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  1. May 19, 2013

    Modular is way forward for suppliers

    Modular production is an opportunity for the suppliers that are able to achieve the scale required to serve global car...

  2. September 23, 2012

    Stronach sets up Austrian political party

    At the age of 80, most people are thinking about slowing down. Frank Stronach is thinking about starting a political party...

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    September 3, 2012

    Magna said to revive FSO car plant

    Canada’s Magna International may be about to invest up to 1bn zlotys ($300m) in reviving a shuttered FSO auto plant in...

  2. January 11, 2012

    Carmakers must merge, says Fiat chief

    Consolidation among European carmakers is unavoidable as they battle with chronic overcapacity and mounting financial losses...

  3. November 20, 2011

    Delphi says acquisitions ‘on our radar’

    Delphi Automotive, the US car parts maker that went public last week after a long post-bankruptcy restructuring, is seeking...

  4. May 8, 2011

    Car parts suppliers on track to deliver M&A fillip

    The car parts industry is set for a pick-up in deal activity, say bankers, as the car market’s recovery prompts resurgent...

  5. February 20, 2011

    Gaz on the cusp of Volkswagen deal

    Siegfried Wolf, head of the holding company that owns Gaz, wants it to be ‘the most successful contract manufacturer in...

  6. October 19, 2010

    VW and Gaz in contract manufacturing talks

    Volkswagen is in advanced talks with Gaz, the Russian carmaker owned by the tycoon Oleg Deripaska, to assemble vehicles...

  7. September 13, 2010

    Wolf joins Deripaska in Russian move

    Siegfried Wolf, joint chief executive of Magna International is leaving the Canadian car parts supplier to become full-time...

  8. August 26, 2010

    China’s SAIC shows interest in GM float

    There are concerns that GM could shift from being a North American-centred company to being Asian-centred Last week Hu...

  9. August 6, 2010

    Magna bounces back with sparkling earnings

    Magna International reported a sharp turnround in second-quarter earnings on Friday, joining a growing list of automotive...

  10. July 23, 2010

    Magna investors approve share plan

    Magna International shareholders overwhelmingly approved on Friday a controversial plan to dismantle the Ontario-based...

  11. July 22, 2010

    Magna investors set to debate shares reform

    A classic choice between honour and expediency faces shareholders of Magna International as they gather at a suburban...

  12. July 19, 2010

    Cash-return hopes lift HSBC while BP drags Footsie down

    Hopes of a cash return helped HSBC edge higher in a subdued London market.UBS analysts forecast HSBC to generate a $48bn...

  13. June 26, 2010

    Magna vote restructuring blocked

    Canada's main securities regulator has blocked a plan by Magna International to dismantle its multiple-vote share structure...

  14. June 25, 2010

    Magna vote on restructuring blocked

    Canada’s main securities regulator has blocked a contentious plan by Magna International to dismantle its multiple-vote...

  15. June 17, 2010

    Regulator looks at blocking Magna capital restructuring

    Canada's main securities regulator has signalled that it may block Magna International's controversial plan to dismantle a...

  16. June 16, 2010

    Regulator might block Magna restructuring

    Canada’s main securities regulator has signalled that it may block Magna International’s controversial plan to dismantle a...

  17. June 4, 2010

    Canadian pension fund attacks Magna share restructuring plan

    Canada's biggest pension fund yesterday launched a surprise attack against plans by Magna International to scrap a...

  18. June 3, 2010

    Fund attacks Magna share restructuring plan

    Canada’s biggest pension fund on Thursday launched an attack against plans by Magna International to scrap a contentious...

  19. May 7, 2010

    Magna's share structure to end

    Frank Stronach, the founder and controlling shareholder of Magna International, gave in to pressure from corporate...

  20. May 7, 2010

    Carmakers test pay-as-you-go plans

    Carmakers, faced with a new generation of consumers weaned on mobile phones and cooling towards car ownership, are...

  21. May 7, 2010

    Magna’s share structure to end

    Frank Stronach, the founder and controlling shareholder of Magna International, gave in to pressure from corporate...

  22. February 16, 2010

    Ex-GM Europe chief to head Tata

    Tata Motors has named Carl-Peter Forster, the former head of General Motors' European operations, as its chief executive.The...

  23. February 15, 2010

    Ex-Opel head Forster to run Tata Motors

    Tata Motors has named Carl-Peter Forster, the former head of General Motors’ European operations, as its chief executive...

  24. December 5, 2009

    GM’s European boss to head up Opel and Vauxhall

    General Motors’ newly named head of European operations said on Saturday that he will also become chief executive of Opel...

  25. November 26, 2009

    Germany to bear brunt of Opel cuts

    General Motors said on Wednesday that Germany would suffer 50 to 60 per cent of the job cuts it was planning at its European...

  26. November 26, 2009

    Germany to bear brunt of Opel cuts

    General Motors said yesterday that Germany would suffer 50 to 60 per cent of the job cuts it was planning at its European...

  27. November 25, 2009

    Germany to bear brunt of Opel job cuts

    General Motors said on Wednesday Germany would suffer 50 to 60 per cent of the job cuts it was planning at its European...

  28. November 25, 2009

    GM makes pledge on German Opel sites

    General Motors yesterday gave assurances over the future of two of the four German Opel plants, as the carmaker paid back a...

  29. November 24, 2009

    GM makes pledge on German Opel sites

    General Motors on Tuesday gave assurances over the future of two of the four German Opel plants, as the carmaker paid back a...

  30. November 18, 2009

    Mandelson backs GM's Vauxhall plan

    Lord Mandelson has said Britain is prepared to underwrite General Motors' restructuring plan for its European operations,...

  31. November 17, 2009

    GM to slash capacity by 20% in Europe

    General Motors said it planned to cut capacity by 20 to 25 per cent and headcount by 9,000 to 10,000 at its European bands...

  32. November 16, 2009

    German taxpayers should not bear Opel burden

    When General Motors reversed its decision to sell off Opel/Vauxhall to Canada’s Magna, the US carmaker caused significant...

  33. November 10, 2009

    GM chief promises cash for new-look Opel

    General Motors on Tuesday promised a more independent Opel and vowed to support its European unit with fresh money as the US...

  34. November 10, 2009

    How do you pull off a U-turn?

    THE PROBLEM General Motors surprised the business world by deciding not to sell its Opel and Vauxhall subsidiaries to...

  35. November 9, 2009

    Departing GM Europe head talks to Tata

    Carl-Peter Forster, the departing head of General Motors in Europe, is in talks with Tata Motors over a senior position at...

  36. November 8, 2009

    Departing GM Europe head talks to Tata

    Carl-Peter Forster, the departing head of General Motors in Europe, is in talks with Tata Motors over a senior position at...

  37. November 7, 2009

    GM's Europe chief steps down

    Carl-Peter Forster, the head of General Motors' Europe operations, is stepping down just days after the US carmaker decided...

  38. November 6, 2009

    GM’s Europe chief steps down after Opel sale U-turn

    Carl-Peter Forster, the head of General Motors’ Europe operations, is stepping down just days after the US carmaker decided...

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