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Honda will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it would start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) this year and increase gradually its sales this decade, into an offer to develop its hydrogen activity. Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of …

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US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses allowing U.S. companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions on items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Commerce Department officials have granted licenses to some …

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China smartphone sales in 2022 plunge to lowest level in a decade

SHANGHAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales suffered a record slump in 2022, falling 13% to their lowest level in a decade as COVID controls and a slowing economy sapped appetite of consumers, according to data from third-party research companies. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in …

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Musk describes Tesla’s recession book: cost recovery

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has a playbook for Tesla (TSLA.O) heading into what he thinks is a “serious” recession: cutting costs on everything from parts to logistics, while maintaining pressure on competitors with reduced prices. . During a conference call to discuss Tesla’s fourth quarter results, Musk and other executives outlined plans to …

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Musk bullish on Tesla sales as price cuts boost demand

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have boosted demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, downplaying fears a weak economy could strangle the buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter revenue and profit targets earlier on Wednesday despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit …

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Bank of Japan policy change prompted rare request for government pause

TOKYO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Government officials who attended the Bank of Japan’s policy meeting in December were granted a half-hour adjournment to contact their ministries, minutes show, pointing out the importance of the central bank’s decision to change its bond market peg. In Dec. At the 19-20 meeting, the BOJ maintained its ultra-loose monetary …

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Exclusive: Geely plans to turn London black cab maker into powerhouse

COVENTRY, England, Jan 23 (Reuters) – China’s Geely (0175.HK) is planning a big investment to transform the maker of London’s iconic black cabs into a high-volume all-electric brand with a range of commercial and passenger vehicles, unit leaders told Reuters. London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is also aiming to expand its range of services, which …

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Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors seized nearly $700 million in assets from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in January, much of it in the form of Robinhood stock, according to a court filing on Friday. Bankman-Fried, who was accused of stealing billions of dollars from FTX clients to pay debts incurred by his crypto-focused hedge …

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Amazon’s AWS to invest $35 billion in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The cloud services division of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Friday it plans to invest an additional $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said AWS will establish multiple data …

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