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GLOBAL

Traffic congestion reconsidered

Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?

3 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious...

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

CHINA

China car sales up 20.3% in October

SHANGHAI - China's auto sales surged 20.3% year-on-year in October, helped by a long holiday, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Monday (11 November).

12 Nov 2013

CHINA

Cathay Pacific's awful profit slump

HONG KONG, CHINA: Cathay Pacific said on Wednesday (13 March) that its 2012 net profit plunged more than 83%, as the airline was buffeted by persistently high fuel prices and the eurozone financial crisis.

14 Mar 2013

CHINA

Renault recalls 60,000 cars in China

BEIJING, CHINA: French car manufacturer Renault has begun recalling more than 60,000 cars exported to China over problems with their fuel gauge sensors, China's consumer quality watchdog said, according to state media.

11 Feb 2013

FRANCE

Renault sells stake in Volvo trucks

PARIS, FRANCE: Renault has sold its stake in Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo AB for €1.5bn to cut debt and make strategic investments.

14 Dec 2012