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  1. June 23, 2014

    Japanese carmakers add to recalls over faulty Takata airbags

    Japanese carmakers have expanded recalls begun last year on fresh fears of an airbag defect, taking the total number of cars...

  2. June 17, 2014

    NHS urged to heed cost-cutting lessons from Tesco and BMW

    The NHS should look to Tesco and BMW for lessons on how to deliver care more cheaply and efficiently, according to a former...

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  1. May 12, 2014

    Nissan warns of waning yen benefit

    Nissan has become the latest Japanese carmaker to warn of the waning effect of a weaker yen, after the group undershot...

  2. May 7, 2014

    Five things to look for in Japanese results

    Japan’s earnings season picks up with Toyota, SoftBank, Nintendo and Toshiba all reporting full-year results this week. The...

  3. April 25, 2014

    Honda and Mazda reap benefits of yen’s weakness

    Honda and Mazda reported a surge in profit in the past fiscal year as the Japanese carmakers gorged on a weaker yen, but...

  4. February 15, 2014

    Chinese auto parts group to take over Fisker

    A former bicycle repairman from eastern China has been selected as the preferred bidder for Fisker Automotive, the bankrupt...

  5. February 5, 2014

    Japanese car sales plunge in Thailand

    Two Japanese carmakers have become the latest to warn that political instability and the end of a state car subsidy in...

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    January 9, 2014

    Mexico: in gear

    Mexico’s auto exports are roaring: new data from the Mexican Auto Industry Association showed record-breaking figures for...

  7. December 2, 2013

    Japan’s self-driving cars: safety over excitement

    The car is cruising noiselessly along a busy highway on the crispest of autumn mornings in Tokyo. The vehicle, a Lexus...

  8. November 7, 2013

    New Japan index vaunts return on equity and investor friendliness

    Farewell Panasonic, Mazda Motor and Tokyo Electric Power. All are stalwarts of the Nikkei 225 stock average and the Topix,...

  9. September 26, 2013

    Nine Japanese car part makers fined $740m for price-fixing

    Nine Japanese car part makers, including Hitachi and Mitsubishi, will pay criminal fines totalling $740m to the US...

  10. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Mexican auto exports: looking up?

    For Mexico’s car industry, 2013 has been, up to now, a somber and uneventful year. Sales of Mexican-made vehicles abroad...

  11. August 2, 2013

    Japan carmakers accelerate as yen falls

    Toyota nearly doubled its net profit in the quarter to June despite a slight drop in the number of cars it sold, as a weaker...

  12. July 31, 2013

    Mazda / Subaru: geared currency plays

    What is the difference between a “zoom-zoom” experience and a “fine-tuned performance”? Creative types probably spent months...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2013

    [video] Colombia's surging car sales

    “A developed country is not one where the poor have cars, it is one where the rich use public transport.” That is a phrase...

  14. July 2, 2013

    Caution reigns ahead of US jobs data

    Tuesday 21.10 BST. Financial markets adopted a generally cautious tone ahead of the release of the US non-farm payrolls...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2013

    Mexico's auto boom

    The newest figures from the Mexican auto industry association, AMIA, point to continued powerful growth not only from the...

  16. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2013

    Honda ramps up Mexico investment

    The central Mexican region known as El Bajío is known as the nation’s colonial heartland, its grain belt and a hotbed of...

  17. April 26, 2013

    Japanese carmakers hope for yen-driven acceleration

    Brighter profit forecasts issued by Japanese carmakers have highlighted the strong lift that the industry expects to receive...

  18. April 1, 2013

    Weak exporters lead Tokyo’s Nikkei lower

    Asian equities were hit by a mixed batch of economic data, led lower by Japan’s Nikkei 225 as investors booked profits on...

  19. March 8, 2013

    Shares rise after strong US jobs data

    Friday 21:30 GMT. Global stocks have ended the week at fresh 4½-year highs as strong US jobs data added to investor optimism...

  20. February 22, 2013

    Postcard from ... Death Valley

    Her name was Marlie and she wasn’t pleased. To be honest I don’t think she’d have been exactly happy if I’d passed her in a...

  21. February 15, 2013

    Rally stalls as focus turns to currencies

    Friday 21.10 GMT. Traders were in cautious mood as resurgent concerns about the health of the European economy and wariness...

  22. 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...

  23. December 27, 2012

    Exporters lead jump in Japanese shares

    Asian markets extended gains with Japanese shares jumping to their highest level since the March 2011 earthquake after the...

  24. December 26, 2012

    Tokyo climbs on Abe’s inauguration

    Tokyo shares led Asian markets higher on the day Shinzo Abe officially took over as Japan’s prime minister amid expectations...

  25. 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...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 29, 2012

    Sollers rides upswing in Russia's car market

    By Ben Aris of bne Reforms to Russia’s automotive sector have been a rare success story in the country. The latest...

  27. November 27, 2012

    Bourses mixed as fiscal cliff woes linger

    Tuesday 22:00 GMT. Global stocks were mixed as early optimism over attempts to secure Greece’s debt deal and strong data on...

  28. November 26, 2012

    Markets slip after recent rally

    Monday 21.05 GMT. Global stocks started the week on a downbeat note following a string of gains in the past couple of...

  29. November 16, 2012

    Tokyo exporters jump on yen weakness

    Japanese stocks extended gains into a second day on Friday amid expectations that December’s election will lead to further...

  30. November 15, 2012

    Tokyo stocks defy weaker Asia markets

    Tokyo stocks bucked the weaker trend for Asian equity markets on Thursday as exporters were boosted by a weakening yen. The...

  31. November 12, 2012

    US and EU fiscal woes weigh on stocks

    Monday 18:30 GMT. Investors are starting the week in timid mood as worries about the looming Washington’s budget...

  32. November 1, 2012

    Heavyweights leave Asian indices lower

    Panasonic led Asian stocks lower on the first day of November after the Japanese electronics group forecast a loss much...

  33. October 30, 2012

    Tokyo export stocks lower on ‘timid’ BoJ

    Shares in Tokyo fell on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan acted largely as expected by expanding its asset purchases in an...

  34. October 24, 2012

    Tokyo ends seven-day winning streak

    Earnings weakness hit Asian shares on Wednesday, leaving most of the region’s stock indexes lower and snapping a seven-day...

  35. October 22, 2012

    Stocks end week in negative territory

    Friday 21.10 BST. Stocks ended the week in negative territory, as mixed economic data and a series of weaker-than-expected...

  36. October 12, 2012

    Cool reception to SoftBank deal hits Nikkei

    SoftBank led Tokyo’s Nikkei index lower on Friday after investors pulled out of the stock in response to the hefty price tag...

  37. October 10, 2012

    Japanese carmakers hit by China concerns

    Tokyo stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as investors took fright over the risks mounting up against Japanese equities,...

  38. October 5, 2012

    Toyota to cut output in China by half

    Toyota plans to reduce output at its car factories in China by more than half this month and suspend exports of Lexus luxury...

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