A Tesla electric car charging station in Melide, Switzerland. Reuters
Tesla Inc will deliver its first China-made Model 3 sedans to the public on Jan. 7 at an event at its Shanghai plant, a representative for the firm said on Thursday.
Tesla posted its second quarterly profit in a row as vehicle deliveries hit a record and the company said it would comfortably make more than half a million units this year, pushing its shares to new highs.
Panasonic Corporation and Tesla will continue to make new investment in the US electric carmaker’s Gigafactory as needed, but believe they can squeeze more out of existing resources than previously planned, Tesla said. Separately, Panasonic said it was watching the demand situation in the electric car market before making any further investments in expanding the capacity of the Nevada plant.
European and US stock markets slumped on Friday as investors dwelled on the prospect of rising US interest rates. Europe’s main bourses all fell nearly two per cent.
HSBC has agreed to sell its French retail bank to Cerberus-backed My Money Group in a deal which will mean a loss of around $2.3 billion for the British bank but end its long struggle to dispose of the business as it focuses on Asia.
Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) has opened its newest branch in Abu Dhabi Mall. The decision serves as a key step forward in strengthening the bank’s network in the UAE and reach its growing customer base in the capital city.
Bilateral trade between UAE and Malaysia grew 26.52 per cent to $1.97 billion (Dhs7.25 billion) in the first quarter of 2021, compared to from $1.56 billion (Dh5.73 billion) in the corresponding period last year, reflecting the resilience in two-way trade.