U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called for the European Union to open talks with China on a full-scale trade deal, as the bloc seeks to curb Chinese goods that EU officials say are being dumped and subsidized.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. expects demand for the Airbus SAS A380 superjumbo, the world’s biggest passenger jet, to recover after the global financial crisis and a manufacturing flaw crimped sales.
Airbus SAS said it’s starting to explore ways to refresh its flagship A380 to improve performance toward the end of the decade and keep the double-decker plane competitive as newer long-range jets draw customers.
Jim Rogers is sitting in his sleek, modern office on the 48th floor of the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, explaining how, after a merger capped off by an 11th-hour management coup, he remains chief executive officer of the largest electric utility in the U.S. He wonders aloud whether to enliven the account with a metaphor about soured romance.
Boeing Co. accelerated the planned debut of its upgraded narrow-body jet while Airbus SAS said it would boost output of a rival model as they vied for advantage in the biggest part of the commercial-aircraft market.