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      August 10, 2016

      Stronger yen weighs on Japanese carmakers

      A stronger yen is hurting Japanese stocks in the midweek session. On Tuesday the Japanese currency closed 0.6 per cent...

    2. August 4, 2016

      Toyota to cut costs as yen strength bites into profit

      Toyota has launched an emergency cost-cutting programme to address a rise in the yen after the UK’s Brexit vote, as the...

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    1. August 2, 2016

      Boom in US car sales shows signs of ending

      US car sales, which helped drive the country’s economic recovery after the financial crisis, appear to have peaked as...

    2. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Honda suffers Q1 profit fall on strong yen

      Join the club. Honda Motors posted a fall in quarterly profits, largely blaming the stronger yen, in line with other...

    3. Fast FT

      July 16, 2016

      Toyota cancels shift at Turkish car plant after coup attempt

      Toyota has briefly halted production at its Turkish car plant in the wake of the coup attempt, in an indication that...

    4. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Government bonds sell-off amid risk-on rally

      Government bond yields in the US and elsewhere rose on Thursday as expectations that central banks will unleash fresh...

    5. July 13, 2016

      UK car factories face uncertain future after Brexit

      Walking the length of Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland takes substantially longer than it did a year ago. A £250m...

    6. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      UK car manufacturing grew in lead-up to Brexit

      British car manufacturing grew by a quarter during May, figures released on Thursday show. Some 150,802 cars rolled off...

    7. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Toyota: UK investment dependent on EU talks

      Toyota has warned over the long term future of its UK business, saying that the scale of its British investments are...

    8. June 27, 2016

      Japan carmakers weigh UK options post-Brexit

      There is as much as a 75 per cent chance that Toyota and Honda will eventually pull out of the UK if the country’s vote...

    9. June 27, 2016

      Japan: swimming against the currency

      Who says Britain’s global clout is in decline? With one little show of hands, little England stunned a huge stock...

    10. June 24, 2016

      Ford considers UK job cuts after Brexit vote as carmakers eye future

      Ford said on Friday that it may cut jobs in Britain in the wake of the country’s vote to leave the EU, becoming the...

    11. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Automaker shares slump amid Brexit uncertainty

      Shares in international car makers with manufacturing plants in the UK have fallen sharply in the wake of the UK’s...

    12. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Car sales to drop 20% if UK enters recession

      Demand for new cars in the UK may fall by a fifth if the country enters a recession, a City analyst has warned in the...

    13. June 14, 2016

      Takata highlights the decline of keiretsu

      Takata may be reeling from the largest vehicle recall in automotive history, but the components maker’s search for a...

    14. May 26, 2016

      Takata: inflated hopes

      An old stock market adage cautions against catching falling knives. KKR may be about to stick its hand out. On...

    15. May 26, 2016

      Takata shares surge on KKR buyout talk

      Shares in Takata surged more than 20 per cent after US private equity group KKR offered to support the turnround of the...

    16. May 13, 2016

      Recalled airbags drag Honda into the red

      Honda’s profits were wiped out by a near-quadrupling in costs from the recall of Takata-made airbags, dragging the car...

    17. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Exploding airbags send Honda profits into the red

      Japanese car-maker Honda has been dragged into the red on the back of rising costs to replace its Takata-made airbags....

    18. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Toyota braces for profit decline as stronger yen bites

      Toyota is bracing for its first profit decline in five years as the stronger yen and a slowdown in emerging markets...

    19. May 9, 2016

      Takata warns of $121m loss from airbag recall

      Takata has warned it will post an annual net loss of ¥13bn ($121m) as a result of the global recall of its airbags. The...

    20. May 4, 2016

      US regulators more than double Takata airbag recall

      US regulators have more than doubled the size of the recall of Takata vehicle airbags — already the biggest vehicle...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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