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    1. July 13, 2016

      UK car factories face uncertain future after Brexit

      Walking the length of Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland takes substantially longer than it did a year ago. A £250m...

    2. April 22, 2016

      Global carmakers face emissions questions as VW scandal deepens

      The emissions scandal plaguing the car industry widened further on Friday as some of the world’s largest carmakers...

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    1. April 15, 2016

      VW emissions scandal slows European sales

      Volkswagen has suffered a sales slowdown in its European heartland because of a consumer backlash triggered by the...

    2. February 16, 2016

      Volkswagen brand car sales fall 4% in the EU in January

      Volkswagen’s main passenger car brand was the only marque in Europe’s top 10 to post a fall in sales in January, as...

    3. February 3, 2016

      GM predicts plateau after record results

      General Motors raised the prospect that US automotive demand may plateau after a record performance in 2015 and a...

    4. December 17, 2015

      Volkswagen seeks greater efficiency with new executive team

      Volkswagen on Thursday unveiled a management shake-up, as the German carmaker, reeling from an emissions scandal, tries...

    5. November 11, 2015

      German car probe finds elevated diesel pollutants

      The German motoring watchdog is in talks with several carmakers over “elevated” levels of diesel pollutants uncovered...

    6. October 23, 2015

      General Motors denies Zafira breaches EU emissions limit

      General Motors has denied breaching European environmental rules after Swiss researchers claimed one of its popular...

    7. May 27, 2015

      German auto brands trio faces Silicon Valley competitors

      In the early 1970s, when a young Ferdinand Piëch joined Audi, the German marque had lower revenues per car than Opel...

    8. March 18, 2015

      General Motors to halt Opel drive into Russia

      General Motors is to pull the European Opel brand from Russia and indefinitely close its St Petersburg plant as it...

    9. March 15, 2015

      European carmakers fight back against premium and low-cost rivals

      Anyone who saw the horsepower Ford brought to this month’s Geneva motor show must have thought the good times were back...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

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      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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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