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Nissan, Renault to boost ties in $3.8 bn savings bid: report
Nissan, Renault to boost ties in $3.8 bn savings bid: report

Nissan and France's Renault are planning to boost their alliance by bringing together production as well as research and development in a bid to save about $3.8 billion annually.

Nissan, Renault to boost ties in $3.8 bn savings bid: report
Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker
Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker

A Chinese factory worker says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 200 kilograms each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country's heaviest footwear.

Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker
The Presidnet of the Almaty-based Rakhat confectionary Anatoly Popelyushko. Photo courtesy of expertonline.kz
Head of Almaty-based Rakhat Confectionery to resign by November end

President of Almaty-based Rakhat Confectionery Anatoly Popelyushko will leave the enterprise in the end of November 2013.

Head of Almaty-based Rakhat Confectionery to resign by November end
The Deputy Minister of Minister of Industry and New Technologies Albert Rau Photo © Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan should stake on champions: Albert Rau

According to Deputy Minister of Industry and New Technologies Albert Rau, Kazakhstan should place its stakes on industry champions.

Kazakhstan should stake on champions: Albert Rau
Mexico candy factory blast kills one, injures 40
Mexico candy factory blast kills one, injures 40

A powerful blast rocked a US-owned candy factory in northern Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring more than 40 as rescuers searched for any other victims.

Mexico candy factory blast kills one, injures 40
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Seven dead in Vietnam firework factory explosion: state media

At least seven people died early Saturday in an explosion at a fireworks factory within a military complex.

Seven dead in Vietnam firework factory explosion: state media
Kazakhstan and Turkey to build night vision equipment factory in Astana
Kazakhstan and Turkey to build night vision equipment factory in Astana

Kazakhstan and Turkey and mulling a factory to produce electronic optical devices in Astana.

Kazakhstan and Turkey to build night vision equipment factory in Astana
Apple China supplier imposes overtime, hires minors: group
Apple China supplier imposes overtime, hires minors: group

Three Chinese factories making Apple products impose excessive overtime and employ minors, a US-based advocacy group said, renewing scrutiny of labour practices by the US tech giant's suppliers.

Apple China supplier imposes overtime, hires minors: group
125,000 lethal doses of cyanide spilled in Japan
125,000 lethal doses of cyanide spilled in Japan

The equivalent of 125,000 lethal doses of cyanide leaked from a factory in Japan after a snowplough accident.

125,000 lethal doses of cyanide spilled in Japan
Bangladesh arrests fire factory managers amid protests
Bangladesh arrests fire factory managers amid protests

Thousands of workers protested for a third day Wednesday after Bangladesh's worst garment factory fire as police arrested three managers over claims they stopped employees from leaving the burning plant.

Bangladesh arrests fire factory managers amid protests
Bangladesh hunts owner after factory inferno
Bangladesh hunts owner after factory inferno

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had launched a manhunt for a fugitive factory boss after 110 garment workers burned to death following claims by survivors that they were ordered not to flee the inferno.

Bangladesh hunts owner after factory inferno
Queen Elizabeth takes spin in motorhome
Queen Elizabeth takes spin in motorhome

Queen Elizabeth II may be more used to palaces and state carriages but the British monarch nonetheless enjoyed a spin in a motorhome on Thursday, callling it a "real home from home".

Queen Elizabeth takes spin in motorhome
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Cosmetics giant L'Oreal opens huge Indonesia plant

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal on Wednesday opened its biggest factory in the world in Indonesia, as it seeks to profit from strong demand for beauty products in fast-growing Asia.

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal opens huge Indonesia plant
Top headache for China's new leaders: job creation
Top headache for China's new leaders: job creation

The factories that have powered China's economic miracle are reeling from the global slowdown, presenting the incoming leadership in Beijing with a restless workforce at a defining moment in the country's growth story.

Top headache for China's new leaders: job creation
Japan auto giants scale back China production
Japan auto giants scale back China production

Japan's big three automakers shuttered some or all of their factory operations in China on Tuesday amid escalating anti-Japan protests centred on a bitter territorial dispute between the Asian giants.

Japan auto giants scale back China production
Indian blaze death toll rises to 38
Indian blaze death toll rises to 38

The death toll from a huge blaze at a fireworks factory in southern India rose to 38 on Thursday as police revealed that the plant's licence had been suspended only a day before the tragedy.

Indian blaze death toll rises to 38
Asphalt mixing units factory launched in Kostanai
Asphalt mixing factory production launched in Kostanay

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev launched Kostanay factory for production of asphalt mixing units as part of the Industrial Forum in Astana.

Asphalt mixing factory production launched in Kostanay
Photo by Aleksey Rezvykh©
Nazarbayev launched Arystan pipe factory in Stepnogorsk

New factories have been launched as part of the Industrial Forum in Astana on July 3.

Nazarbayev launched Arystan pipe factory in Stepnogorsk
Locomotive assembling factory in Astana. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Kazakhstan to produce 4000 train car sets a year

Kazakhstan is planning to produce train cars, drilling equipment, locomotives electric locomotives and diesel engines.

Kazakhstan to produce 4000 train car sets a year