Category Archives: Companies

Corona has a Trump-Mexico problem

CNNMoney – Just one day after Donald Trump was elected president, the U.S. company that distributes Corona took a 7% dive in the stock market — and it hasn’t recovered. The post-election slump is largely driven by fears that Trump’s aggressive stance towards Mexico will ricochet against Constellation’s portfolio of Mexican beer brands Corona, Modelo and Pacifico.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/17/investing/corona-trump-constellation-brands/

Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for Mexicans

Reuters – Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim’s cell-phone company, America Movil, said it would launch a television channel in the United States targeting Mexican audiences later this year, putting it into competition with broadcasters like Univision and Telemundo. Named Nuestra Vision, the channel will be offered by the America Movil unit Publicidad y Contenido Editorial.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-slim-idUSKBN15211P 

Why was Carrier moving to Mexico in the first place?

Reason – In all the hubbub surrounding The Carrier Deal, there was one question that went unasked. Why did Carrier want to move those jobs out of Indiana in the first place? One factor stood out when Carrier executives met with Mike Pence, then the governor of Indiana, last year. After the meeting, Pence said the decision to relocate had nothing to do with Indiana’s business climate but with the “rising red tape” in Washington D.C.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/01/04/trump-regulations-carrier-deal

Constellation stocks fall on Trump concerns

WSJ – Investors cheered after Constellation Brands Inc. acquired the U.S. rights to Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’’s fast-growing Mexican beers in a $5 billion-plus deal in 2013. But shares were 8.3% lower at $152.76 in early afternoon trade on concern a Donald Trump presidency could hurt the largest U.S. distributor of Mexican beer, including Corona, the country’s top-selling import.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/mexico-beer-importer-constellations-shares-fall-on-donald-trump-trade-concerns-1478717491

Constellation to buy Grupo Modelo brewery

UPI – Constellation Brands announced plans to acquire a Grupo Modelo brewery for $600 million to meet growing demands of its beer imported south of the border. The brewery in Obregon is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Constellation’s best-selling imported beer brands include Corona, Modelo and Pacifico.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2016/10/31/Constellation-Brand-to-buy-brewery-in-Mexico/8481477931001/

Rexnold Bearings moving work to Mexico

WRTV -Another Indianapolis company has “tentatively decided” to move jobs to Monterrey, Mexico. Rexnord Bearings announced to its employees hat some jobs were going to be moved out of the country beginning in 2017, according to the union that represents those employees.

The move comes just 8 months after Carrier workers found out their jobs were being phased out of an Indianapolis manufacturing plant and instead moved to Carrier’s facility in Monterrey.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/more-indianapolis-jobs-moving-to-monterrey-mexico-rexnord-tells-350-employees-their-jobs-are-moving

Ford CEO met with Trump over “infuriating” Mexico comments

CNBC – Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said on Wednesday he has met with Donald Trump to talk about the Republican presidential candidate’s extensive criticism of the automaker’s investments in Mexico. Ford told the Economic Club of Washington that he thought Trump’s criticism of the No. 2 automaker’s foreign investments were “infuriating and “frustrating” because of the company’s extensive investments and employment in the United States. Trump has threatened if elected to impose hefty tariffs on Ford imports from Mexico.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/05/ford-chairman-met-with-trump-over-mexico-comments.html

Citi to invest $1 billion in renamed Mexico unit

WSJ – Citigroup Inc. added its name to its closely watched Mexico unit and announced plans to upgrade its retail business in the country with an investment of more than $1 billion by 2020. The unit, previously called Banco Nacional de México or Banamex, will now be known as Citibanamex. The change ties the Mexican unit, which ran into problems while operating relatively independently a few years ago, more closely to its U.S. parent.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/citi-to-invest-additional-1-billion-in-mexico-operations-1475596355

Goldcorp shuts mine after week-long blockade

Reuters – Canada’s Goldcorp Inc said it was temporarily shutting down operations at its Peñasquito gold mine in Mexico, following a week-long blockade by a trucking contractor to protest the miner’s plans to diversify its local transportation supply chain.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/goldcorp-starts-controlled-shutdown-of-operations-at-a-mexico-mine/article32205630/

IEnova to offer $350 million in primary stock offer

Reuters – Infraestructura Energetica Nova will offer about $350 million in a primary stock offering later this month, the firm said on Monday. The offer will consist of 323 million shares, but could rise to 380 million shares, including over-subscription options and additional placement options. The company, known locally as IEnova, is a unit of U.S. firm Sempra Energy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/mexico-ienova-idUSL2N1CA00Q