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29 June 2020 - Moody's: Covid-19 to drive funding diversity for APAC infrastructure projects
  1. More ​Funding for Asia-Pacific (APAC) infrastructure projects will become increasingly diversified in the "new normal" following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by Moody's Investors Service
26 June 2020 - Post COVID-19: Reviving the Asean economy with digital transformation
  1. More ​Today we face one of the largest global challenges of our generation. The impact of Covid-19 is undeniable and its test of our perseverance, unmatched. We must all work together to ensure the personal and financial safety of everyone while also minimising global economic damage
26 June 2020 - COVID-19 hastens automation, new APEC report finds
  1. More ​The COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the adoption of automation by firms and organisations across the region, according to a new policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit and The Asia Foundation titled “COVID-19, 4IR and the future of work.”
26 June 2020 - COVID-19 a wake-up call for ASEAN to foster greater regional integration – CARI
  1. More Middle-powers like the European Union (EU) and ASEAN should heed the lessons learned from COVID-19 about the importance of continued relevance of global openness and free trade, says the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI)
26 June 2020 - ASEAN needs cohesive plan to shore up investments, create jobs, says Muhyiddin
  1. More ASEAN governments must materialise cohesive plans to quickly implement measures or “travel bubbles” between "green" member states amid the Covid-19 pandemic to shore up investments and create job opportunities, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said
25 June 2020 - Airbus COO says aircraft maker reaches new production ‘sweet spot’
  1. More ​Airbus has reached a crucial jetliner production target and smoothed recent industrial problems as it embarks on a new phase in its response to the coronavirus crisis, the planemaker's chief operating officer said
25 June 2020 - No danger of glove oversupply as Covid-19 demand outpaces capacity: Maybank IB
  1. More As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to infect and claim lives, there is no danger of an oversupply of gloves just yet
24 June 2020 - China opens more industries to foreign investment
  1. More ​China announced today it was expanding the number of sectors open to foreign investment, relaxing international ownership caps on brokerages, futures companies and life insurance firms
21 June 2020 - Air conditioner giant Daikin gets lift from coronavirus and climate change in Japan
  1. More ​Companies worldwide are beset by the very near-term threat of the coronavirus and the long-term specter of climate change. Air conditioning giant Daikin Industries Ltd. might be one of the few companies that stands to benefit from both
18 June 2020 - APEC needs to create a more resilient region to overcome pandemic - CTI
  1. More The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) needs to create a more resilient APEC region that can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, speed up the economic recovery and be better prepared for future emergency situations
16 June 2020 - Blue Ocean Robotics among world's top 50 most influential robotics company
  1. More ​Blue Ocean Robotics has been recognised as one of the top 50 most influential robotics companies in the world (RBR50) for its UVD Robots in Robotics Business Review
16 June 2020 - ASEAN should be a unified entity to gain more from China's economy -- CARI
  1. More ​Supply chain diversification has put ASEAN in a sweet spot, but the real test is if the bloc is unified, opines the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI)
16 June 2020 - The gloves kingdom has been minting new billionaires
  1. More ​It’s been a good year for glove companies and their founders
14 June 2020 - We tested 5G networks across Asian cities. The verdict: Patchy
  1. More ​Fifth-generation networking hype has been in full force since Qualcomm Inc. declared “5G is here, and it’s time to celebrate” in February of last year. The reality, however, has required patience from consumers due to the time needed to roll out the new networks and the dearth of applications to put additional speed to compelling use
13 June 2020 - China, ASEAN to boost digital economy cooperation in 2020
  1. More ​China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will carry out cooperation in digital economy this year, according to the opening ceremony for the China-ASEAN digital economy cooperation year held on Friday
11 June 2020 - Renewables booming but not enough to meet climate targets, U.N. says
  1. More The world added 12 percent more clean power capacity in 2019 than the year before, but new renewable energy planned over the next decade falls far short of what is needed to forestall dangerous global warming, the U.N. warned
11 June 2020 - Despite pandemic, new U.S. solar capacity will grow 33% in 2020
  1. More ​New U.S. solar installations will increase by a third this year, a report published on Thursday showed, as soaring demand by utilities for carbon-free power more than outweighs a dramatic decline in rooftop system orders for homes and businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic
09 June 2020 - Thailand proposes to tax foreign internet companies
  1. More ​Thailand on Tuesday approved a draft bill requiring foreign digital service providers to pay a value-added tax (VAT), becoming the latest country in Southeast Asia to seek to boost tax revenues from international tech companies
09 June 2020 - Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains hard to do
  1. More ​When Japanese firm Iris Ohyama agreed in April to begin producing much-needed face masks in Japan, it marked a win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wants to bring manufacturing back from China
08 June 2020 - A US-China cold war could be good for investors, after all
  1. More ​A stock analyst who gained attention for emphasizing the theme of inequality a decade-and-a-half ago is now promoting the idea that U.S.-China showdown for economic supremacy could prove a boon for investors
05 June 2020 - Global semicon manufacturing equipment billings up 13% y-o-y in 1Q2020, says SEMI
  1. More ​Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings rose 13% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 to US$15.57 billion, said the U.S.-based Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI)
05 June 2020 - Digital economy a new growth engine
  1. More The digital economy now accounts for one-third of China's total economic aggregate. And its further development will help the country seize the opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and gain comparative advantages in international competition
02 June 2020 - Plunging cost of wind and solar marks turning point in energy transition: IRENA
  1. More ​Plunging costs of renewables mark a turning point in a global transition to low-carbon energy, with new solar or wind farms increasingly cheaper to build than running existing coal plants, according to a report published
02 June 2020 - Asia called on to coordinate policies to avert global slump
  1. More ​Coordination among Asian nations is key to steering the global economy toward recovery from the coronavirus crisis, according to former senior government officials and academics in the region
02 June 2020 - Global semicon sales rose 6.1% y-o-y in April to US$34.4b, says SIA
  1. More ​Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 6.1% year-on-year in April to US$34.4 billion from US$32.4 billion a year earlier, said the U.S.-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
31 May 2020 - Hyundai Motor, Hanwha Q Cells join hands for ESS development
  1. More ​Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea's leading carmaker, said Sunday that it has joined hands with local solar cells and modules manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells to develop energy storage system (ESS) with used electric vehicle (EV) batteries, Yonhap News Agency reported
28 May 2020 - South Korea to promote open trade to overcome pandemic
  1. More ​South Korea's trade minister said yesterday the country will continue to promote open trade amid growing protectionism in the aftermath of the new Covid-19 pandemic, calling for major trade partners to join efforts to normalise the virus-hit global supply chain, the Yonhap news agency reported
21 May 2020 - Samsung Electronics builds sixth domestic contract chip-making line
  1. More ​Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has begun work on a sixth domestic contract chip production line, the company said on Thursday, to make logic chips for mobile phones and computers as it looks to cut reliance on the volatile memory chip sector
20 May 2020 - COVID-19 period offers opportunity to enhance global supply chain - Sta Maria
  1. More ​This period of uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic should be viewed as an opportunity to strengthen the global supply chain systems which the world has relied on so much, said Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat executive director Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Sta Maria
19 May 2020 - U.S. overtakes China as most attractive country for renewables investment: research
  1. More ​The United States has overtaken China as the most attractive country in the world for renewables investment and the global clean energy sector is expected to bounce back quickly despite the coronavirus pandemic, research showed
15 May 2020 - Global industrial and supply chains set to change
  1. More The novel coronavirus pandemic has not only undermined economic globalization but also dragged the global economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression. In addition, it has also intensified structural reshuffling between countries and accelerated the trend toward localization and decentralization of the global supply and industrial chains. Which would lead to restructuring of the global industrial and supply chains, including those of China and the United States, in the post-epidemic era
12 May 2020 - EU still pursuing FTAs with Asean
  1. More The EU is also looking to continuously share its input in areas such as data protection, tourism and the environment
12 May 2020 - COVID-19 poses short-term challenge to e-commerce but long-term benefit
  1. More ​The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown are posing short-term challenges to the e-commerce sector in China, however, the sector will likely benefit in the long-term
09 May 2020 - APEC trade ministers commit to mitigating Covid-19 economic impact
  1. More ​The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers responsible for trade (MRTs) have issued a statement calling for APEC economies to hasten the fight against Covid-19 while undertaking the necessary steps to remedy the health and economic impact of the pandemic
07 May 2020 - Adapting to digital world a matter of survival for small businesses
  1. More ​The need for a stronger concerted effort among APEC economies and a more focused strategy for structural reforms, especially in harnessing modern digital technology to address economic challenges, has become more critical than ever amid the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
06 May 2020 - Global fab equipment spending to rebound in 2H2020, set record in 2021, SEMI says
  1. More ​Worldwide fab equipment spending for power and compound devices is expected to rebound in the second half of 2020 to meet resurgent end-product demand and jump 59% to a segment record US$6.9 billion in 2021, according to U.S.-based Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI)
05 May 2020 - Global semicon sales up 6.9% y-o-y in 1Q2020 to US$104.6b, SIA says
  1. More ​Global sales of semiconductors rose 6.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 to US$104.6 billion, said the U.S.-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
05 May 2020 - World’s economists agree economic stimulus ought to be green
  1. More ​The world appears to have reached the limit of its tolerance for economic disruption. Even as the novel virus continues to put lives at risk, governments around the world are beginning the process of reopening. More than $7 trillion has been committed to relief efforts just in the past three months, and many more trillions will need to be injected into the global economy in the coming months to help it recover
04 May 2020 - Samsung Electronics invests over RM18b in R&D in 1Q
  1. More ​Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's largest memory chip maker, said today that it spent 5.36 trillion won (RM18.75 billion) on research and development (R&D) activities in the first quarter of the year (1Q20)
28 April 2020 - Thai capital plans to reopen some businesses as coronavirus cases slow
  1. More ​Authorities in Thailand's capital plan to lift coronavirus curbs over the next few days or weeks for some businesses, ranging from restaurants and hair salons to pet groomers, a city official said on Tuesday, as the pace of new infections slows
28 April 2020 - China's April factory activity seen expanding as lockdowns ease: Reuters poll
  1. More China’s factory activity likely rose for a second straight month in April as more businesses re-opened from strict lockdowns implemented to contain the coronavirus outbreak, which has now paralysed the global economy
28 April 2020 - South Korea to invest US$896m in self-driving car technologies by 2027
  1. More ​South Korea said today it will spend some 1.1 trillion won (US$896 million or RM3.92 billion) on developing technologies for "high automation" vehicles that can lead growth in the automobile market, Yonhap News Agency reported
27 April 2020 - VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown
  1. More ​Volkswagen the world's largest carmaker by sales, said it had resumed work at its biggest factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, to give its workers time to adapt to new hygiene measures to combat the coronavirus
27 April 2020 - Thailand sees GDP, investment boost if joins CPTPP trade pact
  1. More Thailand could expect a boost to its economic growth, investment and exports to help offset the negative impact of the new coronavirus pandemic, if it participates in an Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the commerce ministry said
24 April 2020 - Pharma fuels unexpected jump in Singapore manufacturing in March
  1. More Singapore's factory output in March rose at its fastest pace in more than nine years, surging past expectations, as pharmaceutical manufacturing more than doubled, data showed
23 April 2020 - 2019 a solid year for hotel investment in Asia-Pacific
  1. More ​Asia-Pacific hotel investment activity picked up in the second half of last year after a sluggish 1H, says CBRE in its report titled “Marketview: Asia Pacific Hotels 2H2019”. In 2019, transaction volumes were up by 10% year-on-year, recording US$15.8 billion
21 April 2020 - Daimler, Volvo in €1.2b deal to make hydrogen batteries, says statement
  1. More ​German automobile group Daimler said today it was partnering with Sweden’s Volvo to make hydrogen batteries for trucks, as car giants accelerate a push to wean vehicles from fossil fuels
21 April 2020 - ASEAN's stimulus measures must go beyond short term — Kearney Singapore partner
  1. More ​Stimulus measures announced by several ASEAN governments were timely, but the assistance provided to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is limited and targeted at providing support and relief in the short term, according to panellists at a web seminar
20 April 2020 - Alibaba to invest $28 billion over three years in cloud
  1. More ​Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest 200 billion yuan ($28 billion) on cloud infrastructure such as datacenters over the next three years, a major effort to extend one of its fastest-growing business segments to more countries
20 April 2020 - IMF, World Bank urge countries to keep trade open amid COVID-19 pandemic
  1. More ​IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said that this is not a time to restrict the trade of medical supplies and essential equipment around the world
20 April 2020 - Global semicon equipment sales fell 7% y-o-y in 2019 to US$59.8 billion, says SEMI
  1. More ​Global semiconductor equipment sales fell 7% year-on-year in 2019 to US$59.8 billion from the all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, said the U.S.-based Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
19 April 2020 - Japan switching manufacturing to ASEAN
  1. More ​Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently declared a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic and unveiled a massive stimulus package to help the economy overcome the crisis
17 April 2020 - Developing countries unlock key industries to safeguard earnings and jobs
  1. More From Africa to Asia and Latin America, emerging countries disproportionately bruised by the Covid-19 pandemic are allowing some key industries to start back up in a bid to soften the economic blow
16 April 2020 - Vietnam could become world’s face mask factory amid Covid-19
  1. More ​Vietnam's garment industry was suffering an unprecedented crisis due to COVID-19, but the pandemic also brought significant opportunities for the country to become the world’s face mask factory, reported Vietnam News Agency
15 April 2020 - What it takes to pull companies out of China
  1. More Social media recently circulated reports about some people in Japan and the United States calling for the withdrawal of their companies from China. This is a result of misinformation getting amplified because of fears and uncertainty triggered by the global spread of the novel coronavirus
15 April 2020 - World economy working from home gets a glimpse of the virtual future
  1. More The lockdown gripping much of the world economy has spurred a real-time stress test of the long-heralded digital future
14 April 2020 - Renault shifts to all-electric cars for China
  1. More ​French automaker Renault said today that it would start building only electric vehicles for China’s huge passenger car market, dropping conventional internal combustion engines as well as its joint venture with local manufacturer Dongfeng
13 April 2020 - Digital economy growth gives push to virus fight
  1. More Internet of things, big data to spur China's investment, consumption
09 April 2020 - Vietnam approves US$7.6b tax holiday to help virus-hit businesses
  1. More ​Vietnam has approved a plan to delay the collection of 180 trillion dong (US$7.6 billion) worth of taxes and land rent to help businesses hit by the new coronavirus, which has infected 251 people in the country, the government said
09 April 2020 - Automakers push to reopen plants with testing and lots of masks
  1. More ​Global automakers reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic are accelerating efforts to restart factories from Wuhan to Maranello to Michigan, using safety protocols developed for China and U.S. ventilator production operations launched in recent weeks
09 April 2020 - Japan to Fund Firms to Shift Production Out of China
  1. More ​Japan has earmarked $2.2 billion of its record economic stimulus package to help its manufacturers shift production out of China as the coronavirus disrupts supply chains between the major trading partners
07 April 2020 - Global semicon sales up 5% y-o-y in February to US$34.5b, says SIA
  1. More ​Global sales of semiconductors rose 5% year-on-year in February to US$34.5 billion from US$32.9 billion previously, according to the U.S.-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
02 April 2020 - European industry retools to fight coronavirus
  1. More ​A multitude of 3D printers hum nonstop at Spanish firm BCN3D, which like dozens of others across Europe has switched gears to supply hospitals with equipment to fight the coronavirus
29 March 2020 - GCL System plans to build world’s biggest solar-panel plant
  1. More GCL System Integration Technology Co. plans to build the world’s biggest solar-panel manufacturing plant, with capacity to meet half of global demand
16 March 2020 - Australia mulls second stimulus package as market slumps on coronavirus, sources say
  1. More Australia is considering a second round of economic stimulus, three sources familiar with the deliberations told Reuters, as Canberra accelerated efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has now killed five people in the country
16 March 2020 - Thai economic outlook among Asia’s weakest, with worse to come
  1. More ​Thailand is preparing to restrict some aspects of daily life after the country’s biggest spike in coronavirus cases, further damaging one of Asia’s weakest economic outlooks
12 March 2020 - Covid-19: Here’s how much money countries have pledged for virus relief
  1. More ​Italy, the U.K. and Australia were among the latest governments to add to a fast-rising global tally of government stimulus to counter economic damage from the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
12 March 2020 - Australia unveils A$17.6 billion in stimulus to combat virus
  1. More ​Australia unveiled a A$17.6 billion ($11.4 billion) fiscal stimulus plan to buttress the economy from the coronavirus outbreak that threatens to tip the nation into its first recession since 1991
11 March 2020 - Washington considers actions to bolster U.S. economy as coronavirus cases mount
  1. More ​As U.S. coronavirus cases rose steadily, the White House and Congress negotiated measures on Tuesday to bolster the U.S. economy and Americans’ paychecks against the outbreak’s impact, although there was no immediate sign of a deal
11 March 2020 - Coronavirus piles pressure on Europe's stricken auto industry
  1. More Europe's major car and parts makers rushed to close factories and cut output in Italy and considered sending workers home elsewhere, in the first signs that the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is disrupting the region's struggling automotive industry
11 March 2020 - Indonesia announces tax relief for manufacturing during virus outbreak
  1. More Manufacturing companies in Indonesia will not have to pay out income tax for their workers for six months, under measures to support Southeast Asia's biggest economy during the coronavirus outbreak, ministers said
11 March 2020 - China to let key industries resume work in Wuhan, epicentre of virus outbreak
  1. More ​Key industries in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives to date, will resume work, the provincial government of Hubei province said in a notice
11 March 2020 - Warning bells sound for U.S. economy as virus squeezes ports
  1. More ​Accustomed to running at full speed this time of year, George Powers has watched as a shipping slowdown tied to the coronavirus sidelines more than half his warehouse workers at the usually bustling Port of Savannah on the U.S. East Coast
06 March 2020 - Coronavirus could cut global growth by 0.1% to 0.4%, ADB says
  1. More The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the coronavirus outbreak is set to trim economic growth in developing Asia and around the world this year
05 March 2020 - Singapore pushes to win over virus-disrupted supply chains
  1. More ​Singapore sees opportunities to win investments from companies whose supply chains have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, according to Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing
04 March 2020 - Singapore on track to roll out 5G
  1. More ​The Infocomm Media Development Authority intends to award 5G spectrum by mid-2020 after earlier receiving three submissions from Singtel, TPG as well as a joint submission from StarHub and M1, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran said in parliament
04 March 2020 - Indonesia plans new stimulus package to shore up economy
  1. More Central bank is countering impact of virus outbreak
03 March 2020 - Asean manufacturing conditions improve in nine months – IHS Markit
  1. More ​Operating conditions in the Asean manufacturing sector improved for the first time since May last year in February, albeit fractionally, according to latest IHS Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data
03 March 2020 - IMF, World Bank say ready to address economic challenges of coronavirus
  1. More ​The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said they stood ready to help member countries address the human and economic challenges of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, including through emergency funding
03 March 2020 - China's Geely invests US$326m to build satellites for autonomous cars
  1. More ​China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said on Tuesday it was investing 2.27 billion yuan (US$326 million) in a new satellite manufacturing plant, where it plans to build low-orbit satellites to provide more accurate data for self-driving cars
14 February 2020 - Britain beyond Brexit, PM Boris Johnson reshapes government
  1. More Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party and the country
14 February 2020 - Coronavirus seen shaving 0.2 percentage points off Japan's 2020 GDP growth: Reuters poll
  1. More The coronavirus epidemic is expected to shave up to 0.2 percentage points off Japan’s economic growth this year as it hits exports, factory output and tourism, a Reuters poll of analysts showed
13 February 2020 - Nestle pushes back growth target after solid 2019
  1. More ​Food giant Nestle expects growth to accelerate over the next two years towards its mid-single digit organic growth target, initially set for 2020, after it hit a four-year high at 3.5% and profitability improved in 2019
13 February 2020 - Hyundai bet big on China. Now coronavirus is twisting its supply chain
  1. More ​South Korean car giant Hyundai Motor has increasingly relied on China to supply auto parts to its manufacturing hub at home in recent years. As the coronavirus spreads, its strategy could be backfiring
13 February 2020 - Employees in these 3 countries are most optimistic about their careers
  1. More ​Employees in India, Indonesia and China are more hopeful about their career prospects than workers in any other major economy, according to a new study from LinkedIn
13 February 2020 - Big Oil warned White House China trade deal was unrealistic
  1. More ​Industry leaders privately warned the Trump administration that the US will struggle to produce the oil, gas and other energy products that China has committed to buy in a new trade deal, raising additional questions about one of the president’s signature economic achievements
07 February 2020 - Japanese manufacturers linked to China suffer disruption
  1. More ​Export and import activities of Japanese manufacturing companies that are linked to China have been disrupted due to the limited production as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province
07 February 2020 - Dozens of Asia trade fairs, conferences postponed amid coronavirus fears
  1. More More than two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in Asia have been postponed because of the spread of the China coronavirus, shuttering events where billions of dollars worth of deals have been signed in the past
07 February 2020 - Japan's 4Q GDP expected to post largest decline since 2014 Reuters
  1. More Japan's economy likely shrank at the fastest pace since 2014 in the December quarter as a sales tax hike and a typhoon dented consumer spending and sluggish exports hit capital expenditure, a Reuters poll showed
07 February 2020 - DBS cuts Singapore's 2020 growth forecast to 0.9% due to Wuhan virus impact
  1. More ​Singapore's biggest bank DBS on Friday downgraded its forecast for the city-state's 2020 growth rate to 0.9% from 1.4% previously, citing an expected economic hit from the new coronavirus epidemic which has spread to the city-state
07 February 2020 - German industry output suffers biggest slump since 2009 Reuters
  1. More ​German industrial output registered its biggest drop in more than a decade in December, highlighting the weakness of the manufacturing sector that is dragging on overall growth in Europe's largest economy
05 February 2020 - Indonesia govt seeks parliament approval for corporate tax cut, other tax changes Reuters
  1. More ​The Indonesian government has submitted a sweeping tax bill to parliament that proposes corporate tax cuts and seeks to make internet giants pay more taxes, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said
04 February 2020 - Mitsui CFO: China virus outbreak may slow manufacturing activities of autos and others
  1. More ​Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co Ltd sees China’s outbreak of a new coronavirus may slow manufacturing activities in automobile and other sectors, and possibly reduce steel product demand, the company’s executive said
04 February 2020 - Thai developer invests $1bn to put Myanmar industry on global map
  1. More Amata aims to woo foreign manufacturers with modern industrial zone in Yangon
04 February 2020 - Panasonic in a jam as Tesla taps new battery supplies in China
  1. More EV batteries one of the few bright spots for the Japanese electronics maker
03 February 2020 - Germany ran world's largest current account surplus in 2019 - Ifo
  1. More ​Germany’s current account surplus remained the world’s largest last year despite trade tensions, the Ifo economic institute will say on Monday, in an estimate likely to renew criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fiscal policies
03 February 2020 - Rare earths producer Lynas' Kalgoorlie plant given special status
  1. More ​Rare earths producer Lynas Corp said on Monday the Australian government recognised its Kalgoorlie processing plant as a key project for the country and will support regulatory approvals
03 February 2020 - Toyota-Panasonic venture to start EV battery development in April
  1. More ​Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp have agreed to set up a joint venture that will begin developing electric vehicle (EV) batteries from April, as the Japanese companies gear up for an expected surge in demand
03 February 2020 - Nissan’s Brexit Scenarios Include Closing European Plants: FT
  1. More Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co has drafted a contingency plan to focus on its Sunderland plant in the U.K. and cut European production if a hard Brexit leads to tariffs on car imports from the continent, the Financial Times reported, citing two people involved in the discussions
03 February 2020 - The Perfect Storm of Economic Risks on Hong Kong’s Horizon
  1. More ​The hits just keep coming for Hong Kong

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