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Mastercard of the US and Mexican social bank BANSEFI, announce partnership to boost financial inclusion in Mexico via disbursement of social benefits using electronic payments.

Spain’s Telefónica signs-up five MVNOs competing for share of newly-liberalised Mexican telecommunications market: Virgin Mobile, Cierto, Maz Tiempo, Tuenti and Lyca Mobile.

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Virgin Mobile Mexico expands distribution operations to Ciudad Juarez after launch in Chihuaha; launches Mexican MNVO service in June this year using Telefónica network.

Mexico’s PEMEX reportedly says it’s investing US $282 million to expand SCADA automated system to detect theft of crude and fuel from its over 35,000-kilometre pipeline network.

Samsung Engineering of South Korea says it received US $80 million contract from PEMEX for design of secondary processing units to be installed at PEMEX Salamanca refinery unit.

Mexican animator Anima Estudios said producing second Top Cat movie, Top Cat Begins for summer 2015 release. Previous Top Cat film was largest grossing Mexican 2011 film.

Ganeden Biotech of the US says its GanedenBC30 probiotic product has been approved by Mexican authorities for sale in Mexico as an ingredient for food and beverage enrichment.

Nano Labs of the US agrees joint venture with Mexico’s DB Metals for business development to scale up DB Metals’ novel non-ferrous metals recycling technology.

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France’s Ingenico, a provider of seamless electronic payment systems, says Mexico’s Banco del Bajío to deploy Ingenico smart terminals in national installed terminals base upgrade.

Danish Novo Nordisk makes first commercial launch of type 2 diabetes treatment Ryzodeg in Mexico. Combination drug combines Nordisk’s Tresiba with man-made insulin aspart.

Structural engineering company Studio NYL of Colorado USA reportedly to design structure and facade of the first phase of new Monterrey Tec campus, over 1 million square feet.

Toshiba Machine Co. America, a unit of Japan’s injection press builder Toshiba Machine Co., opens first Mexican service centre at Guanajuato to support injection mouldings clients.

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South Korean automaker Kia says it plans to build US $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in Mexico’s Nuevo León to build up to 300,000 vehicles per year and open in first half 2016.

General Motors of the US reportedly expects to rationalise Cadillac SRX and Chevrolet Equinox output by shifting output between US and Mexican plants in 2016 and 2017.

Gogo of the US, a provider of aero-communications services says it signed definitive agreement to provide inflight internet and wireless entertainment to Aeromexico flights using its 2Ku system.

New Mexican MVNO Maz Tiempo launches operations in Mexico City area using Spanish Telefónica’s Movistar network and aiming for 3 million client base in first operational year.

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Taiwan’s Acer begins selling its Liquid smartphones in Mexico via Office Depot.

Sweden’s Bluewater light water purification technology maker begins sales of second generation reverse osmosis water purifiers in Mexico with partner Pure Water Technology.

PEMEX launches corporate reorganisation following approval of Mexico’s energy reform, dividing exploration and production from other activities, and creating new operating units.

Mexican glassmaker Vitro agrees to produce 7.3 billion beer bottles over seven years for US firm Constellation brands in US $950 million contract; says investing in new plant in Brazil.

Vectura Group of the UK says partner Sandoz gets marketing authorization from Mexican Health Authority COREPRIS for jointly developed inhaler for asthma and pulmonary disease.

Mexico’s Ekofon to enter newly liberalised Mexican telecommunications market as mobile virtual network operator using Spanish Telefónica’s Movistar network under “Cierto” brand.

Plexus Corp. of the US official opens new US $40 million, 265,000-square-foot electronics engineering facility in Mexico’s Guadalajara. Plant expected to hire over 740 employees.

DSM Engineering Plastics of The Netherlands says it agreed with Chase Plastic Services of the US as second marketer to develop and sell DSM’s engineering plastics in Mexico.

Foster Wheeler says it receives order for heat recovery steam generator from Spain’s Iberdrola for installation at new cogeneration facility under construction at Coahuila, Mexico.

VeriFone Systems of the US says it plans to expand its taxi and media services to Mexico and Turkey, including mobile payment, hailing and booking, and onboard media content.

Nano Labs of the US says it enters into Joint Venture with Mexico’s POLEC Industrias to design, make and sell POLEC’s Technosoil soil improvement and stabilisation technology.

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Mexican energy ministry gives 83% of proved and probable reserves to PEMEX in overhaul of ownership after energy reform approval. PEMEX also given 21% of possible reserves.

PEMEX head says company plans to venture with private companies on 10 onshore and offshore energy projects, including mature fields under newly approved energy reform.

RTP of the US installs new pultrusion line to produce Very Long Fibre compounds at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico, making Monterrey newest VLF location in North America.

National statistics agency says Mexican Industrial Production down 0.2% in June from May.

Mexican retailers’ association ANTAD reports same-store sales accelerate in July from June.

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