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FRANKFURT, March 3- Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
Asian equities were a mixed sight of red and green on Friday, despite overnight gains on Wall Street and as investors digested a raft of Japanese economic data.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Friday morning after two days of losses as investors remained cautious amid tensions in Ukraine, while a stronger yen weighed on risk appetite.
Tesla may be locating a massive Gigafactory in Texas for producing lithium-ion batteries and electric storage applications.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took just five of the top 10 spots, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the annual rankings.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took five spots in the annual rankings, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the ratings.
The program, known as the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) Institute, could translate into more fuel-efficient cars and aircraft.
After a most choppy session, Asian stocks closed lower on the first trading day of the week.
TOKYO, Feb 24- Honda Motor Co named the first foreigner and first female to its all-Japanese, all-male roster of board members and operating officers on Monday, helping it catch up with rival Japanese carmakers in diversifying its executive ranks.
TOKYO, Feb 22- Honda Motor Co is considering diversifying its all-Japanese, all-male board by appointing a foreigner and could move as early as Monday, when it unveils its next slate of directors, sources close to the company said.
Once Honda's final assembly plant is up and running, Mexico will drive past Japan to become the second-largest car exporter to the U.S.
FRANKFURT, Feb 21- Daimler AG has. The maker of Mercedes-Benz limousines said it will only compare itself with companies that have an investment-grade credit rating, a major shift which means it can no longer measure performance against weaker firms like France's Renault SA and Italy's Fiat SpA.
Under new rules for measuring Daimler's performance in 2014, Renault SA and Fiat SpA would drop out because their credit rating is below investment grade, and Volvo Cars would be excluded because it is unlisted, it said.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday after preliminary data showed that Chinese manufacturing activity slowed to a 7-month low in February.
*Japan's record high trade deficit widely expected- analysts. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a second day following declines on Wall Street as minutes of the U.S. "People have realized that the market overreacted to the BOJ's announcement," said Masashi Oda, chief investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
Prominent researchers are raising new doubts about the supposed environmental benefits of natural gas.
Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday while other Asian shares were cautious before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday, retreating from a 2-1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profit on banks and exporters a day after it had logged its biggest percentage gain in six months. The Nikkei shed 0.5 percent to 14,766.53 after a 3.1 percent rise on Tuesday, which took it to the highest close since Jan. 31.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning, retreating from a 2 1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profits on banks and exporters when the weak yen trend paused. The Nikkei shed 0.7 percent to 14,738.69 in mid-morning trade after rising 3.1 percent at 14,843.24 on Tuesday, the highest close since Jan. 31.
Japan's benchmark index rallied to a near three-week high on Tuesday following the Bank of Japan's monetary policy announcement.