Only a few days left in the World Cup tournament. As the number of matches per week declines, people are getting back to work. Carlos Slim had a good think about telecoms reform and decided he’d back away from his incumbent dominance rather than fight the IFT. After all, he’s already got Telekom Austria. PEMEX began laying new gas pipelines toward the border with the US, and Alpek and BASF rationalised their joint venture shareholdings. A number of new tech contracts were signed, but capital raising was flavour of the week, with Linio lining up an additional €58 million in funding from two new partners Actinver announcing a new fund, and peer-to-peer lender Prestadero raising Series B capital.
After Hours was delighted to find a biopic of Cantinflas in the works, and Hot Tamales travelled to New England to find ingredients for Salsa Verde.
Hasta la próxima!