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  1. April 16, 2014

    Toyota launches restyled Camry at NY show

    Japan’s Toyota took a big step in its drive to produce more exciting vehicles when it launched a restyled Camry sedan on the...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Optimism for India car sales despite second annual slump

    Car sales in India slumped for a second straight year, but analysts are eyeing a modest recovery during 2014 as India’s...

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  1. April 9, 2014

    Alcoa accelerates on carmaker targets

    Alcoa shares approached their highest level in more than two years after the aluminium group reported adjusted results ahead...

  2. April 1, 2014

    US casinos gain from Chinese gambling appetite

    Shares in US casinos climbed on Tuesday after figures showed gambling revenues in Macau rose by a double-digit rate for the...

  3. April 1, 2014

    Spring brings growth for US car sales

    Sales of new cars sales in the US last month rose year-on-year for the first time since November – in a sign that the...

  4. March 21, 2014

    Car sales discounts threaten European market recovery

    On a warm and sunny March morning that conjures up dreams of summer driving along wide open roads, the showroom floor at a...

  5. March 6, 2014

    Auto industry ponders robot-car liability

    Who is to blame if your self-driving car crashes? The automotive industry is trying to answer this somewhat futuristic...

  6. March 4, 2014

    Ford warns on overcapacity in emerging markets

    Global carmakers have built worrying amounts of production capacity in underperforming emerging markets, Ford's chief...

  7. March 3, 2014

    Harsh weather still depressing US car sales

    February’s miserable weather across much of the mainland US led to car sales declines for the three biggest manufacturers...

  8. March 3, 2014

    Darden digests the winter blues

    Shares in restaurant operator Darden slid after the company said fiscal third-quarter profits would miss expectations as...

  9. March 3, 2014

    Toyota Europe pulls ahead of rivals

    Geneva Motor Show Toyota Europe will this year post its best profits since the global financial crisis as the Japanese...

  10. February 28, 2014

    Carmakers look to sales on credit in Europe

    European carmakers hope to use the credit financing schemes that have fuelled the UK’s recent sales boom to boost their...

  11. February 24, 2014

    Aluminium: light and dark

    Markets can be irrational for painful amounts of time, and so forth. But aluminium is taking the mickey. Base prices for the...

  12. February 16, 2014

    Tough conditions in US auto sector push down wages

    The generally tough conditions for car workers across the industrialised world have been reflected in sharp falls in pay and...

  13. February 15, 2014

    Chinese auto parts group to take over Fisker

    A former bicycle repairman from eastern China has been selected as the preferred bidder for Fisker Automotive, the bankrupt...

  14. February 9, 2014

    Global car groups to rev up India exports

    Global car companies including Volkswagen, Ford and Renault-Nissan are redoubling plans to transform India into an auto...

  15. February 3, 2014

    Pfizer bucks declines on cancer drug trial hopes

    Shares in US pharmaceuticals group Pfizer rallied on Monday after a mid-stage drug trial of an experimental breast cancer...

  16. 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...

  17. February 3, 2014

    Slow GM and Ford sales raise questions about US boom

    Shares in General Motors and Ford, the US’s two biggest carmakers by revenue, fell sharply on Monday after their January...

  18. January 28, 2014

    Ford posts record profit in North America and Asia

    Ford made record profit in North America and Asia in 2013, beating full-year estimates despite a slide in fourth-quarter...

  19. January 27, 2014

    Ford faces UK strike threat

    The Unite union is balloting more than 5,000 Ford workers in the UK for possible strike action in a row over job security....

  20. January 23, 2014

    US capex to grow at slowest rate in four years

    Capital spending by US companies is expected to grow this year at its slowest pace for four years, in a sign of corporate...

  21. January 17, 2014

    Week in Review, January 18

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. More problems for Boeing over...

  22. January 15, 2014

    Steelmakers must step on gas to keep car work

    US steelmakers face pressure to accelerate production of the latest types of steel to protect their position in the...

  23. 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...

  24. January 14, 2014

    Ford says more cars are not the answer to cities’ problems

    Ford Motor, which pioneered the affordable mass-produced motor car, is looking to play a bigger role in building public...

  25. January 14, 2014

    Regulatory crackdown fuels car groups’ efficiency drive

    It was presented as a decisive and savvy market move. In a semi-derelict factory building in Detroit on Sunday evening,...

  26. January 13, 2014

    Sporty Toyota highlights rebrand efforts

    There could hardly be a stronger contrast between the low-slung, bright-red sports car that Toyota introduced to the public...

  27. January 12, 2014

    Pick-up showcases Ford’s bullish spirits

    Shortly after 8am on Monday, in the indoor arena that normally hosts the Detroit Red Wings ice hockey team, Ford Motor is...

  28. January 10, 2014

    Ford faces scrutiny for avalanche advert

    Carmaker Ford has come under fire for a television commercial showing a skier triggering an avalanche. The advert, set to...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Make way for more wolves of Wall Street, writes Gary Silverman. - Five risks to the economy and...

  30. January 9, 2014

    Ford shares jump as it revs up dividend

    Ford Motor has responded to pressure to return more capital to shareholders by increasing the carmaker’s quarterly dividend...

  31. January 8, 2014

    Forest Laboratories gains on Aptalis deal

    Forest Laboratories surged 17.9 per cent to $69.30 and ranked as the S&P 500’s biggest gainer. The drugmaker, which averted...

  32. January 8, 2014

    Alan Mulally scotches Microsoft talk to stay at Ford

    Ford chief executive Alan Mulally sought to scotch speculation that he might move to Microsoft, saying he had “no plans to...

  33. January 6, 2014

    UK car sales top pre-recession levels

    UK car sales roared to their highest level since 2007 last year, as abundant cheap credit and improved consumer confidence...

  34. January 6, 2014

    Twitter stumbles after double downgrade

    Twitter fell after two brokerages cut their rating on the microblogging website’s stock. The shares were down 3.9 per cent...

  35. January 6, 2014

    Harnessing the power of extreme consumers

    Micah Melton has strong opinions about ice. The water to make it must be double boiled; small dense cubes are best for...

  36. January 5, 2014

    CES welcomes arrival of other industries to tech sector carnival

    The annual carnival of the consumer technology sector that starts this week is being taken over by other industries from...

  37. January 3, 2014

    December data show slowing growth for big US carmakers

    Car sales in the US for all three of the market’s biggest carmakers fell short of expectations in December, underlining how...

  38. January 3, 2014

    FireEye soars after buying hacking expert

    Shares of cybersecurity company FireEye jumped after acquiring Mandiant, the computer forensics specialist best known for...

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