Airbus plans on investing between $539 to 1.08 billion in A220 passenger jet program in 2020

In a statement, the chief executive officer of Airbus SE said, the planemaker plans on investing between $539 million-$1.08 billion (500 million euros and 1 billion euros) in 2020 on its A220 passenger jet program. Earlier in February, Airbus had raised its stake in the program, known as Airbus Canada, to 75%, up from 50.1%,…

Indonesia’s government proposes levying taxes on CO2 emitting vehicles

On Wednesday, Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati submitted a proposal to the country’s parliament proposing to levy tariffs on sugar and artificially sugar-sweetened drinks; she has also proposed levying taxes on vehicles that emit carbon dioxide. She has also asked parliament to reconsider her proposal to impose an excise on plastic bags in order…

U.S.-France Digital Tax framework being negotiated at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

In a statement, French President Emmanuel Macron stated he has had a “great discussion” with U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the introduction of a digital tax planned by France; both countries have agreed to collaborate and avoid further rise in tariffs. According to aa French diplomatic source, Macron and Trump have agreed to hold off…

Car production in Britain will take significant hit if Brexit leads to tariffs with EU: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

A British trade body has warned that the country’s annual car production is likely to drop by a third to 1 million by 2024 if Brexit leads to tariffs with the European Union; the output will be lost to other nations. Britons are staring at an elections in just over two weeks with Prime Minister…

U.S. tariffs on China provide an edge to Samsung Electronics’ products

Here is why relocating Apple’s supply chain from China makes business sense. U.S. President Donald Trump disclosed he has had a discussion with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition faced by Apple from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Cook “made…

Huawei Technologies Kunpeng 920 challenges Intel’s CPUs in server market

Along with the launch of its Kunpeng 920 chipset, Huawei has launched servers which will house the Kunpeng 920 chip. Incidentally, Huawei has a long term partnership with Intel. On Monday, in a significant development, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched new server chips that is aimed at reducing its imports and reliance on U.S.…

Tesla continuing to push production of Model 3 at 10,000 units per week

Tesla plans on localizing production in China, to beat trade war related worries, including import duties, for its vehicles. In a strategic development aimed at reducing the prices of Tesla’s vehicles, the luxury carmaker stated, it plans on producing nearly 3,000 Model 3s per week from its Shanghai plant during the initial phase of its…

25% U.S. tariff to hurt Huawei’s U.S. launch of FusionHome

Analysts covering the sector opine Huawei will have to either reduce its margins or raise prices. Huawei Technology Co’s upcoming launch of a solar-panel control device in the United States is expected to collide with the Trump administration’s new tariffs on Chinese electronics. As a result this is likely to undermine the product that analysts…