing about the scale of Mexico’s ambitions on the global stage, they need look no further than plans for a glittering $9bn airport. Big, bold and beautiful, the proposed hub is the embodiment of the government’s latest slogan of a “Mexico on the move”, a country with nearly a dozen transformational reforms under its belt, promising to deliver more competition and better productivity to one of the world’s most up-and-coming markets. The government will launch a revamped global brand next month to cement its image as an enticing trade and tourism power. But internationally, the message is already getting through – and not just to investors. A number of high-profile recent visits, including from potential 2016 US presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, as well as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, underscore Mexico’s growing presence.
September 22, 2014
Mexico has received its first bid from a consortium to build a $10 billion state-owned mobile network, a linchpin of efforts to break the hold of Carlos Slim’s America Movil on telecom services. Telecom equipment makers Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson helped the consortium craft the proposal submitted to the government, four sources said. Mexico’s government, which estimates that the network will require an investment of about $10 billion over 10 years, wants to pick a winner in mid-2015, two sources said.
September 18, 2014
09/17/14 Financial Times
Oil and gas prospects are obviously at the front of Mexico’s investment prospects – the country’s energy reform is expected to attract as much as $50bn in foreign investment in 2020. But there’s more, the government says. And not just in the increasingly high-tech manufacturing industry that Mexico has embraced – it is the world’s fourth exporter of cars and first of flat-screen TVs, and its aerospace industry has rocketed. No, Mexico is targeting a range of other areas that are either untapped or could be developed further: think organic agriculture, halal products to serve the world’s 1.2bn strong Muslim market; the development of smart cities; shipbuilding; videogames; and medical tourism.