62.- Mexico presents urban development strategy to UN [ 2018-07-13 - 20:50:45 ] Mexico (Notimex) - Mexico has presented a new urban development strategy to the UN which aims to build compact cities that guarantee accessible housing and inclusive public spaces. 
The strategy was presented by Mexico's Urban Development Minister Rosario Robles. 
The plan is in line with the UN's 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals.
61.- Mexico is key tourism market for Illinois [ 2018-07-12 - 16:56:09 ] Mexico (Notimex) - Mexico is one of the top three sources of tourism for the U.S. state of Illinois. 
Together with China and Canada, Mexico is one of the top contributors of tourists to the state, said Cory Jobe, director of Tourism of Illinois. 
In 2016, 195,000 Mexican tourists visited the state, he added. 
Some 50 percent of Mexican tourists...
60.- Private consumption continues growth trend [ 2018-06-06 - 12:09:12 ] Mexico (Notimex) - Private consumption in Mexico grew 4.6 percent in March compared with the same month a year ebfore, the country's statistics agency INEGI said.

Consumption of imported goods grew 7.3 percent in the period, while consumption of domestic goods and services grew 4.4 percent.Photo: Notimex/Special


59.- Number of Mexican tourists to Canada surges 13 percent [ 2018-05-24 - 10:52:27 ] Ottawa (Notimex) - The number of Mexican visitors to Canada reached 34,000 in March, up 13 percent from the 30,000 in the same month last year, Statistics Canada said.
The number of Mexican tourists to Canada has been increasing every month.
Last year, a total of 372,000 Mexicans visited Canada, with an average monthly figure of 31,000.
With these...
58.- Mexico seeks more trade with South Korea [ 2018-05-22 - 15:26:45 ] Mexico (Notimex) - Mexico is seeking to increase its trade with South Korea, its sixth largest trading partner in the world.
Paulo Carreño, the director of Mexico's investment promotion agency ProMexico, is visiting South Korea to seek more investment opportunities.
Mexico is a strategic country for South Korea in Latin America, ProMexico said.
57.- Economy picks up in first quarter: Finance Ministry [ 2018-05-01 - 10:32:08 ] Mexico (Notimex) - Mexico's economy continued to recover during the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of this year, the Finance Ministry said.
The country's economy  had been affected by the September earthquakes.
One of the highlights in the first quarter was an improvement in external demand, the ministry's report said.
From January to...
56.- Eight years as world’s leading silver producer [ 2018-04-13 - 17:45:04 ] Mexico (Notimex) – For the eighth straight year, Mexico ranked as the world’s leading producer of silver, with 196 million ounces in 2017.
The figure represents an increase of 10 million ounces compared with the previous year, mainly due to the increase in production at the San Julián, Fresnillo and Peñasquito mines.
Following Mexico in silver...
55.- Interjet aims to launch 30 new routes this year [ 2018-04-11 - 16:33:40 ] Mexico (Notimex) - Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet announced it is planning to launch 30 new domestic and international routes this year.
The international routes include Guadalajara-San Francisco; Cancun-San Francisco and Guadalajara-Chicago, the airline said.
CEO José Luis Garza added that the plans also include two new routes to Colombia.
54.- Mexican exports to Canada up 19 percent [ 2018-04-06 - 14:31:49 ] Ottawa (Notimex) – Mexican exports to Canada grew 19 percent in February, compared with the previous month, Canada’s statistics agency said.
The figure represents $2.2 billion in February, from the $1.8 billion in January.
Canadian exports to Mexico dropped 5 percent in the same period, reaching $473 million, down from the $464 million in January.
53.- Cepal praises Mexican fiscal performance [ 2018-03-26 - 17:18:20 ] Santiago (Notimex) - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Cepal, has praised Mexico's fiscal performance over the past months, particularly the administration's efforts to curb spending.
"The 0.3 percent primary deficit in the country's GDP in 2016, became a 1.3 percent surplus in 2017," Cepal said in its Latin America Fiscal...