China’s dominance over rare earths supply could be challenged in the coming years as investors pour money into exploration outside China, says the CEO of Canadian rare earths miner Quest Rare Minerals.
The latest electric car to be rated by the EPA is the Honda FIT EV. It has received the highest fuel economy rating ever, at 118 MPGe. That's greater than the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF and well above the Chevy Volt.
Japan stocks, which have over the past five years been more expensive than American stocks, are now trading at lower price-to-earnings (PE) ratio than the S&P 500. The country’s economy is also growing faster than the U.S., yet strategists are not suggesting investors snap up Japanese equities.
There are a lot of people who are rethinking their optimism about auto sales this year.
While hard to quantify, advanced manufacturing already transcends all industries, integrating IT, innovation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to cut costs and boost productivity.
If Memorial Day weekend is any indication, automakers and dealers could be gearing up for their best Summer since 2008.
Olympus is expected to reach a £10 milliom ($16 million) settlement with its former chief executive, Michael Woodford, who was summarily fired last year after he raised questions about $1 billion in suspicious payments made by the Japanese optical equipment maker. The FT reports.
The price at the pump may be falling, but interest in buying a fuel-efficient model remains high. In fact, the latest survey on consumer attitudes shows saving money on gas is the top factor impacting what model car buyers are looking for.
Two new models geared toward two very different buyers are the latest moves by Ford and GM.
Japan, the country synonymous with debt and deflation in recent years, posted the best growth rate among major industrialized nations in the first quarter and some analysts are predicting more upside for the economy from domestic demand.
Despite criticism for pulling its Facebook ads, GM is not changing its stance. The world's largest automaker believes that it is better served not running direct ads on the world's largest social network.
How many different brands of commercial vehicles are sold around the world? The answer: More than 200. All-together, those brands sold more than 79 million cars and trucks around the world last year. That was a new record.
Breaking down how Japan's debt compares to the U.S market, and where value exists, with Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management; Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management; and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.
Japan is about to join Europe in the debt crisis ranks, with the two regions offering the best opportunities for investors to bet against, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass said.
In a world of large numbers, try wrapping your head around these digits: This year, the world is expected to set a new record with the sale of 80 million cars and trucks. Let me put that into perspective.
That’s the question the auto industry is asking after the Japanese automaker posted strong quarterly earnings, and a forecast for 2013 that centers around increased sales and earnings for the current fiscal year.
EBay subsidiary PayPal and Japanese telecom SoftBank will each invest $12.5 million in a joint venture to introduce PayPal’s mobile payments service to Japan.
Call it prosperity without a whole lot of pull, at least when it comes to investors. This is the new reality of the auto industry. Business is booming, profits are strong, investors are indifferent.
Parallels are being drawn between Europe’s current debt crisis and Japan’s so-called Lost Decade, when the Asian country’s economy imploded in the 1990s. The NYT reports.
NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.