DETROIT, March 4- EcoMotors, a Michigan- based engine maker backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works. FAW's manufacturing partners in China include Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Co.» Read More
*Tankers still in shipyards in Iran, China, Argentina. But the tankers from shipyards in Iran, Argentina and China, have never set sail, according to five sources with knowledge of the company's fleet, as well as ship tracking data from Reuters showing the ships sitting where they were built.
Reuters reported in June that the founding family of PSA Peugeot Citroen had offered to give up control of the automaker as it tried to revive plans for a closer tie-up with GM backed by a fresh capital injection.
COPENHAGEN, Sept 27- Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has agreed a joint venture with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for offshore wind turbines, adding financial muscle to its attempts to catch up with rivals in a sector viewed as the future of wind power.
*Lixil, DBJ to form 50-50 JV to buy 87.5 pct of Grohe. TOKYO/ FRANKFURT, Sept 26- Germany's biggest bathroom fittings company Grohe has been snapped up by Japanese building products group Lixil in a 3.06 billion euro deal, marking the largest ever investment by Japan in Europe's biggest economy.
NEW YORK/ HELSINKI, Sept 25- Nokia is discussing internally whether to approach French rival Alcatel-Lucent about a tie-up, part of the Finnish company's review of how it can grow after the planned sale of its handset business to Microsoft Corp, several people close to the matter said.
A French government source said the provisional deal, to be signed in front of visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Paris on Wednesday, would set the stage for 60 firm orders for medium-haul aircraft as well as options for 30 more.
SINGAPORE, Sept 22- Almost 13 years after pulling the plug on its last attempt to enter the Indian market, Singapore Airlines Ltd is taking another stab at the country by again teaming up with the Tata Group as part of a broader strategic shift.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 19- Brazil's planned auction of its biggest-ever oil discovery attracted only a quarter of the interest expected by the government after many of the large, wealthy oil companies with experience in the region declined to sign up for the sale.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 19- Brazil's planned auction of its biggest-ever oil discovery attracted only a quarter of the interest expected by the government after many of the large, deep-pocketed oil companies with experience in the region declined to sign up for the sale.
BEIJING, Sept 20- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's online mutual funds platform, which launched in June allowing customers to buy and sell a single money market fund, is set to attract more than 20 billion yuan by the end of this month.
*China, EU seeking to improve tense ties after solar row. BRUSSELS, Sept 17- European Union countries will agree next month to talks with China on a pact making it easier to do business, possibly paving the way for a free-trade deal between two of the world's biggest markets, EU officials said on Tuesday.
**COOPER TIRE AND RUBBER CO, $32.31, down 3 pct. A U.S arbitrator said Cooper Tire and Rubber Co cannot sell two of its factories in the country to India's Apollo Tyres until a collective bargaining agreement is reached between Apollo and members of the plants' union. **SOHU.COM INC, $67.50, up 4 pct.
**COOPER TIRE AND RUBBER CO, Friday close $33.22, down 4 pct premarket. A U.S arbitrator said Cooper Tire and Rubber Co cannot sell two of its factories in the country to India's Apollo Tyres until a collective bargaining agreement is reached between Apollo and members of the plants' union. **SPLUNK INC, Friday close $59.54, up 4 pct premarket.
TOKYO, Sept 14- Japan's first new rocket in 12 years lifted off on Saturday, after two setbacks last month, keeping alive hopes that the country may eventually be able to enter the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.
Sept 13- Pipeline company TransCanada Corp said it had reached a distribution agreement with gas companies in Ontario and Quebec, that ends disputes over tolls and allows for increased supplies.
*Says security generally not well understood by Statoil leadership. OSLO, Sept 12- Oil major Statoil missed multiple warning signs and failed to foresee or prepare for incidents like January's deadly attack at an Algerian plant in January, an internal company investigation said, painting a picture of chronic security problems at the site.
OSLO, Sept 12- The head of Statoil said he would not resign after an internal investigation by the oil major found management had failed to foresee and prepare for a deadly attack at an Algerian gas plant in January despite multiple warning signs.
HONG KONG, Sept 11- China Oil& Gas Group Ltd, a joint venture partner with state-owned PetroChina, on Wednesday denied a newspaper report that one of its former executives was being investigated as part of a corruption probe.
Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.