Trucking Industry’s Resurgence Continues in 2013

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – Feb 21, 2013) – The Trucking Industry has experienced a resurgence over the past few months. The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA -1.45%, news) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9 percent to 125.2 in January, the highest on record. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the […]

Japan trade deficit hits record as yen weakens

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/currency/12/14/default.stm Japan’s monthly trade deficit hit a record in January after its recent aggressive monetary policy stance weakened its currency sharply. Exports rose in January, the first jump in eight months, as its goods became more affordable to foreign buyers. However, a weak currency also pushed up its import bill resulting in a monthly trade […]

Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) said on Friday it was investing 11 billion baht ($358 million) to build a second assembly plant in Thailand that will have an annual production capacity of 75,000 vehicles when it opens in August 2014.

Capacity would eventually be raised to 150,000 vehicles. “Adding 150,000 units of production capacity will not only enable us to raise our competitiveness in the domestic market but will ensure Thailand’s position as a key strategic global export hub for Nissan,” executive vice-president Hiroto Saikawa said in a statement.

Novelis to More Than Triple Aluminum Recycling on Car Demand

While there are concerns about the economic slowdown in China, the world’s biggest user of aluminum, the Asian country is still “very attractive” in the long term, Prichett said. The country accounts for about 40 percent of global production and demand, according to an estimate from researcher Brook Hunt. “When we say slowdown in growth, […]

Auto-Loan Rates at Record Lows Helps Drive Sales in U.S.

With car prices rising, more people are financing their purchases. This year through August, 59 percent of car buyers took out a loan, compared with 53 percent in 2007, according to J.D. Power. Leasing, which also becomes more affordable as the cost of money drops, grew to 21 percent of sales, up from 13 percent […]