Thursday 22 March 2018

Toyota and Honda's production still shut

Toyota will not restart production before March 26. Photo: Getty Images
Toyota will not restart production before March 26. Photo: Getty Images


JAPANESE carmakers Toyota and Honda have delayed plans to restart production, saying that they cannot get the parts they need.

Toyota will not restart production before March 26. Honda Motors says it has extended a production shutdown until at least March 27. Analysts said the shutdown would cost companies millions of dollars a day.

Linkedin reaches 100 million users

LINKEDIN, the professional social network, has reached 100 million members worldwide, adding a new member every second of each day, it claims. The site, which aims to facilitate professional networking in the digital space, has been adding roughly one million new members every 12 days. In December 2010, the site had attracted five million plus members in the UK and 20 million in Europe.

Punch demerging to cut debt pile

UK PUB chain Punch Taverns has announced plans to split its heavily indebted business in two and hive off more than 2,600 pubs. By demerging its managed pubs from its leased estate, Punch hopes to finally get to grips with the £3bn (€3.4bn) debt pile that has helped to destroy 95pc of the company's value in the last four years.

'Munster Express' becomes tabloid

AFTER 150 years as a broadsheet, 'The Munster Express' is going tabloid. The newspaper said the move away from broadsheet comes as a response to reader demand. Commenting on the change editor Kieran Walsh said: "The compact edition is smaller in size but it is in no way smaller in content."

RIM PlayBook ready to take on iPad

RESEARCH In Motion (RIM) said its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer will go on sale in the US on April 19 as it seeks to compete with Apple's iPad. A version with 16 gigabytes of memory will cost $499 (€351), a 32- gigabyte model will retail for $599 and a version with 64 gigabytes will cost $699, RIM said. The announcement ends weeks of speculation about when RIM would begin selling the PlayBook.

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