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13 June 2019 - Musk hints at more Tesla plants in China
  1. More Elon Musk signalled that Tesla Inc, which is striving to complete construction of its first car plant in China, could eventually have more production facilities in the country given in the market's scale
13 June 2019 - Solar has new way to duck Trump's tariffs: Two-sided panels
  1. More ​The solar industry has a new way of ducking the Trump administration’s tariffs on its imports: two-sided panels
13 June 2019 - Oil’s 2019 Weakness Has Roots in 2018’s Strength
  1. More Oil has a demand problem. You can see it, most obviously, in headline crude oil prices, which slumped again Wednesday morning. You can see it in Asian refining margins and physical premia. You can see it in Saudi Arabia’s efforts to maintain supply cuts, rapidly turning into an oily version of Dylan’s Never Ending Tour
13 June 2019 - Europe fears manufacturing meltdown will infect rest of economy
  1. More ​European industry is in trouble and there’s a risk it will infect other parts of the economy, deepening the slowdown that’s already left the region fragile
12 June 2019 - India’s economic growth may not be so rosy after all new study shows 2011-2017 expansion overestimated
  1. More The entire methodology and implementation for GDP estimation must be revisited by an independent task force
12 June 2019 - How China overpowered US to win the battle for rare earths
  1. More ​It was Beijing’s decision almost 30 years ago to make rare earths a strategic material, and ban foreigners from mining them, that helped pave the way for China to elbow aside the United States as the world’s leading producer
11 June 2019 - Renault’s 20-year marriage with Nissan may be in trouble
  1. More Stung by the shock arrest of their leader, and now a failed deal to create one of the world’s biggest automakers, decades-long partners Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co may have finally reached boiling point in their relationship
03 June 2019 - US ends India's preferential trade status
  1. More The United States will end preferential trade treatment for India, President Donald Trump has announced, in a fresh economic headwind for New Delhi alongside slowing growth and record unemployment
03 June 2019 - Robo-deliveries are now a reality in China
  1. More Forget drones. The future of deliveries may be robo-vans
03 June 2019 - Global recession fears grow as manufacturing shrinks across Asia
  1. More Factory activity contracted in most Asian countries last month, as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on policymakers in the region and beyond to roll out more stimulus
31 May 2019 - Senard: Jobs and Nissan will be safe in Fiat deal
  1. More Renault chairman in Japan to sell merger deal to Nissan
31 May 2019 - We all need to calm down about rare earths
  1. More ​Once every decade or so, the world goes through a collective freak-out about rare earths
31 May 2019 - Asian automaker shares hit as Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs
  1. More Shares in Asia's major automakers and their suppliers sank on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican imports next month, potentially affecting vehicles made in Mexico and sold north of the border
30 May 2019 - Cautionary Rare Earths Tale Found in Molycorp's Rise and Fall
  1. More ​Investors with long memories might be forgiven for a sense of deja vu over warnings about rare earths and Chinese supply
30 May 2019 - Huawei launches 5G lab in S.Korea, but keeps event low-key after US ban
  1. More ​Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea on Thursday, but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation
29 May 2019 - VW rethinks €50b battery venture push
  1. More Carmaker wary of supply deal with Samsung SDI, say sources
29 May 2019 - Singapore Dethrones U.S. to Top World Competitiveness Rankings
  1. More ​Singapore leapfrogged Hong Kong and the U.S. to take the top spot among the world’s most competitive economies for the first time in nine years
29 May 2019 - Building China’s own chip industry will be a costly 10-year marathon, former Intel China MD says
  1. More ​China’s semiconductor industry needs more than a decade to catch up with global peers due to a weaker industrial base, and the US-China trade war only adds extra pressure, according to a Chinese semiconductor expert
29 May 2019 - Flexible working should be a business rather than gender issue, says Hays
  1. More ​Offering flexible working hours is key to improving a company’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) effectiveness – not as a “female friendly” policy just for the benefit of working mothers, but simply a “family friendly” one
28 May 2019 - Fiat Chrysler seeks Renault merger to meet auto challenges
  1. More Fiat Chrysler has pitched a finely balanced merger of equals to Renault in a move to cope with the costs of far-reaching technological and regulatory changes by creating the world’s third biggest carmaker
27 May 2019 - Toyota to build its first assembly plant in Myanmar
  1. More Suppliers expected to follow automaker as Suu Kyi seeks local investment
27 May 2019 - Asian renewable energy investment to overtake upstream O&G spending in 2020 — Rystad
  1. More Renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration by 2020, consultancy Rystad Energy said
27 May 2019 - Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault
  1. More Partnership could address some of their main weaknesses
27 May 2019 - Asia Pacific leads digital commerce trend
  1. More ​With the rapid spread of mobile technology in Asia Pacific, the region is expected to take the lead in shaping digital commerce trends over the next few years
24 May 2019 - How Huawei could end up challenging Google
  1. More ​By imposing restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co, the administration of US President Donald Trump may force the Chinese company to do something that no one in tech has dared to do for a long time: Challenge Google’s control of the Android universe, which earned the US company a huge European fine last year
24 May 2019 - Fresh blow for Huawei
  1. More British chip designer ARM, Panasonic latest to disengage with telecom company
24 May 2019 - HSBC helps China’s manufacturers expand their production lines in Southeast Asia to dodge trade war tariffs
  1. More ​HSBC, the largest lender in Hong Kong and Europe, said it is offering a lifeline to business clients looking to shield themselves from the full force of the US-China trade war by expanding their production facilities in Southeast Asia
24 May 2019 - What it will mean to have India in APEC
  1. More One key benefit for member states is market access
23 May 2019 - Toyota’s Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol
  1. More ​Toyota Motor’s Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo’s budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
23 May 2019 - Trade war has surprise beneficiary — China distressed firms
  1. More China’s increasing need to sustain easier credit conditions as trade tensions escalate is offering a reprieve to the nation’s distressed debtors
23 May 2019 - American companies in China mull relocation or investment cuts
  1. More About a fifth of US companies in China are considering moving some or all of their production out of the country to deal with the trade tensions, and a third are delaying or cancelling investment decisions, according to a survey of 239 American firms in the market
22 May 2019 - 'U.S. move clouds outlook'
  1. More China purchases from Asian semicoductor exporters slowing, ward Citigroup
17 May 2019 - Air taxi startup Lilium stages test 'hover' of five-seater prototype
  1. More ​Air taxi startup Lilium has staged a successful maiden flight of a five-seater prototype that it hopes to bring into service by 2025 to whisk passengers between cities without the hassle of an airport check-in
16 May 2019 - Indonesia has a US$412b plan to rebuild the country
  1. More ​Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for more than US$400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister
15 May 2019 - Trade war appears to be driven more by sentiment
  1. More Stock volatility in response to the US-China trade war appears more sentiment-driven than fundamental
15 May 2019 - U.S. nears deal with Canada-Mexico over removing metals tariffs
  1. More ​The Trump administration is nearing a deal with Canada and Mexico to remove U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as part of discussions about a new trade agreement among the three countries, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said
15 May 2019 - US farmers face growing pain from Trump’s trade war
  1. More Among the hardest hit from standoff with China are soybean farmers
15 May 2019 - Amazon debuts click-and-collect services in UK, Italy
  1. More Amazon.com com is launching a delivery option that will let customers retrieve parcels from staffed counters at the UK and Italian retailers
15 May 2019 - Trade war to escalate?
  1. More US prepare new tariffs ahead of Trump's meeting with Xi at G20 summit
14 May 2019 - Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs
  1. More ​Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders
14 May 2019 - China will ‘never surrender’ as US trade row heats up
  1. More ​China will never surrender to external pressure, the government said, though stopped short of announcing how Beijing will hit back after Washington renewed its threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports in an escalating trade dispute
14 May 2019 - Global auto supplier Bosch goes for platinum-light fuel cells
  1. More ​Global automotive supplier Bosch expects platinum to play only a minor role in its new fuel cells, giving precious metal markets scant benefit even as the technology gains momentum for pollution-free transport
13 May 2019 - Fanuc to build new plant to harness 5G and self-driving demand
  1. More Robot maker to invest $28m to mass-produce equipment for high-end lenses
11 May 2019 - Countries agree on treaty to regulate trade in plastic waste
  1. More Nearly all countries agreed on Friday to a legally binding framework to curb plastic waste, which has become a major threat to the marine environment, the United Nations said
10 May 2019 - What’s up with manufacturing?
  1. More Manufacturing is a small part of most advanced economies. The modern consumer spends much more on services. But manufacturing has not shrunk to zero. Making things still matters. It is between 10% and 30% of what major economies do. A lot of the recent economic growth slowdown has been caused by a slowdown in manufacturing. So what has happened to making things?
10 May 2019 - Escalation in US-China trade spat is biggest threat to world growth: Le Maire
  1. More ​French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Friday said that an escalation in the trade dispute between China and the United States posed the gravest threat to global growth and threatened jobs across Europe
09 May 2019 - Trump says China 'broke the deal' in trade talks, will pay through tariffs
  1. More ​President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China "broke the deal" in trade talks with Washington and would face stiff tariffs if no agreement is reached
09 May 2019 - The best and worst airlines and airports of 2019
  1. More Had a bad experience at Newark Liberty Airport last year? You’re not alone, according to recent rankings
09 May 2019 - First patents surface for Dyson electric car planned for 2021
  1. More ​Dyson Ltd’s electric car may have a long wheel base, an interior cabin with reclining seats and an aerodynamic design, according to patents awarded to the company
08 May 2019 - U.S. job openings increase by most in a year, topping estimates
  1. More ​U.S. job openings rebounded more than expected in the biggest gain in a year, indicating demand for workers remains healthy in a tight labour market
07 May 2019 - China to delay next trade talks?
  1. More Beijing seen retaliating following Trump's threat to hike tariffs on US$200b of imports to 25pc
07 May 2019 - Ikea plans to invest US$448mil in France
  1. More ​Ikea plans to invest 400 million euros (US$448mil) in France over the next three years as it builds up its new city centre stores in the country, Ikea France chief executive Walter Kadnar said
06 May 2019 - Future of work in the digital economy
  1. More ​Globalisation, technology, mobility, Millennials and new attitudes are causing the employment scene to change at an ever-faster rate
06 May 2019 - Mitsubishi plans $1.4 billion rescue for plant engineering firm Chiyoda: Nikkei
  1. More Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp and MUFG Bank plan to rescue plant engineering company Chiyoda Corp with a $1.4 billion lifeline, betting on a turnaround fueled by greater LNG demand, the Nikkei newspaper reported
06 May 2019 - Indonesia first-quarter GDP growth slower than expected as investment cools
  1. More ​Indonesia’s gross domestic product grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter of this year, as investment dropped and prices of its main commodities softened, data from the statistics bureau showed
06 May 2019 - Forgers Are Forcing a $9 Trillion Business Into the Digital Age
  1. More ​The $9 trillion business of financing global trade needs to go digital, according to southeast Asia’s second-biggest lender
06 May 2019 - India needs an investment czar
  1. More It’s time for a technocrat to step in to deal with stressed investments
06 May 2019 - Singapore to carry out labour curbs
  1. More Manufacturers may face skills shortage
06 May 2019 - Holding Beijing to its word
  1. More US experts mull enforcement of trade deal amid tariff war
03 May 2019 - Tesla ends 'Spartan diet' and seeks $2.3 billion to fund expansion
  1. More ​Tesla Inc will raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital, renouncing what Elon Musk called a “Spartan diet” and easing Wall Street concerns about the money-losing company’s ability to overcome a drop in sales and build new product lines
03 May 2019 - Huawei again overtakes Apple as global smartphone market tanks
  1. More ​Huawei Technologies Co overtook Apple Inc to claim the No. 2 spot in smartphones in the first quarter, moving a step closer to its avowed ambition of displacing Samsung at the top of the market
03 May 2019 - ECB Officials Express Confidence in Stabilizing Economy
  1. More ​European Central Bank officials expressed confidence over the euro area’s brightening economic outlook, while hinting at differing preferences for the speed at which monetary policy should respond to recent improvements
02 May 2019 - Amazon dismisses idea automation will eliminate all its warehouse jobs soon
  1. More ​Amazon.com Inc dismissed the idea of running a fully automated warehouse in the near future, citing the superior cognitive ability of humans and limitations of current technology
02 May 2019 - Asia factory activity 'bottoming out' but policy support still needed
  1. More ​Factory activity recovered last month in parts of Asia but still appeared to be on shaky ground as global demand remained subdued and China's stimulus measures were yet to show their full pulling power
02 May 2019 - AMD forecast buoys confidence in the chipmaker
  1. More ​Advanced Micro Devices Inc gave a quarterly sales forecast that was in line with analysts’ estimates, indicating renewed momentum in its bid to take market share from Intel Corp in microprocessors
30 April 2019 - US-China trade talks reach endgame
  1. More Bilateral ties may hinge on enforcement of trade deal
30 April 2019 - Fiat Chrysler CEO sure carmaker can survive tech disruption
  1. More ​Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is a “house of brands” and that ensures it will be one of the few traditional automakers to survive the disruption the car industry is facing from the rise of electric and self-driving cars, according to chief executive officer Mike Manley
30 April 2019 - Renault-Nissan merger idea revived
  1. More However there is a Ghosn in the engine blocking such a move
20 April 2019 - No Japanese companies plan to ditch UK as Brexit looms — survey
  1. More ​Japanese businesses with links to Britain say they have no immediate plans to flee the country as its Government seeks to hammer out terms of its exit from the European Union, a Reuters poll found
19 April 2019 - Coastal tech hubs reign but smaller US cities offer edge
  1. More ​The San Francisco Bay Area and Boston are likely at the top of the list of US regions to work for tech job seekers. But for techies interested in building the next generation of autonomous cars or supersonic jets, smaller cities may offer better opportunities
18 April 2019 - Europe’s car market is getting even worse
  1. More European car sales declined for a seventh straight month in March as several countries struggled with slowing growth, adding to challenges for an industry shouldering record spending on electric and connected cars
18 April 2019 - Carmakers look to Beijing to revive China’s slumping auto market
  1. More ​Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co. and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co are among the carmakers increasingly counting on Chinese government tax cuts to stimulate demand and help the world’s biggest auto market rebound from its worst slump in a generation. The unanswered question is when that will happen
17 April 2019 - Lotus plans comeback with all electric hypercar
  1. More Lotus announced a concept for the first fully electric British hypercar, the Type 130
17 April 2019 - China Q1 growth steady at 6.4%, beats slowdown forecasts
  1. More Sharply higher industrial output helps maintain solid GDP
17 April 2019 - Nippon Paint to buy Australia's DuluxGroup for $2.6bn
  1. More Company looks to expand sales channels in Oceania as China market cools
17 April 2019 - Trump Stirs Alarm That He May Be Giving China a New Trade Weapon
  1. More High on the list of President Donald Trump’s priorities as he tries to close a trade deal with counterpart Xi Jinping is making sure China faces consequences if it doesn’t live up to its promises. Yet in pursuing that goal Trump may also be giving China a new cudgel to use on American companies and striking another blow to the international rule of law
16 April 2019 - Toyota sells electric vehicle technology to Chinese startup Singulato
  1. More Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to sell electric car technology to Singulato, its first deal with a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup, allowing the fledgling firm to speed up development of a planned mini EV
16 April 2019 - Lotus announces comeback with all-electric supercar, Geely cash
  1. More Lotus announced a concept for the first fully electric British hypercar, the Type 130
15 April 2019 - Volkswagen pushes battery partners to build Gigafactories
  1. More Volkswagen is pushing its joint venture partners including SK Innovation (SKI) to build electric car battery plants which have at least one Gigawatt manufacturing capacity, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Reuters
15 April 2019 - Trade rows cloud global economy
  1. More Global finance officials tell countries to take steps to boost growth
15 April 2019 - Carmakers Found to Make Slow Progress Toward Digital Redo
  1. More Auto companies are finding that it’s easier to adopt the trappings of the digital economy than to push through the changes necessary to become full-blown members
15 April 2019 - Ikea to rent, recycle furniture in green push
  1. More Ikea will start renting and recycling furniture worldwide as part of an eco-friendly drive to address concerns its affordable, flat-pack business model leads to overconsumption and waste
12 April 2019 - EU tariffs to target 20 billion euros of US imports — diplomats
  1. More ​The European Commission has drawn up a list of US imports worth around 20 billion euros ($22.6 billion) that it could hit with tariffs over a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute, EU diplomats said
12 April 2019 - Japan urges G20 to strengthen global coordination
  1. More Japan called on Group of 20 counterparts to strengthen coordination to address potential risks to the world economy, as simmering trade tensions and China's slowdown cloud the global growth outlook
12 April 2019 - Tesla, Panasonic to seek productivity gains before new battery investments
  1. More ​Panasonic Corp and Tesla Inc will continue to make new investments in the U.S. electric carmaker’s Gigafactory as needed, but believe they can squeeze more out of existing resources than previously planned, Tesla said
11 April 2019 - Amazon-Microsoft Face-Off Set for Pentagon's $10 Billion Cloud
  1. More ​Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are the last competitors standing in the Pentagon’s winner-take-all competition for a $10 billion cloud services contract, the Defense Department said
11 April 2019 - Volvo explores closer ties with Geely in China
  1. More Possible tie-up offers clues into Swedish truckmaker’s plans
11 April 2019 - The Future is Here
  1. More The state of IoT adoption among industries
11 April 2019 - VW eyes JAC Motors stake?
  1. More German carmaker taps Goldman Sachs as adviser, say sources
11 April 2019 - Driving up Renault, Volvo investments
  1. More Indonesia wants carmakers to build plants, assembly units
09 April 2019 - Resilient Asean economies
  1. More Region will continue to grow quite well, albeit more slowly, says Singapore minister
05 April 2019 - Southeast Asia launches US$1 bil facility for green infrastructure
  1. More ​The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and major financiers on Thursday launched a facility to spur more than US$1 billion in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia
05 April 2019 - Risk of another ugly US jobs report
  1. More Investors wary ahead of report with markets reflecting bets that a recession is looming
05 April 2019 - German manufacturing orders plunge
  1. More ​German factory orders unexpectedly plunged in February, adding to evidence that Europe’s largest economy is some way off from overcoming a painful slump in industry
05 April 2019 - India panel to suggest liberal caps for FDI
  1. More ​Moves are afoot to relax the 24% cap for foreign investors, to improve FDI inflows
04 April 2019 - ADB: Trade war, Brexit risks rising
  1. More Lender projects slower growth of 5.7pc for developing Asia this year
04 April 2019 - Toyota to provide royalty-free access to hybrid vehicle tech patents
  1. More Toyota Motor Corp will offer royalty-free access to its hybrid vehicle technology patents through 2030, as it seeks to expand use of lower emissions vehicles before the global auto industry shifts to all battery electric cars
04 April 2019 - In the end, the Brexit choice is stay or go
  1. More The root of the Brexit crisis is not, as you might think, the failure of the hard-Brexit Tories to compromise. Rather, it’s that no good compromise exists
02 April 2019 - China makes U.S. trade consessions
  1. More Beijing to extend retaliatory tariffs on cars and add opioid on controlled substances list
02 April 2019 - U.K. Brexit Crisis Deepens as Commons Fails to Find Plan B
  1. More ​The U.K.’s deadlocked Parliament failed to agree on a new blueprint for Brexit, rejecting all the options that were put forward to replace Theresa May’s unpopular deal

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