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    1. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

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    1. February 27, 2015

      GM faces reality check in Southeast Asia

      When Stefan Jacoby took over 18 months ago as head of General Motors operations from the Middle East to Australia, the...

    2. February 23, 2015

      Takanobu Ito to step down as Honda chief executive after 6 years

      Honda is replacing its chief executive after a string of quality lapses that have dented sales at Japan’s third-largest...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      February 20, 2015

      Thomas the sidecar

      Sadao Kimbara rides on a Honda motorcycle with a sidecar he made out of an oil barrel as his grandson Rui smiles in the...

    4. 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...

    5. February 4, 2015

      Toyota heads for record profit on cost-cutting and yen weakness

      Toyota has raised its target for full-year earnings after surging demand in the US eclipsed flagging sales in three of its...

    6. January 31, 2015

      US safety regulator orders 2nd recall of 2m vehicles

      The issues surrounding a recent spike in North American vehicle recalls grew more complex on Saturday when a US regulator...

    7. January 30, 2015

      Recall costs prompt Honda profit warning

      Mounting recall costs and weak sales in Japan prompted Honda to issue its second profit warning in three months, putting it...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Korea/Japan: won upmanship

      South Korea looks tantalisingly cheap. It is one of the few global markets trading on a single-digit multiple of next year’s...

    9. January 21, 2015

      Jobs record helps ‘lucky town’ Swindon ride out Honda cuts

      Swindon is a company town and until recently the company was Honda. At its peak, the Japanese carmaker employed 5,000 at its...

    10. January 21, 2015

      Rajasthan spearheads India’s reform drive

      A new phrase — “competitive federalism” — is on the lips of policy makers seeking to push forward the economic reforms of...

    11. January 14, 2015

      Formula One taps into UK engineering

      Northampton’s reputation as the international centre for Formula One engine development has been given a boost by news that...

    12. January 12, 2015

      Volvo brings Made in China to US drivers

      Volvo is bringing Made in China to American drivers. The Swedish carmaker plans to export a roomy, long wheelbase version of...

    13. January 8, 2015

      Honda fined $70m for US reporting lapses

      Honda has agreed to pay a record $70m fine to US authorities after the Japanese carmaker failed to report incidents of death...

    14. December 18, 2014

      Car fuel cell pioneer Intelligent Energy looks for spark

      With Toyota, Hyundai and Honda all set to have products on the market by the end of 2016, is the fuel cell electric car...

    15. December 11, 2014

      Chivalry holds Japanese women back

      Japan’s carmakers are gleaming symbols of industrial strength. But there is one area in which they are not so shiny yet:...

    16. December 9, 2014

      Honda extends Takata airbag safety probe worldwide

      Honda is expanding its recall campaign to replace Takata-made airbags to an estimated 13m vehicles worldwide after coming...

    17. December 3, 2014

      Takata criticised for balking at US nationwide airbag recall

      Takata executives faced hostile questioning from US congressmen on Wednesday after the Japanese airbag manufacturer failed...

    18. November 25, 2014

      Honda fails to report 1,700 accidents to US safety regulators

      Honda said that it failed to report more than 1,700 incidents of death or injury involving its vehicles to US car safety...

    19. November 20, 2014

      Hydrogen and electric vehicles battle for supremacy

      Jaguar Land Rover attracted the attention of global media last month when Queen Elizabeth II opened its £500m factory in...

    20. November 20, 2014

      Carmakers blame Takata in airbag crisis

      Honda and Chrysler, the two carmakers facing the biggest problems with faulty Takata airbags, have blamed information...

    21. 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...

    22. November 18, 2014

      Toyota bets on hydrogen technology

      Following years of self-reflection over its growth strategy and quality lapses, Toyota is back on the offensive with its...

    23. November 16, 2014

      Corporate Japan keeps production abroad

      Aggressive monetary easing is undermining the yen, but that is not stopping Japanese companies from producing more of their...

    24. November 10, 2014

      India car sales fall for a second month

      Car sales in India dropped for a second consecutive month in October, further evidence the earlier revival in the industry...

    25. November 5, 2014

      Takata feels the impact of defective airbags

      Takata’s problem airbags Takata could do with one of the parachutes it once made for the Japanese imperial army. Shares in...

    26. November 4, 2014

      Indian car sales still stuck in slow lane

      A week after Diwali, the Hindu festival of light in India, streamers still hang from the ceiling of a small Maruti Suzuki...

    27. October 28, 2014

      Honda warns of profits blow in wake of airbag recalls

      Honda has been hit by a series of recalls with the carmaker issuing a profit warning in anticipation of softer sales due to...

    28. October 23, 2014

      Honda docks chief’s pay as fifth recall hits

      Honda has cut the pay of its chief executive Takanobu Ito by 20 per cent following the fifth recall of its Fit hybrid model...

    29. October 21, 2014

      Suzuki: puttering up

      A small motor still gets you there. Just be patient. After a hard couple of years, a weaker yen has helped Suzuki Motors’...

    30. October 21, 2014

      Takata shares plunge after US urges ‘immediate’ airbag fix

      Shares in Japanese airbag supplier Takata plunged by nearly a quarter on Tuesday after owners of 4.7m vehicles were urged by...

    31. October 13, 2014

      India car sales fall in September

      Car sales dropped in India in September, putting the brakes on four consecutive months of expansion in the automotive...

    32. October 8, 2014

      Thailand car sales hit by double whammy

      Plunging car sales in Thailand have left carmakers scrambling to revive their fortunes in a market that is both a production...

    33. October 1, 2014

      Fat-finger trade sends shudder through Japan stocks

      A fat-fingered trade sent a spasm through Japan’s stock market on Wednesday when a transaction worth almost Y68tn ($622bn) –...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. August 20, 2014

      US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

      Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

    37. August 11, 2014

      In defence of angry outbursts in the office

      Fred Goodwin, disgraced former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, was notorious for what were nicknamed “morning...

    38. 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,...

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