Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive told Reuters he is open to more alliances to lower the costs of developing technology, but is not looking for a full-blown corporate merger."We feel the pressure" from demands to slash carbon emissions and develop electric vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover chief Ralf Speth said in an interview on the sidelines of the Los Angeles auto show.But to the question of whether the company and its parent, Tata Motors Ltd. are seeking a merger for Jaguar Land Rover, Speth said: "The answer is no. We can really survive on our own."Close The British luxury sedan and SUV maker is "always open" to discussions of technology alliances and component sharing with other companies, Speth said. related news OECD trims global 2020 growth forecast BMW orders more than 10 billion euros' worth of battery cells Earlier this year, the maker of Jaguar sedans and Land Rover SUVs agreed with German luxury automaker BMW AG to develop electric car parts … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover chief wants alliances, not a merger
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to visit India in December for his annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Indian Express has reported.According to report, governments of both the countries are working on dates between December 13 and 17 for the summit meeting.The report states that the Indian side is scouting for locations for the meet, and Assam and Odisha are being considered as the possible venues for the summit. While Guwahati is reportedly the first choice, Odisha capital Bhubaneshwar has emerged as the top contender.Close The Sun temple in Konark in Odisha is also being considered, owing to its picturesque background comparable to the October summit between Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and PM Modi in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. related news 566 national highway projects running behind schedule: Nitin Gadkari Amit Shah accuses Congress of stalling Ayodhya judgement, keeping Kashmir problem hanging Sources told the newspaper that before … [Read more...] about Japan PM Shinzo Abe likely to visit India in December for summit with PM Modi: Report
After witnessing poor attendance at its earlier meeting last week, the Parliamentary panel on November 20 was near-full house.The panel on urban affairs faced severe criticism last week when many Members of Parliament (MPs) skipped a meeting on pollution. Members who skipped included Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir, even as the national capital braved very poor air quality.According to a report by ThePrint, the November 20 meeting lasted several hours and had a near-full house in attendance. Besides MPs, officials also participated in the meeting.Close The panel discussed specific measures to curb air pollution, including artificial rain and finding viable alternatives uses of paddy stubble in neighbouring states such as Haryana and Punjab. Burning of stubble is seen as one of the key factors leading to deterioration of air quality levels in the national capital and north India, especially during the October-November period. related news … [Read more...] about Criticised for poor attendance in previous meet, Parl panel sees near-full house: Report
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the era of bizarre corporate do-gooding started. But in June 2018 it certainly went viral. That’s when Domino’s launched its “Paving for Pizza” campaign, which included video shot from inside one of its pizza boxes while a driver navigated all manner of terrible road conditions. The message: Poorly maintained roads aren’t just an inconvenience—they can devastate the deliciousness of your future pizza delivery. advertisement advertisement Domino’s marketing campaign had an added benefit of community improvement: It committed to fill potholes in 20 places around the country, to ensure smooth pizza rides. All residents in those places had to do was requested aid online, and the company would start contacting town or city officials. As Ad Week reported, well over a 100,00 people took action, while Bernie Sanders blasted the idea because it steamrolled over a more important discussion about why … [Read more...] about As corporate philanthropy and marketing stunts converge, who is actually benefiting?
There has been a downturn in the auto market over the last few months, but things seem to be changing. For Honda in particular, things seem to be going even better as their executive sedan, the Civic, maintained its leadership position in the Indian market.In October, 2019, sales of the Honda Civic clocked a 30 percent month-on-month growth in sales with 436 units and a market share of 53 percent in the executive sedan segment. In September, 2019, the company managed to sell 336 units of the Civic with a total of 4,375 units since March, 2019 when the new-gen sedan was launched.Speaking on the announcement, Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director - Sales and Marketing, Honda Cars India said, "The comeback of the Civic this year has given the much needed boost to the executive sedan segment and its one of the few segments which have grown despite the current market slowdown. This reaffirms our confidence in the sedan category that there are customers who prefer sedans for … [Read more...] about Honda Civic retains title of best-selling executive sedan with 30% growth MoM