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  • Two manufacturers with significant exposure to oil markets, General Electric Co and Honeywell International Inc, said in interviews they did not see any short-term impact, but that sustained lower prices could alter the picture. They include Emerson Electric Co, which sells equipment such as valves, as well as automation software and services to help manage...

  • CAPE TOWN, Oct 13- South Africa's competition authorities are investigating price fixing and collusive tendering in the automotive industry, with top Japanese component suppliers Panasonic and Mitsubishi Electric Corp among those being probed. Information received by the Competition Commission suggested collusion among automotive component...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 10- Demand for electronics devices is weakening, according to circuit makers at the base of the industry's food chain, suggesting a long-predicted slowdown in global economic growth may be coming to pass. In recent weeks, a series of U.S. semiconductor makers with global operations have begun to paint a worrying picture of a broad-based slow down...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's leading gauge of capital spending rose for a third straight month in August, in a tentative sign firms are investing their profits in plants and equipment that could bolster growth in the world's third-largest economy. But analysts say the 4.7 percent gain in core machinery orders is not enough to dispel concerns the economy is losing...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's leading gauge of capital spending rose for a third straight month in August, in a sign firms are investing their profits in plants and equipment that could bolster growth in the world's third-largest economy. The 4.7 percent monthly gain in core machinery orders in August will help ease concerns the economy is losing traction even as the...

  • Japan Aug core machinery orders rise 4.7 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's core machinery orders rose 4.7 percent in August from the prior month, government data showed on Thursday, up for a third consecutive month in a sign of a moderate pick-up in capital spending. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, was much faster than a...

  • 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
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    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.

  • Spotlight: Clean Tech Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

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

  • Capital Goods News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET