The technical challenges of making better batteries (and therefore, electric vehicles) are enormous and the expectations associated with them are even more fantastical.
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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.
Beijing knows it needs to push its way up and out of a grim economic reality. That should be a worry for competitors aiming at the same space as Chinese companies.
India hasn’t been an easy market for Harley, where it’s had an assembly plant for a decade and only sells a few thousand bikes.
Suga’s track record is promising. Earlier this year, as the risk of having supply chains in China became apparent, he came out in support of diversifying.
A lot rides on Joe Biden’s climate change plan. Victory for the Democratic could take the global tally for environmentally friendly projects to as high as $7 trillion.