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    1. August 24, 2015

      US carmakers wage battle over worker pay

      In a red-brick training centre by the Detroit river, Mary Barra last month took part in what could be one of the...

    2. August 11, 2015

      US says insider trading ring used hackers

      US authorities have charged nine people with being in a global hacking and insider-trading ring, alleging they made...

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    1. July 28, 2015

      Trucks demand drives Ford to best quarterly results since 2000

      Ford served up its best quarterly performance since 2000 as the US carmaker benefited from strong selling prices and...

    2. July 22, 2015

      Strategies to soothe disrupted staff

      We are said to be living in the age of disruption. Technology is enabling start-ups to overturn traditional businesses....

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      July 17, 2015

      The Chinese Stock Free Fall: Not a Crisis, but a Scary Fire Drill

      By David Daokui Li, Tsinghua University For most economies in the world, a 30 per cent drop in the stock index within a...

    4. July 16, 2015

      European car sales speed ahead

      Car sales in the European Union last month rose at the fastest rate since 2009, when heavy incentives and scrappage...

    5. July 3, 2015

      Shale glut turbocharges America’s motoring revival

      Steve Campbell, a factory manager, can measure the upheaval caused by the US shale revolution in fractions of a second....

    6. June 24, 2015

      Carmakers launch peer-to-peer vehicle sharing

      Three of the world’s biggest carmakers have jumped into peer-to-peer vehicle sharing, as the automobile industry...

    7. June 24, 2015

      Lennar homes in on higher profits from second quarter

      An improvement in the US labour market and homebuilding helped Lennar Corp, the second-largest homebuilder in the US,...

    8. June 23, 2015

      US Autos: shut up and drive

      If you are searching for the beleaguered American consumer, try car dealers’ forecourts. US auto sales, which have been...

    9. June 2, 2015

      Summer break broken as Ford scrambles to satisfy truck demand

      Ford, the second-largest carmaker in the US, is to cut the summer break at many of its North American plants from a...

    10. May 28, 2015

      Ford makes alternative fuel technology patents available

      Ford has become the latest carmaker to make its alternative fuel technology patents available to rivals in a bid to...

    11. May 19, 2015

      Takata to recall up to 34m vehicles

      Takata, the Japanese car component manufacturer plagued by safety problems with its airbags, on Tuesday agreed with US...

    12. May 6, 2015

      Review: ‘Connection Culture’, by Michael Lee Stallard

      The dreary title of Connection Culture is suggestive of an old trick of second rate management gurus: attaching an...

    13. May 3, 2015

      Ford scraps plan to build car seat that detects heart attack

      Ford has quietly abandoned a project to develop driving seats that can detect heart attacks, blaming cheaper and more...

    14. April 28, 2015

      Ford’s net income falls after truck switchover halts production

      A product switchover that reduced supplies of key new vehicles cut first-quarter net income at Ford, despite decreased...

    15. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in...

    16. April 10, 2015

      India’s car industry gets back on the road

      Fresh interest rate cuts and persistently low oil prices are set to put India’s battered auto industry back on the road...

    17. April 8, 2015

      Carmakers hunt for share of the mobile wallet market

      The Visa executive slips into the front seat of a new BMW, wakes up the tablet computer in the dashboard, and orders...

    18. April 7, 2015

      Luxury cars gain fuel-efficiency appeal

      When Johan de Nysschen, president of General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand, was presenting the CT6, the new flagship...

    19. April 3, 2015

      Connected cars: Tyred and wired

      When Louise Chandler, a 31-year-old nurse from Surrey, hit a kerb in her Renault Clio in July 2013, it broke the rear...

    20. April 1, 2015

      Carmakers battle for US buyers as sales weaken

      Carmakers launched fresh efforts to boost profitability in the US on the first day of the New York auto show, as March...

    21. March 30, 2015

      Ford to revive the Lincoln Continental

      Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, on Monday took the most daring initiative yet in its revival efforts when it unveiled...

    22. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

      Auto dealers and lenders in the US and Canada have been hit with 252 enforcement actions over the past year for...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Tata Motors confirms $1bn rights issue

      Tata Motors has set out plans to raise as much as Rs75bn ($1.2bn) through a rights issue, as it seeks to cut debt and...

    24. March 17, 2015

      Ford turns to Microsoft to update connected cars

      Ford has turned to Microsoft, its former partner on the unpopular Sync entertainment system, to provide cloud-based...

    25. March 13, 2015

      The drive to make a better car

      This year, Ford, announced it was opening a research and innovation centre in Silicon Valley. But it’s not just...

    26. March 3, 2015

      Carmaker slide blamed on icy weather

      US carmaker shares slipped on Tuesday after results from the country’s largest manufacturers fell short of Wall Street...

    27. February 19, 2015

      Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

      On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford stunned his competitors in the burgeoning Detroit auto industry by doing the unexpected....

    28. February 18, 2015

      Software is steering auto industry

      Here is a quiz: with which big three auto companies has Google partnered to build a self-driving car? If you guessed...

    29. February 12, 2015

      Carmakers seek to use carbon fibre in mass-market vehicles

      With its aggressive looks, the 170mph Cadillac ATS-VR racing car stood out from the crowd at last month’s Detroit auto...

    30. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    31. February 4, 2015

      Tata Motors gears up for drive to reverse losses

      Tata Motors plans to cut costs and increase exports in an effort to stem mounting losses and reverse years of domestic...

    32. February 3, 2015

      Cheap fuel drives US car sales to near record levels

      Falling fuel prices and a strong US economy pushed domestic new car sales back to near-record levels, as the latest...

    33. January 29, 2015

      Ford and GM reveal impact of Russian downturn

      A rampant US car market and rising demand in Asia bolstered Ford’s full-year earnings but failed to hide reversals...

    34. January 21, 2015

      Volvo names new Americas chief in US factory drive

      Volvo has appointed a new Americas chief as the Swedish carmaker seeks to make good on longstanding plans to open a...

    35. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

      The selection of vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit auto show is so diverse as to be...

    36. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an...

    37. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled...

    38. January 9, 2015

      Obama calls for free community college

      President Barack Obama has rolled out a plan to make two years of community college free for millions of students,...

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