Improved battery technology is lowering costs, leaving existing owners with overly expensive models no one will want secondhand.
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The pandemic will widen the wealth gap. Bigger firms will survive, while the small decide it’s not worth it.
The coronavirus is hastening the need for a labor force that doesn’t get sick or locked down.
The automaker could very well catch the future wave just right, or mistime it terribly.
Japan is casting an even wider protectionist net to shield its big companies. It has less to do with defending against unsolicited overtures into strategic assets than with squeezing out troublesome foreign investors.
No one is using big data as effectively as South Korea to combat the coronavirus, even if it gets a little personal.
The former Nissan CEO was Japan Inc.'s favorite rebel before it turned on him. What does he have left to say?
The slow pace of battery technology advancement means the core component of an EV is still too expensive.
The automaker's performance has suffered since the former chairman was toppled, suggesting the need for an overhaul at the top.
The issue of forced transfers is overstated. Carmakers know how to safeguard their most advanced know-how.