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Bolsa Mexicana de Valores - The Mexican Stock Exchange. From the Data section, you can get quotes for all Mexican stocks, and you can also find out how to buy historical data and real time data feeds. In English or Spanish.
Business News Americas - This site has an extensive archive of news articles from Latin America; in English. If you are researching a large Mexican company, this may be a good place.
Cosmos Industrial Directory - A directory of industrial corporations: contains hundreds, if not thousands, of companies. You can search on name or product (and use either Spanish or English). You can also see a list of firms by sector. Gives the address, phone, fax, and products. Has space for capital and directors, but I've never seen these entries actually filled in, but I only looked at a small sample of the companies. This site is useful if you want to know who in Mexico produces widgets, or if you want additional information about a particular company.
Economatica - [Fee-based]. Offers data on 1,000 companies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. A free 15 day trial is available. "El sistema Economatica ofrece un banco de datos de alta confiabilidad sobre todas las principales empresas negociadas en bolsa. Y si estas interesado en las oportunidades creadas por la globalizacion de los mercados, tambien podras obtener informacion sobre otras centenas de empresas de otros 6 paises de Latino America."
El Economista - Current and historical Mexican stock prices. Also provided are the max and min for the previous 12 months, the series, volume, change, and P/E and Price/Book ratios. In Spanish only. This site is some sort of financial publication, and has lots of current news as well, but everything is in Spanish.
Inforport - Provides a Java applet with Mexican stock price graphs and quotes, which they state are real-time. This company also sells historical data.
Infosel CDMex - Database of thousands of Mexican companies: get the name, address, phone, fax, sector, number of employees, sales and year founded.

Corporate Structures

Type Description
S.A. Sociedad Anomina. Stock company with limited liability. Requires a minimum of 2 shareholders and a minimum share capital of N$50,000. Five percent of the after tax profits must be allocated to reserves until they equal 20% of the capital. An SA can have either fixed or variable capital: if the capital is varied, then the abbreviation will be S.A. de C.V. A capital increase in a normal S.A. requires a change of the charter; a change of capital in an S.A. de C.V. does not. An S.A. has a board of directors, and foreigners may sit on the board. Must have an examiner who oversees the shareholders interests; this person may not be a member of the board of directors.
S.C. Sociedad Civil. Cooperative venture between parters to achieve some sort of purpose. These usually don't have profit as a primary motive (they can be, for instance, a lobbying organization).
SNC Sociedad en nobre colectivo. Unlimited partnership: partners are fully liable, and can be personally liable.
SRL Sociedad de responsabilidad limitada. Requires a minimum capital of N$3,000, partners are liable only up to their contributions. Not very common.

Off the Web
Bancomext Trade Directory of Mexico - [Book -- Amazon]. Profiles on 4,200 Mexican companies involved in foreign trade. Contains name, address, phone, fax, name, products imported and/or exported, number of employees and banking information. This book also lists various trade brokers and freight forwarders. $140.00
Doing Business in Mexico - [Book -- Amazon]. Covers buying and selling in Mexico, as well as investing and living there. There are also some cash histories. This book is organized in a question and answer format. $20.97 (30% off).
Random House Latin American English-Spanish, Spanish-English Dictionary - [Book -- Amazon]. This book contains 100,000 entries, and contains many words unique to Latin American countries. $4.79 (20% off).

Country Commercial Guide
FAO Brief - Country profile by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (Adobe Acrobat Required.)
Mexican Law Links

Useful Information
Online Business To Business Directory - A comprehensive online B2B directory of Mexican companies including links to company websites.

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