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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 –...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    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 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. August 22, 2013

      Dacia leads charge of emerging market cars in Europe

      That Europe’s fastest-growing car brand is a Romanian marque says much about global carmakers’ product strategies in...

    32. July 25, 2013

      Hyundai / Nissan: tricky comparisons

      One beats sales expectations helped by a surge in Chinese business; the other does likewise in spite of a China slowdown....

    33. beyondbrics

      July 25, 2013

      India's Ambassador taxi: indestructible?

      India’s Ambassador taxis may have been displaced by models made by Peugeot, Hyundai and Fiat. They may rumble uncomfortably...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2013

      Ford Transit: UK's loss, Turkey's gain

      The closure on July 26 of Ford’s Transit production plant at Southampton may spell the end of an era for vehicle...

    35. June 28, 2013

      Big auto charts its return to racetrack

      There’s a buzz in the pit lane. Big auto is back. Carmakers may have deemed it too costly and extravagant during the...

    36. June 26, 2013

      Russian automotive: Kaluga creates cluster template

      Around 2005, Anatoly Artamonov came across a small article in a Moscow newspaper stating that Volkswagen wanted to start...

    37. June 26, 2013

      Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

      In Gyor in Hungary, exactly halfway between Vienna and Budapest – and a stone’s throw from the border with Slovakia – stands...

    38. June 26, 2013

      Auto industry: Skills provide magnet for investors

      Fiat Automobile Serbia: €1bn investment signals vote of confidence Where Nato’s bombs once fell, here now stands the site of...

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