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  1. August 26, 2014

    China’s BYD develops new electric car with Daimler

    BYD, the struggling Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new electric vehicle developed with Daimler of Germany as it attempts...

  2. August 21, 2014

    China antitrust ruling blunts foreign criticism

    Car pricing probe The landmark ruling handed down by Chinese antitrust officials this week was not the one executives at...

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  1. August 18, 2014

    Mercedes-Benz accused of breaching China anti-monopoly laws

    Chinese authorities have ruled that Mercedes-Benz has violated provisions of the country’s anti-monopoly law – adding...

  2. August 17, 2014

    Message to self on holiday: ‘do not look at messages’

    On most things about working life, most people agree. Diversity is good; bankers’ bonuses are bad; creativity is good, box...

  3. August 13, 2014

    Auf wiedersehen, post – Daimler staff get break from holiday email

    Daimler employees can head to the beach this summer without worrying about checking emails, sparing their partners and...

  4. August 13, 2014

    European companies slam Chinese antitrust probes

    European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government’s renewed crackdown on alleged violations of the country’s...

  5. August 13, 2014

    L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

    Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of British...

  6. August 6, 2014

    China cars: hot pursuit

    China cars China is flexing its muscles. Perhaps emboldened by an increasingly strong leadership, regulators are taking to...

  7. August 5, 2014

    Mercedes-Benz questioned in China pricing probe

    Chinese antitrust investigators have raided the Shanghai offices of Mercedes-Benz as a government investigation into price...

  8. July 27, 2014

    Luxury carmakers slash prices in China

    Foreign luxury carmakers including Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler are cutting retail prices for popular models or auto...

  9. July 23, 2014

    Daimler chief warns on potential for cyber attacks on cars

    A car speeds down the highway, in ‘autonomous’ cruise control – when suddenly a computer hacker unleashes a virus that sends...

  10. July 23, 2014

    Daimler raises earnings by 12%

    The continued recovery of Mercedes-Benz sales in China and the launch of sporty new models kept Daimler on track to catch up...

  11. July 20, 2014

    Fund Focus: Legg Mason sees value in Europe

    Legg Mason’s Paul Ehrlichman is targeting the sectors and regions that are causing the greatest investor unrest, with Europe...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Mexico: Coca-Cola's billion-dollar-a-year fizz

    Investment in Mexico: it’s the real thing. Coca-Cola’s announcement that it will pour $1bn into the country every year until...

  13. July 10, 2014

    China waives electric cars purchase tax

    The Chinese government will waive a 10 per cent sales tax on electric vehicles in its latest attempt to spur consumer...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2014

    Mexico overtakes Brazil as Latin America’s biggest car producer

    Volkswagen Beetle at a factory in Puebla State, Mexico Stop press: amid the ever-present rivalry between Latin America’s top...

  15. July 3, 2014

    BMW to build $1bn car plant in Mexico

    BMW will invest $1bn to build a car plant in Mexico as it follows other premium automakers in seeking to use the low-cost...

  16. July 3, 2014

    Daimler keeps on trucking with self-driving lorries

    At the wheel of a 40-tonne lorry travelling at 80km per hour on an autobahn in eastern Germany the driver suddenly takes his...

  17. June 27, 2014

    Daimler and Nissan confirm Mexico joint venture

    Daimler and Nissan will start to produce luxury cars in a new €1bn factory in Mexico, in the latest sign of the deepening...

  18. June 26, 2014

    Daimler and Renault-Nissan to extend ties with Mexico JV

    Mercedes will build cars at a Nissan factory in Mexico and give the Japanese carmaker access to its designs and components...

  19. May 25, 2014

    Cao Dewang, chairman of Fuyao Glass

    Cao Dewang became the biggest Chinese investor in Ohio this year when Fuyao Glass, the car glass manufacturer that he...

  20. April 30, 2014

    New models drive sales as Daimler almost doubles net profit

    Net profit at Daimler almost doubled in the first quarter as brisk sales of its new luxury saloons and compact models helped...

  21. April 18, 2014

    Global carmakers seek China inroads

    There will be no Easter holiday for many senior US and European auto executives as they abandon their families and battle...

  22. April 14, 2014

    French and Italian carmakers make up lost ground in Europe

    For years French and Italian carmakers’ exposure to the dismal European car market has been their Achilles heel, forcing...

  23. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    The rise of the... Masala bond?

    The World Bank’s move doubling to $2bn its offshore-rupee bond programme today marks a significant moment in the...

  24. March 21, 2014

    Luxury carmakers: BMW and Daimler

    Motor racing is about performance over a given distance. In the battle between Germany’s luxury carmakers, BMW has been a...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2014

    Volkswagen moves van-making from Germany to Poland

    Amid the encircling gloom, a boost for the Polish economy on Tuesday: Volkswagen is to spend around 3.4bn zlotys ($1.1bn) to...

  26. March 14, 2014

    Daimler sells first renminbi bond in China

    Daimler has sold a Rmb500m “panda” bond to Chinese investors, the German company announced on Friday, making it the first...

  27. March 10, 2014

    European markets flat as data disappoint

    European markets were cautiously lower at the start of the new week, following their Asian counterparts after trade data...

  28. March 7, 2014

    Daimler to sell stake in joint venture to its Rolls-Royce partner

    Daimler is set to sell its 50 per cent stake in Rolls-Royce Power Systems to Rolls-Royce three years after the pair acquired...

  29. February 24, 2014

    Brussels poised to outline car emissions deal

    The EU is on Tuesday expected to set tough new targets for car emissions after striking a compromise deal that would give...

  30. February 15, 2014

    VW workers at US car plant snub union

    US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

  31. February 9, 2014

    Carmakers face difficulty attracting young buyers

    Younger people are shunning buying new vehicles and posing a dilemma for the car industry which must satisfy ageing car...

  32. February 6, 2014

    Daimler building on momentum with profits forecast to rise

    Daimler forecast a “significant” increase in group revenues and operating profit in 2014 as sales of compact Mercedes-Benz...

  33. February 4, 2014

    ‘Dr Z’ proves doubters wrong at Daimler

    Dieter Zetsche appeared confident and relaxed at last month’s Detroit motor show, a city where he is still known...

  34. February 3, 2014

    Ballot dates set for unions’ US car plants drive

    An international trade union drive to bring representation to the US’s foreign-owned car plants took an important step...

  35. January 28, 2014

    Daimler loses senior board member

    Daimler, the German car and truckmaker, has been rocked by the sudden departure of board member Andreas Renschler, who was...

  36. January 14, 2014

    Mercedes in talks with Infiniti over SUV joint venture

    Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti are in talks to start jointly developing a second shared vehicle platform, to be used to build...

  37. December 18, 2013

    Mercedes-Benz to take Aston Martin stake

    Aston Martin has reached an agreement with Mercedes-Benz under which the German carmaker will supply engines in exchange for...

  38. December 10, 2013

    Auto industry: Hybrid carmakers

    The power couple of the car industry, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche, make for an odd pair. Mr Ghosn, an effervescent...

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