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Land Rover may launch a coupe SUV next year

The luxury coupe SUV market is currently one of the new segments being targeted by manufacturers and it looks like everyone wants a slice of the pie. Mercedes-Benz and BMW are currently the major players here and are likely to be joined by Land Rover next year. The company is believed to be planning a new model that will have ... Read More »

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year

Published: Yesterday 16:26 The Mk4 Mazda MX-5 has been voted World Car of the Year 2016 More info on Mazda MX-5 ► Mazda MX-5 beats Audi A4 and Merc GLC ► Voted for by a panel of 73 journalists ► Announced at 2016 New York motor show Turns out the Mazda MX-5 really is the answer to everything, as the ... Read More »

2016 World car of the year winners revealed

The awardees of the 2016 world Car of the Year were announced during the 2016 New York Motor Show. The world car of the year for 2016 is the Mazda MX-5 which incidentally has also picked up top honours for world car design of the year. The awards, which have been handed out since 2003, saw 73 journalists across 23 ... Read More »

Volvo plans to launch hybrids in India this year

Volvo India revealed that they plan to introduce hybrid vehicles in India this year. Though the manufacturer didn’t reveal the line-up, we expect the carmaker to launch the hybrid version of the XC90 first. Chief executives at Volvo believe that tighter emissions rules in Europe will push up the price of diesel cars to the point where plug-in hybrids will ... Read More »

Apple took home over 90% of mobile profits last year

Apple pocketed more than 90% of the mobile market’s profits in 2015, according to data posted by Michael Walkley, who works as an analyst with market research firm Canaccord Genuity. The iPhone maker’s share of the smartphone market stood at 17.2% last year. Samsung, on the other hand, captured around 24% of the market, but its profit share stood at ... Read More »

Top trades to ring in the Chinese New Year

You can rely on feng shui for your Year of the Monkey trades—or you can use the data. As Asia kicks off a new lunar year on Monday, we used Kensho to look for the best Chinese New Year trades over the past decade. Read MoreHow to winterize your portfolio? Think Netflix and chill US stocks have typically moved higher ... Read More »

Why 2016 could finally be the year upgradable phones become reality

LG’s new G5 smartphone comes with an innovative feature: the ability to plug in and remove hardware modules that add extra functionality to the phone. It represents a first and small step toward something that’s been long proposed but never realized: modular smartphones in which users add and remove components to suit their needs. At launch, the G5 will have ... Read More »

Despite missed sales target, Xiaomi was still at top in China last year

Despite falling short of its 2015 sales target, Xiaomi was still the top smartphone manufacturer in China for the year, according to a new Wall Street Journal report which cited “early figures” from market research firms Canalys and Strategy Analytics. According to Canalys, Xiaomi claimed 15.2% of the market in China. Huawei came in second with 14.7%, while Apple was ... Read More »

This stock could rally 130 percent in one year: Trader

After years of back-to-back declines, Freeport McMoRan is showing signs of life. The left-for-dead stock rallied nearly 7 percent Tuesday after the mining giant reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss. According to one trader, this could be the start of a furious rally over the course of the next year. Looking at a long-term chart of Freeport-McMoRan, Andrew Keene noted that ... Read More »

Research says Apple Watch claimed over 50% of smartwatch market last year

The Apple Watch – which launched in April 2015 – constituted more than 50% of the smartwatch shipments last year, according to new data from Juniper Research. On the other hand, sales of Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S2, which was launched in the month of November, weren’t strong despite the smartwatch being largely well received. It was also revealed that the ... Read More »