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    1. February 8, 2016

      US immigration: Workers wanted

      Thomas Williams is a man on an unlikely mission. A white retired US naval officer living in Texas, he spends much of...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Toyota suffers first profit fall in two years

      Toyota suffered its first fall in quarterly operating profit since early 2014 as rising labour and research costs...

    3. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Smooth ride for Toyota in Q3

      Slowing sales, but growing profits: hello again, Toyota. Revenues grew 2.4 per cent year-on-year in the three months...

    4. February 4, 2016

      Norway’s oil fund steps up pressure on multinationals

      Norway’s $810bn oil fund has revealed that it voted against proposals from some of the world’s biggest companies —...

    5. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Norway's oil fund sells 73 stakes on sustainability concerns

      Norway’s $810bn oil fund sold out of 73 companies last year due to environmental and governance issues as the world’s...

    6. February 3, 2016

      Toyota halts production in Japan after steel factory explosion

      Toyota has said it will temporarily halt production at all of its plants in Japan including its parts-making facilities...

    7. January 29, 2016

      Japan rates: take that

      If China needed a lesson in how to shock markets without upsetting them, it could look to its neighbour, Japan. On...

    8. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Honda's recall headache continues

      Recall costs and sluggish sales at home are weighing on Honda again. Japan’s third-largest auto group on Friday said...

    9. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Pressure on BoJ grows: what to expect this Friday

      Farewell to the Fed, for now, and all eyes to the Bank of Japan. On Friday the BoJ will outline its latest decision on...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Toyota keeps global sales crown but eyes alliances

      Toyota is exploring business partnerships to strengthen its position in emerging markets, even as the Japanese group...

    11. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Pressure on BoJ grows: what to expect this Friday

      It’s Fed Day. Be excited. But this Friday, it’s the Bank of Japan’s turn in the hot seat. The BoJ will outline its...

    12. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Suzuki shares jump on Toyota tie-up chatter

      It looks like investors may need to brace for a shakeup in Japan’s crowded auto industry. Shares in Suzuki Motor rose...

    13. January 21, 2016

      Pressure mounts on reluctant BoJ to ease monetary policy further

      With oil below $30 a barrel, a strengthening yen and markets in flux, the Bank of Japan’s reluctance to ease monetary...

    14. January 21, 2016

      Record exports for UK carmakers as demand from Europe grows

      Britain’s carmakers shrugged off steep declines in Russia and China last year to ship more cars overseas than ever,...

    15. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Dr. No

      British doctors are poised to strike for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday. The strike will see only emergency...

    16. January 11, 2016

      Toyota pledges to stay in UK even if country takes Brexit

      Toyota will keep making cars at its plant in the English Midlands even if the UK votes to leave the European Union,...

    17. January 11, 2016

      Toyota grapples with the car of the future

      Toyota is the world’s biggest carmaker but according to Akio Toyoda, the scion who heads the business, it exists only...

    18. January 11, 2016

      Editors’ note: the Nikkei and the FT take a closer look at Japan’s Globalisation 2.0

      Lionel Barber, FT editor For more than a century, the Financial Times and Nikkei have acted as trusted chroniclers of...

    19. January 8, 2016

      Carmakers: A new direction of travel

      This week the world’s biggest carmaker contemplated a world beyond cars. While most companies facing digital disruption...

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      January 6, 2016

      #techFT - Toyota robot future looms

      Toyota and IBM may be staking their futures on artificial intelligence, it’s gadgets galore at CES 2016, Fitbit has...

    21. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: Toyota poaches Google exec to help lead AI effort

      Toyota has hired Google’s former head of robotics and a key executive in the search company’s driverless car efforts,...

    22. January 5, 2016

      US motor industry scores 2015 sales record of 17.5m units

      US carmakers set the seal on a remarkable six-year recovery in December, with bumper sales that pushed a rejuvenated...

    23. Tech blog

      January 5, 2016

      #techFT - Holy telematics! Cars are CES stars

      The connected car – driver optional – is a big theme at CES 2016, Orange and Bouygues are in merger talks, NYC has...

    24. January 4, 2016

      CES 2016: Toyota snubs Apple and Google on car tech

      Toyota has chosen to use a technology originally developed by rival Ford to connect smartphone apps to its cars’...

    25. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Takata shares rise 19% on investment rumour

      Shares in Takata have surged following Japanese media reports that the country’s biggest carmakers are considering...

    26. December 21, 2015

      Tokyo Olympics sink deeper into trouble as Toyoda steps down

      Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sank deeper into trouble on Monday when the president of Toyota abruptly...

    27. December 16, 2015

      Emerging markets slowdown to keep lid on Toyota sales

      Toyota is projecting that a slowdown in emerging markets will keep a lid on sales next year even as the Japanese group...

    28. December 14, 2015

      Hybrid technology still draws a company crowd

      On March 31, on a cold day in New York’s west midtown, Duncan Aldred, head of General Motors’ GMC brand, outlined a...

    29. December 10, 2015

      Ford to spend $4.5bn on electric car range

      Ford plans to invest $4.5bn to more than double the proportion of its vehicles that it offers with electric propulsion...

    30. December 9, 2015

      Toyota faces uphill challenge as new generation Prius hits road

      The sweeping makeover of Toyota, the world’s largest car group, under chief executive Akio Toyoda, is facing one of its...

    31. November 27, 2015

      Fuel price slide puts motoring efficiency into reverse gear

      Last decade, there was a common feel-good theme to many of Toyota’s presentations at the annual Los Angeles auto show....

    32. November 20, 2015

      Volkswagen brand choked by cost and complexity

      A steering wheel may seem like a simple component for a car. But when you buy a Volkswagen Golf, you have a choice of...

    33. November 18, 2015

      LA auto show highlights carmakers’ market share scramble

      LA auto show A series of carmakers including Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and General Motors on Thursday used the Los...

    34. November 11, 2015

      Test flight triumph for Mitsubishi regional jet

      A legendary name in aviation returned to the skies for the first time in decades on Wednesday when the new Mitsubishi...

    35. November 8, 2015

      Global car groups compete for Japan tech hires

      A cross-sector hiring war has erupted in Japan as heavyweights in the global auto parts industry compete to snatch top...

    36. November 6, 2015

      Toyota to set up robotics institute in Silicon Valley

      Toyota has unveiled plans to set up a separate robotics unit in Silicon Valley, as the world’s biggest carmaker seeks...

    37. November 6, 2015

      Takata chief executive is contrite amid safety crisis

      Shigehisa Takada, the reclusive chief executive of Takata, has not found it easy to fill the shoes of his charismatic...

    38. November 6, 2015

      Toyota boycott compounds Takata woes

      Takata faced fresh investor questions about its prospects to weather an escalating safety scandal after Toyota, the...

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