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Asian stocks suffered heavy losses on Thursday amid signs of a contraction in China and following the Fed;s decision to continue reducing stimulus.
Thirty-two years after building its first car in the United States, Honda has reached the point where it is a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at the impact of car congestion and what some cities are doing to combat it. It's a tricky problem for automakers, says LeBeau, but congestion means they'll have to develop smaller vehicles.
TOKYO, Jan 27- Japan's Nikkei average slid as much as 3 percent to its lowest in two months on Monday as the yen soared and global equities dropped on concerns about a selloff in emerging-market assets. Index heavyweights led the declines with SoftBank Corp, the most traded stock by turnover, falling 2.7 percent and KDDI Corp shedding 3.5 percent.
Long-term foreign investors say they are sticking with Thailand despite its political woes but the threat of worsening chaos may scare away new money.
BANGKOK, Jan 27- Long-term foreign investors say they are sticking with Thailand despite its political woes but the threat of worsening chaos may scare away new money as companies scope out other options in neighbouring countries such as Indonesia.
*UK economy needs to shift toward investment and exports. LONDON, Jan 26- A bumper year for Britain's car industry offers some hope the economy will start to grow in a more sustainable way, with a better balance between investment and spending.
TOKYO, Jan 24- Nissan Motor Co and Renault SA will combine their manufacturing and research functions in a move that will save the alliance more than 400 billion yen a year, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Under the planned structure, Nissan and Renault will be able to assemble cars, using shared parts, at the same factories, the Nikkei said.
A new set of crash tests involving minicars has a safety group telling consumers to be wary of very small vehicles.
TOKYO, Jan 21- Toyota Motor Corp's warning it could rethink further investment plans in Thailand looks aimed at signalling its deep frustration over a drawn-out political crisis, but Japanese car makers are unlikely to scale back Thai operations any time soon.
JAKARTA, Jan 21- Indonesia on Tuesday set an ambitious target of attracting 15 percent more foreign investment this year than in 2013, a challenging goal as its economy slows and investors grapple with an uncertain policy outlook in an election year.
"I would be surprised if you saw Iran shooting quickly to the top of the list of attractive markets, although it may be attractive for certain manufactured goods companies in the short to medium term," said a Western business consultant who works with many of the world's biggest companies.
*Ibiden falls on lukewarm Intel forecast. TOKYO, Jan 17- Japanese stocks dropped on Friday morning, following Wall Street lower in the wake of disappointing U.S. corporate earnings, while exporters sagged as the weak-yen trend took a pause.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday but Japanese shares fell on a bout of profit-taking.
The number of beefy vehicles on display indicates that buyers have grown tired of stodgy and want something sexy.
DETROIT, Jan 14- In an escalation of the auto industry's war of words over future green technologies, a senior Toyota Motor Corp executive singled out Elon Musk and other rival executives on Tuesday and made a bold prediction for its hydrogen car.
General Motors' new CEO Mary Barra has been surrounded by reporters hoping to hear a few comments from the woman charged with leading GM.
FRANKFURT, Jan 14- The head of the United Auto Workers is convinced the union will be represented in carmaker Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by June, he told a German newspaper. Volkswagen has called for a formal vote by employees.
*Nissan exec sees U.S. market growing by 1 pct at most in 2014. *To need more capacity in Mexico if Nissan hits sales goals.
DETROIT/ TOKYO, Jan 13- At a New Year's party thrown by Honda in 1985, Juichiro Takada, heir to a family woven-cloth business that had branched into car seatbelts, divulged a decision. His company, Takata Corp, would steer clear of mass-producing automotive airbags.