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  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 –...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. May 8, 2014

    Toyota warns of weaker year ahead

    Toyota, the world’s biggest carmaker by sales, has warned of a weaker year ahead, forecasting a decline in net profit on the...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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:...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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....

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. FT Alphaville

    January 6, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Retail has rotated: Dan notes that flows into bond funds were still positive last year,...

  34. January 6, 2014

    Toyota and Honda post record China sales

    Toyota and Honda drew a record number of Chinese buyers to their brands last year as they recovered from anti-Japanese...

  35. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    India autos: sales down - prices up?

    The Indian economy is growing at under 5 per cent and car sales are in decline. Yet car manufacturers are planning to raise...

  36. December 5, 2013

    Renault venture with Dongfeng to give it a foothold in China

    Renault has secured Chinese government approval for a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor, giving the French group its first...

  37. December 2, 2013

    Japan’s self-driving cars: safety over excitement

    The car is cruising noiselessly along a busy highway on the crispest of autumn mornings in Tokyo. The vehicle, a Lexus...

  38. November 21, 2013

    Japanese carmakers rue lost lead in China

    Japanese carmakers in China Toyota and Honda picked a bad time to take their foot off the accelerator in China. As the...

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