Wednesday , 23 May 2018

Business News

Aston Martin's 1st female president has a message for young girls

Aston Martin’s Laura Schwab has a lot to talk about these days: the British luxury carmaker’s Second Century Plan. The company’s return to Formula One racing. Her 1-year-old daughter, Marie. Schwab, head of Aston Martin the Americas, is the company’s first female president in its 105-year history. She and Mary Barra, the 56-year-old CEO of General Motors, are the only …

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Global shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 dipped in early trading, down 1.2 percent to 5,573.71, while Germany’s DAX slipped 1.4 percent to 12,983.87. Britain’s FTSE 100 …

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Thailand ups restrictions on paraquat, other farm chemicals

The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers. However, a Ministry of Industry official said Wednesday that the government will tighten restrictions on use of the chemicals: the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and an insecticide, chlorpyrifos. Environmental advocates have …

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