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China manufacturing
China Manufacturing Contracts Again, Government Data Show
February's manufacturing data highlighted weakness in this key sector as China's economic growth slows.
Japan Industrial Production Rises in January
The ministry left unchanged its verdict on output, saying in a monthly report that "industrial production shows signs of increase at a moderate pace."
Airbus Profits Take Off in 2014, Clear Skies Seen for 2015
Airbus plans to temporarily slow production of the wide-body long-haul A330 in 2016, but quickly scale up manufacturing of the newer A350 which it began delivering last year.
BASF Meets Targets, Foresees 'Uncertain' 2015
BASF said it planned to increase its dividend to shareholders to 2.80 euros per share for 2014 from 2.70 euros a year earlier.
GM to Stop Auto Production in Indonesia
GM to Stop Auto Production in Indonesia
The plant currently produces the Chevrolet Spin, a small family van, for Indonesia and other ASEAN markets.
Beer Giant InBev Wins with the World Cup
The Belgian-Brazilian giant was a major sponsor of the World Cup, putting some of its top brands such as its iconic Budweiser beer on show for a global audience.
'Everything is Awesome' at Lego After Record 2014
The result narrows the gap to American rival and Barbie maker Mattel, which posted a 7% drop in annual revenue to $6.0 billion.
Bayer Breaks Records in 2014, Confident for Healthy 2015
Looking ahead to this year, Bayer said it was planning sales "in the region of 46 billion for 2015," benefitting from the weak euro and other currency effects.
Cuba Could Export $250M in Cigars to US
At the opening day Monday, Habanos announced global sales of $439 million in 2014, down one percent from 2013.
Tesla Model S Design Studio
Tesla Tops US Best Car List for 2nd Year
The annual top-10 ranking, based on independent road performance, reliability and crash tests, also gave top category honors to three Subaru models, a landmark sweep for the small Japanese maker.
President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Bill 3
In defying the Republican-controlled Congress, Obama made good on a long-standing veto promise and set the stage for a battle in the 2016 presidential election.
Johnson & Johnson Settles More Hip Lawsuits
The agreement extends the benefits of a 2013 settlement with plaintiffs involving about 8,000 cases over ASR Hip System devices that cost the company $2.5 billion.
Toyota Unveils Fuel-Cell Car Assembly Line
Fuel-cell technology is seen as the Holy Grail of green cars as they are powered by a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen, and produce nothing more harmful than water.
Big 3 US Automakers Watching for Silicon Valley Competition 1
The Big Three U.S. automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- are taking the threat from the Detroit outsiders seriously.
Mitsubishi Heavy Inks $3.4B Qatar Subway Deal
The project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2019, includes 75 sets of three-car trains, platform screen doors, tracks, a railway yard and ongoing maintenance.
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