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Beijing ramps up COVID quarantines, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules

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Beijing sends 1,800 to quarantine in Hebei – media Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Beijing curbs cannot ease Shanghai stocks record biggest drop in a month Airbnb latest Western internet firm to exit China BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak......

Samsung to invest $356 billion over five years in strategic sectors

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SEOUL, May 24 (Reuters) – Samsung Group will invest 450 trillion won ($356 billion) in the next five years to accelerate growth in semiconductors, biopharmaceutical and other next-generation technologies, Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said. South Korea’s top conglomerate said on Tuesday the investments through 2026 are expected to help Samsung drive......

India’s Mahindra to explore more partnerships for EV parts -CEO

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Anish Shah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of India’s Mahindra Group, poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Aditya Kalra Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May......

Hyundai Motor Group to invest $5 billion in U.S. through 2025

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SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it plans to invest an additional $5 billion in the United States through 2025 to strengthen its collaboration with U.S. firms in diverse technologies, such as robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Hyundai Motor Group, which......

Factbox: The Great Rebrand: Western business reborn in Russia under new names

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May 20 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will reopen the branches under a new name yet to be decided – the most high-profile rebranding so far of companies extricating themselves from Russia. read more Scores of......

Wall Street ends mixed, Tesla falls

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A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended mixed on......

Biden arrives in S.Korea with first stop at Samsung

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OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday, the first stop on his first trip to Asia as president, where his attempts to counter China’s influence and build economic ties are likely to be overshadowed by North Korean threats. Biden......

Musk says ‘Tesla is on my mind 24/7’ amid concerns about Twitter distraction

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday that “Tesla is on my mind 24/7,” trying to soothe investor worries about him being distracted by a Twitter (TWTR.N) deal that has depressed stocks at the electric car company. Posting a picture showing a woman......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

U.S. files third labor complaint in Mexico, on behalf of Panasonic workers

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MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials asked Mexico on Wednesday to probe whether workers at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts factory were denied their rights, marking the third U.S. labor complaint under a new trade deal that aims to improve workplace conditions in Mexico. The request from......

Stellantis to start reshuffle of dealer network next year

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Stellantis logo and stock graph are seen displayed in this illustration taken, May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VERONA, Italy, May 18 (Reuters) – Stellantis (STLA.MI) will start a reshuffle of its European dealers’ network next year from Austria, Belgium and the......

Exclusive: China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension

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SHANGHAI, May 18 (Reuters) – China is in talks with automakers about extending costly subsidies for electric vehicles (EV) that were set to expire in 2022, aiming to keep a key market growing as the broader economy slows, three people familiar with the matter said. The move by policymakers comes......

Britishvolt, Scorpio Group to research maritime EV batteries, storage

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A view shows stacked shipping containers at the port of Felixstowe, Britain, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Britishvolt said on Wednesday that Monaco-based Scorpio Group had made a strategic investment in the electric vehicle (EV) battery......

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable U.S. startup

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May 17 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable U.S. startup as its valuation rose to over $125 billion in an ongoing share sale in the secondary market, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The shares, which are marketed at about $72, jumped......

Imperial Brands says no ‘buyback’ clause in Russia exit

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Packs of Gauloises cigarettes are on display in a tobacco shop in Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Imperial Brands (IMB.L) said on Tuesday the terms of its recent agreement to exit Russia did not......

Mariupol steelworks defenders appear to signal end of siege

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KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian unit holed up beneath the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol said on Monday its garrison was fulfilling orders to save the lives of troops, an apparent indication that the long siege there was coming to an end. The fighting at Azovstal in ruined Mariupol......

Renault sells Russia’s Avtovaz stake, but leaves room for return

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Renault sells Avtovaz stake reportedly for one rouble Leaves door open for return with six-year buyback option Moscow plant to resurrect Soviet-era Moskvich brand May 16 (Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) is to sell its majority stake in carmaker Avtovaz (AVAZI_p.MM) to a Russian science institute reportedly for just one rouble......

Wall Street rallies at end of roller coaster week

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A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Twitter drops as Musk puts purchase deal on hold All major indexes on course for steep weekly losses Indexes up: Dow......

Assisted driving systems struggle with collision tests – study

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A view of the controls of a Tesla 85D on display at a Tesla showroom in Pasadena, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DETROIT, May 12 (Reuters) – Assisted driving systems installed in Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and......

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