Japan has given final approval for the restart of two nuclear reactors, a move that will end a total shutdown of the atomic power sector caused by safety fears raised by last year’s crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The FT reports.
After three years with used car prices surging to levels where it often made more sense to buy new instead of used, the price pendulum for pre-owned cars is swinging the other way.
The markets jump on reports central banks are putting plans in place to prepare for the Greek elections; UK bankers say they will take whatever steps necessary to protect their currency; the video game industry continues its free fall; Allen Stanford is sentenced to 110 years in jail.
Investors cover short positions in riskier currencies and the Swiss vow to keep the franc's peg — it's time for your FX Fix.
Saab, a brand once considered a leading player in the near luxury auto market, is getting a new lease on life.
One comment from one frustrated and disappointed General Motors shareholder at the company's annual meeting sums up how many GM investors feel.
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.