South/Central America

Petrobras

Petrobras tries to turn page on corruption, talks oil

Executives at Brazil's Petrobras on Thursday sought to move on from a giant corruption scandal that has plagued the state-run oil company, outlining a back-to-basics recovery plan that left some investors hoping the worst was over.

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America Movil

America Movil says still looking at Mexico asset sale alternatives

Mexico's America Movil (AMXL.MX) said on Friday that it was still reviewing alternatives to a sale of assets in Mexico in the wake of AT&T's entry into the market, adding that it did not want to sell infrastructure.

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New York's Infor says reaches deal to resell software in Cuba

New York City-based software company Infor has identified a Cuban partner and reached an agreement to resell software in Cuba, Chief Executive Officer Charles Phillips said on Tuesday.

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Toyota

Toyota to invest $1 billion on new Mexico plant, create 2,400 jobs: source

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), the world's biggest automaker, will spend $1 billion to build a car factory in Mexico and plans to announce the investment on Wednesday, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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iPhone 6

Brazil's iPhone investment falls short on promises of jobs, lower prices

The Brazilian iPhone was meant to mark a new era. When Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group agreed in April 2011 to make Apple products here, President Dilma Rousseff and her advisers promised that up to $12 billion in investments over six years would transform the Brazilian technology sector, putting it on the cutting edge of touch screen development. A new supply chain would be created, generating high-quality jobs and bringing down prices of the coveted gadgets.

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General Electric

GE sees Latin American growth despite turbulence

General Electric Co projects revenue growth in the high single digits for Latin American in 2015 despite difficulties in major markets such as Brazil and Venezuela, the company's chief executive for the region said on Thursday.

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U.S.-Cuba relationship

Cuba says U.S. companies won't get preferential treatment

U.S. companies can expect the same treatment as those from the rest of the world, receiving neither special benefits nor punishment, if there is a further commercial opening between Cuba and the United States, Cuba's foreign trade minister said.

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Citibank

Argentine central bank to send regulators to local Citibank HQ: media

Argentina's central bank will send regulators to the headquarters of Citibank Argentina on Monday, the head of the monetary authority has said, the latest move between the bank and the state over defaulted debt.

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America Movil

America Movil may not face tougher regulation without asset sale: regulator

Mexico's telecom regulator will not necessarily impose tougher rules against billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil if it does not go ahead with a plan to sell off assets, the head of the regulatory agency said in an interview on Friday.

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Mexico central bank flags risk of Fed move on peso, weak growth

Mexico's central bank held interest rates MXCBIR=ECI steady on Thursday at a record low as policymakers eyed greater risks to growth and flagged concerns that a U.S. Federal Reserve move could hit the sinking peso.

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff

U.S. bets on Brazil, extends new invitation to Rousseff

The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas.

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General Motors Cruze assembly plant

GM to make next generation Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico

General Motors Co (GM.N) will build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in Mexico, the company said on Monday. GM will invest $350 million to produce the Cruze at its plant in Coahuila, as part of the $5 billion investment in Mexican plants announced last year. It is the first time the Cruze will be made in Mexico, according to a GM spokeswoman in Mexico, and production will be mainly for the domestic market. The Cruze is currently imported to Mexico from GM's plant in South Korea, she said.

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Toyota Motor Corp

Toyota set to approve Mexico plant within weeks - sources

Toyota Motor (7203.T) is finalizing plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

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Petrobras

Petrobras halts giant production unit as safety problems found

Brazil's state-run Petrobras said on Friday it shut its P-58 offshore oil production ship after the country's petroleum regulator ANP found irregularities on board the vessel, one of the company's most important offshore production systems.

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Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim bank unit pledges America Movil stock for new loans

A subsidiary of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Financiero Inbursa (GFINBURO.MX) bank has entered two loan agreements for nearly $700 million, pledging America Movil stock as collateral, according to a filing published on Thursday.

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