Honda is starting production of a new hydrogen fuel cell system, co-developed with GM

Honda is starting production of a new hydrogen fuel cell system, co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it will begin production this year of a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) and sell will gradually ramp up this decade, in an effort to expand its hydrogen business. Honda is targeting annual sales of about 2,000 … Read more

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian cuts 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian cuts 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in a bid to cut costs as the EV maker, already struggling with declining cash reserves and a weak economy, braces itself for an industry-wide price war. The company is focusing its resources on ramping up vehicle production and … Read more

US requests Tesla driver-assist documents; company raises capex forecast

US requests Tesla driver-assist documents;  company raises capex forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) announced on Tuesday that the US Justice Department has sought documents related to its Full Self-Driving (FSD) and Autopilot driver assistance systems as regulations tighten. The automaker said in a filing that it has “received requests from the DOJ for documents related to Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD … Read more

The Norwegian wealth fund posts a record loss of $164 billion

The Norwegian wealth fund posts a record loss of 4 billion

The loss in 2022 surpasses the previous record set in 2008 Inflation and geopolitical tensions remain risk factors Record inflow of money from the oil and gas industry OSLO, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – The Norwegian wealth fund, one of the world’s largest investors, posted a record loss of 1.64 trillion kroner ($164.4 billion) for 2022, … Read more

Exclusive: Bed Bath & Beyond is preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as this week

Exclusive: Bed Bath & Beyond is preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as this week

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) is gearing up to seek bankruptcy protection as early as this week and has liquidators lined up to close additional stores unless a last-minute buyer appears, four people familiar with the matter said Monday. The timing of an eventual bankruptcy filing was in … Read more

Ford is lowering the prices of the Mustang Mach-E, following Tesla

Ford is lowering the prices of the Mustang Mach-E, following Tesla

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (FN) slashed prices of its electric crossover SUV Mustang Mach-E by as much as $5,900 per vehicle on Monday, weeks after global rival Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) lowered prices of its electric vehicles reduced by as much as 20%. Ford shares fell 1.5% at the start of trading. Tesla … Read more

China’s Baidu launches ChatGPT-like bot in March – source

China’s Baidu launches ChatGPT-like bot in March – source

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Chinese internet search engine Baidu Inc (9888.HK) plans to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot service in March, similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a person familiar with the matter said to Reuters. The tech company plans to launch the service as a standalone application and gradually merge it with its search … Read more

Asian equities are becoming cautious as rate hikes and earnings loom

Asian equities are becoming cautious as rate hikes and earnings loom

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Fed saw 25bp up this week, ECB and BOE up 50bp Tech giants lead numerous earnings results China shares as holiday travel increases SYDNEY, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Asian stocks turned cautious on Monday ahead of a week in which interest rates in Europe and the United States are sure to rise, along with … Read more

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Last 747 freighter delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupted Boeing before it became a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetically pleasing “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel but saw … Read more

China’s 2022 smartphone shipments the lowest in 10 years, research firm says

China’s 2022 smartphone shipments the lowest in 10 years, research firm says

SHANGHAI, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales fell 13% year on year in 2022, the industry’s biggest decline in a decade, as consumers spend cautiously, market research firm IDC said on Sunday. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, up from 329 million in 2022. That meant total sales volume in 2022 … Read more