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  • *Japan capex up 11 pct in Jan-March on prior quarter. TOKYO, July 5- Factory worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's most pressing concerns- a shortage of labour and a need for growth. The 19 robots, which cost her employer Glory Ltd about 7.4 million yen each, have eye-like sensors and two arms that...

  • *Stock's dividends a draw in nearly zero-interest Japan. *Some foreign funds have criticized the Japan- only shares. TOKYO, July 2- Toyota Motor Corp set the price for its "Model AA" class shares at the top of its range, as retail investors flocked to the $4 billion issue the world's biggest automaker hopes will secure it longer-term shareholders.

  • DETROIT, July 1- Toyota Motor Corp expects the U.S. auto industry to sell more cars this year than in any year since at least 2005, Toyota U.S. sales executive Bill Fay said on Wednesday. In 2005, sales were 16.94 million vehicles. June sales of Toyota's trucks and SUVs rose, and its car sales fell, in line with Detroit automakers also reporting sales on Wednesday.

  • DETROIT, July 1- Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing them to raise prices on their trucks. GM and Ford said on Wednesday increases in the average transaction prices for their vehicles, particularly trucks and SUVs, outpaced sales volume growth that...

  • SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 AM ET

    Sales of the larger Ford Explorer rose 30 percent; Nissan's Rogue small SUV posted a 54 percent jump; and sales of the Jeep Cherokee gained 39 percent. Most automakers reported gains for June, led by Nissan with an increase of 13 percent. General Motors' sales fell, largely because the company cut back on sales to rental-car companies.

  • TOKYO— Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp. accepted it because of "the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders,"...

  • TOKYO, July 1- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday Julie Hamp, its first female managing offer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan. Hamp was arrested on June 18 after customs officials found tablets of oxycodone in a parcel shipped to her from the United States.

  • TOKYO— Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Only 23 have opened in Japan so far, with hundreds more being planned. Officials from Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. appeared together in a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, July 1- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that Managing Officer Julie Hamp was stepping down, following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan. Hamp notified Toyota of her intent to resign and the company has accepted her resignation, Toyota said in a statement. Hamp, an American, had become chief...

  • *Broader contagion risks from Greece will be limited- Goldman Sachs. TOKYO, July 1- Japanese shares edged up on Wednesday as a central bank survey showed big businesses plan to increase capital spending at the fastest pace in a decade, but gains were limited as investors remained cautious on developments in Greece. Goldman Sachs said that Greece- related...

  • Greek debt crisis and a rising rate environment Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    managers talk about greek debt worries and investment opportunities

  • Asian equities were sold down on Monday after Greece failed to clinch a deal with its international lenders over the weekend.

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped to a one-week low as risks of Greece defaulting on its debt repayment this week spiked dramatically, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. After bailout talks between the leftwing government and foreign lenders broke down at the weekend, the European Central Bank froze vital funding...

  • Guess where there is a jobs renaissance in US Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A factory worker assembles transmission components for Chrysler vehicles at the company's Tipton Transmission Plant in Tipton, Indiana.

    Across the nation, manufacturing is still the lifeblood of many US state economies. Here's who tops the list for manufacturing.

  • China stocks suffer biggest one-day loss in 5 months Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 4:18 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors react as they check share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province.

    China's Shanghai Composite index crashed more than 7 percent on Friday, chalking up its worst single-day loss since January 19.

  • *Japan's upbeat economic data gives little surprise- analysts. TOKYO, June 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday as investors took profits in a market that hit its highest levels since late 1996 earlier this week, opting for caution while uncertainty hung over whether Greece would manage to avoid defaulting. Meanwhile, data showed Japan's...

  • GM's Chevy puts hopes for global growth on Cruze Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    The General Motors Co. Chevrolet Cruze vehicle is unveiled during an event at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, Michigan.

    General Motors unveiled the new-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact car, a linchpin of its effort to attract new buyers to the brand.

  • TOKYO, June 25- The head of Japan's Takata Corp said an internal probe into its potentially deadly air bag inflators was not progressing well, but vowed to stay at the helm until trust in the safety of its products was restored. The lack of progress in finding out why some of its inflators can deploy with too much force and spray metal shards is set to turn up the...

  • Toyota, Nissan expand air bag recalls Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:48 AM ET
    A deployed airbag is seen in a 2001 Honda Accord at the LKQ Pick Your Part salvage yard on May 22, 2015 in Medley, Florida. The largest automotive recall in history centers around the defective Takata Corp. air bags that are found in millions of vehicles that are manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

    Toyota and Nissan said they would expand a recall to the rest of the world to replace potentially deadly passenger-side air bag inflators.

  • Takata CEO: Air bag defect still under investigation Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 4:35 AM ET

    TOKYO— The CEO of Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker at the center of a defect scandal that has resulted in recalls of more than 33.8 million vehicles, appeared at a news conference Thursday for the first time since the problems emerged but shed little light on the underlying cause of the problems. On Thursday, Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and other...