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  1. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Guest post: China's waning stimulus spells trouble for the world's biggest car market

    By Paul Hodges of International eChem China’s July lending level of just Rmb 385bn ($62.6bn) has surprised financial...

  2. 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...

  3. August 5, 2014

    Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

    General Motors said it was “struggling” in southeast Asia as the recent political upheaval in Thailand knocked sales,...

  4. 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...

  5. August 1, 2014

    Tesla: room to vroom?

    All systems go. Car deliveries are up a sixth from the previous quarter. A partner, Panasonic, has been found to help build...

  6. July 29, 2014

    Three wheels good for US car start-up Elio

    It might seat only two people and resemble some of history’s most eccentric automotive experiments, but a three-wheel car...

  7. 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...

  8. July 24, 2014

    GM profits fall 80% as recalls bite

    Net income for General Motors, the biggest US carmaker by sales, fell more than 80 per cent from last year as costs and...

  9. July 21, 2014

    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  10. 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,...

  11. July 20, 2014

    GM plans budget car range for Europe

    General Motors plans to enter Europe’s entry-level car market with a line of low-cost models as it looks to claw back market...

  12. July 17, 2014

    Senator accuses GM of ‘stunning’ failure over ignition issues

    A US senator accused General Motors’ legal department of a “stunning” failure after it failed to alert senior executives of...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    India car sales: are the go-go days back?

    As the monsoon rains lash down on the streets of Mumbai, traffic has slowed to a crawl. Just last week, India’s trademark...

  14. July 14, 2014

    Carmakers hit by South African metalworkers strike

    A strike by more than 200,000 South African metalworkers is hitting carmakers with both Ford and Toyota saying they are...

  15. July 9, 2014

    Japan carmakers lead fuel cell drive

    For almost a year, engineer Kazuyoshi Matsuo has worked on Ariake – a characterless man-made island in Tokyo bay –...

  16. July 3, 2014

    Big US dividend payers prosper as equities soar

    “Show me the money.” That is the cry from equity investors – and US companies have heeded it this year. The number of US...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s on Wednesday (Details here) There’s now a comedian on the programme as well. Markets: Markets...

  19. June 30, 2014

    GM widens recall by another 8.2m cars

    General Motors vastly widened the scope of its recalls over faulty ignition switches on Monday, recalling a further 8.23m...

  20. June 30, 2014

    GM fund would pay millions of dollars to families of victims

    Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer charged with compensating victims of General Motors’ botched ignition switch recall, on Monday...

  21. June 28, 2014

    GM recalls extra 500,000 vehicles

    General Motors on Friday recalled more than 500,000 vehicles worldwide, in the latest stage of a sweeping safety review...

  22. June 25, 2014

    Google takes on rivals to launch in-car software

    Google will launch its long-awaited in-car software on Wednesday, putting it in direct competition with Apple and...

  23. 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...

  24. June 22, 2014

    Vauxhall eyes first increase in output in Luton in a decade

    Vauxhall plans to increase production shifts at its Luton factory for the first time in a decade, as it eyes a larger slice...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 18, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - A new book on robots and the economy featuring our very own Izzy Kaminska! - 21 charts of how the...

  26. June 18, 2014

    Barra defends GM culture changes

    Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, defended her efforts to reform the company’s culture on Wednesday in her first...

  27. 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...

  28. June 16, 2014

    GM recalls another 3.4m cars on ignition flaw

    General Motors recalled a further 3.36m vehicles over faulty ignition switches, in the latest recall linked to the work of...

  29. June 13, 2014

    GM recalls another half a million cars

    General Motors has recalled another half a million cars for an ignition switch fault, just a week after the carmaker was...

  30. June 12, 2014

    A fragmented corporate culture is the villain of the piece

    Everybody loves to boo and hiss a corporate villain; especially amid scandal. Five years ago the hunt was on for baddies in...

  31. June 11, 2014

    Carmakers seek to raise stake in China JVs

    That the Chinese car market has surpassed the US to become the world’s largest is a source of immense pride for the...

  32. June 11, 2014

    Foreign carmakers milk China’s cash cow

    Foreign carmakers revel in China In the 1950s, a former GM president reportedly observed that “what’s good for General...

  33. June 5, 2014

    New lens needed for GM’s myopia, says Barra

    It is perhaps the most damning indictment of General Motors’ failure for more than a decade to recall vehicles with...

  34. June 5, 2014

    GM recall report blames internal culture

    Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, said she was “deeply saddened and disturbed” after a report attributed the...

  35. June 4, 2014

    GM probe to shine harsh light on carmaker

    A former US federal prosecutor is expected to shine an unforgiving light on General Motors’ internal dysfunction on Thursday...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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