Honda is starting production of a new hydrogen fuel cell system, co-developed with GM

Honda is starting production of a new hydrogen fuel cell system, co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it will begin production this year of a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) and sell will gradually ramp up this decade, in an effort to expand its hydrogen business. Honda is targeting annual sales of about 2,000 … Read more

Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

PARIS, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar Airways have settled a dispute over stranded A350 jets, the companies said on Wednesday, avoiding a potentially damaging lawsuit in the UK after a blistering 18-month feud which ripped the lid off the global jet market. The “amicable and mutually acceptable settlement” ends a $2 billion … Read more

White House blasts Exxon over historic $56 billion annual profit

White House blasts Exxon over historic  billion annual profit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday expressed its outrage over Exxon Mobil Corp’s record 2022 net profit of $56 billion, a historic high not only for the company but for the entire Western oil industry. The major oil companies are expected to break their own annual records due to high prices … Read more

Gautam Adani loses Asia’s richest krone as share price plunge deepens to $84 billion

Gautam Adani loses Asia’s richest krone as share price plunge deepens to  billion

BENGALURU, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Indian magnate Gautam Adani lost his title of Asia’s richest person on Wednesday as a defeat in his conglomerate’s largest companies deepened to $84 billion in the wake of a short-seller report. A report from Hindenburg Research last week alleged the group’s improper use of offshore tax havens and stock … Read more

Exxon crushes Western oil company profits by $56 billion by 2022

Exxon crushes Western oil company profits by  billion by 2022

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) posted a net profit of $56 billion for 2022, the company said Tuesday, taking home about $6.3 million an hour last year and not just a company record but also a historic high point for the Western oil industry. Oil companies are expected to break their … Read more

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

The reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transportation networks, refinery supplies are affected Macron: Reform vital to ensure the viability of the pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted deliveries to French refineries, public transport and schools on Tuesday during a second day of nationwide protests over President … Read more

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan. 31. (Reuters) – Three Turkish military outposts, towering over the abandoned village of Sararo in northern Iraq, pierce the skyline, part of a raid that forced residents to flee after days of shelling last year. The outposts are just a few of dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on Iraqi … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

Philips is cutting 13% of jobs related to safety and profitability

Philips is cutting 13% of jobs related to safety and profitability

Philips is cutting another 6,000 jobs Increases layoffs since October to 13% of current workforce Equities are up 5.5% as fourth-quarter results beat expectations AMSTERDAM, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Dutch health technology company Philips (PHG.AS) will cut an additional 6,000 jobs globally as it seeks to restore profitability and improve the safety of its products … Read more

Unilever appoints former Heinz exec Schumacher as CEO

Unilever appoints former Heinz exec Schumacher as CEO

Becomes CEO on July 1 Activist shareholder says he met Schumacher at Heinz First outsider CEO since the appointment of Paul Polman in 2008 Unilever shares surpass FTSE 100 LONDON, January 30 (Reuters) – Unilever on Monday appointed Hein Schumacher to replace Alan Jope as CEO from July, a move welcomed by investors including board … Read more