Maersk sees weaker container demand as durable goods sales dry up

Shipping containers are transported on a Maersk Line vessel through the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt July 7, 2021. Picture taken July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Consumer confidence, port congestion weigh on container demand Number of loaded containers falls by 7.4% in Q2 … Read more

Volvo Cars July sales drop 21.5%, sees improvement ahead

A staff member stands in front of Volvo XC60 and XC90 SUVs displayed at its booth during a media day for the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, China April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Volvo Car Group’s (VOLCARb.ST) July sales were … Read more

Northlanders line up for region’s three-mayor local government leadership race

Jason Smith, (Kaipara), John Carter (Far North) and Sheryl Mai (Whangārei) are all standing down at October’s local body elections. Photo / Supplied Northlanders from Mangawhai to Ahipara are throwing their hats in the ring to become the region’s newest mayors from October – amid a tsunami of Tai Tokerau local government leadership change. The … Read more

Gartner forecasts chip sales growth to slow down in 2022, fall next year

A Renesas Electronics Corp’s chip is pictured at the company’s office in Tokyo, March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, July 27 (Reuters) – IT research firm Gartner said on Wednesday it expects global semiconductor sales growth to slow down in 2022 and fall 2.5% next … Read more

The Outer Banks Voice – OBAR Member Elected Vice Chair of NC Real Estate Commission

OBAR Member Elected Vice Chair of NC Real Estate Commission By Outer Banks Association of REALTORS (OBAR) on July 20, 2022 Jeff Mallarney Nags Head, NC – Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) member Jeff Malarney of Malarney & McCown, has been appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the North Carolina Real Estate … Read more

Volvo Cars sees stabler supply chain, but flat or lower retail sales

People look at a Volvo XC40 car during the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, or Auto China show, in Beijing, China September 26, 2020. REUTERS / Thomas Peter GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, July 20 (Reuters) – Automaker Volvo Cars (VOLCARb.ST) reported on Wednesday higher second-quarter profits … Read more

Far North Māori entrepreneur takes part in Australian trade mission

Kai Ora Honey CEO Blanche Morrogh, Kiwi chef Peter Gunn and Australian TV presenter, Catriona Rowntree at an event for the New Zealand Trade Mission to Australia. Photo/ White Chilli Photography. One of the Far North’s most innovative business movers and shakers has just returned home after a whirlwind trade mission to Australia with the … Read more

Polestar EV sales surge in first half, on track for full-year target

July 13 (Reuters) – Polestar on Wednesday said first-half sales of its electric vehicles more than doubled and it remained on track to achieve its full-year target. Sales at the Swedish EV maker, founded by China’s Geely (0175.HK) and Volvo Cars (VOLCARb.ST) and now a publicly traded company, rose almost 125% to about 21,000 cars … Read more