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    1. May 17, 2015

      Asian component makers take slice of Apple’s iPhone spoils

      As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones, suppliers from Tokyo to Taipei are sharing in the spoils....

    2. April 20, 2015

      How Benetton faced up to the aftermath of Rana Plaza

      Benetton is renowned for visually striking and provocative ad­verts focusing on social causes such as HIV/Aids or race...

    1. April 20, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover says it cannot act on ‘copycat’ claim

      Jaguar Land Rover cannot take any legal action in its dispute with an alleged Chinese “copycat”, the UK carmaker’s chief...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Fanuc parts the curtains on its secretive culture

      Yoshiharu Inaba, Fanuc’s chief executive, does not have enough hours in his day. Most of his time as head of the world’s...

    3. March 12, 2015

      The contradiction at the heart of China’s new growth target

      China set a lower growth target of “about 7 per cent” at last week’s session of the National People’s Congress. It was a...

    4. March 3, 2015

      Paper Boat bases future on India’s drinks nostalgia

      It was during a daily tussle with his three business partners over a flask of home-made aam panna — a traditional Indian...

    5. February 26, 2015

      Xiaomi Mi Note: Apple lookalike with inspired innovations

      Xiaomi is often dubbed the “Apple of China”. Some take this to mean it is merely a very effective iPhone copycat. Another...

    6. February 24, 2015

      India’s $250bn arms shopping list tempts wary investors

      Veteran Indian industrialist Baba Kalyani is not given to flights of investment fancy — he calls his Bharat Forge group a...

    7. February 18, 2015

      An activist raid forces new logic on Fanuc robot factory

      On a wall in Fanuc’s secretive research laboratory at the foot of Mount Fuji is a clock set to run 10-times faster than...

    8. February 10, 2015

      Industrial robots steal a march in east Asia

      Robots will replace a growing number of jobs in industries including automotive and electronics in the next few years,...

    9. February 8, 2015

      Myanmar: Suu Kyi’s search for ‘one brave soldier’

      Aung San Suu Kyi has made a long journey to her new base inside the sprawling parliamentary complex of pagoda-like buildings...

    10. February 4, 2015

      Mongolians text ‘no’ to austerity

      Mongolians have voted by text “X Factor” style and the answer is in: austerity is out, investment is in. The referendum by...

    11. January 29, 2015

      China link pays off for UK Midlands engineering group

      A Chinese company on Thursday opened one of the world’s biggest motor press shops for large car parts — with the help of 40...

    12. January 20, 2015

      Planes, trains and automobiles — the Chinese way

      On a typical Beijing to Boston itinerary, a traveller might fly a Boeing 787 on Hainan Airlines’ new direct service between...

    13. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an alarming...

    14. January 11, 2015

      India turns to new industries for economic revival

      India will focus on “entirely new industries” — including solar technology, LED lighting, small cars, medical appliances and...

    15. January 8, 2015

      US export economy fails to import jobs

      This month, brace yourself to hear plenty of rhetoric coming out of Washington about “exports” and “jobs”. As a new...

    16. December 30, 2014

      Asean smartphone makers play to home market strengths

      Lionel Messi starred in global advertisements this summer for Samsung Electronics but in Indonesia the Barcelona footballer...

    17. December 15, 2014

      Juki, the supreme sewing machine for the global rag trade

      Across factories in South China, millions of young Chinese spend their days churning out garments for consumers in Japan,...

    18. December 15, 2014

      Daimler has high hopes for China joint venture with BAIC

      When shares in Daimler’s China joint venture partner begin trading in Hong Kong later this week, the listing’s sponsors are...

    19. December 12, 2014

      Harsh lessons from the hack attack on Sony

      The most valuable asset any movie studio possesses is its talent. So it must have been a dismal day at the office this week...

    20. November 19, 2014

      Samsung axes $2.3bn shipbuilding merger amid shareholder pressure

      Samsung has bowed to shareholder pressure and axed a proposed Won2.5tn ($2.25bn) merger of its shipbuilding and engineering...

    21. November 4, 2014

      Economic transformation is the key to a free Myanmar

      The spotlight falls on the state of Myanmar’s political reforms next week when world leaders visit the country for the...

    22. October 24, 2014

      China CNR: getting there

      In the 1980s, British Rail had a catchphrase: We’re getting there. Hopeful but, in the end, a failure. The state-owned...

    23. October 21, 2014

      Jaguar Land Rover prepares for China push with Shanghai factory

      Jaguar Land Rover is attempting to gain traction in China with its flagship saloons as it seeks to break the stranglehold of...

    24. October 14, 2014

      Infrastructure bars India’s growth path

      Whenever Air India cancels its flight to Delhi from Kullu Manali in the foothills of the Himalayas – as it often does – it...

    25. October 8, 2014

      US and European carmakers face hurdles in southeast Asia

      Few places in southeast Asia highlight the ambition driving western carmakers to sell vehicles in the region as well as the...

    26. September 25, 2014

      Narendra Modi issues a ‘Make in India’ plea to business

      Founded in 1983 to supply dials to India’s state-owned watchmaker, KDDL is a tiny Indian outpost in a global watch supply...

    27. September 25, 2014

      Asia corporate policing improves, says report

      Corporate policing in Asia has improved even as companies’ own governance has slowed, according to a study that names Japan...

    28. September 1, 2014

      Factory slowdown heightens concern over China’s economy

      China’s crucial manufacturing sector slowed significantly in August in a sign of renewed weakness in the world’s...

    29. August 26, 2014

      China’s BYD develops new electric car with Daimler

      BYD, the struggling Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new electric vehicle developed with Daimler of Germany as it attempts...

    30. August 25, 2014

      BYD: lucky for some

      If eight is a lucky number in China, then eighty-eight must be doubly so. Not for some investors in BYD, the Chinese...

    31. August 18, 2014

      Dubai and South Korea sign joint investments deal

      Dubai and South Korea are teaming up to fund joint investments as the emirate cements its role as the business launch pad...

    32. August 18, 2014

      Thailand cuts top-end growth forecast

      Thailand’s army-led government has cut its upper economic growth forecast for the year as tourism and other flagship sectors...

    33. August 5, 2014

      Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

      General Motors said it was “struggling” in southeast Asia as the recent political upheaval in Thailand knocked sales,...

    34. July 29, 2014

      Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

      Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had...

    35. July 14, 2014

      Samsung suspends ties with Chinese supplier

      Samsung Electronics has stopped using a Chinese supplier accused of hiring child workers, after finding evidence to suggest...

    36. July 10, 2014

      Malaysia raises interest rates as inflation causes concern

      Malaysia’s central bank has raised key interest rates for the first time in three years amid signs inflation is rising...

    37. July 1, 2014

      Manufacturing conditions improve in Indonesia

      US America’s manufacturing sector has failed to make it five months in a row. The pace of expansion in the US factories was...

    38. May 29, 2014

      Japanese head of ADB welcomes rival Chinese fund

      The president of the Japan-dominated Asian Development Bank has cautiously welcomed a proposal by China to set up a rival...

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