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Mexico Auto Industry: Why Are Kia Motors, BMW, Nissan, And Mercedes Headed ...

The announcement was so important for his country's economy, Mexico's president delivered the news himself.  On the same day that General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) said it would be calling home Cadillac SRX crossover production from Mexico in a deal worked out with the United Auto Workers union, South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. (KRX:000270) said it will spend more than $1 billion to construct its first auto manufacturing plant in Mexico, according to the Spanish language El Financiero news agency. President Enrique Peña Nieto made the announcement Wednesday in Mexico City, highlighting the country's determination to attract automotive investment. “The Kia plant in LaGrange, Georgia, is working at capacity, and they had a choice to expand capacity there or follow what the industry has been doing in recent years,” Dean Barber, founder of Barber Business Advisors, a corporate site-selection advisor, told International Business Times by phone after the announcement was made. “Kia is building at the doorstep of the United States. Another good thing about that is Mexico has more free trade agreements than the United States, about 40.” Bordering the world’s second-largest auto market to its north, Mexico has long been an ideal location for car manufacturing, especially after Canada, the U.S. and Mexico began dismantling protective trade barriers starting in 1994 with the North American Free Trade Agreement. At the time, Mexico produced ...  

Business Interest in Africa Still Strong Despite Ebola

The Ebola crisis has closed several borders, suspended some international flights and slowed economic activity, especially in the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa.But U.S. observers say the crisis will pass eventually and, despite immediate concern, the often-fatal disease has done little to change their increasing optimism about investing on the continent."Clearly people are aware of (the Ebola scare), but it's not something that's slowing anybody down," said African Sunrise Partners managing director Melissa Cook, who visited the Nigerian capital of Abuja last week. "As far as Nigerians are concerned, business is full steam ahead."Cook had a packed schedule of meetings with local business people and government officials to drive power sector projects forward.The often-fatal disease has caused 1,422 deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in recent months, according to the World Health Organization as of Aug. 20. Nigeria has also had five deaths from the disease, and a separate strain of Ebola was recently discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The African Development Bank says the outbreak is causing enormous economic damage to West African economies.Still, business interest continues."We aren't seeing any decline in investor interest, and it has really been a non-issue as most investors are focused on the long term," said Tom Speechley, a New York-based partner at $7.5 billion private equity firm Abraaj Group.Abraaj, which focuses on developing market...  

Wichita's 46th Black Arts Festival will be all about community

Carl Stovall knows how important the Black Arts Festival is to the community. Founded in 1968 during the civil rights movement, its original mission was to give black families a respite from unrest both locally and nationally by offering an outlet for enjoying art and entertainment in a safe and supportive environment. The event has always been held, despite financial struggles in recent years. This year’s festival promises new activities and a greater opportunity for dialogue about several salient issues.“This is an important part of the community from a legacy standpoint,” Stovall said. “It’s been going on for 46 years and people look forward to it. There’s deep history here. It happens every Labor Day weekend, and that weekend is synonymous with this event for so many. For that reason alone, we need to stay viable.” The festival will take place Saturday through Monday at McAdams Park. Admission is $3 for a button that’s good for the whole weekend. The buttons can be purchased at the festival gates or in advance at Roseline’s International Enterprise, a floral and gift shop at 21st and Oliver, and P&P Seeds and Bait, 1901 E. 21st St. Festivities kick off with a parade and opening ceremony on Saturday. The parade is open to all groups who fill out an entry form and whose members buy a button. Line up starts at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot near the KMUW at 17th and Holyoke, and the parade begins at 11 a.m. Th...  

Draw set for Thursday

This year's Champions League draw will thus include four La Liga sides –FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao, four from the Premier League –Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, and four from the Bundesliga ...  

Adobe Is Overvalued At $71 (ADBE)

The rally coincides with the launch of Adobe's Creative Cloud and its rapid adoption among creative professionals. We believe the current market valuation of Adobe is stretched, even as the company has entered the digital marketing market to diversify ...  

Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 3 To 25 New Markets

In keeping with prior expectations, Microsoft is currently in the process of rolling out its Surface Pro 3 tablet-hybrid to 25 new markets over the next 24 hours. With the 25 new markets all live, Surface Pro 3 will be available in a total of 28 markets. The rollout of the device has therefore been quite constrained to date. Microsoft also detailed in a post today that the new Surface dock will sell in the new markets, ahead of its general availability in mid-September. The new markets give Surface a chance to put more revenue-points on the board. Surface revenue is a figure that Microsoft breaks out in its earnings, making it simple to track. Top line from the hardware project fell by more than half from the fourth calendar quarter of 2013, to the second calendar quarter of 2014. Given that Microsoft may be in process of stepping back from its Windows RT-based Surface devices, it’s up to the Intel-based Surface Pro 3 to carry the torch. The device has received the strongest reviews of any Surface device. Microsoft positions it as a computer that can replace a traditional laptop. The Surface project has been an expensive effort for its parent company. If the Surface Pro 3 fails to ignite revenue in Microsoft’s hardware group, it isn’t immediately apparent what a next step would be — the Surface Mini was yanked moments before its planned announcement, so other new SKUs could be somewhat far from making it to market. Regardless, New Zealan...  

Sens. Landrieu and Vitter criticize Obama administration's efforts to ...

Switzerland UN WHO Health Climate UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses his statement by video screen behind Christiana Figueres, left, Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, Maria Neira, 2nd left, WHO Director for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants, China's Margaret Chan, 2nd right, General Director of the World Health Organization, and French Michel Jarraud, right, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization, WMO, during the WHO conference on health and climate change, at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi) WASHINGTON -- Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and David Vitter, R-La., raised objections Wednesday to reports that President Barack Obama is seeking to negotiate an international climate change accord that won't require Senate ratification. Sources quoted by the New York Times said the president is looking for an agreement that would require pledges from world leaders to reduce emissions that cause greenhouse emissions linked to climate change. Nations would not be subject to sanctions for violations, but could face public criticism for failing to meet goals -- a concept some are calling "name and shame." Landrieu, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said it "is important that all nations do what they can to reduce carbon in the atmosphere." "But the President should n...  

Cultural Arts Center has new fall art classes

Arts Exploration for EveryoneThe Cultural Arts Center has at its core the mission of promoting, educating, and providing opportunities in the visual and performing arts to the Wiregrass area thereby connecting arts to community. By offering exploratory classes in pottery, visual arts, mixed medium, textiles, and dance, children in elementary, pre-school, and middle school grades get to dabble, try on, and experiment with many different art forms that some may never have had the opportunity to explore before. Supported in part by grants and local business support, these classes are offered after school and are taught by local professional working artists.  The Messy Space Was BornTo do this means providing students access at reasonable, affordable prices or through scholarships provided by grants and foundations. Thus “The Messy Space” was born. Located in the old 5th grade wing behind the main structure of the Cultural Arts Center, “The Messy Space” has 3 classrooms that rotate working artists and allows all young artists to create regardless of pottery dust, dye colors on the floor, paint splatter, glue drops, and a variety of other messy substances that can end anyone’s creative juices. Dance classes are held in the center’s dance studio complete with walls of mirrors to help students visually see their progress and form. ScholarshipsScholarships are available for these classes. Contact the Cultural Arts Center staff (Ann...  

South Sudan: Security Council strongly condemns downing of UN helicopter

MI-8 helicopter of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Juba. UN Photo/Martine Perret 27 August 2014 – The Security Council has strongly condemned the downing yesterday of a United Nations helicopter in South Sudan which resulted in the death of three Russian crew members and left a fourth severely injured, and called for a thorough investigation. The MI-8 helicopter contracted by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was performing a cargo flight from Wau in Western Bahr El Ghazal state to Bentiu in Unity state when it crashed. The members of the Security Council extended their heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew members and to the Government of Russia, and offered wishes for a full recovery to the injured crew member. “They stressed that this attack constituted a grave violation of the Status of Forces Agreement of 8 August 2011 and jeopardized the UNMISS operations,” said a press statement issued by the 15-member body. “They strongly urged UNMISS and the Government of South Sudan to conduct a swift, thorough and transparent investigation of this attack.” Further, the Council strongly emphasized that those responsible for the attack must be held accountable and all necessary measures to avoid such attacks in the future must be taken. News Tracker: past stories on this issue ...  

$330 Million Tax Giveaway For Entertainment Business Approved

Los Angeles has a bad reputation when it comes high culture. Sure, we attract Hollywood hopefuls who put in more time at the gym than at the library. But we think our rep is mostly undeserved. We have world class dining, theater, art and music (Gustavo Dudamel!). Our own take on... In a surprising reversal, L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy has abruptly halted the district's billion-dollar technology program, which aimed to put an iPad into the hands of every student and teacher by the end of, yes, this year. It's a rare retreat for the headstrong superintendent intent on getting the... California plans to give as much as $330 million a year of your money to one of the wealthiest industries in the state—Hollywood. Gov. Jerry Brown today announced that a compromise that will actually see fewer dollars going to media moguls than lawmakers wanted. See also: California Report Confirms That Tax... ...  


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