[BEIJING] Tens of thousands of mask-making companies mushroomed across China at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but many are struggling to survive as they face stricter quality control...

[SAO PAULO] Brazilian billionaire Jorge Lemann's foundation and other business interests will fund the building of factory to produce the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and...

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian glove maker Harps Holdings is weighing an initial public offering (IPO) in Kuala Lumpur to raise about US$500 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter....

[TOKYO] Japan's Sharp Corp on Wednesday reported a 37.8 per cent drop in first-quarter operating profit as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on sales of electronics devices and office printers.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia will have capacity to produce 250 million doses a year of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020 pending trials on humans, a minister said on Tuesday, as the country seeks to...

[WASHINGTON] US manufacturing expanded in July at the fastest pace since March 2019 as more factories boosted production in the face of firmer orders and lean inventories.

[TOKYO] Suzuki Motor Corp on Monday saw its operating profit nearly wiped out during the first quarter because of plunging car demand in India, its biggest market which has one of the world's...

[LONDON] British engineer Senior Plc shelved its interim dividend on Monday as it swung to a first-half loss, weighed by higher costs and as sales were hammered by coronavirus-led production cuts...

[LEICESTER, United Kingdom] Earlier this summer Leicester, in central England, and its thriving textiles industry found itself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

[BEIJING] China's factory activity expanded in July for the fifth month in a row and at a faster pace, beating analyst expectations despite disruptions from floods and a resurgence in coronavirus...