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  • *Germany relies on manufacturing more than US, W Europe. FRANKFURT, April 23- If customers of Germany's Harting Group, a maker of industrial plugs and sockets, want bespoke products, they can buy them-- if they're prepared to assemble them from a kit themselves. Harting is one of a growing number of German firms investing in software, fearing their excellence in...

  • LONDON, April 14- It's that time of year when the copper industry gathers for CESCO Week in Chile to chew the collective fat on what the future holds. In Chile this week the focus will be firmly on supply, inevitably given the structural problems facing operators in what is still the world's largest copper producing nation. But in truth the present confusion is all...

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell for a second straight month in February in a sign that business investment remains soft, and analysts say the smaller-than-expected decline won't necessarily allow policymakers to relax given an uncertain economic outlook.

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders, a key gauge of capital spending, fell for a second straight month in February in a sign of soft business investment that could challenge policymakers' efforts to shake off decades of economic malaise. But weak capital spending plans for the new fiscal year...

  • TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell 0.4 percent in February from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, suggesting companies were cautious about raising capital spending amid uncertainty over the economic outlook. The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the...

  • *Japan's companies, wary of weak demand, are spending less. KUSATSU, Japan, April 5- Hirotoshi Ogura, a self-described "factory geek", is Daikin Industries' master of doing more with less- and part of the reason Japan's recovery remains stuck in the slow lane. As Japan heads into the season of peak demand for room air-conditioners, Ogura and other Daikin managers have...

  • *Europe's manufacturing center shifts to Germany and hinterland. *UK, France, Spain and Italy seen losing industrial capacity. BRUSSELS, March 15- Once depicted as a "Blue Banana" stretching from Manchester to Milan, Europe's industrial heartland has moved eastwards just as its political center of gravity has shifted to Germany.

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japanese share prices shook off a dismal performance on Wall Street the previous day to post gains on Wednesday, helped by buying of construction firms and other shares on hopes of recovery in the domestic economy. Machinery manufacturers were also helped after Japan's machinery orders were slightly above market expectations while some...

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday, with better-than-expected machinery orders offsetting the downdraft from weaker U.S. markets, which fell on growing views that the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as June. "The market started to worry about side effects from a further slide in the yen," said Hiroichi Nishi, general manager at...

  • *Jan machinery orders -1.7 pct vs f'cast -4.1 pct. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, underscoring the challenges facing the government as it attempts to nudge firms into boosting spending on wages and equipment with its aggressive stimulus policies. "Capital spending is recovering, although at a...

  • *Jan machinery orders -1.7 pct vs f'cast -4.1 pct. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January, suggesting that companies remain reluctant to increase capital expenditure given the uncertain economic outlook. The data underscores the challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan face as they attempt to nudge firms...

  • Japan Jan core machinery orders down 1.7 pct m/m Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting companies are reluctant to increase capital expenditure given the murky economic outlook. The result compared with a median market forecast for a 4.1 percent decline and followed an 8.3 percent rise in December,...

  • Taylor Swift: Now she’ll 'never go out of style' Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Inc. takes a new turn this week, and instead of hacking, she's now putting copyright on her favorite phrases.

  • Postal service extends delivery for holidays Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    United States Post Office package delivery

    In anticipation for double digit package growth, the Postal Service is expanding delivery services.

  • Sprint, SoftBank Reach Deal on Chinese Espionage Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Bangladesh Factory Banned by Wal-Mart Still Working Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Capital Spending Key for Growth: Ron Sloan Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Capital Spending Key for Growth: Sloan

    Invesco's Ron Sloan says he's the most bullish he's been in over a decade.

  • Japan November Core Machinery Orders Rise 3.9% Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.