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Commuters on a mix of personal and bike-share bicycles  in Beijing.  Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times

Whizzing along in a phalanx of Flying Pigeon bicycles, surrounded by the rhythmic pedalling of commuters, was one of the giddy pleasures of getting ar(...)

A Nokia 3310 device is displayed after its presentation ceremony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Nokia’s newly revitalised phone business saw it re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world’s most p(...)

A man walks next to Chevrolet vehicles at a GM dealership in Miami, Florida: the Center for Automotive Research warns a tariff of 35 per cent could cut US car sales by 450,000 a year and cost 31,000 car industry-related jobs across the US. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Last year some two million cars were shipped to the US from Mexico. GM, the biggest US carmaker, imported 315,000 of its full-size Chevrolet Silverado(...)

Drivers at a rest area between Zhengzhou and Shanghai in China. Unmarked trucks carry loads of iPhones destined for New York, London and other places around the world.  Photograph: The New York Times

A vast, boxy customs centre acts as a busy island of commerce deep in central China. Government officers, in sharply pressed uniforms, race around a m(...)

The iPhone 7 plus is shown during an event to announce new Apple products on  Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Soon enough, we will see the first obituaries for openness, free trade and globalisation. When those writers ponder how wealthy countries turned towar(...)

Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp: he wrote in an open letter that staff cuts would be carried out “responsibly and sensitively”. Photograph:  Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Foxconn founder Terry Gou said there would have to be layoffs at Sharp to turn around the ailing Japanese company, but pledged that wages would rise a(...)

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp  at a big discount to its original offer. It marks the largest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan’s insular tech industry. It will also  help strengthen Foxconn’s pricing power with major client Apple.

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp Corp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling that sowed more doubts over whether t(...)

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology: Significantly reduced his original offer. Photograph: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Foxconn and Sharp will both hold board meetings today in an attempt to close a chaotic takeover deal after tough talks to cut the $6 billion (€5.3 bil(...)

Sean O’Sullivan: is a key figure in a revolution in the manufacturing start-up scene, with capital, investors and entrepreneurs flowing into a city of nearly 15 million people

I’m in the Hax accelerator for manufacturing start-ups in Shenzhen, eating mealworms made by an Austrian company and trying to find my balance on a tw(...)

A man walks past a logo of a Foxconn factory in Wuhan, Hubei province

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, which trades as Foxconn, has offered 625 billion yen ($5.3 billion) to buy Sharp and has no plans to replace top(...)

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