News tagged with auto market

Japan's gaming market is a world apart

The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan's vast gaming market.

Sep 22, 2013
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US video game retail sales fall 25 percent in May

U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Cars made in Brazil are deadly, experts say

(AP)—The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and ...

May 12, 2013
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At Shanghai show, Japan automakers woo lost sales

Japanese automakers promised special Chinese designs and green technology in addition to the usual flashy fanfare at this year's Shanghai Auto Show, trying to woo back sales that crumpled during a territorial ...

Apr 21, 2013
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Dust storm shrouds Tokyo in haze

A huge dust storm hit Tokyo Sunday, blanketing the city with brown dust that darkened the skies and rapidly transformed what had been a clear and sunny day.

Mar 10, 2013
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Japan warns about smog drifting from China

A local government in southwestern Japan on Tuesday advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside in the nation's first official health warning over smog drifting in from China.

Mar 05, 2013
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China's BYD hopes for turnaround with Si Rui sedan

(AP)—Chinese automaker BYD Co. may be hoping that Si Rui (pronounced suh-ray), the name for its new midsize sedan, translates into turnaround. The ailing company, which counts billionaire Warren Buffett ...

Nov 23, 2012
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US launches air pollution data in Shanghai

The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun issuing its own pollution statistics, giving a much more pessimistic assessment of the city's air quality than official Chinese data.

May 15, 2012
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