While lithium has been through a similar surge on the back of EVs before, this time there’s a legitimate demand-supply issue with a shortage on the horizon.
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The government’s inability to adapt while failing to put in place policies that ensure long-term safety are standing in the way of keeping the public's trust.
Analysts say banks are becoming more like machines, "with less dependency on human capital.”
Japan’s industrial network became more resilient after the tsunami and meltdown catastrophes of 2011, which inflicted more than $200 billion in damage to businesses.
The technical challenges of making better batteries (and therefore, electric vehicles) are enormous and the expectations associated with them are even more fantastical.
In contrast to the rest of the auto industry, Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. said it wasn’t expecting a shortfall of semiconductors to affect its production.
Policy makers in developing nations may not have a choice but to take what they can get — cheaply and quickly. But in so doing, they might just be storing up legal troubles for later.
For signs of how China’s ambitions to become a self-made, high-tech industrial powerhouse are faring, look to Japan Inc. The shipment values of Japan’s machinery sector are set to hit record highs, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts. Orders placed by Chinese companies for ...
Investors have run up the stock prices of electric car companies and their valuations far higher than the businesses really warrant.
Unlike previous recoveries, fixed asset investment in the private sphere is rising while growing at a slower pace in the public sector.