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    1. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      UK on track for record car production

      Britain is on track to build more cars than its manufacturing heyday in the 1970s after a double digit growth in...

    2. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Quake prompts Sony to delay 1Q results forecast

      Sony will delay its forecast for its fiscal year results until May, owing to disruptions following the earthquake that...

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    1. The Business of Formula One

      A chaotic bout of rule changes is an extreme example of the dysfunctionality currently...
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      A rapprochement with the US has raised hopes that Cuba will open up to the world, with...
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    1. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Ribaundo: Japanese stocks bounce back

      Japanese stocks are up sharply in early trade, more than recouping declines on Monday when a confluence of bad news...

    2. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      The economic aftershocks of the Kumamoto quake

      Having killed 41 people, forced the evacuation of tens of thousands and brought manufacturing in the city Kumamoto to a...

    3. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Stock aftershocks following the Kyushu quake

      Japanese stocks are being hit from all sides on Monday. Not only is the yen strengthening again, and tumbling oil...

    4. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      US motorcycle thefts jump 6% in 2015

      While unseasonably warm weather may have drummed up demand for Harley Davidson’s motorcycles, it also tends to drive up...

    5. April 1, 2016

      Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff calls for governance shake-up

      Toto Wolff is frustrated. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, of which he is the principal, is dominant on the...

    6. February 24, 2016

      Honda rules out financial help for Takata

      Takahiro Hachigo, Honda’s chief executive, has ruled out providing any financial help to struggling parts supplier...

    7. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Honda chairman to step down

      Honda, Japan’s third-largest auto group, has announced its chairman Fumihiko Ike is to step down. Ike has been at the...

    8. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Honda's recall headache continues

      Recall costs and sluggish sales at home are weighing on Honda again. Japan’s third-largest auto group on Friday said...

    9. January 29, 2016

      Takata head under pressure to step down over safety crisis

      Shigehisa Takada, the reclusive chief executive of Takata, is facing growing pressure to step down as the crisis-hit...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Toyota keeps global sales crown but eyes alliances

      Toyota is exploring business partnerships to strengthen its position in emerging markets, even as the Japanese group...

    11. January 12, 2016

      Carmakers accelerate into US luxury sector

      Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand and Honda’s upmarket Acura brand on Tuesday set out plans to grab a bigger slice of the US...

    12. January 10, 2016

      Carmakers take two routes to Detroit Auto Show

      As US carmakers confirmed 2015 as their best year for sales last Tuesday, few of their top executives were actually in...

    13. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Takata shares rise 19% on investment rumour

      Shares in Takata have surged following Japanese media reports that the country’s biggest carmakers are considering...

    14. November 6, 2015

      Takata chief executive is contrite amid safety crisis

      Shigehisa Takada, the reclusive chief executive of Takata, has not found it easy to fill the shoes of his charismatic...

    15. November 6, 2015

      Takata: reputation deflation

      Reputation, we are told, takes years to build and moments to destroy. In the case of Takata, the Japanese airbag and...

    16. November 4, 2015

      Takata crisis deepens with Honda boycott of component

      The crisis at Takata has deepened after Honda, its biggest customer, announced it would stop using the Japanese...

    17. November 4, 2015

      Takata shares plunge as Honda drops supplier

      Shares in Takata plunged as much as 20 per cent on Wednesday after the Japanese airbag maker agreed to a $70m US fine...

    18. October 28, 2015

      Nissan’s autonomous car will use AI to log drivers’ tastes

      Nissan has revealed ambitions for an autonomous car that goes beyond hands-free lane changes and traffic jam assist: a...

    19. October 27, 2015

      VW rivals scrapped US small diesel car plans over emissions rules

      Mazda and Honda scrapped plans to introduce small diesel vehicles into the US market because of the difficulty of...

    20. beyondbrics

      October 13, 2015

      From silent majority to strategic challengers: China’s new stakeholders for MNCs

      Multinational corporations (MNCs) have been an essential part of China’s fast economic growth over the last three...

    21. September 25, 2015

      VW’s approach to emissions baffled rivals

      Volkswagen used such unusual emissions-cleaning technology for some of its diesel vehicles that rivals puzzled for...

    22. September 21, 2015

      Q&A: Why would VW cheat emissions tests?

      What have US regulators accused Volkswagen of doing? The Environmental Protection Agency’s complaint says Volkswagen...

    23. September 17, 2015

      ‘Made in Japan’ is back in vogue

      After decades of pursuing cheaper manufacturing overseas, “made in Japan” products — from Honda scooters, Panasonic...

    24. September 6, 2015

      Britain never lost the knack for making things

      Factory visits play much the same role in British political life that agricultural fairs do for the French — a ritual...

    25. August 4, 2015

      Carmakers braced for more pain in Indonesia

      Car sales tend to boom in Indonesia during the holy month of Ramadan, typically a time of big spending among the large...

    26. July 9, 2015

      Honda recalls another 4.5m vehicles for Takata airbag faults

      Honda is expanding its recall to include newer vehicles fitted with potentially faulty airbags made by Takata, bringing...

    27. July 6, 2015

      New Honda chief Takahiro Hachigo steers away from expansion

      Honda’s new chief executive has steered the carmaker away from a policy of targeting aggressive volume growth in an...

    28. June 15, 2015

      Opinion: Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean?

      What might Cuba look like a decade or two from now, when its ageing revolutionary leadership has faded from view?...

    29. May 26, 2015

      Japan Inc lowers expectations after bumper run

      After a bumper year of record profits, large multinational Japanese companies are starting to feel the pressure of the...

    30. 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...

    31. May 14, 2015

      Honda joins increased recall of vehicles with Takata airbag

      Honda on Thursday said it would recall another 4.9m cars globally to replace potentially faulty airbags made by Takata,...

    32. April 28, 2015

      Honda braces for lacklustre year

      Honda is bracing for another lacklustre year ahead after an underwhelming fourth quarter that saw a rise in recall...

    33. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. March 31, 2015

      Honda eases fears for Swindon plant with £200m injection

      Honda’s struggling UK operation has been given a shot in the arm with the announcement that it will become the sole...

    37. 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...

    38. March 13, 2015

      F1 needs a dash of excitement

      Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s reigning world champion, is hoping not to have it all his own way this season as he sets...

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