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  1. April 8, 2014

    Sleaze v spin in Mexico’s race for reform

    When Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, ran a 10km race last month, he cruised over the finish line without so much as...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Mexico opens deep water oilfields to tender

    Mexico expects to put some deep water oilfields out to tender starting next year as it throws open its oil and gas...

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  1. March 25, 2014

    Pemex presents wish list to energy ministry

    Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, has asked regulators to let it keep its shallow water fields, some deep water discoveries...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Mexico detains Amado Yáñez, head of oil services group

    Mexican authorities have placed under a form of house arrest the head of an oil services group at the centre of an alleged...

  3. March 20, 2014

    Pemex wish list signals start of Mexican energy reform

    Mexico will take the first concrete step towards breaking up its 76-year-old energy monopoly on Friday when Pemex, the...

  4. March 18, 2014

    Hunger for long-term debt poses US rate risk

    Will it be all pain and no gain for investors who have piled into long-term corporate debt recently? Despite rising...

  5. March 11, 2014

    Mexico president takes on vested interests

    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, has made short shrift of some towering challenges in just over a year in office. Not...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Problems in the pipeline for Pemex

    Never mind all that “three amigos” stuff. A potential energy pipeline from Canada to the US could help those two Nafta...

  7. March 3, 2014

    Pemex to invest $28bn in 2014

    Pemex, the Mexican oil company which is losing its 75-year monopoly in a historic reform, plans to invest nearly a record...

  8. February 28, 2014

    Citi earnings hit by fraud at key Mexican unit

    Citigroup said it had discovered alleged fraud at Banamex, its Mexican unit and a crown jewel of the global business,...

  9. February 28, 2014

    Citigroup: Banamex bother

    Good news, Brady Dougan! It took a few days for dirt to kick up around another big bank, after Credit Suisse got in trouble...

  10. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Wait and see on Mexico oil

    Oil companies hoping that by March 21 they might have clues as to which oil and gasfields may be up for grabs in Mexico...

  11. February 27, 2014

    Losses double at Mexico’s Pemex oil company

    Pemex, the Mexican state oil company whose 75-year-old national monopoly is being opened to outside investors in a historic...

  12. February 26, 2014

    Repsol draws line under Argentina dispute

    Resolution of Repsol-YPF conflict After two years of political drama, legal battles, boardroom intrigue and secret...

  13. January 27, 2014

    Tenaris: oil pipes on the up

    Boring can be good. Tenaris, which makes premium oil drilling pipe, has certainly been dull – the shares have gone sideways...

  14. January 24, 2014

    Mexico set for $7bn foreign cash boost

    Mexico is set for a wave of foreign cash as PepsiCo, Nestlé and Cisco announced investments totalling more than $7.35bn in...

  15. January 15, 2014

    Oil rises after EIA inventories report

    US oil moved higher on Wednesday in the wake of a government report that showed another large decline in crude stocks and a...

  16. beyondbrics

    January 3, 2014

    Hello 2014: for Mexico, the hard work starts now

    The 11th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Duncan Wood and Christopher Wilson of the Wilson Center...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2013

    Christmas cheer for Mexico

    Mexico is certainly ending 2013 on a high note. Enrique Peña Nieto, the president, signed the country’s landmark energy...

  18. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    Guest post: the Pemex door has opened

    By Jason Marczak and Peter Schechter of the Atlantic Council Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto capped a year of reform...

  19. December 15, 2013

    Mexico turns to the hard business of delivering energy reform

    Mexico’s historic vote to open its oil and gas sector to private investment after 75 years yoked to the state is a political...

  20. December 15, 2013

    Pemex: not dead yet

    A member of Mexico’s parliament stripped to his underwear last week as he vented his opposition to the government’s energy...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    Mexico energy reform: all over bar the shouting?

    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, has pulled a rabbit out of the hat. If all he wanted for Christmas was energy...

  22. December 8, 2013

    Mexican energy bill set for rough ride

    Mexican senators have be­gun to debate opening up the energy sector – the trick­iest but potentially most far-reaching of...

  23. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Mexico's education reform has its schoolwork cut out for it

    Education was one of the reforms pushed through by Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, this year. Good job too, if the...

  24. December 3, 2013

    Mexico’s energy reforms take shape behind barricades

    Shielded behind barricades three metres high, Mexico’s Senate is preparing to begin its debate on shaking up the country’s...

  25. November 29, 2013

    Argentina deal offers vindication for Repsol’s Antonio Brufau

    There are few executives who, in their entire careers, have experienced troubles of the magnitude that Repsol’s Antonio...

  26. November 25, 2013

    Argentina nears deal with Spanish group Repsol over YPF seizure

    Argentina is close to striking a deal with Spanish oil group Repsol to compensate the company for the nationalisation of its...

  27. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Miles Kimball and Noah Smith on the battle for the soul of macroeconomics. - The (non)politics of...

  28. November 25, 2013

    Energy reform stirs Mexico’s deepwater opportunities

    More than 50 miles after leaving the Mexican port of Veracruz, with nothing on the horizon but the odd fishing boat, the...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 23, 2013

    The Weekender, November 23

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  30. November 21, 2013

    Peña Nieto sacrifices his political capital on Mexico reforms

    Seventy five years ago, Martín Silva joined Mexicans handing over their valuables – cash, jewellery, even chickens – to help...

  31. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    Pemex and Repsol: what’s going on?

    Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, has strenuously denied a report in Spain’s ABC newspaper which had said it was looking to...

  32. November 17, 2013

    Latin America: Corporate bond trade requires time to mature

    Protests in Brazil, a giant bankruptcy and even middling returns have not deterred Latin American companies from raising...

  33. November 17, 2013

    Sharing knowhow is key to Mexico’s long-term growth

    Nobody likes it when foreigners criticise their country. That is understandable. But sometimes they even object when...

  34. November 6, 2013

    Mexico makes energy reforms more ambitious to lure investment

    The Mexican government is negotiating a more ambitious energy reform than previously expected with the main opposition...

  35. Nick Butler

    November 6, 2013

    The next Mexican revolution in oil and gas

    The fate of proposals to reform the Mexican oil and gas industry, now being considered by the country’s lawmakers, matters...

  36. October 25, 2013

    Pemex takes Q3 hit amid falling crude exports and currency losses

    Pemex, the Mexican state oil company targeted for ambitious reforms designed to open up the country’s long-closed energy...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2013

    Further reading: why is China so indebted?

    Wednesday’s picks from the BB team: EM sell-off talk dominates Jackson Hole; the potash row seems increasingly like a Bond...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2013

    Mexico energy reform: more popular than you think

    Has opposition to Mexico’s reform agenda gone away, swept from the capital’s main square by police and from the headlines by...

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