Wednesday , January 24 2018


Emirates SkyCargo wraps up 2017 on a positive note

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Dubai / WAM Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, completed a year of strong growth in 2017. The air cargo carrier’s robust performance was underlined by the introduction of specialised customer focused air transportation solutions across a number of industry verticals and by continued investment in infrastructure. Between January ...

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Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi plan $1bn fund for mobility startups

epa06358459 The Nissan Kicks is displayed at the LA Auto Show at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 29 November 2017. AutoMobility LA is a press and trade event which showcases the future of transportation. The event takes place 27 to 30 November 2017 and precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show which runs 01 to 10 December.  EPA-EFE/MIKE NELSON

Bloomberg The world’s largest automotive alliance will invest as much as $1 billion to fund mobility startups over the next five years as it looks to make inroads with new technology at a time of rapid upheaval for the transportation sector. Carmaking partners Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi ...

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UK factory output in best growth run since 1997

epa06192028 The pressed steel shells of Skoda automobiles sit in storage before assembly at Skoda Auto manufacturing plant in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, 15 August 2017. Skoda Auto is the biggest Czech car maker.  EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Bloomberg UK manufacturers posted a seventh consecutive month of expansion in November as sectors from food producers to makers of games and sports equipment increased output. Factory output rose 0.4 percent from October, the Office for National Statistics said. Overall industrial production also increased 0.4 percent, with a drop in ...

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Ford, Postmates to work on driverless delivery

epa05966975 (FILE) - Close up view of a Ford logo seen during the inauguration of the Brussels Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium, 13 January 2017 reissued 16 May 2017). According to media reports on 16 May 2017, Ford Motor Co. will cut nearly 10 percent of its global workforce in an attempt to strengthen its decreasing stock price and increase profits.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Bloomberg Ford Motor Co. is expanding its driverless delivery experiment beyond pizza by partnering with Postmates to test what it will take to eventually remove the driver from on-demand distribution. The carmaker and the startup, which connects consumers with drivers to deliver their groceries, take-out and other purchases, will team ...

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Trump’s willingness to deal on immigration gives talks urgency

epa06427324 US President Donald J. Trump (C), with US Democratic Representative from Maryland Steny Hoyer (R) and Democratic Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin (L), participates in a meeting on immigration with bipartisan members of the House and Senate in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 January 2018.  EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW

Bloomberg Congressional Republicans got the green light from President Donald Trump to negotiate an immigration deal with Democrats, potentially clearing a stalemate that’s stalled action on multiple issues, including funding to keep the government from shutting down next week. During an unusual public meeting with bipartisan members of Congress at ...

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