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    9. May 13, 2015

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    12. April 16, 2015

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      Luxury cars gain fuel-efficiency appeal

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    15. March 24, 2015

      Renault defies Paris opposition with plan to double Ghosn’s pay

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    16. March 23, 2015

      Europe’s premium carmakers face fines over EU economy targets

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      As GM reverses out of Russia, others say they will tough out the downturn

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    19. March 18, 2015

      Japan Inc gives biggest boost to base pay for more than a decade

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    20. March 13, 2015

      Cherie Blair to join Renault board

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    21. March 3, 2015

      India: if you can make it there . . .

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    22. March 1, 2015

      Monday interview: Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO

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    23. February 18, 2015

      Peugeot finds road to recovery in Europe

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    24. February 12, 2015

      European turnround helps Renault

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    25. February 11, 2015

      US west coast ports face 4-day shutdown

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    26. February 9, 2015

      Nissan accelerates on solid US sales and weak yen

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    27. February 8, 2015

      Companies diary: February 9 — February 13

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    28. February 4, 2015

      Toyota heads for record profit on cost-cutting and yen weakness

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    29. January 30, 2015

      Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

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    30. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

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    31. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

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    32. December 19, 2014

      Renault-Nissan suspends orders for some cars in Russia

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    33. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

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    34. December 12, 2014

      Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

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    35. December 11, 2014

      Chivalry holds Japanese women back

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    36. December 11, 2014

      Weak yen divisive for Abe ahead of Japanese election

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    37. December 7, 2014

      Abe pushes ‘womenomics’ to shake up Japan’s workforce dynamic

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    38. November 20, 2014

      Cost of electric vehicles outweighs their ‘green’ credentials

      In the world of cars, green typically means “go”. But that does not apply to supposedly environment-friendly electric...

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