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China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

The Huawei Technologies logo is seen in front of the German headquarters of the Chinese telecommunications giant in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday. | REUTERS

China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity ...

Facebook behaving like ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news: British lawmakers

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

A mousepad with the Facebook logo is seen at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, at Rathbone Place in central London in 2017. A scathing British parliamentary report Monday branded Facebook

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.Lawmakers’ 18-month ...

U.S. sanctions force Russia to delay MC-21 jetliner roll-out: Rostec CEO

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrives to give a speech in front of the new MC-21 medium-haul airliner during the roll-out ceremony at an aircraft plant in Irkutsk in 2016. Production of the MC-21, which Russia hoped could revive its civil aviation industry, has been delayed for a year due to U.S. sanctions, the head of the Rostec conglomerate said Monday. | ALEXANDER ASTAFYEV / SPUTNIK / VIA AFP-JIJI

Production of the MC-21 plane, which Russia hoped could revive its civil aviation industry, has been delayed for a year due to U.S. sanctions, the ...

Report: Honda to shut U.K. Swindon plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

Members of media stand outside the Honda car plant in Swindon, Britain, Monday. | REUTERS

Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in ...

Carlos Ghosn readies trial counterpunch with new dream team of defense lawyers

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

Takeshi Abe, a professor and former vice president of Teikyo University, speaks next to his attorney, Junichiro Hironaka, during a 1997 news conference after testifying in the first of several trails in a widespread AIDS scandal at the Tokyo District Court. Carlos Ghosn has hired Hironaka as part of his legal team. | AP

Can Carlos Ghosn beat the rap?With a trial looming this year on charges of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding ...

U.S. auto industry lines up against possible Trump tariffs on imports, slams secret report

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

People are reflected on a Mercedes-Benz model during the press preview at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last year.  The White House on Monday received a Commerce Department report on the auto industry that could trigger tariffs against imported cars and intensify tensions, particularly with Europe. | AFP-JIJI

The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. ...

U.K. concludes it can mitigate security risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: Financial Times

via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

People walk past an advertisement for the Huawei Technologies Co. Mate 20 smartphone in Beijing on Friday. | BLOOMBERG

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in 5G networks, the Financial Times ...

Iconic Italian fedora maker Borsalino moves beyond Bogey to target millennials, women

via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

A woman worker pushes a cart with hats in Borsalino's hat factory, in Spinetta Marengo, near Alessandria, Italy, Jan. 17. | AP

Hats off, Bogie.The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a ...

Japan’s machinery orders dipped again in December, showing firms’ reticence amid risks

via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

Core private sector machinery orders fell slightly in December, signaling a more cautious stance by companies toward spending amid risks to the global economy, government ...

Dollar firms to ¥110.50 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

The dollar firmed above ¥110.50 in Tokyo trading Monday amid receding worries about U.S.-China trade negotiations.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.55-56, up from ...

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