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  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15 (Reuters)- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans on Tuesday to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida to better compete with fellow billionaires using their fortunes and tech prowess to open a new frontier in human space travel and exploration. Bezos' space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida, a business that will compete against fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX. Bezos' space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200 million to build a rocket manufacturing facility adjacent to NASA's...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 14- Ford Motor Co will begin in the fourth quarter to use multiple components in its high-selling F-150 pickup model made from an advanced Alcoa Inc aluminum alloy that is tough enough to replace steel parts yet significantly lighter, both companies said on Monday. The two corporations also announced a joint development agreement to collaborate...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 10-- United Launch Alliance, the biggest supplier of rockets for the U.S. military, will ramp up rocket engine work with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' space company, the companies said on Thursday. The move comes as ULA, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, is considering a $2 billion cash buyout offer from Aerojet...

  • DETROIT, Sept 10- One of China's largest state-owned automakers said Thursday it has opened a technology research center in California's Silicon Valley and is teaming with U.S. electric-car startup Atieva to develop EVs for China and global markets. BAIC follows another large state-owned Chinese automaker, SAIC Motor Corp, which also is setting up a research...

  • *SocGen launched new infrastructure banking team in Dubai in May. DUBAI, Sept 9- Gulf state-owned firms are increasingly turning to banks to finance infrastructure projects, according to Societe Generale, as governments hit by lower oil prices seek commercial routes to see through extensive development plans. "The government-related entities are more keen...

  • Sept 2- DreamWorks Studios, the film company co-founded by Steven Spielberg, will split from Walt Disney Co after the release of his film, "The BFG," the Hollywood Reporter said, citing people familiar with the matter. Disney Studios signed a long-term, exclusive film distribution agreement with DreamWorks Studios principals Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider...

  • The 20- story tall rocket, manufactured and launched by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:18 a.m. EDT/ 1018 GMT. The MUOS network will supplement and eventually replace the Navy's Ultra High Frequency Follow-On satellite system to provide 16 times more...

  • KINSHASA, Aug 28- Power shortages at a new Chinese-run copper mine in Democratic Republic of Congo could delay the expected October start of production or force output targets to be cut, the mine's deputy director said on Friday. Chinese firms Sinohydro Corp and China Railway Group Limited are building roads and hospitals worth $3 billion in exchange for a 68...

  • *Daimler says would welcome new investors, including from China. FRANKFURT, Aug 27- Chinese auto maker BAIC Motor is in talks with Daimler AG about taking a stake in the German luxury car maker, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. In recent years, Daimler and BAIC have formed joint ventures in China to oversee production and sales of...

  • Japan's Sharp in talks with Hon Hai on tie-up - Asahi Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 3:26 AM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 22- Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp has entered negotiations with Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co for a tie-up over Sharp's struggling display business, the Asahi newspaper reported on Saturday. Chief Executive Kozo Takahashi initially resisted but last month said he was open to major restructuring, including some kind of strategic...

  • Censors loom over Sony PlayStation's China prospects Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

  • Microsoft delays launch of Xbox One in China Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Xbox and PlayStation signage on display at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China. The company said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • Tata Motors executive Slym dies in fall from hotel Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Karl Slym, managing director of Tata Motors Ltd.

    Karl Slym, managing director of India's Tata Motors, died on Sunday after falling from a high floor of a hotel in Bangkok, the company said.

  • Time Warner Cable, Viacom renew distribution deal Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    A man enters Viacom headquarters in New York.

    Time Warner Cable said it had renewed its distribution agreement with Viacom, whose channels include MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.

  • Nasdaq to Set Up Trading Post for Private Firms Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.