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  • Nikkei sags as futures-selling deepens morning losses Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:14 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 27- Japanese stocks closed down on Thursday, as selling of Nikkei futures in the afternoon widened earlier losses driven by weak U.S. data and a stronger yen. Canon Inc shed 0.5 percent and Nissan Motor Co fell 1.6 percent. Yakult Honsha Co touched a four-week low and lost 6.1 percent for the day on a media report saying France's Danone SA is considering...

  • *Yakult dives 10 pct to 4- week low on Danone stake sale report. Yakult Honsha Co was one of the big losers of the day, diving 10 percent to a four-week low of 6,010 yen after Bloomberg reported that France's Danone SA is weighing a sale of its 20 percent stake in the company. The Nikkei has gained on the back of the Bank of Japan's surprise Oct. 31 easing, the Government...

  • Nikkei edges up; Sony shines on revenue target Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese stocks ticked up on Tuesday as China's unexpected interest rate cut on Friday encouraged investors to catch up following Tokyo's long holiday weekend. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 0.3 percent at 17,407.62. Sony jumped 6.1 percent as the struggling electronics giant said it expects a near-70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic...

  • Nikkei sags, heads for first weekly drop in five Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 21- Japanese stocks skidded on Friday as selling ahead of a long weekend and signs of short-term overheating offset a boost from a solid Wall Street performance rooted in U.S economic strength. Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Uniqlo clothes brand owner, lost 1.3 percent, knocking 21 points off the Nikkei, while Softbank Corp sagged 0.3 percent.

  • The latest on air bag recalls, with cars involved Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments. Boundaries of the recalls vary, but generally they include Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii and "limited areas...

  • DETROIT, Nov 19- Takata plans to shift production of BMW air bag inflators from Mexico to Germany, the automaker said on Wednesday in a filing with U.S. safety regulators who have been probing questions about the quality of manufacturing at the plant. Automakers that use the Takata inflators, including Toyota Motor Corp, warned that it was not feasible to switch to...

  • China's electric vehicle sales surged five-fold in the first 10 months of 2014, powered by Beijing subsidies. As China's demand for luxury and premium cars cools, the Guangzhou autoshow this week hosts a separate event dedicated to green vehicles. "China's green vehicle market will be huge," said Arnold Chan, Deputy Chairman of China Dynamics Holdings Ltd..

  • Self-driving cars: safer, but what of their morals Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot?

  • GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 18- Daimler AG will give its new luxury baby, the Mercedes-Maybach limousine, a glitzy world debut at this week's Guangzhou autoshow, even as analysts warn the end is nigh for China's 10- year high-end car sales boom. Instead, to cut costs and cushion potential discounts as luxury demand cools, they're starting or expanding production in China.

  • NEWPORT BEACH, California, Nov 17- Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it will introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car in the United States next year, hoping to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. The four-person sedan named Mirai, the Japanese word for "future", will be at California dealerships in...

  • US factory output increases 0.2 pct in October Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. manufacturing output grew modestly in October, as autoworkers churned out fewer cars and trucks. Output at manufacturing plants rose 0.2 percent in October, the Federal Reserve said Monday. The report was consistent with annualized economic growth of roughly 2 percent a year, significantly below the 3.5 percent rate during the...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US industrial production Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve reports on industrial production for October. That growth faces new challenges because of a broadening slowdown in Europe, China and Japan. On Monday, Japan unexpectedly slid back into recession, sending global markets downward.

  • ORLANDO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 16- In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of U.S. More than 17 million cars have been recalled worldwide, including over 11 million in the United States. Robert Lamoureux, 47, a coordinator for an events production firm in Orlando, heard about exploding airbags on the news weeks ago and confirmed on Honda's website that his 2002 Accord SE...

  • BERLIN, Nov 14- Fuel-cell technology is becoming cheaper and will be commercially viable for mass use in cars by 2025, a senior executive at auto industry supplier Robert Bosch said on Friday. Daimler, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Honda and General Motors are all developing fuel-cell vehicles. Toyota and Honda plan to start selling fuel-cell vehicles next year.

  • China auto sales hold steady in October Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's auto sales growth held steady in October after a long decline, while local brands regained market share from global rivals, an industry group reported Friday. Sales of passenger vehicles rose 6.4 percent to 1.7 million vehicles, in line with September's growth, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

  • BOSTON, Nov 13- Two U.S.-based groups representing some of the world's biggest automakers have agreed on privacy standards for securing vast quantities of data generated by the dozens of tiny computers and tracking systems used in modern vehicles. Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said automakers should allow customers to opt out of having...

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • EXCLUSIVE-Honda grandees chide CEO over quality, recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    BEIJING/ TOKYO, Nov 12- Two former Honda Motor chiefs have called on CEO Takanobu Ito this year, urging him to focus more on quality issues, increasing the pressure he's already under from U.S. regulators and politicians over mass air bag recalls. Nobuhiko Kawamoto and Hiroyuki Yoshino made separate visits to Ito at the Japanese car maker's Tokyo headquarters,...

  • Making cars safer: have the driver do less Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Nov 12- As millions of cars are under recall for potentially lethal air bags, designers are trying to reduce the need for the device- using sensors, radar, cameras and lasers to prevent collisions in the first place. The U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that forward-collision warning systems cut vehicle-to-vehicle crashes by...

  • DETROIT, Nov 11- Chrysler Group will begin replacing potentially defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corp in more than 371,000 U.S. vehicles in early December, according to documents filed by the automaker with U.S. safety regulators. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said in documents filed with NHTSA that Takata "has made no determination of...