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Airbus, French exporters slip as U.S. tariffs loom in subsidy row

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A logo of Airbus is seen on a flag at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac, near Toulouse, France, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Shares in Airbus (AIR.PA) and other key French exporters fell on Monday as Europe and the United States edged closer toward tit-for-tat sanctions in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. Read More

BMW engine development expert Duesmann set to become Audi chief in April: report

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FILE PHOTO – Markus Duesmann, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the company’s annual news conference in Munich, Germany, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder BERLIN (Reuters) – BMW’s (BMWG.DE) engine development and purchasing expert, Markus Duesmann, is set to become the CEO of Volkswagen’s (VOWG.DE) Audi premium brand, after BMW dropped its opposition Read More

With glue and fake blood, climate protesters target London Fashion Week

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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured a “bleeding” red carpet ahead of the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw attention to the apparel industry’s impact on the environment. Extinction Rebellion climate change activist looks on a police officer as she protests during London Fashion Week Read More

‘We are used to it,’ say journos after Syria coverage called ‘Goebbels s**t’ by regime change crowd

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Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal caused a Twitter meltdown among some advocates of regime change in Syria by simply going to parts of the country controlled by Damascus and reporting on life there. The two journalists traveled to the Syrian capital Damascus and some of its suburbs earlier this month and reported on what Read More

Porsche offers computerized cruise control for twisty roads

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See the most exotic cars from the Geneva Motor Show I was going almost 50 miles an hour on a mountain road just north of New York City. Ahead of me, the road curved sharply to the left with just a thin metal railing between the speeding car and a long drop down a mountainside Read More

Royal wedding: How much will it cost?

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Everyone knows weddings are pricy. Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding to Prince Harry in the UK will take things to the next level. Seasoned wedding planners estimate the cost for the May 19 wedding could reach £1 million ($1.4 million) or more. The cost for special security raises the bill much further. Still, even the most Read More

JP Morgan makes it clear to staff that Taiwan & Hong Kong are part of China

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Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase has told some of its staff to ensure that they do not refer to Hong Kong, Macau or self-governing Taiwan as separate countries. The bank’s supervisory analyst global manager, Stuart Marston, said in an email seen by Bloomberg that the regions should on first reference be Hong Kong SAR, Read More

Alibaba set for ‘big challenge’ as flamboyant chairman Ma departs

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma will step down from the Chinese firm on Tuesday, leaving his handpicked successor a daunting task of steering the $460 billion juggernaut at a time when the market for its core e-commerce business has slowed sharply. As Ma, who turns 55 on Tuesday, holds centerstage at his Read More

Ferrari to lift lid on new F8 Spider and 812 GTS to maintain fast track growth

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MARANELLO, Italy (Reuters) – Ferrari RACE.M revealed on Monday its two new releases as the Italian premium automaker pursues an aggressive roll-out of new models to sustain its turbo-charged core earnings and share price growth. Cars are displayed during the ‘Universo Ferrari’ exhibition, in Maranello, Italy, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio lo Scalzo The F8 Spider Read More

Geely to bring air taxis to China in tie-up with Daimler-backed Volocopter

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FILE PHOTO: A two-seater Volocopter drone flies on stage at the Intel Keynote address at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – German startup Volocopter said it plans to form a partnership with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group that will bring its air taxis to China and that Read More