Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40 percent: source

1h japantimes.co.jp
BEIJING – Nissan Motor Co. plans to invest about $900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021 — part of a 60 billion yuan ($8.73 billion) strategy to become a top three player in the world’s largest auto market. (14-0)
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Foreign automakers oppose Donald Trump NAFTA plan as US-Mexico talks resume

3h moneycontrol
Foreign-brand automakers with US plants do not support Trump administration rules to raise the amount of local content in North American-made vehicles, a group representing companies including Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co has told key US lawmakers. (14-0)
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Foreign automakers oppose Trump NAFTA plan as U.S.-Mexico talks resume

6h japantimes.co.jp
WASHINGTON – Foreign-brand automakers with U.S. plants do not support Trump administration rules to raise the amount of local content in North American-made vehicles, a group representing companies including Toyota Motor Corp., Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co. has told key U.S. lawmakers. (14-0)
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Foreign automakers oppose Trump NAFTA plan as U.S-Mexico talks resume

9h reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreign-brand automakers with U.S. plants do not support Trump administration rules to raise the amount of local content in North American-made vehicles, a group representing companies including Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) has told key U.S. lawmakers. (14-0)
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Foreign automakers oppose Trump NAFTA plan as U.S-Mexico talks resume

9h channelnewsasia
Foreign-brand automakers with U.S. plants do not support Trump administration rules to raise the amount of local content in North American-made vehicles, a group representing companies including Toyota Motor Corp , Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co has told key U.S. lawmakers. (14-0)
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Comerica: A Good Play On Higher Interest Rates

5h seekingalpha
Comerica (CMA) is one of the banks with higher asset sensitivity to interest rates, being therefore a very good growth play within the banking sector right now. (5-0)
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Revisiting the Trump Portfolios - The Big Picture

21h ritholtz
Betting Against Trump Was a Market-Beater The companies the president disparaged have done much better than those he favored. Bloomberg, January 10, 2018 (136-0)
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Japan’s Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, plans to go head to head with China in Africa

5m japantimes.co.jp
Daikin Industries, the world’s largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company.
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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has entered into a conditional agreement for a 950 MW offshore project in the UK  

1h globenewswire
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has entered into a conditional agreement for a 950 MW offshore project in the UK
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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind har indgået en betinget aftale om levering til et 950 MW offshoreprojekt i England

1h globenewswire
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind har indgået en betinget aftale om levering til et 950 MW offshoreprojekt i England
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Nikkei edges up on futures-buying; mobile carriers tumble

2h reuters
TOKYO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei shed losses and edged up after a weakening of the yen spurred futures purchases, but mobile phone carriers tumbled after a media report cited a Japanese official as saying the industry needs reform.
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Maruti Suzuki wants suppliers to sell spare parts through dealerships, service centres

4h livemint
New Delhi: In its quest to improve dealer profitability, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has created a royalty vertical in its spare parts department wherein the company will offer the option to its vendors—such as tyre makers, engine oil suppliers and battery makers—to sell their wares directly through authorized dealerships and service centres, said two people familiar with the matter.
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Nikkei drops as yen rises on Trump’s comments

5h thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei dropped on Tuesday morning as a stronger yen hurt the risk sentiment, with cyclical stocks such as shippers, machinery stocks and automakers losing ground.
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Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

5h theedgemarkets
TOKYO (Aug 21): Daikin Industries, the world's largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company.
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Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

5h reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Daikin Industries, (6367.T) the world’s largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company.
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Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

5h channelnewsasia
Daikin Industries, the world's largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company.
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Nikkei drops as yen rises after Trump rate comment; U.S.-China talks eyed

6h reuters
TOKYO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei dropped on Tuesday morning as a stronger yen hurt risk sentiment, with cyclical stocks such as shippers, machinery stocks and automakers losing ground.
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LafargeHolcim's Indonesia prize has cement shoes: Anjani Trivedi

6h theedgemarkets
(Aug 21): As the world’s largest cement maker sheds assets, billionaires and industrial conglomerates are lining up for LafargeHolcim Ltd’s US$2 billion-worth of Indonesian kilns. A domestic buyer may be the best (only?) option.
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T-Mobile runs behind-the-scenes PR push to support Sprint deal

22h reuters
(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is asking smaller wireless operators that piggyback off its network to issue public statements or even write newspaper editorials to help persuade antitrust regulators to approve its proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp (S.N). (37-0)
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Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40%, source says

18h theedgemarkets
BEIJING (Aug 20): Japan's Nissan Motor Co plans to invest about US$900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40% by 2021 — part of a 60 billion yuan (US$8.73 billion) strategy to become a top three player in the world’s largest auto market. (14-0)
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T-Mobile runs behind-the-scenes PR push to support Sprint deal

22h channelnewsasia
T-Mobile US Inc is asking smaller wireless operators that piggyback off its network to issue public statements or even write newspaper editorials to help persuade antitrust regulators to approve its proposed US$26 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp . (37-0)
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Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40 percent, source says

20h channelnewsasia
Japan's Nissan Motor Co plans to invest about US$900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021 - part of a 60 billion yuan (US$8.73 billion) strategy to become a top three player in the world’s largest auto market. (14-0)
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UPDATE 1-Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40 pct, source says

20h reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - Japan’s Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) plans to invest about $900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021 - part of a 60 billion yuan ($8.73 billion) strategy to become a top three player in the world’s largest auto market. (14-0)
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This is the Tesla rival that’s wooing the Saudis

9h malaymail
NEWARK, Aug 21 — It’s an electric-car maker. It’s in the news. No, it’s not Tesla Inc. (1-0)
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Trade war puts pressure on US factories in China

9h thestar.com.my
SHENZHEN: Larry Sloven arrived in southern China three decades ago, just as the region was taking off as the low-cost manufacturing centre of the world.
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Linde, Praxair get EU approval for US$82 bil deal, await U.S. decision

17h theedgemarkets
BRUSSELS (Aug 20): German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. rival Praxair secured conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their US$82 billion merger, but still have to clear a major hurdle with U.S. enforcers.
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IMTE Subsidiary GOXD and Ai Holdings Corporation Enter Distribution Agreement and Joint Research and Development Cooperation

17h globenewswire
HONG KONG and NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ:IMTE) (“IMTE” or the “Company”), a company engaged in the investment, development and commercialization of visual technology with a focus on glasses-free 3D display technology, announces today that its subsidiary, GOXD Technology Limited (“GOXD”), has entered into a Distribution Agreement (“Agreement”) with Ai Holdings Corporation (“AiHD”), a Japanese company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the Symbol “3076.
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Rebound In Aussie Dollar Imminent

17h seekingalpha
AUD has lost 10% YTD against the USD due to 2 key reasons: yield differentials and geopolitical risk.
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EU regulators okay with conditions $82 billion Linde, Praxair deal

19h reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators approved on Monday German industrial gases group Linde’s (LING.DE) planned $82 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair (PX.N) after the companies agreed to sell Praxair’s assets to a Japanese rival together with other concessions.
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EU regulators okay with conditions $82 bln Linde, Praxair deal

19h reuters
BRUSSELS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators approved on Monday German industrial gases group Linde’s planned $82 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair after the companies agreed to sell Praxair’s assets to a Japanese rival together with other concessions.
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Is Conglomerate Sector a Spent Force or One to Reckon With?

20h zacks
Second-quarter results have been quite impressive for majority of the U.S. equity sectors. Of the major stock indexes, the S&P 500 has gained 4.8% since the start of July while the NYSE has rallied 3.2%. Impressive corporate results for the quarter were one of the main driving forces behind the stock markets rallies. Of the 16 Zacks sectors, Conglomerates was one of the two sectors that recorded a decline in second-quarter earnings, the other being Auto/Tires/Trucks.
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Firms promote Japanese beef in Australia after a 17-year hiatus due to mad cow disease

20h japantimes.co.jp
Wagyu beef companies from across Japan showcased their products on Monday at a food exhibition celebrating the return of Japanese beef to Australia after 17 years.
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New Hoong Fatt ramps up overseas expansion

2018-08-20 theedgemarkets
KUALA LUMPUR: New Hoong Fatt Holdings Bhd (NHF), unfazed by local debate over a third national car, is not overly concerned about talks of policy changes in the local automotive market as it expands its opportunities in Asean. (14-0)
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Toyota to Expand Guangzhou & Tianjin Hubs' Capacity in China

21h zacks
Toyota Motor Corporation (TM - Free Report) is going to expand the capacity at the Guangzhou facility in China, per Reuters. This is in addition to the production expansion at another hub in Tianjin by around 120,000 units per year. The capacity increase at Toyota’s Guangzhou hub will help manufacture an additional 120,000 vehicles a year. Combining the production increase of Tianjin and Guangzhou plants, the company will raise its overall manufacturing capacity by 20% or 240,000 units per year.
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Tokyo stocks turn lower in thin trading

21h japantimes.co.jp
Stocks fell back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, as investors retreated to the sidelines amid a dearth of fresh trading incentives. (1-0)
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Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid: sources

2018-08-20 japantimes.co.jp
PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund a $72 billion deal to take his electric carmaker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc., sources said Sunday. (1-0)
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British American Tobacco to raise prices in line with October tax hike

2018-08-20 japantimes.co.jp
British American Tobacco Japan has filed for approval from the Finance Ministry to raise its tobacco product prices in line with the planned tobacco tax hike on Oct. 1, informed sources said Monday. (1-0)
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Tepco to move up measures against tsunami from Kuril Trench quake

2018-08-20 japantimes.co.jp
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (Tepco) has decided to move up ongoing work on protective measures at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, as a precaution against major tsunami from potentially huge earthquakes that could occur along the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench in the Pacific.
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Hitachi to launch AI analysis of hospital leftovers to hasten inpatient recovery

2018-08-20 japantimes.co.jp
A unit of Hitachi Ltd. will launch a new venture that uses artificial intelligence to analyze the leftovers of carefully planned hospital meals to ensure patients get the nutrients needed to better facilitate recovery, company officials said Monday.
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Grohe’s parent Lixil sees India as 3rd largest market in 10 years

2018-08-20 livemint
New Delhi: India will be the third largest market for Lixil Corp., the flagship of the Tokyo-headquartered group that manufactures building materials and housing equipment, its chief executive officer (Asia Pacific) Bijoy Mohan said.
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Japanese stocks ease, investors await U.S.-China talks

2018-08-20 reuters
TOKYO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei fell on Monday as chip-related stocks weakened, tracking their U.S. peers’s declines on Friday, while trading was thin as investors awaited developments from trade talks expected between the United States and China this week.
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Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid: Sources

2018-08-20 channelnewsasia
PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund a US$72 billion deal to take his electric car maker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. (1-0)
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Nikkei falls as chip-related stocks weaken

2018-08-20 thehindubusinessline
The Nikkei share average dropped 0.2 per cent to 22,230.46 at the midday break. - Reuters
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Nikkei falls as chip-related stocks weigh; market focuses on U.S.-China talks

2018-08-20 reuters
TOKYO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei fell on Monday morning as chip-related stocks weakened, tracking their U.S. peers’s declines on Friday, while investors awaited developments from trade talks scheduled between the United States and China this week.
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Toyota ordered to pay family US$242mil for Lexus seat defect

2018-08-19 thestar.com.my
DALLAS: A Texas jury hit Toyota with a US$242mil verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family’s two young children during a rear-end collision in 2016.
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Exclusive: Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid - sources

2018-08-19 reuters
(Reuters) - PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund an offer to take his electric car maker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. (1-0)
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Exclusive: Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid - sources

2018-08-19 channelnewsasia
PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund an offer to take his electric car maker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. (1-0)
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Monex chief sees a blockchain future for finance industry

2018-08-19 japantimes.co.jp
In 1999 former Goldman Sachs investment banker Oki Matsumoto launched an online brokerage with some clear goals in mind: to create an ideal future for personal finance and to encourage Japanese who are hoarding their savings to actively invest. (7-2)
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Insurers bolster dementia insurance offerings as Japan grays

2018-08-19 japantimes.co.jp
Insurers are competing to offer dementia insurance products and services as the population continues to rapidly gray. (3-0)
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Toyota ordered to pay $242 million in damages over Texas Lexus accident

2018-08-19 japantimes.co.jp
NEW YORK – A Texas jury has ordered Toyota Motor Corp. to pay $242.1 million in damages to a Dallas-area couple over a rear-end collision that resulted in injuries to their two children, a law office working for the plaintiffs said.
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