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    1. October 2, 2014

      Autopilots needed for tweeting drivers

      Paris car show Texting, tweeting and surfing the web from behind the wheel has reached such dangerous levels that...

    2. July 20, 2014

      Europe’s carmakers put the champagne on ice as sales inch forward

      The financial charts on Jérôme Stoll’s desk painted a perplexing picture. The green numbers all over Europe’s battered,...

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    1. Special Report: Poland 2012

      Poznan: Hosting Euro 2012 brings the country’s fifth-largest city benefits ...
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    1. July 20, 2014

      GM plans budget car range for Europe

      General Motors plans to enter Europe’s entry-level car market with a line of low-cost models as it looks to claw back market...

    2. Business Blog

      March 5, 2014

      Brand neglect invites the elephant into the showroom

      Straight-talking Karl-Thomas Neumann, chief executive of Opel, has given the world of reputation management a useful new...

    3. March 4, 2014

      Opel tries to fix the ‘red elephant’ problem

      It is hard to walk far in Germany these days without seeing a billboard inviting passers-by to reconsider common prejudices...

    4. November 19, 2013

      Green developments: Work gathers speed on sustainable alternatives

      The car as we know it is not so much hurtling towards a crossroads as cautiously approaching a big, confusing roundabout....

    5. July 10, 2013

      Carmakers face battle over the best direction to steer industry

      Stephen Odell, head of Ford Europe, knows all too well the impact of closing car factories. Around two dozen protesters...

    6. June 27, 2013

      Peugeot surges on talk of GM alliance

      Peugeot shares jumped on speculation that the French carmaker could receive a large cash boost as part of a tie-in with...

    7. June 3, 2013

      RHJI hits back at activists over break-up campaign

      RHJ International, the investment company founded by private equity investor Tim Collins, has hit back at activist...

    8. May 27, 2013

      Hedge funds call for break-up of Kleinwort owner

      A group of hedge funds have called for the break-up of RHJI, the investment company founded by Timothy Collins, in a move...

    9. April 10, 2013

      GM to invest €4bn to revive Opel arm

      The chief executive of General Motors promised €4bn in new investment for Opel, its lossmaking European arm, as the carmaker...

    10. March 19, 2013

      Peugeot chief gets taste for a bumpy ride

      Philippe Varin says that he enjoys tackling crises. Given the dismal figures on European car sales published on Tuesday that...

    11. February 14, 2013

      European losses widen at General Motors

      General Motors’ finance director has admitted to “concern” over European car industry volumes after it reported a sharp...

    12. January 31, 2013

      GM turns to ex-China chief to run Opel

      General Motors has appointed a former Volkswagen manager as chief executive of Opel/Vauxhall to lead the transformation of...

    13. January 10, 2013

      GM’s Girsky must solve Opel conundrum

      After a decade in which General Motors’ European arm racked up about $15bn in losses, the man who must turn Opel/Vauxhall...

    14. January 9, 2013

      Mini-SUVs blaze a trail for car industry

      The roots of the next big trend to shake the global car industry can partly be traced to a car plant in northeast England....

    15. December 10, 2012

      Opel to end production at Bochum plant

      General Motors’ Opel unit took a step towards easing the overcapacity problems that have crippled Europe’s mass market car...

    16. November 22, 2012

      Eurozone crisis pays off for Sberbank

      Few European bankers can claim to be winners from the eurozone crisis. But one of the biggest success stories to emerge from...

    17. September 25, 2012

      Peugeot and Renault line up a cavalcade

      PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault, France’s two national carmakers, will aim to dazzle the motoring world on their home turf...

    18. September 14, 2012

      GM keen to maintain European presence

      General Motors’ second most senior executive has said the US carmaker is determined to remain a “major player” in Europe...

    19. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2012

      CEE carmakers: Poland slips back, as Slovakia and the Czech Republic roar ahead

      The production line at Opel’s factory in Gliwice in southern Poland is humming, with a steady stream of new Astra models...

    20. August 23, 2012

      GM to cut production at two German plants

      General Motors is set to cut production at two German plants in response to a sharp downturn in car sales that has burdened...

    21. July 27, 2012

      Renault reports sharp decline in profits

      Renault, the French carmaker, has reported a sharp decline in profits as falling sales in Europe contrasted with the more...

    22. July 24, 2012

      No easy road for Europe’s carmakers

      Signs of the acute stress caused by plunging sales and excess production capacity in Europe’s mass-market car sector have...

    23. July 15, 2012

      Warning over Opel profitability strategy

      General Motors’ strategy to return its lossmaking European arm to profitability is likely to fall short and its Opel unit...

    24. July 13, 2012

      Peugeot shares skid to 23-year low

      PSA Peugeot Citroën’s share price fell to a 23-year low on Friday, a day after the French carmaker said it was burning...

    25. July 12, 2012

      GM’s European head to step down

      General Motors said on Thursday that Karl-Friedrich Stracke was leaving as head of its lossmaking European division and Opel...

    26. July 1, 2012

      European carmakers clash on emissions

      A row has broken out over carbon dioxide regulation between Germany’s profitable premium carmakers and their cash-strapped...

    27. June 29, 2012

      Eurozone crisis to hit Ford profits

      Second-quarter losses at Ford Motor‘s operations outside North America could be up to $570m as they come under “increasing...

    28. June 28, 2012

      Opel

      Shrug and pull over to the side of the road. After some speculation, the board at Opel, GM’s lossmaking European business,...

    29. June 28, 2012

      Opel approves five-year recovery plan

      Opel on Thursday said it had approved a new five-year business plan aimed at restoring the General Motors-owned,...

    30. June 27, 2012

      Opel board to seek cost savings with Peugeot

      Opel’s board will meet on Thursday to discuss a business plan designed to insulate it against the deep downturn in Europe’s...

    31. June 13, 2012

      GM to shut Bochum plant after 2016

      General Motors is proposing to close one of its four German plants after 2016 as part of a turnround plan for its lossmaking...

    32. June 13, 2012

      Motor industry: Poles build new cars but buy used ones

      At the Opel car plant in Gliwice, in Poland’s industrial heartland of Silesia, the country’s manufacturing strength is on...

    33. June 6, 2012

      Eurozone carmakers face downsize failure

      With consumer confidence waning and demand for cars falling, Europe’s mass-market auto industry is in a worsening crisis...

    34. May 17, 2012

      GM snubs Germany over new Astra

      The European arm of General Motors plans to build a new high-volume model in the UK and Poland in a move that could put a...

    35. May 16, 2012

      GM set to build new Astra on Merseyside

      From the disaster of Triumph to triumph over disaster, the Merseyside motor industry’s long and winding road seems to have...

    36. May 14, 2012

      GM unveils Europe restructuring plan

      The head of General Motors’ Europe arm told anxious German workers on Monday that he would have to restructure production of...

    37. May 13, 2012

      GM to spare Vauxhall at Ellesmere plant

      General Motors is expected within a week to announce that it has spared its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port the axe after...

    38. May 8, 2012

      German workers fight GM Astra plans

      German employees of General Motors’ Opel brand have urged management to abandon a tentative plan to shift production of a...

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