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Apple’s ‘secret’ project: Replacing Samsung screens with in-house microLED displays

By Mark Gurman
- via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Apple's screen development and manufacturing facility, in Santa Clara, California, looks ordinary enough. Inside, Apple is making its own device displays for the first time. | BLOOMBERG

Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make ...

China selects new economic team as Xi kicks off second term

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Liu He, a key economic adviser to China’s President Xi Jinping, was elected by parliament Monday to be a vice premier, and vice central bank ...

Tokyo stocks slip further on Abe’s falling popularity

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday after public support rates for the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tumbled due ...

Dollar firmer around ¥105.90 in late Tokyo trades

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

The dollar rose to around ¥105.90 in Tokyo trading late Monday, aided by purchases by European players.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥105.89-90, up ...

Tokyo stocks turn lower on yen’s firmness

via The Japan Times    Mar 16, 2018

Stocks turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, hurt by the yen’s rise against the dollar.The 225-issue Nikkei average fell 127.44 points, or ...

Lawsuits accuse carmakers of faulty air bags, recall delays and knowing of defects as early as 2003

via The Japan Times    Mar 15, 2018

This undated combination of photos shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit, the logo of Mercedes EQ concept car at the company's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, the Fiat logo on a 2018 Fiat automobile on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show and a Volkswagen logo on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Three class actions filed Wednesday allege that General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes knew of problems with exploding Takata air bag inflators yet waited years to issue recalls. | AP

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three ...

Trump’s tariffs lift hopes for jobs in U.S. steel mill towns but few see industry revival

via The Japan Times    Mar 15, 2018

A worker stands outside the U.S. Steel Corp. coke plant, part of the company's complex in Granite City, Illinois, in 2015. With President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, some companies are planning to fire up long-idled mills and smelters. United States Steel Corp. says it will restart a blast furnace in Illinois. | ZIA NAZAMI / BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT / VIA AP

APIn the heart of America’s diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by ...

Toray to buy Dutch carbon-fiber maker TenCate Advanced Composites for €930 million

via The Japan Times    Mar 15, 2018

Toray Industries Inc. said Thursday it will buy Dutch carbon-fiber-maker TenCate Advanced Composites Holdings BV for €930 million ($1.15 billion) in its largest ever acquisition ...

Japan’s machinery orders mark 8.2% increase on month in January: Cabinet Office

via The Japan Times    Mar 14, 2018

Japan's core private-sector machinery orders in the January-March quarter jumped over 8 percent amid rising demand in the manufacturing and service sectors. | BLOOMBERG

Core private-sector machinery orders gained 8.2 percent in January compared with the previous month as a pick-up in demand in the manufacturing and service sectors ...

Japan’s big firms to raise wages, but figures fall short of Abe’s 3% target

via The Japan Times    Mar 14, 2018

A union worker tracks wage hikes at major automakers on Wednesday in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. | KYODO

Big Japanese companies agreed Wednesday to raise wages for a fifth year, but many are expected to fall short of meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ...

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