Models pose next to a new car in Hwaseong, South Korea. Associated Press
Toyota Motor Corporation lowered its annual operating profit forecast while Honda Motor turned in a double-digit decline in quarterly earnings as a resurgent yen hurt two of Japan’s biggest automakers.
Strong growth forecast for global auto sales in 2021 with Europe strongest, barring anything unexpected. South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp on Monday forecast combined global vehicle sales will jump 11.5 per cent in 2021
Japan and South Korea ratcheted up tension on Tuesday in a diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt global supply of smartphones and chips, with Seoul denouncing Japanese media reports
Two top Japanese automakers said they planned to tighten their belts in the years ahead to free up cash to develop electric cars and ride-sharing services, underscoring the hard task ahead as traditional automakers face a rapidly changing industry. Toyota Motor Corporation, the country’s top automaker,
Global shares stumbled on Friday as hopes of a fiscal boost from a $1.9 trillion US stimulus plan were smothered by the prospect of stricter lockdowns in France and Germany and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China.
The Italian government has approved a new stimulus package worth 32 billion euros ($38.8 billion) to prop up the battered economy, pushing this year’s budget deficit significantly higher than previously planned.
Pakistan and Bangladesh are rationing gas and buyers across South Asia are seeking alternative fuels after spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices surged to record highs, government and industry officials told Reuters.