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Mexico’s Pena Nieto Stops Short of Pledge to Keep Carstens

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(Bloomberg) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto talks about economic and fiscal policies, the performance of central bank Governor Agustin Carstens and the fight against illegal drugs. Pena Nieto, speaking with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait in Brussels on Thursday, also discussed a federal probe into home purchases by him and his wife. (Pena Nieto's remarks are translated to English. Source: Bloomberg)

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President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico stopped short of promising to nominate Governor Agustin Carstens to a second term at the helm of the central bank, saying he’ll announce his decision in December.

“Without a doubt, I think Agustin has had a notable performance,” Pena Nieto, 48, said in an interview in Brussels with Bloomberg News. “We’ll see in December what happens.”