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  • Employee wipes down a car as the logo of Hyundai Motor is seen on a car at a Hyundai dealership in Seoul
    Hyundai Motor unveils small SUV concept for China, to launch this year

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> on Sunday unveiled its small sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept targeted at the Chinese market, planning to join a flurry of rivals … More »Hyundai Motor unveils small SUV concept for China, to launch this year

    Employee wipes down a car as the logo of Hyundai Motor is seen on a car at a Hyundai dealership in Seoul

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> on Sunday unveiled its small sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept targeted at the Chinese market, planning to join a flurry of rivals in tapping the growing segment in the world's biggest market. Hyundai said it had picked popular Korean actor Kim …

  • A model poses beside a Ford Ecosport during a media presentation of the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok
    In the driving seat: China's yuppies are new market force for global automakers

    By Samuel Shen and Norihiko Shirouzu SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet … More »In the driving seat: China's yuppies are new market force for global automakers

    A model poses beside a Ford Ecosport during a media presentation of the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok

    By Samuel Shen and Norihiko Shirouzu SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model. After nearly two decades of frenzied growth driven mainly …

  • People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in Berlin
    VW has agreed budget car concept, design: manager

    Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle. … More »VW has agreed budget car concept, design: manager

    People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in Berlin

    Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle. "The concept and design are now in place," Hans Demant, responsible for the so-called budget car project at VW, …

  • A BMW logo is pictured at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York
    BMW in final stages of decision on potential new factory

    Germany's BMW is getting closer to deciding whether it will build a new factory, its board member Ian Robertson said on Sunday, as the luxury carmaker expands capacity to meet demand in key markets. "We … More »BMW in final stages of decision on potential new factory

    A BMW logo is pictured at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York

    Germany's BMW is getting closer to deciding whether it will build a new factory, its board member Ian Robertson said on Sunday, as the luxury carmaker expands capacity to meet demand in key markets. "We are in the final stages of deciding where the plant will be," Robertson told reporters at the Auto China show in Beijing …

  • The Pfizer logo is seen next to a U.S. flag in a conference room at their world headquarters in New York
    Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers … More »Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

    The Pfizer logo is seen next to a U.S. flag in a conference room at their world headquarters in New York

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two but that no talks …

  • The headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are seen in Washington
    SEC weighs requiring brokers to identify where trades made: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is weighing a proposal that would require brokers to tell investors exactly where their stock trades are executed, Bloomberg reported on Saturday. … More »SEC weighs requiring brokers to identify where trades made: Bloomberg

    The headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are seen in Washington

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is weighing a proposal that would require brokers to tell investors exactly where their stock trades are executed, Bloomberg reported on Saturday. The proposed requirement would give investors more clarity on whether they were getting the best prices for the buy and …

  • The grille of the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car as the vehicle is displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
    GM to invest $12 billion in China and plans more plants

    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's … More »GM to invest $12 billion in China and plans more plants

    The grille of the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car as the vehicle is displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth of …

  • A man uses mobile phone at showroom of Toyota Motor in Beijing
    Toyota to launch China-made Corolla, Levin hybrids in 2015

    By Yoko Kubota BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its … More »Toyota to launch China-made Corolla, Levin hybrids in 2015

    A man uses mobile phone at showroom of Toyota Motor in Beijing

    By Yoko Kubota BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its first bid to entirely manufacture gas-electric hybrids outside Japan. The backdrop to Toyota's plans are efforts by …

  • Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York
    Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

    (This story from April 18 corrects the number of counts the judge called "inconsistent" from four to two in 3rd, 16th and 17th paragraphs) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the … More »Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

    Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York

    (This story from April 18 corrects the number of counts the judge called "inconsistent" from four to two in 3rd, 16th and 17th paragraphs) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading …

  • Visitors look at an Audi S8 car at Auto China 2014 in Beijing
    Premium car brands eye China's secondhand market

    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz BEIJING (Reuters) - Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes-Benz: the second-hand … More »Premium car brands eye China's secondhand market

    Visitors look at an Audi S8 car at Auto China 2014 in Beijing

    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz BEIJING (Reuters) - Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes-Benz: the second-hand premium car market. China's auto market is the world's biggest and is set to grow between 8 percent and 10 percent …

  • A Comcast sign is shown in San Francisco
    Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source

    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related … More »Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source

    A Comcast sign is shown in San Francisco

    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its $45.3 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable , according to a source familiar with the matter. The talks center …

  • Daniel Waza, a convenience store or "spaza shop" owner, sits inside his shop in Nkaneng township, Marikana's informal settlement near Rustenberg
    South Africa's "spaza" shops suffer as big retail rolls in

    By David Dolan SOWETO South Africa (Reuters) - In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping … More »South Africa's "spaza" shops suffer as big retail rolls in

    Daniel Waza, a convenience store or "spaza shop" owner, sits inside his shop in Nkaneng township, Marikana's informal settlement near Rustenberg

    By David Dolan SOWETO South Africa (Reuters) - In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping centre and business has only gotten worse for Grace, a 68-year-old shopowner. Like many proprietors of "spaza" shops - …

  • Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?
    Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?

    Your answer to the question posed in the title of this post should be, “Of course!” If that wasn’t your answer, then read on to see three ways your ETL can make your reporting faster. Gathering Database … More »Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?

    Can Your ETL Make Your Reporting Faster?

    Your answer to the question posed in the title of this post should be, “Of course!” If that wasn’t your answer, then read on to see three ways your ETL can make your reporting faster. Gathering Database Statistics This can be the biggest bang for the buck. If the database optimizer doesn’t have current statistics,...

  • C-class by Daimler AG is pictured before company's annual news conference in Stuttgart
    Daimler to sell DENZA electric car in China with local subsidy

    Daimler said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi ($60,000). DENZA, a local Chinese brand jointly developed … More »Daimler to sell DENZA electric car in China with local subsidy

    C-class by Daimler AG is pictured before company's annual news conference in Stuttgart

    Daimler said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi ($60,000). DENZA, a local Chinese brand jointly developed with Chinese partner BYD <002594.SZ>, forms part of the German auto maker's push to expand its footprint in the world's …

  • Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Li Shufu poses for a photo at an assembly line of the new Volvo automobile manufacturing plant in Chengdu
    China set to replace U.S. as Volvo's biggest market this year

    China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market. Its car sales target for 2014 is around … More »China set to replace U.S. as Volvo's biggest market this year

    Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Li Shufu poses for a photo at an assembly line of the new Volvo automobile manufacturing plant in Chengdu

    China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market. Its car sales target for 2014 is around a third higher than the 61,146 cars sold in 2013, while sales in the United States in 2014 are expected to increase …

 

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