Auto Industry

The Dutch Supercar You've Never Heard of That's Setting Race-Track Records

Tourists know Flevoland in the Netherlands for its flat fields and dikes. Petrolheads, meanwhile, know it for a small business that employs 30 people. Donkervoort Automobielen produces 40 high-powered race-bred sports cars a year that boast top speeds of up to 168mph (270kmh). With a starting price tag of 153,000 euros ($162,000), the hand-built luxury D8 GTO was developed over two and a half years. It’s even cemented a long-term guest appearance in Microsoft’s Xbox 'Forza' video games. The real-life two-seat auto eschews modern driving aids such anti-lock braking and power steering. This helps deliver an impressive power-to-weight ratio – a favorite specification for those with a need for speed. Say hello to one of the fastest street-legal cars in existence. Photographs by Jasper Juinen for Bloomberg

Japan's Plans to Fuel World's Cleanest Cars

Shinzo Abe has some big plans for his country, especially when it comes to green energy and clean cars. But bureaucrats seem to be getting in the way. Bloomberg's Craig Trudell reports on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)

Wall Street

Did the Yuan Really Pass the IMF Currency Test? You'll Know Soon

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and some two dozen officials on the fund’s executive board will gather Monday at headquarters in Washington for one of the most-anticipated decisions outside of actually approving loans for nations in crisis.

'An American in Paris': Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation about the broadway musical "An American in Paris." The Wall Street Journal calls it “An old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance.” We are joined by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Robert Fairchild, and First Artist for The Royal Ballet, Leanne Cope. Also joining us are stars Max von Essen, who plays Henri, and Jill Paice who plays Milo. (Source: Bloomberg)


The Outlook for Oil Amid Climate Change Talks

Iain Reid, head of European oil & gas research at Macquarie, and Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone, discuss the outlook for oil and talks on climate change. They speak with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Real Estate

Oil Drops

It's bad for the exporters, great news for you



In December, drilling contractor Ensign Energy Services Inc. told California regulators that it planned to dismiss as many as 700 workers.

Health Care

Takeda, Teva to Form Partnership in Japan For Generic Drug Sales

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is forming a partnership with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell generic drugs and certain off-patent medicines in Japan, seeking to expand jointly in the Asian country as the government pushes for use of more affordable treatments.

IKang Chairman Faces Competing $1.5 Billion Takeover Proposal

China’s iKang Healthcare Group Inc. received a preliminary $1.5 billion acquisition offer from an investor group that includes its main rival, setting the stage for a face-off with the company’s chairman who earlier this year made a bid to take the health-care service provider private.

Behind China's Evolution From Climate Deal Holdout to Leader

Back in 2009, China was a reluctant partner during major climate negotiations in Copenhagen that eventually collapsed amid recriminations between rich and poor nations. This time around the world’s biggest polluter is regarded as a driving force behind what could be a comprehensive deal at a world climate summit in Paris.

Foreign Investors Going Off the Beaten Path for Japan Stocks

Foreigners who helped to fuel a three-year rally in Japanese stocks by investing in the most well-known companies are now looking off the beaten path for opportunities in the world’s third-biggest equity market, according to Nomura Holdings Inc.

CDC Sees Celery Blend as Likely Cause of Costco E. Coli Outbreak

A blend of diced celery and onions used to make Costco Wholesale Corp. rotisserie chicken salad is the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.