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Lynas go-ahead ‘biggest betrayal yet’ by PH, says Suaram

Suaram adviser Kua Kia Soong asks whether this is a unilateral decision by Dr Mahathir Mohamad or a Cabinet decision.

Govt pleased Lynas moving initial ore processing to Australia, says CEO

Amanda Lacaze says the company has also submitted a proposal with two options for clearing out its current waste at its Kuantan plant.

Why bother visiting Lynas plant, Wong Tack hits back

The DAP MP responds to Lynas Malaysia's invitation for a briefing on the rare earths plant.

Lynas takes parliamentary caucus to task for no-show at plant

The rare earths mining company says it is disappointed as the caucus has made ‘many incorrect assertions’ about the plant’s operation.

Pakistan can be Proton’s gateway to other markets, says chairman

Syed Faisal Albar says Proton's first overseas plant in Karachi will open up new markets in the region.

Trump urges GM to reopen Ohio plant

The president's tweet comes 10 days after the plant made its last Chevrolet Cruze.

Tesla nabs up to US$521 million in China bank loans for...

Tesla is the first automaker to wholly own a manufacturing facility in China after years of negotiations with Chinese authorities.

Hyundai Motor may suspend its oldest factory in China

The automaker says about 2,000 employees in China took voluntary retirement or transferred to other factories.

Union meets Nissan after it axes plans to build new model...

Falling demand for diesel cars in Europe has forced Nissan to invest in other technologies as the segment is hit by levies and crackdowns.

Sidestepping trade war, Musk breaks ground on Tesla Shanghai plant

The production in China would allow for Tesla to escape measures and pressures by Washington to keep jobs at home.

World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked

Their seeds die when dried and so cannot be preserved by freezing.

Jaguar Land Rover plant closing sends Tata Motors shares tumbling

Shares of Tata Motors slumped 14.7% to 181.25 rupees at 12.20pm in Mumbai, the lowest intraday level since January 2012.

Report: Parliamentary inquiry to be held into Lynas operation

SBS News of Australia reports that two inquiries are expected to be held soon regarding environmental concerns over Lynas’ rare-earths operation in Gebeng, Kuantan.

Mahathir hopes Proton-Geely tie-up leads to better Proton cars

He says Geely had made tremendous progress in producing quality cars despite entering business of vehicle production much later than Proton.

BMW plans first EU plant in two decades amid trade tensions

The carmaker is investing 1 billion euros (US$1.17 billion) in a new production plant in Hungary to produce 150,000 vehicles annually.

Perak to help Proton expand its factory in Tanjung Malim

It will expedite the land approval so that the production process can continue with no disruption.

Uruguay marks a year of cannabis pharmacies

An initial stumbling block arose when banks refused to work with establishments selling cannabis due to international rules against drug-trafficking.

Volvo Cars CEO says auto tariffs threaten jobs at new US...

A new Volvo plant in South Carolina is likely to be affected by the proposed new tariffs stemming from the US-China trade dispute.

Volvo opens US plant in timely hedge against trade spat

Now that the plant is about to begin production, it’s poised to serve as a small hedge against tariffs at a time when economic barriers are being erected almost daily.

Greece wages losing battle against Albanian herb raiders

Thieves from Albania often cross the border illegally to steal cowslip and other plants from Greece.

Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

The police shot dead protesters who were calling for the closure of the plant owned by Vedanta Resources.

Gunmen kill director of Dangote cement plant in Ethiopia

The director of the Dangote Industries Limited plant was killed while he was returning to Addis Ababa from the factory alongside two company employees.

California coastline stripped of plants prized in Asia

Poachers often flock to California to smuggle highly-coveted Dudleya farinosa succulent plants into East Asia.

Researchers unlock secrets of rose DNA

A new, detailed breakdown of the modern rose genome should help growers improve traits such as pest and drought resistance and also boost the vase life of cut stems.