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  1. March 2, 2014

    Carmakers look to turn corner at Geneva Motor Show

    Europe’s carmakers head to the Geneva Motor Show this week with sales rising for the first time in seven years. It might...

  2. 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...

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  1. November 12, 2013

    Hyundai looks to steer from quality woes

    Hyundai Motor is moving to shore up its reputation in the face of a series of recalls and quality issues that have tarnished...

  2. October 31, 2013

    South Koreans speed ahead in sluggish Europe

    Bold, shiny and blue, the newly expanded European headquarters of Hyundai Motor opened for business in early October, the...

  3. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2013

    Hyundai recall: another dent

    It’s been a tough year so far for Hyundai Motor. Following the stronger won (eroding competitiveness) and labour problems,...

  4. September 10, 2013

    Hyundai union approves wage deal to end strikes

    Hyundai Motor has reached a final agreement with its labour union to end a string of labour disruptions that have cost South...

  5. August 22, 2013

    Kia output hurt by Saturday walkouts

    Kia Motors is facing production losses of hundreds of millions of dollars from a suspension of Saturday shifts at its South...

  6. August 20, 2013

    Hyundai braces for another day of strike action

    Hyundai Motor said it expected production losses of nearly $40m from a partial strike on Tuesday, as it braced for a second...

  7. August 14, 2013

    Hyundai union votes in favour of strike action

    Unions at Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have voted in favour of strike action, raising the possibility of renewed...

  8. July 25, 2013

    Output from new factory in China helps Hyundai Motor

    Hyundai Motor exceeded its revenue target in the second quarter helped by output from its new factory in China, but earnings...

  9. June 27, 2013

    GM Korea workers to strike over wages

    Workers at GM Korea plan to strike next Thursday in a dispute over wages and production plans, at a time when the US...

  10. May 30, 2013

    Hyundai: Changing the mould

    Snaking over 266 miles from Seoul to the port city of Busan, the Gyeongbu Expressway was one of the proudest achievements of...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2013

    Chart of the week: who's afraid of the weakening yen?

    Complaining about the effect of Japan’s monetary easing on the value of the yen is virtually de rigeur among the country’s...

  12. May 8, 2013

    Japan overtakes S Korea in battle for automotive dominance

    Toyota’s Camry midsize saloon has dominated its competition for so long that another car of the year award, in a small...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2013

    South Korea: won worries

    Concerns over possible intervention by the South Korean authorities are growing as the Korean won neared it’s strongest...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2013

    Hyundai: time to abandon caution and push overseas?

    Hyundai Motor Group’s rise to prominence in the global autos market may have sparked alarm from Detroit to Wolfsburg – but...

  15. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2013

    Hyundai: one labour dispute resolved, but a few still remain

    After that ad, and a drop in profits, some good news for Hyundai. To the relief of many investors, the labour union has...

  16. April 25, 2013

    Hyundai quarterly profit falls 15%

    Hyundai Motor reported a 15 per cent drop in first-quarter net profit as the weaker yen and labour issues eroded the Korean...

  17. April 17, 2013

    Asia: Won blamed for bearish Korean stocks

    The 2008 financial crisis was a blessing in disguise for South Korean exporters. As foreign investors fled risk, they cut...

  18. April 14, 2013

    Kia sets sights on top-five spot in UK

    A sea change in attitudes has seen Kia Motors position itself to become one of the top 10 largest car companies in Britain...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2013

    Hyundai plunges 5 per cent on recall

    A huge recall announcement on Thursday has come at a difficult time for Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia...

  20. March 31, 2013

    GM urges Seoul to act over currency

    The chief executive of General Motors in South Korea has urged the new government to act against its rising currency, as...

  21. March 29, 2013

    Oil industry rejects US petrol rules

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards to cut pollution from road fuel that have been strongly...

  22. March 18, 2013

    Foreign carmakers face South Korean probe

    The head of South Korea’s car importers’ association has hit out at “witch-hunting” by competition authorities after BMW,...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2013

    GM spending pledge aims to soothe South Korea doubts

    General Motors’ South Korean subsidiary, acquired in 2002, has become one of the US company’s most successful foreign...

  24. beyondbrics

    February 14, 2013

    Korea leaves rates and passes forex buck to incoming government

    As expected, the Bank of Korea left its policy interest rate unchanged at 2.75 per cent a year on Thursday, citing the...

  25. February 14, 2013

    Soft economic data hit euro

    Thursday 21:10 GMT. Disappointing European economic data crimped optimism about global growth prospects and weighed on...

  26. February 13, 2013

    Stocks up on optimism over global economy

    Wednesday 21:05 GMT. Global stock indices edged higher as investor optimism over prospects for the global economy and...

  27. February 8, 2013

    China trade data boost market sentiment

    Friday 21:10 GMT. Markets ended a fairly volatile week in a positive mood, helped by stronger than expected China trade data...

  28. January 30, 2013

    Wall Street resumes declines after Fed

    Wednesday 21:30 GMT. Stocks on Wall Street fell from five-year highs, weighed on by news that the US economy had contracted...

  29. January 10, 2013

    Crisis has accelerated VW’s domination

    Volkswagen is sending an unmistakable statement of intent to other volume carmakers by embarking on a three-year, €50bn plan...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2013

    New York Headlines

    * Emerging stocks rise as BRICs head for bull market on U.S. Bill * Macau casinos end year on a high * Beijing land prices...

  31. January 2, 2013

    Hyundai and Kia warn of slower growth

    Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors, which together rank fifth in global car sales, warned that this year would be...

  32. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2013

    London headlines

    * Asian stocks rise on US budget deal * Hyundai group sees slower growth * S Korea and Taiwan manufacturers show optimism *...

  33. December 28, 2012

    US budget impasse curbs Asia markets

    Friday 03:20 GMT. Asian markets were higher as Japanese shares extended gains to hit a high for 2012 on the back of a weaker...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2012

    Hyundai: missing out on the rally

    Investors of Hyundai Motor have a good reason to be unhappy these days: South Korea’s largest automaker has been excluded...

  35. December 18, 2012

    Shares rise on US budget hopes

    Tuesday 20.15 GMT. Optimism on a US budget deal to avert the fiscal cliff and good news from the eurozone is encouraging...

  36. December 4, 2012

    Carmakers ‘on track with EU carbon goals’

    Carmakers are close to complying with the 2015 carbon dioxide targets set by the European Union, and are even on track to...

  37. November 25, 2012

    Tunisia at the crossroads

    Tunisia’s 2011 Jasmine revolution quashed one fear that had dogged the north African country’s investors for decades: that...

  38. November 8, 2012

    Hyundai and Kia face suits on fuel error

    Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are facing consumer lawsuits in the US, potentially deepening the financial fallout...

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