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Panasonic accelerates battery drive with new production line

Japanese company Panasonic will begin production of lithium-ion batteries at its Himeji factory in an effort to increase its presence in the automotive sector

IKEA takes first step into gig economy by acquiring TaskRabbit

Swedish furniture company IKEA has bought US start-up TaskRabbit, broadening the services it provides to its customers

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Ford Lyfts AI efforts with autonomous vehicle partnership

Ride-hailing app Lyft and automobile giant Ford will collaborate in an attempt to bring self-driving vehicles to the mainstream before fierce competitor Uber

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Total accelerates green energy drive with Eren and GreenFlex partnerships

Total has purchased stakes in renewable energy company Eren and energy efficiency company GreenFlex as falling costs make renewable energy alternatives more appealing

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Major Chinese bitcoin exchange stops trading

One of China’s top three bitcoin exchanges has announced that it will stop trading amid crackdown from authorities

Apple and Dell bid to acquire Toshiba’s memory chip business

The US tech companies are part of a consortium led by Bain Capital hoping to purchase the Japanese heavyweight’s memory chip business

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Nordea: Banks must build bridges to a sustainable future

The financial sector must be transformed to ensure investors are funding the long-term needs of society, says Sasja Beslik

Google appeals record antitrust fine

The tech giant has rejected the €2.4bn ($2.87bn) antitrust sanction applied by European regulators in June

Lego cuts 1,400 jobs following first drop in sales in 13 years

The Danish toy manufacturer seeks efficiency after posting first revenue fall in more than a decade in the first half of the year

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Angry Birds maker Rovio plans IPO

The company behind the smash hit phone game Angry Birds is seeking funds to make new titles

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Walmart and Google challenge Amazon with voice shopping partnership

The two industry giants are aiming to improve their position in the ecommerce market by offering consumers voice-based shopping via their smartphones

BHP set to sell underperforming US shale business

The world’s largest mining company could make $10bn from the sale of its US shale division, but that would still represent a significant loss on its 2011 investment

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