Week in Review, February 6

Week in Review

Oil majors, Swiss banks, Alphabet, ChemChina and BA in the news

Chart that tells a story — flying taxes

Air passenger duty raised a record £3.2bn in 2014-15

Toyota quarterly profit falls

World’s biggest automaker lifts spending on artificial intelligence

New York tram stages an unlikely comeback

Mayor follows US light-rail trend to manage rapid economic growth

Delta chief retires in leadership reshuffle

Richard Anderson ends tenure as longest-serving US airline head

Union deal clears way for Night Tube

Service to be launched in months if members back pay proposal

Developers eye Transport for London deal

TfL to raise £1bn by building 10,000 homes across capital

Toyota halts Japan production after blast

Factory explosion exposes risks of group’s lean production methods

Subway that never stops needs urgent overhaul

Improvements to New York’s ageing metro technology face challenges

BA threatens to pull jets at London City

Chief executive warns against higher charges after airport sale

UPS boosted by rising ecommerce shipments

Express parcel service forecasts 5%-9% rise in 2016 earnings

Two Pakistan airline strikers feared dead

Workers clash with police in dispute over privatisation plans

EasyJet to trial hybrid aircraft

Hydrogen fuel cell could save 50,000 tonnes of fuel per year

Ryanair plans largest ever share buyback

Airline shows strong evidence of revival after profit warnings

Celebrities rail at Chelsea station plan

Campaigners fear overdevelopment and effect on area’s identity

Alstom’s new chief has eye on deals

Poupart-Lafarge says Europe is ripe for consolidation

Amazon: check ignition

The everything store has it all apart from stellar profits

Boeing grapples with production challenges

Group disappointed market with targets on aircraft manufacturing and profit in 2016

FirstGroup warns on profits after floods

Bad weather hit operations in northern UK while driver problems at US business pushed up costs

Change in order to conserve

The more UK renegotiates, the more it forgoes real change


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