US and China agree to suspend new trade tariffs    
US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says.
Global Textile Chemicals Market to reach $3,160 Million By 2024    
The global textile chemical market was valued at around USD 2500 million in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately USD 3160 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 4.5% between 2018 and 2024.
US styrene spot activity improves, leading to slight decline in price    
Activity in the US styrene spot market increased this week as buyers sought December volumes; by the end of the week, December supply was limited.
Iran aluminum and cement production gone down    
According to the latest statistics of the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, production of some mining materials declined on August 23 - September 22 compared to the previous month, ISNA reported.
US car sales in October, 2018    
U.S. new vehicle sales of 1,356,760 units for the month of October
Northampton opened its first shoe factory for decades    
Foster and Son has been providing those of a discerning taste with some of the finest hand-crafted footwear from its workshop near St James Palace since 1840. But the firm has never produced its own ready-to-wear brand - until now.
Hyundai, Kia is about to use solar cells to charge the car    
Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors will soon introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology in some of its vehicles after 2019, using solar panels incorporated into the roof or hood that will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles “with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.”
Anglo American asks Angola for metals permission exploration    
Anglo American, one of the world’s largest commodities miners, has asked Angola for permission to explore for base metals, the country’s ministry for mines said on Friday.
Toyota and SoftBank jointly develop self-driving technology    
Toyota and SoftBank said they will team up to develop car services that rely on self-driving technology, such as hospital shuttles, as they envision a future in which fewer people drive their own vehicles.
Centerra will not cut output at its copper-gold mine in Canada    
Canada's Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) won’t have to cut output at its central British Columbia-based Mount Milligan copper-gold mine, as it has been granted earlier than anticipated approval to use certain short-term water sources, the company said Friday.