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    1. December 23, 2014

      China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit

      In a speech a year ago, Xi Jinping backed China’s development of genetically modified crops as a means of strengthening food...

    2. December 21, 2014

      GM sticks to small vehicles plans despite oil price drop

      General Motors remains committed to improving its small, fuel-efficient vehicle line-up even though the recent oil price...

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    1. December 19, 2014

      Renault-Nissan suspends orders for some cars in Russia

      Renault-Nissan has suspended taking orders from customers for some cars sold in Russia amid a deepening of the country’s...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Rouble uncertainty ripples across Russian economy

      The effects of the wild gyrations in the rouble rippled across the Russian economy as pressure on the country’s financial...

    3. December 12, 2014

      Rules rather than consumers drive fuel-efficiency gains

      When the annual North American International Auto Show starts next month in Detroit, the effect of falling fuel prices will...

    4. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying demand...

    5. December 11, 2014

      Strong dollar hits US corporate profits

      A strengthening dollar is proving a costly headache to companies across the US and Europe. The rising greenback shaved $8bn...

    6. December 8, 2014

      Driverless cars wait for green light

      It is becoming a car industry parlour game to predict when fully driverless cars will arrive on the roads. Audi chairman...

    7. December 2, 2014

      Lower fuel prices lift sales of gas guzzlers

      US carbuyers rushed to buy sports utility vehicles and pick-up trucks in November as sharp falls in fuel prices transformed...

    8. December 2, 2014

      US cars: get off the road

      Vroom. Vroom. Here come the four-wheel road bisons. Americans’ love affair with cars has rarely been rational. Any excuse...

    9. FT Alphaville

      December 1, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - How Putin et al stole Russia. - Once energy prices “start falling the logical response from the...

    10. November 25, 2014

      Cadillac’s new chief keeps luxury brand’s prices high

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand will have to stick to selling vehicles at high prices at the cost of some market share...

    11. November 23, 2014

      GM struggles with first Latin American slowdown in a decade

      General Motors’ Brazilian headquarters in São Caetano do Sul, with its Portuguese colonial style entrance way, opened in...

    12. November 20, 2014

      Connected cars raise privacy and safety worries

      The car used to be one of the purchases that said the most about you. Today, it might be better to think of it as the thing...

    13. November 19, 2014

      Takata airbag recall widened to whole US

      Safety regulators have stepped up demands for an airbag supplier to recall vehicles with potentially dangerous airbags from...

    14. November 18, 2014

      Profile: The man at the centre of Uber controversy

      Emil Michael once skydived with US paratroopers when he was an adviser to the White House. This week, the senior...

    15. November 16, 2014

      VW to launch made-for-India vehicle

      Volkswagen is set to launch its first vehicle “developed uniquely for India”, as the German carmaker attempts to arrest a...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Guten Tag in Wien Herr Direktor

      “Why should I buy a GM car?” The deep and heavily accented voice emerged from a squawk box. The question was addressed, more...

    17. November 12, 2014

      Tim Cook of Apple’s coming out is one step up a steep hill

      “Who cares?” and “This is not newsworthy” were common responses in comment sections after Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive,...

    18. November 11, 2014

      Ford unveils aluminium-bodied F150 pick-up truck

      Mark Fields, Ford Motor’s chief executive, on Tuesday insisted the company had silenced sceptics after it started production...

    19. November 10, 2014

      Bitter history tempers hope in ending decline in Detroit

      This summer Freida Webster called her sister with some exciting news: for the first time in years the city had resumed...

    20. November 5, 2014

      Russell Brand may irritate but many are listening to him

      Russell Brand is a twerp. You need not take my word for it. That is his description of himself, near the end of his book...

    21. November 3, 2014

      General Motors slips as sales disappoint

      Investors were none too pleased with General Motors’ October vehicle sales figures after the largest US carmaker missed...

    22. October 23, 2014

      GM’s third-quarter earnings double but recalls hurt cash flow

      General Motors’ earnings doubled in the third quarter as the US carmaker benefited from strong demand in North America for...

    23. October 17, 2014

      New York law firm’s bond with most expensive office tower in US

      Everyone knows that office space, ideally, reflects a company’s brand (see Facebook and Apple’s multibillion-dollar...

    24. 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...

    25. October 7, 2014

      SodaStream hit by sliding US demand

      SodaStream, the do-it-yourself fizzy drink maker, was punished by investors after executives projected a decline in...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

    27. 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...

    28. October 3, 2014

      Week in Review, October 4

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Gross exit sparks $20bn of withdrawals...

    29. October 2, 2014

      Autopilots needed for tweeting drivers

      Paris car show Texting, tweeting and surfing the web from behind the wheel has reached such dangerous levels that...

    30. 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...

    31. October 1, 2014

      Utilities gain as eurozone fears damp tech

      US investors postured defensively on Wednesday following the weakest reading of eurozone manufacturing in more than a year....

    32. October 1, 2014

      GM eyes near-doubling of profit margins

      Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, on Wednesday set out plans for a near-doubling of profitability by early next...

    33. September 15, 2014

      General Motors to pay compensation for 19 deaths

      The compensation programme for people affected by a deadly ignition switch fault on some General Motors compact cars has...

    34. September 9, 2014

      Mobileye jumps as analysts climb aboard

      Mobileye shares advanced after brokerage Morgan Stanley lifted its expectations for the company on the view that it will...

    35. 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,...

    36. September 1, 2014

      GM to launch cars that can pick up on distracted driving

      Drivers who like to check their email or do their make-up at traffic lights, beware. General Motors, the largest US auto...

    37. August 31, 2014

      ‘The Impulse Society: What’s Wrong With Getting What We Want?’, by Paul Roberts

      Paul Roberts is disappointed and his disquiet is boundless. Facebook, General Motors, Wall Street, Carl Icahn, credit cards,...

    38. August 25, 2014

      Tata Steel calls for reform of UK business rates

      One of the largest companies investing in the UK has called for reform of Britain’s business rates, arguing they are...

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