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Government approves boarding fees hike

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:12
Nqobile Tshili/Esinathy Sibanda, Chronicle Reporters THE Government has approved an increase in boarding school fees following proposals by school authorities as a result of an increase in the prices of basic commodities. In some schools boarding fees have been hiked by nearly 100 percent from what parents were paying in the third term last year. […]
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SA President to lead delegation to Zimbabwe

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:10
Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Reporter SOUTH Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to lead a high powered delegation to Zimbabwe next month for meetings to discuss several bilateral issues affecting the two countries. In a statement, South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said top on the agenda would be the issue of sanctions […]
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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Sadc, AU, Chinese support and solidarity welcome

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:05
THE African Union, the Southern Africa Development Community and Zimbabwe’s all weather friend — China — have all come out in support of the country in the wake of renewed efforts by the West — particularly the United States of America — to ratchet pressure for regime change. The solidarity of Sadc states is crucial […]
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The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:05
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Mlindo The Vocalist double booked?

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:05
Showbiz Reporter SOUTH Africa’s Mlindo the Vocalist who is billed to perform at BAC Leisure in Bulawayo on Saturday seems to have committed to perform at two shows in two countries on that day. This is after a poster of SA afro-soul singer – Donald for his “10 years of Donald” gig taking place on […]
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POSA thrown out. . .Cabinet approves Peace & Order Bill

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:05
Zvamaida Murwira, Harare Bureau CABINET yesterday approved the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill which seeks to repeal the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), Protection of Personal Information Bill and the Freedom of Information Bill whose thrust is to repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa). The approval of the […]
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NetOne mum on Dynamos

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:05
Sports Reporter NETONE, who were the principal sponsors of Dynamos last year, have said they will not comment on reports that their partnership with the Glamour Boys is now on the rocks. DeMbare were one of the Big Three clubs, including Caps United and Highlanders, who were roped in by NetOne in a deal in […]
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Chiadzwa trust, Vast Resources partner in diamonds mining

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:04
Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter AIM-listed Vast Resources, which presently operates gold mines in Zimbabwe, has been granted mining rights under a joint venture arrangement with the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust to explore and mine diamonds in Manicaland. “The Chiadzwa Community Development Trust has in principle been granted the right to mine diamonds in joint […]
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12 years later, Amakhosi Theatre productions are back

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:04
Tonderai Zvimba, Showbiz Reporter After being disbanded for 12 years, the Amakhosi Cultural Centre – the country’s biggest home of visual and performing arts – is set to re-launch its theatre arts production and performance unit on March 27. The re-launch at the Amakhosi Cultural Centre will coincide with the World Theatre Day celebrations. Amakhosi […]
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VAR to be in use at Afcon finals

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 23:04
Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter THE Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used at this year’s Total African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt. The biannual tournament will be held from June 19 to July 21 and will also for the first time be made of an expanded number of teams from 16 to 24. […]
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Mudedere hitmaker reveals why he shuns collaborations

New Zimbabwe - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 17:43

By Paidashe Mandivengerei 

‘Mudendere’ hitmaker, Dobba Don, has said he shuns collaborations because other artists want to “sabotage” his music.

Speaking to a local publication, Dobba, real name Dumalisile Mehlomakulu, said while working on songs with fellow artists, he realised they wanted to ruin his career.

“I have worked with some artistes, but I figured some of them actually try to sabotage the song,” he said.

“Last time I did a song with a popular ZimDancehall artiste, it never came out up to now I do not know why, so I let it go.”

He however, did not disclose the names of the artists he was accusing.

The ZimDancehall chanter went on to slam fellow musicians for arrogance.

“You find a lot of artists let money get into their head and they end up losing who they are because they will be so sunk in wanting to make money and being famous.

“I believe everyone has their time; we cannot all be in the limelight at once.

“Music should not be a competition on who is better, but we should focus on making our fans happy; money and fame will find us.”

The 24-year-old is set to release his debut album ‘Gangster Don’ this Friday.

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How To Restore Lost WhatsApp Chats/Messages

The Financial Gazette - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 17:04

It can really suck to lose your well preserved romantic WhatsApp chats that your significant other sent you or just chats with very useful information your friend sent you.  You may not know it but there are some tricks you can do to restore these cherished WhatsApp chats. Here the tricks: First Trick- Recovering messages via Google Drive

Last year WhatsApp entered into an agreement with Google that started to allow WhatsApp users to store their WhatsApp chats on Google drive. Therefore, if you have stored your chats on Google Drive, they can be restored on your WhatsApp.

You can only be able to recover WhatsApp messages with this solution if you have deliberately chosen (manually and automatically) to back up the chats on Google drive yourself. So, if you want to back up the chats in Google Drive, do this:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
    • You can tap back up to create an immediate backup.
    • You can also tap back up to Google Drive to set a backup frequency (weekly or monthly).
  3. If you don’t have a Google account already set up, tap Add account when prompted.
  4. Tap Back up over to choose the network you want to use for backup.

How to restore messages from Google Drive backup copy:

  • After installing WhatsApp, open the messenger and specify your phone number.
  • Select the method of restoring in “Restore chat history” window and click “Restore” button.
  • Your lost WhatsApp messages will then be restored

If you have problems restoring chats with this solution:

  • Make sure you’re trying to restore a backup using the same phone number and Google account that the backup was created on.
  • Make sure there’s enough space on your phone to restore the backup.
  • Make sure you have Google Play services installed on your phone.
  • Make sure your phone has a strong and stable Internet connection.
Second Trick-Restoring from a local file

Apparently, Google Drive only stores recent chats (less than 7 days chats), so if want to restore chats that are seven days old, you gonna have to do the following:

  • Go to the file manager app
  • In the file manager app, navigate to “WhatsApp” folder and then to the “Databases” folder (thus File Manager>WhatsApp>Databases).
  • Rename the backup file you want to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12.  That means if you want to restore yesterday’s (18/02/2019) chats you go to a file labeled: “msgstore-2019-02-18.1.db.crypt12” and label it “msgstore.db.crypt12”
  • Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  • Tap RESTORE when you asked if you asked to restore chats.
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#Exclusive: Breaking News: It Seems Cloudflare Is Merging With Akamai

The Financial Gazette - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 17:04

There is tentative evidence and a little inside information that seems to confirm that two CDN giants Akamai and Cloudflare are on the verge of merging.

A few weeks ago one insider who works in the industry with whom we are in contact noticed that the work addresses of his colleagues who work for both Akamai and Cloudflare in San Fransisco were now similar. It seems Cloudflare employees changed their work addresses and are now using Akamai Offices. This past week Cloudflare employees in London also changed their addresses to match Akamai’s Offices in London.

When contacted for a comment the Akamai Press Office had this to say:

“We do not comment on rumor and speculation. We have nothing further to add at this time.”

It is important to note that this is not exactly a denial although it is important to note that it is not a confirmation either. However, if this were not true the Akamai Press Office would not have had a problem issuing a strong denial. This leaves us to believe that Akamai and Cloudflare are indeed merging. Who are Akamai and Cloudflare

Both are what we have come to call cloud companies. Akamai and Cloudflare offer CDN services. If you visit Facebook.com, who are a client of Akamai, your browser is redirected to the nearest Akamai point of presence (POP) usually a data centre. This POP which is usually closer to you, South Africa versus the U.S, then serves you with a copy Facebook.

There are many advantages to using a CDN like Akamai and Cloudflare:

  • Faster load speeds
  • DDoS Mitigation i.e. they can protect you from Denial of Service attacks and keep you online even when you face an onslaught of traffic
  • Distribute load
  • Hide your real IP address (Cloudflare offers a reverse proxy)
  • Anycast DNS

Between the two of them, Cloudflare and Akamai account for a huge chunk of web traffic. Akamai alone accounts for as much as 15-30% of all the web traffic according to Wikipedia. Merger details

Given that the Akamai Press Office has sealed its mouth we are only left to speculate. Although it might not seem that way, Cloudflare is actually a startup. They raised their series D funding in December of 2014 when they raised $110 million.

Akamai, on the other hand, is an established brand that perceived as being focused on large high traffic customers such as Facebook. Cloudflare meanwhile has been quite successful in wooing middle and lower value clients. Their free package has proven very popular with Bloggers and other people who cannot pay the steep costs of CDN. Most of these clients are likely to turn into Cloudflare customers when they eventually can pay.

Our source had this to say when we asked about the merger details.

Apparently Akamai have been partnering with Cloudflare for a while now for enhanced DDoS mitigation where needed, and seems they’re taking it a step further.

I don’t know if there will be a new brand, whether two will merge into one, or whether they’ll continue to trade independently.

Given their sizes the reality might well be Akamai has acquired Cloudflare.

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Vaya Will Soon Give Farmers The Option To Lease Out Tractors

The Financial Gazette - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 17:03

You may be one of the subscribers that received a message from Vaya that read:

Do you own a Tractor? Want to make money leasing out your excess capacity? Do not be left behind. Call 144 to register & be part of the agricultural revolution.

Though that message is being sent from EcoFarmer, it seems the initiative is actually originating from Vaya. By the next planting season, Vaya wants to be the one providing tractors to farmers across the country. According to Cassava SmarTech CEO, Mr Eddie Chibi, the company plans to register more than 10 00 tractors from the national fleet of more than 15 000 tractors. How will this work?

Vaya will actually offer a Tractor App and this is what will enable farmers to make their tractors available when they aren’t using them. Though the costs of leasing the tractors will be standard, the exact figures are yet be disclosed.

Mr Chibi said based on computer modelling done by Vaya engineers, 10 000 tractors could plough and service 1.5 million smallholder farmers if deployed efficiently. The company will leverage its sister company Econet Wireless’ cell phone network, as well as satellite GPS systems, to deploy the tractors.

They will know exactly where each tractor is located and will be able to deploy them where and when they are needed. Mr Chibi said leveraging the internet in this day and age is critical:

This is the age of the Internet and shared economy. You don’t need to own a tractor. And there is no need to be phoning around, we know each tractor, and have tools that enable us to ensure the farmer and the tractor owner are able to transact using EcoCash.

We want to add every type of machinery available for agriculture. We are also adding trucks of all sizes to the App within the next 3 months.

The market opportunity for contract ploughing and mechanization is over $500 million per annum. This is huge and we can transform agriculture and make it less laborious for all our farmers. We need entrepreneurs and farmers to come into this space quickly. It will be very lucrative for everyone.

 

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Hyperloop To Join Other Technology Giants At The World Mobility Show

The Financial Gazette - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 17:03

Dubai has it’s own Vision 2030. and the World Mobility Show which will be hosted there seeks to compliment it by putting on display some futuristic concepts around mobility and the future of the automobile.

World Mobility Show, organised by global business events and consulting firm Trescon, will open its doors to the Middle East as the first edition of the show will take place from 6 – 7 March 2019, in Dubai. Over 300 internationally renowned speakers, developers, entrepreneurs, technology experts and solution providers in the fields of Smart Mobility Solutions and Transportation will be attending the event to explore business and collaborative opportunities.  

Middle Eastern countries have started moving away from quintessential modes of transportation that rely solely on fossil fuels with combustion engines and have started exploring upcoming innovations in Transportation and Mobility.  

Dubai, an innovation hub for the entire world, is en route to transforming the global transportation and mobility industry by researching, developing and deploying smart solutions in the fields of HEVs, Autonomous Driving Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), V2V/V2X and telematics.

Andres De León, COO of Hyperloop, will be attending the World Mobility Show to display the latest developments in the company’s Hyperloop technology. Hyperloop is working tirelessly to initiate the creation of a corridor within the city’s limits, which adheres to the UAE’s ‘Vision 2030’. The vision aims to completely automate the transportation industry whilst developing radical innovations in Mobility.

The summit will also be featuring numerous exhibitors and startups who are exploring collaborative opportunities and seeking the required support to grow and become sustainable.

Mohammed Saleem, CEO of Trescon, said:

The World Mobility Show was conceptualised because of the sheer exponential growth the Transportation and Mobility solutions industry has experienced over the last 2 years alone! Solution providers have cropped up all across the globe, as more efficient and impressive technologies hit the market every day. The summit’s aim can be paraphrased as an attempt to bring all off these players into single room to explore opportunities.

World Mobility Show has partnered with Hyperloop, Mobileye, Careem, Homoola and ITS Arab to help deliver industry level insights and knowledge to all the delegates at the event.

Panel discussions, fire-side chats, keynote presentations and tech-talks by global leaders will help the participants at the summit understand the roadblocks in technology adoption and the strategies to implement smart solutions.

Some of the other notable personalities speaking at the event include Dr Noah Radford, COO and Future-in-Chief for the Dubai Future Foundation, who will be delivering the opening keynote address; Dr Sid Ahmed Benraouane, Advisor for the Dubai Police & Professor at the Carlson School of Management, UMN; Khalid Almansoori, CISO for the Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi; and Hussein M Dajani, General Manager for Digital Transformation at Nissan and Datsun.

Some of the biggest names in the Transportation and Mobility solution industry have partnered with Trescon for the World Mobility Show. Ford Motor Corp. is the event’s supporting partner, along with Careem, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and EasyMile as the mobility partners. Some of the other partners at the events include CATEC, Homoola and Mobileye (an Intel company).

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Michael Jackson’s producer impressed with Zimbabwe’s Nutty O

New Zimbabwe - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 16:58

By Paidashe Mandivengerei

LEGENDARY American artist and producer Teddy Riley has endorsed Zimbabwean Dancehall chanter Nutty O after the latter’s performance at the Bob Marley Birthday Festival.

The singer-songwriter who worked closely in the studio with Michael Jackson throughout his music career was a special guest at the Reggae Beachfest’s concert.

Nutty O, real name Carrington Chiwadzwa, serenaded music lovers at the celebrations in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He was the only Southern African artist included on the concert’s line up.

After the show, Riley took to his official Instagram page expressing how he felt honoured to perform with the Zimbabwean crooner.

“Rocking with the legendary Wailers celebrating the King Bob Marley’s annual birthday festival,”said Riley.

“It was such an honour to be here in Dubai sharing the stage with Nutty O Zim… much respect and love.”

Jamaica’s original Wailers and reggae sensation, Romain Virgo, also graced the event.

The ‘Bugatti’ chanter described his performance with Teddy Riley as “one of the best”.  

“Words cannot explain how blessed this day, had one of the best performances alongside the legendary Teddy Riley who called me on stage to perform with him,” he said.

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Sarri says unconcerned by fan abuse after FA Cup defeat to Man United

New Zimbabwe - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 16:29

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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says he was unconcerned by the hostile environment at Stamford Bridge during their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.

The atmosphere towards Sarri turned toxic once United surged ahead thanks to first-half goals from midfield duo Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba.

A crescendo of boos greeting of boos greeted the Italian at both half-time and full-time while F#$5 Sarri-Ball was chanted throughout.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says he was unconcerned by the hostile environment at Stamford Bridge during their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.

The atmosphere towards Sarri turned toxic once United surged ahead thanks to first-half goals from midfield duo Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba.

READ: Zidane set to replace Sarri at the Bridge?

A crescendo of boos greeting of boos greeted the Italian at both half-time and full-time while F#$5 Sarri-Ball was chanted throughout.

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Zim Cricket keep faith in captain Masakadza, Moor named vice-captain

New Zimbabwe - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 16:06

By Sports Reporter

ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) has retained Hamilton Masakadza as national team captain for all three formats of the game ahead of the 2019/2020 season with wicketkeeper batsman Peter Joseph Moor being named new vice-captain.

The decision to keep faith with Masakadza was made by the ZC board of directors following its recent meeting, which also saw the appointment of a new team manager and the confirmation of the selection panel.

“Following resolutions by the Zimbabwe Cricket Board of Directors at its last meeting, we are pleased to make the following announcements. Hamilton Masakadza has been appointed as the Zimbabwe senior men’s national cricket team captain for all three formats of the game for the 2019/20 season,” ZC communications and media manager Darlington Majonga said on Tuesday.

“Peter Joseph Moor has been appointed as the Zimbabwe senior men’s national cricket team vice-captain for all three formats of the game for the 2019/20 season,” he said.

Masakadza was appointed captain in July last year ahead of the Twenty20 international (T20I) triangular series versus Pakistan and Australia held in Harare, taking over from Graeme Cremer.

The 35-year-old batsman, who has played 58 Twenty20 Internationals, 204 One Day International (ODIs) and 38 Test matches for Zimbabwe,  is in his second stint at national captain, having previously led the side at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.

Masakadza will be deputised by Moor, who has established himself as one of the key members of the national cricket team since making his ODI debut for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh on 26 November 2014.

Moor; who has played eight Test matches and 42 ODIs for Zimbabwe, is being tipped to take over the national team captaincy from Masakadza.

Meanwhile, former Zimbabwe Under-19 team manager Dilip Chouhan has been appointed Zimbabwe men’s national cricket teams manager.

He will be in charge of the senior national team, the Zimbabwe A and Zimbabwe Under-19 national teams.

The trio of Walter Chawaguta, Prosper Utseya and Kenyon Ziehl has been confirmed as substantive members of the Zimbabwe national selection panel with Chawaguta set to continue as convenor of selectors.

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Zim’s tech company launches Uber-type app for tractors

New Zimbabwe - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 15:17

By Fin24.com

ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange listed tech company, Cassava Smartech, an off shoot of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has launched a tractor sharing service app modelled along ride hailing service Uber.

Cassava, which already has its ride sharing services app, Vaya, plans to make ploughing tractors available to farmers within minutes anywhere in Zimbabwe. 

According to Cassava Smartech CEO Eddie Chibi, the company plans to register more than 10 000 tractors from the national fleet of more than 15 000 tractors. Tractor owners will be able to offer their tractors to other farmers using the Vaya Tractor App, once they finish tilling their own fields.

The cost of the service will be standardised.? Chibi said at least 10 000 tractors could plough and service 1.5 million small holder farmers if deployed efficiently.

The company will leverage its sister company Econet Wireless’s cell phone network, as well as satellite GPS systems, to deploy the tractors. They will know exactly where each tractor is located, and will be able to deploy them where and when they are needed.

“This is the age of the internet and shared economy. You don’t need to own a tractor. And there is no need to be phoning around, we know each tractor, and have tools that enable us to ensure the farmer and the tractor owner are able to transact,” said Chibi.

“The market opportunity for contract ploughing and mechanisation is over $500 million per annum. This is huge and we can transform agriculture and make it less laborious for all our farmers. 

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Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

New Zimbabwe - Mar, 19/02/2019 - 15:11

By Associated Press

TOKYO: Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month.

The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly many more, at a news conference in Tokyo.

Honda’s president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, said the decision was not related to Brexit, but was based on what made most sense for its global competitiveness in light of the need to accelerate its production of electric vehicles.

Still, experts say the uncertainty surrounding Brexit will likely have been a contributing factor in a decision like Honda’s. There is still no clarity on what leaving the EU will mean. In a worst case it could lead to heavy tariffs and border checks, raising costs and slowing deliveries.

That comes at a time when the industry is already in serious flux, with manufacturers shifting to cleaner cars, coping with more tariffs and a slowing global economy.

“We still don’t know what sort of changes Brexit will bring at this point,” said Hachigo. “We have to wait until we have a better idea about the situation.”

Hachigo said the company would begin discussions with affected workers at the factory in Swindon right away.

“I very much regret this,” he said, adding that “this was the best choice under the circumstances.”

Honda Motor Co. makes its popular Civic model at the factory, 115 kilometres west of London, with an output of 150,000 cars per year. Its restructuring is aimed at adjusting its operations to reflect stronger demand in Asia and North America, Hachigo said.

The next model of Civic to be sold in Britain will be exported from Japan, the company said.

Honda is also adjusting its operations in Turkey, where it makes 38,000 Civic sedans a year. It said it would continue operating there, however, and hold a “constructive dialogue” with local stakeholders.

British businesses are issuing increasingly urgent warnings about the damage being done by the lack of clarity surrounding Britain’s divorce from the EU. The U.K. has yet to seal a deal laying out the divorce terms and establishing what trade rules will apply after Brexit.

In presenting the restructuring plan, Hachigo stressed that Honda was striving to adjust to a fast changing global industry. Technology is driving the change.

“We are facing increasingly severe competition from Chinese and Indian manufacturers,” he said. “We have to move more quickly.”

Japan and the EU have also struck a free trade deal, which makes a manufacturing presence in the EU less important. The U.K.’s decision to leave the bloc could create further uncertainty for Japanese companies in Britain.

Christian Stadler, a professor at Warwick Business School in England, said the loss of free entry into the European market from Britain undoes one of its top advantages as a manufacturing base.

Many businesses fear economic chaos if there isn’t an agreement on the rules and conditions that will replace the 45 years of frictionless trade that came with being an EU member. The uncertainty has already led many firms to shift some operations abroad, stockpile goods or defer investment decisions.

Earlier this month, Japan’s Nissan announced that it would not build a new SUV at its plant in Sunderland, England, as previously planned.

“Car manufacturers have repeatedly warned the government about the threat Brexit poses to British industry,” Stadler said, noting that Jaguar Land Rover had also scaled back its operations.

“Honda faces the same challenges as fellow Japanese car maker Nissan. The global economy is slowing down, which has hit key markets such as the U.S. and China.”

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