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    1. May 26, 2016

      Takata: inflated hopes

      An old stock market adage cautions against catching falling knives. KKR may be about to stick its hand out. On...

    2. May 26, 2016

      Takata shares surge on KKR buyout talk

      Shares in Takata surged more than 20 per cent after US private equity group KKR offered to support the turnround of the...

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    1. May 17, 2016

      Counting the cost of Japan’s next big quake

      Waking to a nightmare The nightmare for Yoshiaki Kawata would start at midnight with a huge earthquake under the waters...

    2. May 15, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund attacks VW corporate governance

      Norway’s $850bn oil fund does not like commenting about individual companies it owns shares in. It usually goes out of...

    3. May 12, 2016

      Carlos Ghosn makes a $2bn bet on Mitsubishi

      Back in the 1990s, Renault quietly explored the case for investing in Mitsubishi Motors. But instead, the French...

    4. May 11, 2016

      Toyota warns of profit slide on stronger yen

      Toyota Motor is bracing for its first profit decline in five years as the stronger yen and growing recall costs...

    5. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Toyota braces for profit decline as stronger yen bites

      Toyota is bracing for its first profit decline in five years as the stronger yen and a slowdown in emerging markets...

    6. May 9, 2016

      Takata warns of $121m loss from airbag recall

      Takata has warned it will post an annual net loss of ¥13bn ($121m) as a result of the global recall of its airbags. The...

    7. May 8, 2016

      Tokyo traders brace for stormy week of earnings

      Traders in Tokyo are predicting the most volatile return from “Golden Week” national holidays since Shinzo Abe became...

    8. May 4, 2016

      Driverless cars: when robots rule the road

      Last year, California set out to draw up new rules of the road for the driverless car era. As the state’s motoring...

    9. May 3, 2016

      Strong US car sales in April revive hopes for fresh record

      US new car sales were poised to set a record in the month of April, reviving hopes that the market’s steady recovery...

    10. May 1, 2016

      Long road ahead for China electric vehicles

      Beijing motor show slideshow China is aiming to become the world’s leading electric vehicle market, and with sales...

    11. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      UK on track for record car production

      Britain is on track to build more cars than its manufacturing heyday in the 1970s after a double digit growth in...

    12. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Quake prompts Sony to delay 1Q results forecast

      Sony will delay its forecast for its fiscal year results until May, owing to disruptions following the earthquake that...

    13. April 21, 2016

      Japan’s Mrs Watanabes show share trading prowess

      Japanese “Mrs Watanabes”, the retail investors who control the nation’s household purse strings, have fled the...

    14. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Toyota to resume post-quake production next week

      Toyota is set to resume production on its Japanese assembly lines sooner than anticipated after two earthquakes...

    15. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Apple snatches top Tesla engineer

      Apple has lured a top Tesla engineer to its secretive electric car team, according to people familiar with the move, in...

    16. April 19, 2016

      Hyundai teams up with Cisco on car technology

      Hyundai Motor has joined the ranks of global carmakers turning to new technologies as the race to develop...

    17. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Ribaundo: Japanese stocks bounce back

      Japanese stocks are up sharply in early trade, more than recouping declines on Monday when a confluence of bad news...

    18. April 18, 2016

      Japan’s companies rattled by earthquake fallout

      Shares in Toyota, Renesas Electronics and Sony fell sharply on Monday amid investor fears of widespread disruption for...

    19. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      The economic aftershocks of the Kumamoto quake

      Having killed 41 people, forced the evacuation of tens of thousands and brought manufacturing in the city Kumamoto to a...

    20. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Stock aftershocks following the Kyushu quake

      Japanese stocks are being hit from all sides on Monday. Not only is the yen strengthening again, and tumbling oil...

    21. April 10, 2016

      What we have learnt from Tesla’s sale of the century

      Tesla Motors has just stunned the carmaking world by taking 325,000 orders for its new Model 3 affordable electric...

    22. April 1, 2016

      US carmakers’ shares hit as sales disappoint

      Shares in General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — the three biggest US carmakers — all fell on Friday after weaker...

    23. April 1, 2016

      Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff calls for governance shake-up

      Toto Wolff is frustrated. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, of which he is the principal, is dominant on the...

    24. March 23, 2016

      Gas guzzlers back in focus at US car show

      SUVs on display at New York International Auto Show The struggle by carmakers to reconcile tough new emission standards...

    25. March 20, 2016

      Feedback: tech tracking employees at work

      In his column last week, Michael Skapinker noted that some companies give workers freedom over decisions about how they...

    26. March 17, 2016

      Technology is making collaboration easier than ever

      ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff” is not exactly a management theory but it has become one of those modern proverbs that...

    27. March 17, 2016

      Triumph of tech: foreword by Lionel Barber

      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business awards this year celebrate their ninth year. Launched in the heat of the...

    28. March 17, 2016

      Toyota: Emission control

      Only nine months after the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 struck Japan, Toyota engineer Yoshikazu Tanaka was told...

    29. March 17, 2016

      Big bold business of the future

      It is intimidating, even this year on my second go-round, for a mere analyst-turned-columnist to be on the Boldness in...

    30. March 16, 2016

      Brakes pressed on short-term prospects for self-driving cars

      Representatives from three of the world’s most important carmakers on Wednesday poured cold water on the immediate...

    31. March 16, 2016

      Weak Japan wage demands deal blow to Abenomics

      Japanese companies have markedly slowed the pace of wage growth in one of the worst blows to hit the Abenomics stimulus...

    32. March 15, 2016

      Japan Inc: Heavy meddling

      At the height of its powers in the 1970s, Japan’s ministry of international trade and industry could turn spoons into...

    33. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Suzuki to issue Y200bn in convertible bonds

      Suzuki Motors, the fifth largest auto maker in Japan, will issue Y200bn ($1.76bn) worth of convertible bonds, in a bid...

    34. March 1, 2016

      US car sales defy economy fears

      US car sales continued to run at record rates in February, defying fears of a slowing US economy and forecasts that...

    35. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      EU 'makes most sense' for UK, says Nissan

      Nissan has waded into the debate on a possible UK exit from the European Union, saying that remaining in the EU “makes...

    36. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Mercedes lawsuit met with analysts' scepticism

      Has the Volkswagen emissions scandal spread, or is someone trying to make a quick buck against the German car industry?...

    37. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Toyota shares lose steam after announcing recall

      Toyota has announced its a recall of almost 2.9m sports utility vehicles owing to seats belts in the vehicle separating...

    38. February 12, 2016

      UK start-up steers Rasa hydrogen car prototype to public trials

      The early blows in the hydrogen versus electric car battle may have been landed by the likes of Toyota and Tesla but a...

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