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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 16, 2014

      BAIC: cheap cars, luxury shares

      In China’s big cities, cars barely move at rush hour. Beijing is building its seventh ring road to alleviate the crush. At...

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    1. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying demand...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Carmakers are looking out on a road littered with hazards

      Imagine driving on a busy road surrounded by speed cameras while trying to programme the sat nav. And then the fuel starts...

    3. November 19, 2014

      S Korea chaebol growth model hits limits

      South Korea is good at overcoming short-term crises but the manufacturing-driven economy is now facing longer-term...

    4. November 16, 2014

      VW to launch made-for-India vehicle

      Volkswagen is set to launch its first vehicle “developed uniquely for India”, as the German carmaker attempts to arrest a...

    5. 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...

    6. October 26, 2014

      Carmakers chase consumers into shops and online in sales drive

      It is based in a shopping mall, displays only three vehicles, employs no trained salesmen and is mainly staffed by women....

    7. October 7, 2014

      Czech carmakers speed ahead but country faces competition

      A dozen years ago, 120 hectares of land north of Ovcary, a tiny village in the centre of the Czech Republic, was rolling...

    8. September 30, 2014

      Hyundai reaches wage deal with union

      Hyundai Motor said it had reached a tentative wage deal with its labour union after months of negotiations, potentially...

    9. MBA blog

      September 12, 2014

      And off we went on a trip to South Korea...

      As the clock ticked for the term two final exam, an unmistakable sense of anticipation filled up the examination room and...

    10. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      Consumer optimism powers India car sales

      Since April car sales in India have been improving as consumer sentiment picks up following this year’s general election –...

    11. July 20, 2014

      GM plans budget car range for Europe

      General Motors plans to enter Europe’s entry-level car market with a line of low-cost models as it looks to claw back market...

    12. July 20, 2014

      Growing pains for South Korea’s retailers

      When it is completed in 2017, the sprawling Lotte World complex, which is slowly taking shape in the northeastern Chinese...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. June 9, 2014

      Budweiser piles pressure on Fifa over Qatar claims

      Budweiser added its name to the roll call of World Cup sponsors voicing concern about allegations swirling around the Qatar...

    16. June 8, 2014

      Big sponsors pile pressure on Fifa over Qatar World Cup

      Three of the biggest World Cup sponsors have urged Fifa to investigate claims over how Qatar won the bid to host the 2022...

    17. April 16, 2014

      Toyota launches restyled Camry at NY show

      Japan’s Toyota took a big step in its drive to produce more exciting vehicles when it launched a restyled Camry sedan on the...

    18. 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...

    19. March 31, 2014

      Shipbuilders: full steam ahead

      One look at Rongsheng Heavy’s numbers could put investors off shipbuilders for life. If its full-year loss of Rmb8.7bn...

    20. March 18, 2014

      After annexing Crimea, Russians move to carve up the spoils

      While the people of Simferopol celebrated Russia’s annexation of Crimea, 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre on Balaklava...

    21. March 4, 2014

      Hyundai hopes new model Sonata is a smash

      Hyundai Motor’s media preview of its new sedan on Tuesday included the unusual step of smashing it into a wall at 65kph in...

    22. March 2, 2014

      Hyundai to test Europe’s taste for luxury

      Hyundai will take its first tentative steps into the European luxury market this year in an attempt to test the water for a...

    23. February 11, 2014

      South Korea releases jailed executives

      South Korean courts have commuted the prison sentences for fraud of two of the country's most prominent businessmen,...

    24. February 5, 2014

      Hyundai chairwoman faces legal action over family feud

      A Swiss elevator maker is suing the chairwoman of Hyundai Group after becoming caught in the crossfire of a feud between two...

    25. January 26, 2014

      UK car sector gears up for another year of robust sales

      The UK car industry expects to smash official growth forecasts for 2014, as executives dismiss fears of a saturated market...

    26. January 19, 2014

      Foreign carmakers seek to ride US revival

      There are new faces in the chief executive’s office at three of the US’s biggest foreign carmakers. But the pressing concern...

    27. 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...

    28. January 5, 2014

      S Korean builders’ Mideast success hurts

      Engineers from Hyundai E&C travelling to the Ugandan city of Jinja to build a bridge spanning the river Nile are taking part...

    29. January 2, 2014

      Hyundai and Kia brace for sluggish sales growth in 2014

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors are bracing for their weakest sales growth in more than a...

    30. December 10, 2013

      Auto industry: Hybrid carmakers

      The power couple of the car industry, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche, make for an odd pair. Mr Ghosn, an effervescent...

    31. 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...

    32. November 26, 2013

      Hyundai’s premium push with Genesis faces a global test

      By Song Jung-a and Simon Mundy in Seoul and Henry Foy in London Chung Mong-koo, Hyundai Motor’s chairman, brimmed with pride...

    33. November 19, 2013

      Bodywork: Aluminium leads the race for greater efficiency

      In 1948, Land Rover built its first Defender vehicle with a body made not from steel, which was scarce and expensive after...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2013

      Should South Korea still be an emerging market?

      Developed? The MSCI, the US company from which beyondbrics gets its definition of an emerging market, today issued revisions...

    35. November 6, 2013

      Toyota boosts full-year guidance as weak yen drives revenues

      Toyota has raised its full-year profit expectations after the weaker yen and stronger US sales pushed up interim net profit....

    36. November 6, 2013

      South Korea aims to become defence powerhouse

      As potential customers from Botswana and Peru milled around their tanks and howitzers last week, South Korean defence...

    37. November 5, 2013

      Small businesses battle to make mark alongside South Korean conglomerates

      South Korea is a nation of exporters. The manufacturing-driven conglomerates such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG have been at...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 25, 2013

      New York headlines

      * China court throws out Bo Xilai appeal * Japan’s Meiji quits China baby milk market * Doubts cloud strong S Korean growth...

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