Dow, S&P close lower after 4 days of gains as Russia bombs Ukraine

The logo for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is displayed on the floor of the NYSE in New York City, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US bond market spurs recession worry Private payrolls increased by 455,000 jobs in March Dow down 0.19%, S&P 500 … Read more

Vietnam’s Vinfast to build $2 bln electric vehicle factory in US

HANOI/SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s automaker VinFast said on Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal to initially invest $2 billion to build a factory in North Carolina to make electric buses, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) along with batteries for EVs . The unit of Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate Vingroup (VIC.HM), said it plans … Read more

US FCC adds Russia’s Kaspersky, China telecom firms to national security threat list

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday added Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.HK) and China Mobile International USA (0941.HK) to its list of communications equipment and service providers deemed threats to US national security. The regulator last year designated five Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co … Read more

Inside China’s electric drive for swappable car batteries

DETROIT/BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) – A year ago Tesla dismissed the alternative path of electric car battery swapping as “riddled with problems and not suitable for widescale use”. It seems Beijing disagrees. In fact, China is pushing hard for swappable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a supplement to regular vehicle charging, with the government … Read more

Tesla, Lucid supplier LGES plans to build $1.4 bln battery factory in Arizona

An employee walks past the logo of LG Energy Solution at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL, March 23 (Reuters) – LG Energy Solution (373220.KS) (LGES), a supplier for electric car makers Tesla and Lucid, said on … Read more

Foreigners banned from selling Russian stocks as market set for limited reopening

March 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to resume some stock trading on Thursday after a near month-long hiatus, with 33 ruble securities to be traded on the Moscow Exchange. Non-residents will have to wait, though – they will be barred from selling stocks and OFZ ruble bonds until April 1. Trading in blue chips, including … Read more

Boeing 737 MAX jet headed toward China completion plant – source

MAX has been grounded in China for three years Return had been expected early this year China historically accounted for 17% of deliveries – Jefferies BEIJING/SYDNEY, March 15 (Reuters) – A Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX jet that took off from Seattle on Monday is en route to the manufacturer’s completion plant in China, an industry … Read more

China’s COVID curbs hit Toyota, Volkswagen and Apple supplier Foxconn

A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab from a worker for nucleic acid testing at a Foxconn factory, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China August 5, 2021. Picture taken August 5 , 2021. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Musk says Tesla, SpaceX see significant inflation risks

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, US, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 13 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk … Read more

Carmakers face soaring metal costs with Russian supplies at risk

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Saving up for a new ride? Better start putting more cash aside. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ramping up the price of metals used in cars, from aluminum in the bodywork to palladium in catalytic converters to the high-grade nickel in electric vehicle batteries, and drivers are likely to foot … Read more