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Germans seek labor deal by early next month as car workers strike

Germans seek labor deal by early next month as car workers strike

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Audi cars are parked in front of the company's headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Lukas BarthHAMBURG (Reuters) - Workers at carmakers [more…]

China defends trade with U.S. as Trump set to brand it a competitor

China defends trade with U.S. as Trump set to brand it a competitor

Published 18/12/2017

A U.S. flag is seen during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday defended [more…]

Season’s micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

Season’s micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

Published 18/12/2017

(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of [more…]

China’s industrial profits surge in October, take sting off government debt crackdown

China’s industrial profits surge in October, take sting off government debt crackdown

Published 27/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu'an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File PhotoBeijing (Reuters) - China’s [more…]

Mitsubishi Materials shares drop after units falsify product data

Mitsubishi Materials shares drop after units falsify product data

Published 24/11/2017

The building that houses the headquarters of Mitsubishi Materials Corp is seen in Tokyo, Japan, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Toru HanaiTOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Materials Corp [more…]

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Published 14/11/2017

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident. [more…]

Kobe Steel blames data scandal on focus on profit, lack of controls

Kobe Steel blames data scandal on focus on profit, lack of controls

Published 10/11/2017

Kobe Steel Ltd said on Friday a lack of quality controls and a focus on profits was behind the widespread data tampering that has shaken up the supply chains of car and plane makers around the world. [more…]

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Published 10/11/2017

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle. [more…]

Finnish nickel producer aims to tap electric vehicle boom

Finnish nickel producer aims to tap electric vehicle boom

Published 10/11/2017

Finland's Terrafame nickel mine is planning to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020, the company said on Friday. [more…]

Kobe Steel executives to decide whether to resign after external probe: sources

Kobe Steel executives to decide whether to resign after external probe: sources

Published 06/11/2017

Kobe Steel (5406.T) executives, including President Hiroya Kawasaki, will decide whether to resign to take responsibility for a cheating scandal after a report from independent investigators due by year-end, two sources told Reuters. [more…]