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  • MALAYSIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories On Jan. 17

    % in 2017 to a record-high $164.4 billion, with the majority of growth coming in Asia, not North America as in years past. *Toyota And Honda Suspend Exports To Vietnam - Nikkei Asian Review Toyota Motor and Honda Motor have suspended exports to Vietnam

    January 17, 2018 03:30 pm JST
  • Toyota And Honda Suspend Exports To Vietnam - Nikkei Asian Review

      By Yukako Ono Nikkei Staff Writer   BANGKOK (Jan 17) -- Toyota Motor and Honda Motor have suspended exports to Vietnam since the beginning of the year following the implementation of a rule that requires stringent checks on imported vehicles

    January 17, 2018 02:20 pm JST
  • Japanese cobalt traders find there is none left to buy

    to estimates from a research company. Industry sources say current stocks worldwide total about 30,000 tons. Toyota Motor and Panasonic in December announced plans to jointly develop batteries mainly for use in electric vehicles. The typical electric car uses

    January 17, 2018 01:15 pm JST
  • Self-driving era beckons as cars boost their street cred

    known for its textile industry. In a recent demonstration, the car, based on Toyota Motor's Prius hybrid vehicle, smoothly made right and left turns and stopped at a red light, all without the driver touching the wheel. The center aims to establish

    January 17, 2018 11:30 am JST
  • GLOBAL SNAPSHOT: US Equities Take A Step Back After Holiday On Politics, Data

    ,951.81 points. The index had fallen as low as 23,588.07 points Friday when the dollar fell against the yen. The dollar on Tuesday bounced back from four-month lows versus the yen. Toyota Motor Corp added 1.05%, Tokyo Electron rose 1.6% and Panasonic Corp climbed

    January 17, 2018 07:19 am JST
  • Toyota Tsusho buying chunk of Australian lithium miner

    NAGOYA -- Toyota Tsusho will acquire a 15% stake in Australian lithium-mining company Orocobre in hopes of securing stable supplies of the key mineral for eco-car batteries. The Toyota Motor group member will invest some 292 million Australian

    January 17, 2018 04:04 am JST
  • Nissan to paint Infiniti brand green as regulatory net tightens

    , 20-30% in the U.S. and 30% in China. American household name Ford Motor will spend $11 billion by 2022 to bring 40 electrified models to market under plans announced Sunday at the North American International Auto Show here. Toyota Motor has also

    January 17, 2018 03:14 am JST
  • Toyota and Honda suspend exports to Vietnam

    BANGKOK -- Toyota Motor and Honda Motor have suspended exports to Vietnam since the beginning of the year following the implementation of a rule that requires stringent checks on imported vehicles, a move viewed as protectionism by industry

    January 17, 2018 12:42 am JST
  • Chinese electric cars turning heads in US

    -car venture Byton drew large crowds to its exhibit -- situated not far from booths of the likes of Toyota Motor. Byton's car features self-driving capability and a flashy interior, complete with a 49-inch screen across the dash. The glitz is not surprising

    January 16, 2018 07:45 pm JST
  • Global carmakers to invest at least $90bn in electric vehicles

    pressure to pricing. "Everybody will find out that if you push you will have a lot of bad news on residual values," Nissan Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz told Reuters. Jim Lentz, chief executive of Toyota Motor Corp.'s North American operations

    January 16, 2018 07:38 am JST
  • Kobe Steel under a klieg light in US over data fakery

    General Motors and Toyota Motor, to report by Dec. 28 on the safety of products made with Kobe Steel materials, Reuters has reported. Honda Motor, which received the order, says it has internally confirmed the safety of all products made with Kobe Steel

    January 16, 2018 04:02 am JST
  • Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electric vehicles by 2022

    that are already popular." General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG, have already outlined aggressive plans to expand their electric vehicle offerings and offer them to consumers who want luxury, performance and an SUV body style - or all three

    January 15, 2018 11:08 am JST
  • Corporate Japan opening venture capital wallet wider

    TOKYO -- In a trend that may help give birth to more innovative young enterprises, such Japanese blue chips as Toyota Motor and Panasonic are increasing investment in startups, pouring 27 times as much money in 2017 as five years before. Venture

    January 13, 2018 05:58 am JST
  • Asian tech companies challenge US at CES

    . The company also showed its AI solutions offering personalized services to airline passengers. Toyota Motor's autonomous concept car Concept-i also proved popular for its futuristic design and inspirational appearance. The automaker has been taking a leading

    January 12, 2018 07:55 pm JST
  • Mazda pushes own back to wall with US production plan

    TOKYO -- Mazda Motor has put some serious pressure on itself with its decision to resume auto production in the U.S. The Japanese company will build a $1.6 billion assembly plant with Toyota Motor in the state of Alabama, with the partners aiming

    January 11, 2018 06:55 pm JST
  • Denso expanding auto component capacity in India by 50%

    of Haryana, west of New Delhi, to increase capacity for making engines and other parts by about 50%. The Toyota Motor affiliate intends to meet growing demand from Maruti Suzuki India, which has been experiencing significant sales growth. Maruti Suzuki

    January 11, 2018 03:00 pm JST
  • Toyota, Mazda announce plan to build $1.6bn plant in Alabama

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. said Wednesday they will build a new $1.6 billion car plant in Huntsville, Alabama with an eye on starting operations in 2021 and creating up to 4,000 jobs. The new factory will have

    January 11, 2018 10:12 am JST
  • Tencent and Alibaba top Asia's market cap ranking in 2017

    by a large margin, with 26 businesses in the top 50, Japan is also well-represented, with 14 companies. Its top entry is Toyota Motor in seventh place, while Honda Motor ranked 32nd, reflecting the continued competitiveness and brand strength of the nation

    January 11, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • LG, Baidu still playing catch-up with US tech giants

    LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- LG Electronics' robot didn't quite meet the South Korean company's expectations and China's Baidu admits it still lags Google, but the two showed that the gap is closing between them and their U.S. competitors at the annual CES tr

    January 10, 2018 11:20 pm JST
  • Toyota and Mazda choose Alabama for $1.6bn joint plant

    TOKYO -- Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor have chosen the southeastern U.S. state of Alabama as the site for a new joint plant costing in the region of $1.6 billion, sources said Wednesday. The decision -- a boon for President Donald Trump's drive

    January 10, 2018 01:53 pm JST