China is losing competitiveness to lower-cost producing countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, which is pressurizing its manufacturing sector, says Stanley Szeto, Chairman & CEO of Lever Style.» Read More
In London, surprisingly robust sales of Lamborghinis and Ferraris depend on mass-market techniques as the super-rich spend less freely.
Auto firm Tesla is giving a New York Times reviewer a car. The goal was to show off Tesla's "electric highway" of charging stations for its electric car between Washington and Boston. The problem was that the car didn't make it. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
India's industrial production fell an unexpected 0.6 percent in December from a year earlier weighed down by manufacturing, government data showed on Tuesday.
The battle to rein in spending and overhaul taxes is something that Washington's policymakers must work "to get off the front page," Caterpillar CEO Doug Olberhelman told CNBC on Wednesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on the amount of inventory held by retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers.
Two years ago, over a dinner of filet mignon and sweet potato gratin, Caterpillar chief executive Doug Oberhelman looked on as China's President Hu Jintao praised the "mutually beneficial economic co-operation" between the US and China. The Financial Times reports.
The South Korean manufacturer's Galaxy S III smartphone is the first device to run neck and neck with Apple's iPhone in sales. The NYT Reports.
Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford in the canon of auto industry pioneers.
French carmaker Renault has started recalling over 60,000 cars exported to China due to problems with their fuel level sensors, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Former Chairman of AT&T, Ed Whitacre, came out of retirement to run General Motors during the auto bailout. He discusses lessons of the auto bailout, and its impact on American business management.
Hewlett-Packard is imposing new limits on the employment of students and temporary agency workers at factories across China. The New York Times reports.
The U.S. trade deficit shrank in December to its narrowest in nearly three years, suggesting the economy did much better in the fourth quarter than initially estimated.
Japan's core machinery orders surged unexpectedly in December, up for a third straight month and firms expect more improvement in the first quarter, taking heart from recent yen weakness on the back of Japan's aggressive monetary easing stance.
Todd Teske, Briggs and Stratton CEO, discusses how his business is pumping up inventory ahead of winter storm Nemo. Also, a look at the growing demand from consumers for stand-by generators.
Nonfarm productivity fell in the fourth quarter by the most in nearly two years as output increased marginally while weekly unemployment aid applications fall to 366,000, indicating steady but modest hiring.
Koji Endo, Managing Director at Advanced Research Japan tells CNBC's Cash Flow which Japanese auto manufacturers are most likely to benefit from the weakening yen.
Toyota Motor raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent to 860 billion yen ($9.3 billion) on strong sales of the Camry sedan and other vehicles in its biggest market the United States, as well as the yen's drop.
A new study from Consumer Reports says many new vehicles with small turbocharged engines fail to deliver the mileage advertised by automakers.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on new factory orders on durable and non-durable goods.
Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners analyst, discusses why bulls are very excited to be riding the Dow Transports rally.