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With Tesla batteries and Japan's largest hydrogen tank, Panasonic is testing a factory of the future

With Tesla batteries and Japan’s largest hydrogen tank, Panasonic is testing a factory of the future

As a bullet train speeds by in the background, a tank of liquid hydrogen towers over solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells at Panasonic’s Kusatsu plant in Japan. Combined with a Tesla Megapack storage battery, hydrogen and solar can provide enough electricity to power the site’s Ene-Farm fuel cell plant. Hornyak Team As high-speed trains …

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Hong Kong stocks briefly climb 2%;  China releases inflation data in line with expectations

Hong Kong stocks briefly climb 2%; China releases inflation data in line with expectations

Hong Kong movers: Real estate and tech stocks rise as optimism reopens CNBC Pro: Wall Street says a recession is coming. An investment pro names her favorite stocks to resist Wall Street pros are increasingly sounding the alarm about an impending recession. As economic growth slows and inflation stays high for longer, how should investors …

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Hong Kong shares rise 2% after report on relaxation of outdoor mask rule;  other Asian markets fall

Hong Kong shares rise 2% after report on relaxation of outdoor mask rule; other Asian markets fall

Fitch expects house prices in Australia and China to fall in 2023 Fitch Ratings expects house prices in Australia to fall significantly by 7% to 10% next year, it said in its latest outlook report. The agency also predicts that house prices in China will fall by 1% to 3% next year. “We expect prices …

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Hong Kong shares jump 3% as China relaxes some virus rules

Hong Kong shares jump 3% as China relaxes some virus rules

Morgan Stanley overweight Chinese stocks Morgan Stanley strategists raised its recommendation for Chinese stocks to overweight, according to a Sunday note. The upgrade marks the end of the company’s equal weight position in Chinese stocks that it has held for nearly two years, strategists led by Laura Wang said. Morgan Stanley noted that several factors …

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India could become third largest economy by 2030, overtaking Japan and Germany

India could become third largest economy by 2030, overtaking Japan and Germany

Beautiful and colorful aerial view of the Mumbai skyline during twilight as seen from Currey Road on February 16, 2022 in Mumbai, India. Pratik Chorgé | Hindustan Times | Getty Images India is expected to overtake Japan and Germany to become the world’s third-largest economy, according to S&P Global and Morgan Stanley. The S&P forecast …

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Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations;  Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity at lowest since April; Asian markets are largely on the rise

Bitcoin Briefly Crosses $17,000 at Highest Levels Since Mid-November Bitcoin price briefly rose above $17,000 during the morning session in Asia for the first time since mid-November. Bitcoin was up 2.2% over the previous 24 hours, according to Coin Metrics and last traded at $16,863.07 per coin. Ether has also risen and is up 4.74% …

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Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations;  Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations; Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for November came in at 48, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential and …

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Brexit Britain stuck in the middle as US and EU go to war over trade

Brexit Britain stuck in the middle as US and EU go to war over trade

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. LONDON — Three years after leaving the EU to chart its own course, Britain finds itself caught between two economic behemoths in a brewing transatlantic trade war. In one corner is the United States, whose Congress passed the Biden administration’s vaunted $369 billion green …

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Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as market jitters eased following protests in China sparked by growing public anger over COVID-19 restrictions. Benchmarks rose in early trading in Australia, South Korea and China, while stocks fell in Japan. Oil prices have fallen. Japanese government data released on Tuesday showed the unemployment …

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