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  1. February 18, 2014

    Ferrari profits soar despite reducing car production numbers

    Ferrari recorded record revenues, profits and cash flow in 2013 despite intentionally selling fewer cars, as the Italian...

  2. January 31, 2014

    Week in Review, February 1

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Apple sales meet with ritual share...

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  1. January 29, 2014

    Fiat / Chrysler: ease off brakes slowly

    Globalisation is very convenient. Fiat, now outright owner of US-based automaker Chrysler, is taking full advantage as it...

  2. January 29, 2014

    Fiat Chrysler breaks with Italy in New York listing

    Fiat and its place in Italy Fiat Chrysler will list in New York and drop the Fiat name from its new logo as the...

  3. January 29, 2014

    Fiat builds Italian future on delivering premium export cars

    Fiat and its place in Italy Fiat’s Maserati factory is a smudge of silver on the northern Italian landscape with the Alps...

  4. January 29, 2014

    Fiat’s network of suppliers worry about its globalisation shift

    Since Fiat was founded in 1899, a community of suppliers, known in Italian as Fiat’s indotto, have grown up in Turin around...

  5. January 23, 2014

    Chrysler rolls out capital expenditure plans

    As he launched Chrysler’s new flagship sedan – the Chrysler 200 – at last week’s Detroit Auto Show, Al Gardner touted not...

  6. January 14, 2014

    GM to resume dividend payments

    General Motors on Tuesday set the seal on its remarkable recovery from the auto industry recession by announcing that it was...

  7. January 13, 2014

    Fiat-Chrysler leans heavily towards US headquarters and listing

    Fiat-Chrysler is leaning heavily towards a new US headquarters and public listing, its chief executive has suggested, as the...

  8. January 12, 2014

    Fiat: borrowing time

    It is la mattina dopo the night before – and it’s a bit of a hangover for Fiat investors. The Italian carmaker’s shares...

  9. January 8, 2014

    Fiat’s lone poker player needs to find another deal

    If you can avoid it, never get into a position where Sergio Marchionne can force you to play poker. That applies literally,...

  10. January 2, 2014

    Marchionne clears big bump on Fiat-Chrysler’s road

    True to form, Sergio Marchionne spent his New Year’s day working. In a hotel in Vero Beach in Florida, Fiat-Chrysler’s chief...

  11. January 2, 2014

    Fiat-Chrysler to seek NYSE listing this year

    Carmaker Fiat-Chrysler is aiming to list in New York within the year, underlining the group’s emergence as a US-centric...

  12. January 2, 2014

    Fiat: the Chrysler conundrum

    In the car business it is known as zero per cent financing. The deal enabling Fiat to buy the rest of Chrysler could almost...

  13. January 2, 2014

    How Chrysler was steered clear of IPO

    It should have been clear in September when Chrysler published the prospectus for its planned initial public offering that...

  14. January 1, 2014

    Fiat buys remaining 41.5% of Chrysler

    Fiat will pay $3.65bn to acquire the 41.5 per cent of Chrysler it does not already own, resolving one of the car industry’s...

  15. November 25, 2013

    Q&A: Chrysler IPO

    An IPO of Chrysler will not take place this year, its parent Fiat said on Monday, cooling speculation that the US carmaker’s...

  16. November 25, 2013

    Fiat damps Chrysler IPO speculation

    Italy’s Fiat moved to scotch speculation that an initial public offering of its Chrysler US subsidiary could be imminent,...

  17. November 3, 2013

    European carmakers: stay in lane

    When bad times stop getting worse, one might imagine that everyone begins to benefit. Not so – or not, at least, in Europe’s...

  18. November 1, 2013

    Week in Review, November 2

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Facebook shares fluctuate as investors...

  19. October 30, 2013

    US car sales motor again as demand rescues world’s auto industry

    God bless America, or at least its car market. US car buyers came to the rescue of the world’s automotive industry in the...

  20. October 30, 2013

    Fiat profit scare puts focus on Chrysler

    Fiat, the European carmaker, warned of lower full-year profits on Wednesday after a torrid third quarter tarnished strong...

  21. October 10, 2013

    Fiat-Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne denies talking down IPO

    When was the last time a chief executive had to deny he had discouraged investors from buying into his own company? The...

  22. September 26, 2013

    Carmakers dominate list of top business innovators

    Carmakers are rivalling technology companies in the global innovation stakes, ramping up research spending to build greener,...

  23. September 24, 2013

    Fiat issues warning to Chrysler over IPO

    Fiat has warned Chrysler that it is reconsidering the terms for future technology and design sharing because of its concerns...

  24. September 23, 2013

    Brazil: Can a marketing strategy be too successful?

    When hundreds of thousands of protesters chanted Vem pra rua, vem! (“Come to the street, come!”) across Brazilian cities in...

  25. September 20, 2013

    Corporate subsidiaries: odd couples

    Fancy a peanut butter and sardine sandwich? Some things just do not go together. This week Glencore Xstrata, the...

  26. September 16, 2013

    Fiat / Chrysler: Plan B

    “Plan Bs” are, by definition, less attractive options. Nowhere is that clearer than at Fiat, as the Turin-based carmaker...

  27. September 15, 2013

    Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne plays to Italy’s strengths

    The glamour of “Made in Italy” sells luxury handbags, silk scarves and tailored suits in gleaming showrooms worldwide. Now...

  28. September 15, 2013

    Fiat’s factory deal boosts Italy investment drive

    Sergio Marchionne’s decision to invest up to €1bn in Fiat’s historic Mirafiori plant in Turin and produce premium vehicles...

  29. September 4, 2013

    Fiat plots road to recovery in Italy with focus on luxury

    Fiat is pushing ahead with plans to make Italy the hub of its premium and luxury car business after chief executive Sergio...

  30. September 4, 2013

    Pick-up trucks and SUVs help US car sales advance

    All three US domestic carmakers reported double-digit domestic sales increases for August, as low interest rates and new...

  31. September 4, 2013

    Foreign carmakers map out answers to their US dilemma

    Visiting the cluster of car showrooms along 11th Avenue in midtown Manhattan can be disorientating. Some of the showrooms,...

  32. August 27, 2013

    Financials feel the force of EM sell-off

    Financial stocks in Europe most exposed to emerging market assets found themselves nursing heavy losses as the EM sell-off...

  33. August 22, 2013

    RCS move shows Agnelli scion is no paper tiger

    A matter of weeks before the Graham dynasty announced it was selling the Washington Post for $250m to Amazon founder Jeff...

  34. August 20, 2013

    Italian business: No way back

    Over six decades, Cesare Geronzi ascended to the summit of Italian finance. Every step of the way, he took three scarlet...

  35. August 1, 2013

    Pick-up trucks keep US car growth strong

    All three big US-based carmakers posted double-digit domestic sales increases for July as the economic recovery and...

  36. July 31, 2013

    Peugeot tops list of brighter-than-expected European car results

    The lights are still red, but Europe’s car industry is finding ways to manoeuvre through the worst of the steepest sales...

  37. July 31, 2013

    Fiat effort to buy full control of Chrysler hits legal speed bump

    Fiat is likely to go to trial to settle a dispute over the price of shares in Chrysler owned by a retirement fund in a move...

  38. July 30, 2013

    Chrysler cuts guidance as production crunch threatens sales boom

    Chrysler has cut its full-year profit expectations as it struggles to build enough cars to make the most of a resurgent US...

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