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    1. 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...

    2. 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’...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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) –...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. July 25, 2014

      ‘Driving Honda’ by Jeffrey Rothfeder

      Asked to pick a Japanese carmaker that changed the way people work, many would choose Toyota. The Toyota production system’s...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 –...

    13. 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...

    14. June 25, 2014

      Carmakers rev up discounts to clear Indonesia showrooms

      Automakers in Indonesia, one of the world’s hottest emerging car markets, are being forced to offer unprecedented showroom...

    15. June 23, 2014

      Japanese carmakers add to recalls over faulty Takata airbags

      Japanese carmakers have expanded recalls begun last year on fresh fears of an airbag defect, taking the total number of cars...

    16. June 10, 2014

      India’s car industry returns to growth

      India’s car industry has returned to growth following a long period of decline, an early sign of a turnround in Asia’s...

    17. May 25, 2014

      Cao Dewang, chairman of Fuyao Glass

      Cao Dewang became the biggest Chinese investor in Ohio this year when Fuyao Glass, the car glass manufacturer that he...

    18. May 12, 2014

      Nissan warns of waning yen benefit

      Nissan has become the latest Japanese carmaker to warn of the waning effect of a weaker yen, after the group undershot...

    19. May 7, 2014

      Five things to look for in Japanese results

      Japan’s earnings season picks up with Toyota, SoftBank, Nintendo and Toshiba all reporting full-year results this week. The...

    20. April 25, 2014

      Honda and Mazda reap benefits of yen’s weakness

      Honda and Mazda reported a surge in profit in the past fiscal year as the Japanese carmakers gorged on a weaker yen, but...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equities trading was mixed, with Japanese markets retreating as earnings season kicks off. Big names...

    22. April 24, 2014

      Wall St edges up as Apple results please

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Global equities saw extremely volatile trading after a tug-of-war developed in the markets between a...

    23. April 11, 2014

      Optimism for India car sales despite second annual slump

      Car sales in India slumped for a second straight year, but analysts are eyeing a modest recovery during 2014 as India’s...

    24. April 2, 2014

      UK car industry revs up fight against EU exit

      The British car industry has set out its overwhelming opposition to a UK exit from the EU with a report detailing the...

    25. March 25, 2014

      Honda cuts jobs at Swindon plant

      Falling demand in continental Europe has prompted Japanese automaker Honda to cut production at its Swindon plant by three...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 14, 2014

      Naming and shaming in Japan

      If these are Abe’s yakuza tactics, they’re a bit disappointing. Should still be fun to watch though. From The Japan Times:...

    27. March 12, 2014

      Toyota workers receive first base pay rise in six years

      Japanese workers at Toyota, Honda and Toshiba have won their first increase in base pay since 2008, a step considered...

    28. March 9, 2014

      F1’s McLaren revs up hunt for investors

      McLaren boss Ron Dennis has instructed Morgan Stanley to search for new investors as he plots to revive the Formula One...

    29. February 24, 2014

      Honda to appoint first woman board member

      Honda is set to appoint its first female board member this year in a sign that Japan’s third-biggest carmaker is joining its...

    30. February 20, 2014

      British car production poised to accelerate

      Car production from British factories was flat in January as large manufacturers prepared for scheduled output increases...

    31. February 17, 2014

      Japanese car production hampered by snowstorms

      Fewer cars rolled off production lines in Japan on Monday as some of the heaviest snow in 50 years scuppered delivery of...

    32. February 16, 2014

      Shop-floor workers left behind as UK motor industry speeds ahead

      At Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory, workers have more time on their hands but less money to spend. With only one wage rise...

    33. February 5, 2014

      Japanese car sales plunge in Thailand

      Two Japanese carmakers have become the latest to warn that political instability and the end of a state car subsidy in...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it imports....

    35. January 28, 2014

      Honda becomes net exporter of cars from the US

      Honda’s American plants have helped it to pass a major export milestone, becoming the first Japanese manufacturer to export...

    36. January 19, 2014

      UK car industry to press business case against EU exit

      The UK car industry is emerging as the most vocal critic of a possible end to Britain’s membership of the EU, and has...

    37. January 16, 2014

      Dennis regains control of McLaren Formula One

      Ron Dennis has grabbed back control of the underperforming McLaren Formula One racing team, usurping team principal Martin...

    38. January 13, 2014

      Sporty Toyota highlights rebrand efforts

      There could hardly be a stronger contrast between the low-slung, bright-red sports car that Toyota introduced to the public...

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