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    1. October 20, 2014

      Business calls for measures to boost supply chain

      Weaknesses in the UK’s supply chain are holding back industrial investment, according to British business. Industry is...

    2. October 8, 2014

      US and European carmakers face hurdles in southeast Asia

      Few places in southeast Asia highlight the ambition driving western carmakers to sell vehicles in the region as well as the...

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    1. October 7, 2014

      Stronger dollar pivotal to US earnings

      The strengthening dollar and falling energy prices loom as pivotal factors when US companies report their latest quarterly...

    2. October 5, 2014

      US carmakers: Rocky road ahead

      At recent investor meetings, Ford and General Motors confirmed what everyone knew: the near-term is unpleasant for US...

    3. October 2, 2014

      GM and Ford face challenge to plot course to profitable growth

      The distinctive roar of high-performance car engines filling the air in Milford, Michigan, is emblematic of one aspect of...

    4. October 2, 2014

      Doing capitalism in the digital age

      For the past two centuries the capitalist engine has delivered growing incomes and higher standards of living for the many....

    5. September 30, 2014

      Quarterly loss sends Walgreens down

      An unexpected quarterly loss from Walgreens weighed on shares of the largest US drugstore chain. The Illinois-based company...

    6. September 30, 2014

      Fields aiming to pursue twin roads in One Ford strategy

      As he delivered his first detailed vision for the company on Monday, Mark Fields, Ford’s new chief executive, stood between...

    7. September 29, 2014

      Ford tumbles 8% on unexpected losses

      Ford warned on Monday that operating profit this year would be sharply below its earlier estimates, at the same time as it...

    8. September 29, 2014

      Modinomics: no illusionist

      Narendra Modi is right. India is not a country of snake-charmers. But neither is the Indian prime minister a magician. He...

    9. September 29, 2014

      Aluminium threatens steel’s dominance of the car industry

      A wave of heat surges through the hall at the steel-finishing plant in Calvert, Alabama, as a large slab of the metal...

    10. September 21, 2014

      Ford Otosan takes the export route as home market stalls

      “Ford Otosan is one of the greatest leaders of the automotive sector,” declared Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime...

    11. September 17, 2014

      Auto lenders face tougher US supervision

      A proposal by the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to supervise large nonbank auto lenders has met with strong...

    12. September 14, 2014

      Car quirk poses quandary for Myanmar

      Squads of new foreign cars ranging from rugged Ford four-by-fours to sleek Jaguars have landed on Myanmar’s streets in what...

    13. September 8, 2014

      Ford slips on Morgan Stanley downgrade

      US automakers were under pressure on Monday after brokerage Morgan Stanley advised investors to cut their holdings as sales...

    14. September 3, 2014

      Chrysler surges past rivals with 20% US vehicle sales growth

      Strong demand for its pick-up trucks and Jeep sports utility vehicles helped Chrysler, the US arm of Italy’s Fiat Chrysler,...

    15. 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...

    16. August 17, 2014

      Volvo to launch ‘symbolic’ new model under Geely ownership

      Volvo Cars will next week unveil its first new model under Chinese ownership, a make-or-break model for the Swedish carmaker...

    17. August 13, 2014

      Business jet sales take off again in better climate

      When the chief executives of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors flew to Washington, cap in hand, during the 2008 financial...

    18. August 8, 2014

      India’s car market shifts up a gear

      India’s battered car market is staging a comeback after a grim period of falling sales and chronic overcapacity, with...

    19. August 1, 2014

      Detroit’s big three carmakers rebound on SUV boom

      The US’s big three domestic carmakers all recorded large domestic sales gains for July as strong demand for pick-up trucks...

    20. July 24, 2014

      General Motors: past tense

      Newspaper headlines are usually backwards-looking while stock prices should only reflect the future. Any company engulfed in...

    21. July 24, 2014

      Ford overcomes sales dip to boost profits

      Ford overcame a dip in global car sales volumes and a writedown in the value of a Russian joint venture to announce...

    22. 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,...

    23. July 17, 2014

      Ford targets ‘final frontier’ of Africa and Middle East

      Ford plans to launch 25 new vehicles or model upgrades into Africa and the Middle East over the next two years as the US...

    24. July 14, 2014

      Nestlé warns water scarcity ‘more urgent’ than climate change

      World leaders must make water scarcity a bigger priority than climate change because the problem is far more urgent than...

    25. July 10, 2014

      Ford and Fiat-Chrysler call for EU reform

      European carmakers have called for reform of the EU as a new leadership takes shape in Brussels, demanding a radical rethink...

    26. July 6, 2014

      Women in Business – Theresa Campbell, MBA graduate

      Theresa Campbell studied for an MBA at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School in the US, where she focused on...

    27. July 4, 2014

      ‘Motorsport Valley’ looks beyond automotive sectors

      Shortly before Sunday’s British Grand Prix, Silverstone staged a business conference with the unlikely theme of encouraging...

    28. July 1, 2014

      GM shakes off recall gloom as sales rise

      General Motors recorded better than expected US sales for June, in the latest sign that consumers are largely indifferent to...

    29. June 22, 2014

      Regulator in driving seat over US vehicle safety

      The US’s top motor safety regulator has outlined plans for his agency to revolutionise its approach to monitoring vehicle...

    30. June 17, 2014

      Consumers and regulators drive flexible automotive production

      At Toyota’s factory in Burnaston in the English Midlands, two models, each in two versions, with 10 choices of engine and...

    31. June 10, 2014

      Ford strikes deal to keep Fiesta production in Germany

      Ford will continue to build small cars in Germany after striking a new agreement with unions in the country that it says...

    32. June 5, 2014

      Nice car, but cyber hackers may be doing your steering

      You are travelling at 70 miles an hour down the motorway. Suddenly, your dashboard goes blank. The horn starts sounding. You...

    33. June 3, 2014

      Casinos sink on Macau spin of wheel

      US casino operators fell broadly as the latest gambling figures from Macau, the world’s gaming hub, fell short of Wall...

    34. June 3, 2014

      Recalls fail to dent sales growth for General Motors

      General Motors shrugged off bad publicity over its botched recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches to post US new...

    35. May 29, 2014

      Ford recalls nearly 1.4m US vehicles

      Ford became the latest carmaker to issue a significant recall amid a current spate in the US when it said it was recalling...

    36. May 25, 2014

      Ford chief Alan Mulally warns on European overcapacity

      Alan Mulally, chief executive of Ford, has warned that European carmakers need to cut back further the numbers of cars they...

    37. May 13, 2014

      Clock ticking on Google’s driverless cars

      Google is “very actively” working on how to put its driverless cars to public use in the next three years, according to the...

    38. May 2, 2014

      Outgoing Ford chief weighs up career options

      Alan Mulally, the departing Ford chief executive, has said he will consider new jobs at other companies when he steps down...

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