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/ Aug 18, 2017

Toyota to unveil car-sharing app in Hawaii this year

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday its newly developed smartphone car-sharing application will become available in Honolulu by the end of this year. The application will support a car-sharing business in identifying and authenticating drivers, as well as taking payment and managing the fleet. Also, customers ...

Total's ice-class LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided

Aug 18, 2017

Total's ice-class LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday. It is "the first commercial vessel to travel alone the Northern ...

Inpex eyes bid for Iran's Azadegan oil project

Aug 17, 2017

Inpex eyes bid for Iran's Azadegan oil project

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Japan's Inpex Corp. might participate in a tender to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran and form a consortium with other foreign oil firms to that end, a high-ranking Iranian official says. If Inpex gets involved in the Azadegan again — after giving ...

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

Aug 17, 2017

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and boosting U.S. content for autos. At the start of talks in Washington, U.S. President Donald ...

/ Aug 17, 2017

Japan logs July trade surplus of ¥418.8 billion

Japan's goods trade surplus came to ¥418.77 billion ($3.8 billion) in July thanks to solid growth in exports, but narrowed from a year ago on a in energy imports, government data showed Thursday. The figure represents a 17.0 percent fall from the previous year. Exports ...