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      July 16, 2016

      Toyota cancels shift at Turkish car plant after coup attempt

      Toyota has briefly halted production at its Turkish car plant in the wake of the coup attempt, in an indication that...

    2. July 13, 2016

      UK car factories face uncertain future after Brexit

      Walking the length of Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland takes substantially longer than it did a year ago. A £250m...

    3. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Toyota eyes Australia as next fuel cell vehicle frontier

      Fuel cell vehicles are revving up Down Under – but the scale of a project launched by Toyota lays bare the challenges...

    4. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Japanese carmakers and banks sink

      With the yen/dollar dallying between the ¥100 and ¥101 range, Japanese companies are feeling the heat on Wednesday....

    5. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      UK car manufacturing grew in lead-up to Brexit

      British car manufacturing grew by a quarter during May, figures released on Thursday show. Some 150,802 cars rolled off...

    6. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Toyota: UK investment dependent on EU talks

      Toyota has warned over the long term future of its UK business, saying that the scale of its British investments are...

    7. June 27, 2016

      Japan carmakers weigh UK options post-Brexit

      There is as much as a 75 per cent chance that Toyota and Honda will eventually pull out of the UK if the country’s vote...

    8. June 27, 2016

      Japan: swimming against the currency

      Who says Britain’s global clout is in decline? With one little show of hands, little England stunned a huge stock...

    9. June 24, 2016

      Ford considers UK job cuts after Brexit vote as carmakers eye future

      Ford said on Friday that it may cut jobs in Britain in the wake of the country’s vote to leave the EU, becoming the...

    10. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Foreign executive tops Toyota pay league

      Foreign talents don’t come cheap, Toyota shareholders discovered on Friday. According to the annual report published by...

    11. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Automaker shares slump amid Brexit uncertainty

      Shares in international car makers with manufacturing plants in the UK have fallen sharply in the wake of the UK’s...

    12. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Car sales to drop 20% if UK enters recession

      Demand for new cars in the UK may fall by a fifth if the country enters a recession, a City analyst has warned in the...

    13. June 20, 2016

      Robotics hire signals Toyota fightback against tech groups

      When Gill Pratt , a former head of robotics at Darpa, the US defence department’s research arm, joined Toyota last...

    14. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Nissan sues Vote Leave over referendum literature

      Nissan has followed through on its threat to pursue legal action against the Vote Leave campaign for using its name and...

    15. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Toyota: Free access to European market 'critical'

      Toyota has given the clearest indication yet it will lay off jobs at its UK plants if Britain votes to leave the EU. On...

    16. June 20, 2016

      UK carmakers double down in fight against Brexit

      Britain’s carmakers have cautioned that leaving the EU would hamstring the UK’s booming automotive industry. Some of...

    17. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Low bond yields to eat 20% of bank earnings - UBS

      Record-low sovereign bond yields could cost European banks as much as 20 per cent of their earnings over the coming...

    18. June 15, 2016

      Blue-chips threaten Leave camp with legal action over logos

      The chiefs of some of Britain’s biggest employers have threatened legal action against the official EU Leave campaign,...

    19. June 15, 2016

      Volkswagen plans shake-up of parts operations

      Volkswagen is planning a far-reaching shake up of its sprawling operations that make components, as part of efforts to...

    20. June 14, 2016

      Gett predicts big jump in car-hailing

      Half of all car journeys will be made within a decade in vehicles summoned via hailing apps, the head of Israeli...

    21. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      How could Brexit affect Asia?

      Would the ripples of a Leave victory be felt in the Fragrant Harbour or the Land of Smiles? In part, yes – although the...

    22. June 12, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: June 13 — June 17

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    23. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Nissan joins Toyota with Brexit ad rebuke

      Nissan is considering legal action against the official Brexit campaign after the car maker’s logo was used on an...

    24. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Toyota condemns 'misuse' of logo by Vote Leave

      Japanese carmaker Toyota is considering making a formal legal complaint about the “unauthorised” use of its logo by the...

    25. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Japan machine tool orders increase Q2 gloom

      Oh dear. After an upward revision to first quarter GDP earlier this week, data out today from Japan point to a sluggish...

    26. June 1, 2016

      GM sales tumble 18% on factory delays

      Production hold-ups at key manufacturing plants helped to push General Motors’ US sales in May down 18 per cent,...

    27. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Porsche taxi? VW, Gett mull upmarket app

      If being driven across a capital city in an ordinary taxi fails to raise your pulse, how about the prospect of a...

    28. June 1, 2016

      Race is on to turn alternative batteries into saleable goods

      The race is on to develop next-generation batteries. Since the 1990s, when Sony commercialised lithium-ion batteries,...

    29. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      No spring in their step for Japanese manufacturers

      The effects of two major earthquakes in one of Japan’s manufacturing hubs earlier this year are continuing to weigh....

    30. May 31, 2016

      Uber doubles taxi-booking zone in London

      Uber is to more than double the scope of its taxi-booking operations within London in an attempt to tempt commuters to...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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