Surprise fall in German trade

first_img A SURPRISE fall in exports and near-zero growth in industry output in July yesterday suggested that the German industrial juggernaut may slow somewhat after building up record momentum earlier this year.Data from the Federal Statistics Office showed exports, the main driver in Germany’s rebound, fell by 1.5 per cent from June, while imports shrank by 2.2 per cent, adjusted for seasonal swings. Industrial output also missed forecasts, creeping up by 0.1 per cent in July compared to projections for a 1.0 per cent increase. Surprise fall in German trade Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia whatsappcenter_img Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Wednesday 8 September 2010 8:15 pm Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content last_img read more

BHP will stick to $39bn bid for Potash

first_img KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp Sharecenter_img BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers said yesterday the company has no intention of changing its $39bn (£25bn) takeover offer for Potash, the world’s biggest fertiliser producer.During a visit to the home base of its takeover target intended to build political support in Canada, Kloppers brushed aside rumours that China, through its state-owned companies, might be assembling a rival bid.“We have no plans to change what is currently the only offer on the table,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of speculation and rumours [about a China-backed offer] but the reality is there is only one cash bid on the table and that’s ours at the moment.”The 19 October deadline for Potash shareholders to sell their shares to BHP could be pushed back, depending on whether competition regulators in Canada and the United States ask for more time to review BHP’s proposal, he said.BHP expects to hear today whether the Canadian Competition Bureau will allow its $130 per share bid for Potash to proceed. Potash has rejected the offer as inadequate.Saskatchewan, the Canadian province that is home to Potash, has said it is concerned about the possibility that BHP will remove Potash’s mines from Canpotex, the offshore marketing arm of Saskatchewan potash producers.Saskatchewan, which will advise the Canadian government on whether to approve the takeover bid, depends heavily on potash royalties, which are determined largely by the fertiliser nutrient’s price.Asked about BHP’s potential participation in Canpotex, Kloppers said the company prefers to do its own marketing, but that “nothing is static forever”. Kloppers also said Canpotex’s marketing infrastructure is unrivalled. “We would have no intention of duplicating that.”Kloppers spoke to reporters at the opening of BHP’s office in Saskatoon, where Potash is based. At least one Saskatchewan cabinet minister was in attendance. Monday 20 September 2010 8:56 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof BHP will stick to $39bn bid for Potash last_img read more

KKR to join Bankhaus on BHF bid

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Share whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap KKR to join Bankhaus on BHF bid by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Thursday 7 October 2010 7:59 pm PRIVATE equity house KKR is understood to be in talks with German group Bankhaus Lampe about a joint bid for BHF, a private bank owned by Deutsche Bank.KKR’s move could improve the buyout firm’s chances of winning over BHF’s sceptical management, which has so far expressed a clear preference for strategic bidders, making it difficult for financial investors to gain a foothold in an industry where hostile deals are not customary.“We are looking at BHF, but are in the initial stages,” a spokeswoman for Bankhaus Lampe said, without giving further details. KKR declined to comment.Deutsche Bank has been on the lookout for a buyer for BHF ever since it inherited the Frankfurt-based bank through its €1bn (£881m) purchase of Sal Oppenheim in March.Deutsche Bank narrowed down the field of potential bidders for BHF as it seeks to sell the bank as a whole.In September Deutsche Bank finance director Stefan Krause said four bidders were in the due diligence process, including banks and financial investors. BHF, a 150-year-old institution with roughly 1,500 employees, a book value of around €650m, and about €40bn in client assets under management, would be too large for Bielefeld-based Bankhaus Lampe to swallow on its own. last_img read more

Why protesters need a reality check

first_img Share Wednesday 10 November 2010 8:56 pm KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Show Comments ▼ center_img IT is a tragic day when the headquarters of a political party in a democracy are stormed by a lawless mob. That is what happened yesterday to the Tory HQ in Millbank; it almost happened at the Liberal Democratic base in Cowley Street. A minority of thugs in the crowd – possibly professional agitators of the sort that caused havoc at the G20 meetings in 2009 – turned violent; regrettably, the police failed to contain the violence properly, for reasons which remain unclear but which must urgently be investigated. The authorities need to be better prepared to deal with this sort of thing in the future and ensure that people and property are adequately protected.Student fees were first introduced by the Labour government. The £3,290 the universities are allowed to charge UK students ensures that virtually every institution loses money on every British student they accept. This makes no sense: graduates earn around £100,000 more over a lifetime than non-graduates (and often much more). The reforms to the original system proposed by the present government are hardly radical and include numerous safeguards to help the poor and those whose parents are from less well-off backgrounds (crucially, Labour’s fees didn’t discourage the poor, with demand for places from the less-well off continuing to rise). Unfortunately, even fees of £9,000 a year – the maximum allowed under the reforms – won’t be enough to allow the top UK universities to compete globally with the likes of Harvard, MIT and even now the best Chinese universities. In this area, as in others, the UK is in relative decline. It would be nice if tens of billions of pounds of free money could be conjured up out of thin air. As rational, grown-up strategies for plugging the budget deficit go, however, magic isn’t exactly what most economists would recommend. There is no such thing as a free lunch, which is why hard choices are now having to be made about public spending. Reasonable people can disagree about what the priorities should be; but nobody can deny that the government is spending close to 20 per cent more than it is collecting in tax. Countries that go on like that for too long eventually go bust.Mindsets must change in Britain: higher education needs to be seen as an investment, not as an opportunity to have a good time at taxpayers’ expense. That will mean that students will have to face more of the costs – and not merely enjoy the benefits – of their education. It also means that they will have to consider more carefully which degrees they wish to study. In return, they will be able to behave more like consumers, forcing the system to evolve. There will be more two-year degrees and more distance learning; for-profit companies need to enter the market, which is currently controlled by charities. More innovation and experimentation is needed. Students should embrace, not fear, the current, tentative moves towards the commercialisation of higher education. It is a shame yesterday’s protesters couldn’t see this. ECONOMIC HORROR STORYIf you like the sorts of arguments presented in this column, you will enjoy a brilliant polemic on Channel Four at 9pm tonight. It is called Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story and makes the case that to put Britain back on track we need to radically rethink the role of the state, stop politicians spending money in our name and introduce a flat tax. It’s great stuff. 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Tesco eyes Europe expansion

first_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Tuesday 23 November 2010 5:17 am Tesco eyes Europe expansion RETAILER Tesco plans to almost double selling space in central and eastern Europe over five years.On the third and final day of a trip with analysts to Asia, the world’s third-largest retailer said it aims to have 4.1 million square metres of selling space in its central and eastern European markets by 2014-15, up from around 2.2 million now.It also has high hopes for a hypermarket refurbishment programme, saying that average weekly sales at four recently refitted stores were up 19 per cent, with average weekly customer numbers up 14 per cent.Tesco and international rivals like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Metro are expanding rapidly into emerging markets as they look to bolster sluggish growth in western Europe and the United States.Tesco yesterday said it aims to quadruple revenue in China to about £4bn over the next five years, by more than doubling its number of hypermarkets to over 200.The group runs about 850 stores in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Turkey.These generated sales of about £7.6bn, or around 12 per cent of the group total, in the year ended February 2010.Its expansion plans include opening more hypermarkets of over 5,000 square metres. But the largest proportion of the new openings will be compact hypermarkets of 2,000-4,000 square metres and smaller formats, such as its Express stores.“Our experience tells us that if we give customers the opportunity to shop in multiple formats, we will achieve higher market penetration, increased loyalty, greater brand reach,” Tesco said in presentation slides published on its website.The group said hypermarket refurbishments in central and eastern Europe included adding at least 5,000 new products, as well as services including phone shops, opticians, pharmacies and photoshops. center_img Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemlast_img read more

Snow chaos is turning UK into a joke

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Rolls wins energy deals

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Turbine maker Rolls-Royce has won new orders worth more than $110m (£69.9m) for energy projects in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. Rolls will deliver both power generation and pipeline transmission products and services. Oil group Total has ordered two RB211 gas turbine power generation systems to power an oil plant in the Middle East. Rolls will also supply two extra RB211 turbines, powering gas compression packages, to Slovensk Plynárensk priemysel for use in a compressor station, part of their gas transmission network in Central Europe. Monday 6 December 2010 8:22 pm Share Tags: NULL Rolls wins energy deals More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

House price drop for November

first_img House price drop for November Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap whatsapp Monday 13 December 2010 9:26 pm KCS-content Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼ Housing prices continued to fall last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said today. Over half (53 per cent) of surveyors reported that house prices had fallen over the three months to November. And 43 per cent said a stagnation in prices. And the survey showed an acceleration in the decline of new buyer enquiries, although in?London a small majority of surveyors in reported a rise in new enquiries. Nationally, transaction levels dropped to their lowest rate since June 2009, the survey said. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

National Grid expects jump in annual profits

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm National Grid expects jump in annual profits BRITAIN’S biggest utility National Grid said it expects to report a significant increase in full-year profit, boosted by favourable weather conditions and growth at its US operations.“The strong momentum seen in the first half has continued and has further improved, driven by cold winter weather following the hot weather in the US in the summer,” the gas and electricity transmission company said in a statement.The performance also prompted the company to recommend an eight per cent increase to its full-year dividend.Separately, National Grid said it would reduce about 1,200 positions across the US, or about seven per cent of its direct workforce in that country, resulting in annual cost savings of about $200m.The news comes hot on the heels of suggestions the firm was poised to cut 400 British jobs, after an email outlining the redundancies was sent to rank and file staff in error. The firm also said it was reshuffling its executive team. Nick Winser is to become executive director in the UK, with responsibility for the UK gas distribution business, while Mark Fairbairn, executive director of gas distribution, will step down from the board and leave the firm at the end of March. Shares in National Grid added 1.2 per cent to close at 552.5p. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Monday 31 January 2011 7:49 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Hyundai leads Asia motor rebound

first_img Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Hyundai leads Asia motor rebound KCS-content Tuesday 1 February 2011 8:37 pm whatsapp Asian automakers got off to a strong start for 2011 with robust January sales as they gear up for the sector’s broad recovery. Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors are set to report strong sales and earnings this year, driven by improved brand image and quality and new models, analysts said. Hyundai saw its global sales jump 14 per cent in January. whatsapplast_img read more