经济学人:一周要闻 任正非谈华为被"封杀" 福特大众宣布全

Ford and Volkswagen launched an alliance through which they will work together on making pickup trucks for the global market and commercial vans in Europe. The carmakers said they were also looking at ways to collaborate on electric cars, autonomous vehicles and mobility services, though they provided scant detail about how they would do that. The announcement left little impression on investors. Ford’s share price later tumbled when it warned that its fourth-quarter earnings would fall short of expectations and that it will be “prudent” when forecasting its annual profit. 福特和大众建立了一个联盟,两家公司可以合作出产面向全球市场的皮卡和面向欧洲的商用面包车。两家汽车制造商表明,他们还在寻找在电动汽车、主动驾驶汽车和移动效劳方面进行合作的途径,但他们没有走漏详细的合作方式。该声明似乎没给投资者留下什么印象。福特股价随后暴降,该公司正告称,第四季度收益将低于预期,在猜测年度利润时将持“慎重”情绪。 Precious metals 宝贵金属

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The consolidation in the goldmining industry stepped up a notch as Newmont, which is based in Denver, agreed to buy Goldcorp, a Canadian rival, in a $10bn deal. The combined company will be the world’s biggest goldminer, vaulting ahead of the recently merged Barrick-Randgold. 跟着总部位于丹佛的纽蒙特(Newmont)同意以100亿美元收购加拿大竞争对手Goldcorp,金矿行业的整合脚步加速。合并后的公司将成为全球最大的金矿公司,逾越近期合并的巴里克-兰德黄金公司(Barrick-Randgold)。 In a rare public interview, Ren Zhengfei, the founder and president of Huawei, denied that the Chinese maker of telecoms equipment posed a security threat to other countries, asserting that China does not require it to install “back doors” into network systems. Huawei’s apparatus has been barred from government use in America and elsewhere. One of its executives was arrested in Poland recently for spying (he has since been dismissed by the company). 在一次稀有的公开采访中,华为创始人兼总裁任正非(Ren Zhengfei)否认这家中国电信设备制造商对其他国家构成安全挟制,并坚称中国政府从未要求华为在网络体系中装置“后门”。华为的设备现已在美国和其他区域被禁用。该公司一名高管最近在波兰因特务罪被捕(后来他被公司辞退)。 Faced with ruinous liabilities arising from the role its power lines played in sparking wildfires in California, Pacific Gas and Electric said that it intended to file for bankruptcy protection as its “only viable option”. Fire officials have found that the state’s biggest utility was responsible for 17 wildfires in 2017. It is also being investigated over last year’s devastating infernos. 和平洋天然气和电力公司表明,面对因其输电线老化引发加州火灾而发生的消灭性债务,该公司计划请求破产保护,这是其“仅有可行的选择”。消防官员发现,这家该州最大的公用事业公司要为2017年的17起火灾负责。该公司还在上一年消灭性的大火中承受过调查。