As Japanese manufacturing fades, a factory town fights to stay alive

As Japanese manufacturing fades, a factory town fights to stay alive

  HIGASHIOSAKA, Japan Aug 22 (Reuters) – The small factories in the western Japanese city of Higashiosaka for decades fueled the thundering rise of the country’s biggest brands – but a weak yen and rising costs have accelerated a slow decline, and are reshaping the industrial heartland . Home to about 6,000 firms, 87% of … Read more

Toyota doubles down on its hybrid bet in India

Toyota doubles down on its hybrid bet in India

  Toyota teams up with Suzuki to crack Indian hybrid market First new model is compact SUV, people-carrier to follow Toyota aims to lower costs by making components in India BIDADI, India, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Toyota is rebooting its strategy for India, doubling down on a bet that emerging markets will learn to love … Read more