Manufacturing

Tat Motors Pune plant

You want chips with that? Semiconductor shortage hits luxury car market

THE OWNER of Jaguar Land Rover, India’s Tata Motors, has announced a quarterly loss of more than £700m — and says a global semiconductor...
Volta Zero electric truck EV

Electric vehicle adoption: no longer an ‘if’, just a ‘when’

BV 's RICHARD THOMAS reports from Day Two of the EV Summit 2020 "OUR AIR will be cleaner, our children healthier, our contribution to climate...
Electric car

It’s all about power, and which kind the world really needs…

The EV Summit 2020 is in progress; BV specialist RICHARD THOMAS reports with a summary of day one THE EV SUMMIT 2020 comes theoretically from...
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PPE glove manufacturer to shut half its plants as Covid hits

By Hal Williams IN A BLEAK Covid irony, the world's largest manufacturer of personal protection latex gloves will shut 28 of its factories — because...
US-China Trade War

Four-car pile-up for Trump Administration: auto makers sue over China tariffs

THE TRUMP Administration is being sued by car makers Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo over government tariffs on imported Chinese components. Lawsuits naming US trade...
Pouring Molten Steel

Press ponders the wisdom and reason for British Steel buy-out

BRITISH Steel late last year announced a “rescue deal” with China's Jingye Group, a move that was expected to safeguard up to 4,000 UK...
Car dealership

UK car market stalled for fears of ‘emissions laws and Brexit’

NEW UK car registrations in 2019 fell to their lowest level in six years. A total of 2.31m new cars were registered in 2019, down...
Trainers, sneakers in shop

Walking a mile in China’s shoes will cost US shoppers dear

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may figuratively have shot himself in the foot. Another industry is about to become a casualty of America’s escalating trade war...
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Up in arms about arms — DSEI event’s ethical enemies are...

PEACE doesn’t have much of a chance at London’s docklands this week as Europe’s biggest arms fair opens its doors. The Docklands’ Excel centre is...
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Mahindra Group: Indian corporate giant proves that ethics and success ‘are...

In a world where the public at large is increasingly disenchanted and sceptical of corporate business models, the Mahindra Group proves that following business...