Boeing re-captured the crown as the world's largest maker of passenger jets last year, overtaking Airbus for the first time in a decade.
Credit-rating agency cites the company's reliance on its insurance operations for dividend income.
New Mercedes is a critical product launch for a carmaker struggling to make a dent in the lead of rivals BMW and Audi.
Forecasts record full-year profit while at same time cautious about outlook.
Joe Hogan is unexpectedly stepping down as chief executive of the Swiss engineering group.
World's largest steelmaker keeps its earnings forecast for this year, helped by deep cost cutting in Europe.
Weakening yen lets Japanese carmakers cash in overseas profits at more favourable rates.
Electronics group reaps the benefits of a weaker yen while projecting a pickup in economic recovery both at home and abroad.
China's biggest listed steelmaker's price cut underscores demand worries amid a fragile economic recovery.
World's bestselling carmaker refuses to be tempted away from its low-risk growth strategy, even as it foresees even higher earnings this fiscal year.
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