Mexico's foreign direct investment jumped by a quarter in 2015
MEXICO CITY Feb 21 Foreign direct investment
(FDI) in Mexico rose by a fourth last year to reach 28.382
billion pesos ($1.56 billion), the country's economy ministry
said in a statement on Sunday.Mexico's FDI in 2014 totaled about 22.57 billion pesos.
The ministry said the stronger 2015 FDI was due to U.S.
telecoms company AT&T Inc paying more than $2 billion to
acquire Mexican wireless operators Iusacell and Unefon, as well
as the purchase of Vitro's glass container business
by U.S.-based Owens-Illinois Inc for about $2.15 billion.
The United States accounted for about 53 percent of total
FDI last year, followed by Spain, Japan and the Germany.
($1 = 18.2288 Mexican pesos)
(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)