The world’s largest automaker is putting big money into electric vehicles in China.
Volkswagen (VLKAF) and its local partners plan to invest more than 10 billion ($11.8 billion) to build electric and hybrid cars in the country — the world’s biggest auto market — over the next seven to eight years.
More electric vehicles are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet — and the national government is pushing companies to design and build them on Chinese territory.
Under the plan announced Thursday, VW and its partners are aiming to develop and produce as many as 40 new electric and hybrid vehicle models in China between now and 2025. It expects the first of the new models to hit the Chinese market next year.
VW’s top China exec, Jochem Heizmann, said the German company is “determined to be at the forefront” of China’s electric vehicle revolution.
China accounts for about 50% of the global market for clean energy vehicles, according to investment firm East Capital. Chinese officials said two months ago that they were working on a plan to eventually phase out the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.
Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.(CRESY)
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
Cresud (CRESY) –
An Argentinean based agriculture company that currently owns roughly 2.4 million acres of farmland in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. CRESY produces a variety of crops consisting of soybeans, corn, and sugarcane. It also has operations in beef cattle and milk production. In the second quarter, Cresud sold 4 of its farms for roughly $60.5 million and saw large gains in its farmland development business. CRESY is currently trading down roughly 60% from its highs back in late 2010. Many farming companies have struggled to release value for shareholders with the drop in crop prices but now many are beginning to see value with the sale of farmland.
Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK.A)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) was upgraded to a “stable” rating outlook at S&P (SPGI) from a “watch negative” outlook on Tuesday.
- [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]
Yes, Warren Buffett has been buying shares of Apple rapidly. In fact, the Buffett-ledBerkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) has lapped up over 70M Apple shares between December 31, and Apple’s latest earnings report at the end of January. That’s more than twice the number of shares the company reported in its 13F filing for the period ending December 31. By Warren Buffett’s own admission on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’Berkshire Hathaway now has 133M shares of Apple Inc., which equates to $18.5B worth of Apple stock at the last closing price. In other words, Berkshire Hathaway now holds nearly 2.5% of Apple’s total market cap. And well, Warren Buffett has himself bought 123M of those shares. Quoting the Oracle from the ‘Ask Warren’ show, “One of them had had 10 million shares, and then I bought another 123 million shares, or something like that.” The ‘One of them’ here refers to one of Warren’s deputies,Ted Weschler or Todd Combs. When asked why is he buying Apple shares? The Oracle of Omaha remarked: ‘Cause I Liked It.’ Coming to the big question of ‘Why does Warren Buffett now like Apple, the tech giant, after having avoided technology companies for so many years?’
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
While self-driving cars tend to get a lot of press with consumers, Buffett said in May that significant growth of autonomous trucks in particular could cut into the market for rail transporter Burlington Northern, which Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) owns.
- [By Ashley Moore]
At $257,200.00 a share, investing in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) is simply not an option for most retail investors like us. But the nearly 50 other “Warren Buffett stocks” that Berkshire invests in come at a much lower price point.
Best China Stocks To Watch For 2018: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.