Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States should respect China's right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government's top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country's doors to the outside world would open wider.
Qualcomm urges U.S. regulators to reverse course and ban some iPhones
(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge's ruling and ban the import of some Apple Inc iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies.
Ford to close oldest Brazil plant, exit South America truck biz
SAO PAULO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America, a move that could cost more than 2,700 jobs as part of a restructuring meant to end losses around the world.
Lockheed unveils new F-21 fighter jet configured for India
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin offered India a new combat jet, F-21, on Wednesday to be made locally, in a bid to win a large military order worth over $15 billion.
Ghosn's new lawyer says he should be released on bail
TOKYO (Reuters) - The new lawyer for ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn said his client should be released on bail while awaiting trial and that Japan was out of step with international norms.
Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking.
Asia shares scale four-and-a-half month peak on hopes of U.S.-China trade deal
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced to 4-1/2-month highs on Wednesday as investors bet that Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators would be able to secure a deal to de-escalate their year-long tariff war.
UK regulator raises big objections to Sainsbury's-Asda deal
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator said on Wednesday Sainsbury's planned $9.5 billion takeover of Walmart-owned Asda should either be blocked or require the sale of a significant number of stores, or even one of the brands.
India an investment priority for Saudi Aramco: CEO
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday that investing in India is a priority for the company, and it expects the country's oil demand to rise to 8.2 million barrels per day by 2040.
Swedish TV says Swedbank linked to Baltic money laundering scandal
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish television (SVT) said on Wednesday it had uncovered documents linking Swedbank to a money laundering scandal involving Denmark's Danske Bank.