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GM teams up with Korea's LG to build second US battery plant

GM teams up with Korea's LG to build 2nd US battery plant

(ATF) US car giant General Motors said on March 4 it plans to build a second battery cell factory with South Korean partner LG, as the company shifts towards producing electric vehicles.GM recently announced it would stop selling most of its diesel or petrol engine cars by 2035, and last …

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Blinken heading to Japan, South Korea for first trip, reports say

Blinken heading to Japan, South Korea for first trip, reports say

(ATF) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and newly appointed Defence secretary Lloyd Austin plan to visit Japan and South Korea this month for foreign policy and security talks, according to reports published on March 4.While State department spokesman Ned Price told Reuters he was not able to confirm the …

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China sets GDP growth target at 'above 6%' for this year

China sets GDP growth target at 'above 6%' for this year

(ATF) The Chinese government surprised many analysts on March 5 by setting a gross domestic product (GDP) target for the first time in two years in a sign that the economy has rebounded strongly from the coronavirus pandemic.Central planners set the GDP target at above 6%, adding that they would …

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Philippines noodle maker set to launch a record-breaking IPO

Philippines noodle maker set to launch a record-breaking IPO

(ATF) The Philippines - the longtime laggard of Asian capital markets - is set for a boost as noodle maker Monde Nissin Corporation announced on March 4 it would seek to raise 63 billion pesos ($1.3 billion) through an initial public offering that is set to be the country's largest-ever …

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China's annual NPC session looks to sustainable high-tech future

China's annual NPC session looks to sustainable high-tech future

(ATF) While the international focus on China’s annual legislative meeting, the National People’s Congress (NPC), will be on the country’s plans for hot-button issues such as Hong Kong and Xinjiang, business will be watching for clues to economic policy underlined in the forthcoming Five-Year Plan (FYP).The annual NPC session – …

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Stellantis chief executive vows to make China priority market 

Stellantis chief executive vows to make China priority market 

(ATF) Stellantis, the automotive powerhouse formed from France's PSA and the US-Italian Fiat Chrysler, has made the China market a top priority, its chief executive said on March 3.Carlos Tavares said the company will roll out a strategy for China, where some Stellantis brands have struggled more than rivals.He said …

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Biden withdraws Tanden nomination amid Republican opposition 

Biden withdraws Tanden nomination amid Republican opposition 

(ATF) President Joe Biden on Tuesday withdrew the nomination of Neera Tanden to be his budget director after she ran into stiff opposition over tweets that upset lawmakers, in the first rebuff of one of his nominees."I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for director …

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