Strange Bedfellows: Trump Trade Fight brings Japan and China together

By guest author Peter Landers from Wall Street Journal Prime Minister Abe is promoting a rapprochement with Beijing that reflects Tokyo’s need for allies in upholding the postwar free-trading system President Donald Trump’s tough line on trade with China has finally given Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe something to agree with Beijing about. After years … More Strange Bedfellows: Trump Trade Fight brings Japan and China together

What Darwin and the Model T Can Teach Toyota

By guest author Anjani Trivedi of Bloomberg Automakers are engaged in an evolutionary struggle, and only the fittest will survive Henry Ford’s Model T revolutionized mobility, assembly lines and society in the early 20th century. Since then, though, it is difficult to say whether automakers have ever truly transformed themselves and the economy, or have … More What Darwin and the Model T Can Teach Toyota

EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement

On June 18, 2018, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister of Australia Steven Ciobo officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU and Australia in the Australian capital of Canberra. The aim of the negotiations is to remove barriers to trade … More EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement

lululemon to donate 100 % of Profits from Sales* on June 21 to increase access to Yoga and Meditation through Non-profit Partners

lululemon athletica announced on June 18, 2018, that, on June 21, the company will donate 100 percent of profits* from its in-store and online sales to benefit non-profit groups that increase access to yoga and meditation for communities that face barriers to well-being. Funds will be donated through Here to Be, the company’s social impact … More lululemon to donate 100 % of Profits from Sales* on June 21 to increase access to Yoga and Meditation through Non-profit Partners

Restructuring of Semperit forces termination of production at Chinese Sempertrans site

After a thorough analysis, the Management Board of Semperit AG Holding resolved, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to terminate production at the Sempertrans production site Best (ShanDong) Belting Co. Ltd. in the Shandong province on the Chinese east coast. “This step is part of the ongoing restructuring and transformation process, which includes a … More Restructuring of Semperit forces termination of production at Chinese Sempertrans site