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    1. 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...

    2. 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:...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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’...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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) –...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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 –...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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