• Toshiba to exit TV business in North America

    Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will stop developing and selling televisions in North America, licensing the business to a Taiwanese firm, as the Japanese electronics-maker showed robust earnings for the April to December period. Toshiba, facing intensifying price competition in the global TV market, is also considering a similar exit ...

  • Free-trade pacts: America’s big bet

    Sacred rice, and a trade treaty, in his hands JAPAN TRIED TO negotiate the first trans-Pacific trade agreement exactly 400 years ago. It sent a robed samurai, Hasekura Tsunenaga, to Europe via Acapulco to request the right to trade directly with New Spain (today’s Mexico). Among other things, he needed permission ...

  • America’s economy: The lonely locomotive

    THERE is a spring in America’s step these days. A revision released this week raised annualised economic growth in the third quarter to 3.9%; it has averaged more than 4% in the past two quarters. The irrepressible stockmarket keeps hitting new highs, the most recent on November 26th. Job growth ...

  • America’s most iconic beer brands are being bought by foreign investors. So what?

    American beer is in the midst of a global identity crisis. Domestic sales of light beer fell again last year, while imported lagers, spirits and wines climbed. The biggest beer brands in the United States — think Budweiser, Miller and Coors — are now owned, respectively, by people in Belgium, England and Canada. The ...

  • IIDEX CANADA: MISSIONE A TORONTO PER LE IMPRESE ITALIANE DEI SETTORI ARREDO-DESIGN ED EDILIZIA

    TORONTO\ nflash\ - La Camera di Commercio Italiana dell'Ontario (ICCO) organizzerà una missione commerciale rivolta alle Camere di Commercio Italiane, ai consorzi ed alle associazioni che dal 3 al 5 dicembre prossimi vogliano partecipare alla fiera IIDEX Canada. L’evento si svolgerà a Toronto e coinvolgerà i settori dell'arredo-design e dell'edilizia. ...