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    1. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per worker....

    2. April 22, 2015

      Toyota’s first blue-collar executive aims to keep factory skills

      Mitsuru Kawai is seven years past his retirement age of 60, but he has no intention of leaving Toyota anytime soon. In fact,...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2015

      Viewing the future in Shanghai

      Visitors look at a Toyota FV2 concept car on display at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in...

    2. April 21, 2015

      Abe selects Toyota adviser for Bank of Japan policy board

      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has moved to reinforce the Bank of Japan’s fight against deflation by appointing a Toyota adviser...

    3. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in manufacturing...

    4. April 13, 2015

      Corporate Germany left baffled by VW chairman’s outburst

      There was only one question on everyone’s lips in corporate Germany on Monday: just what is Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand...

    5. April 10, 2015

      India’s car industry gets back on the road

      Fresh interest rate cuts and persistently low oil prices are set to put India’s battered auto industry back on the road to...

    6. April 7, 2015

      Reforms needed to lift Japan’s economy

      In the first week in April, the delicate blossoms on Tokyo’s cherry trees were blown away by high winds and rain. This...

    7. April 6, 2015

      World watches how Japan manages its ageing citizens

      Japanese companies from Hitachi and Toyota to Daiwa Securities are turning to digital medical records to tackle the dilemma...

    8. April 3, 2015

      Connected cars: Tyred and wired

      When Louise Chandler, a 31-year-old nurse from Surrey, hit a kerb in her Renault Clio in July 2013, it broke the rear axle,...

    9. April 3, 2015

      Toyota to open plants in China and Mexico

      After years of soul-searching over an expansion policy that had led to quality lapses, Toyota is ready to move on again. The...

    10. March 29, 2015

      Toyota boss appeals to mom-and-pop investors

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, offered a rare glimpse into his personal life as he made an emotional appeal to thousands...

    11. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

      Auto dealers and lenders in the US and Canada have been hit with 252 enforcement actions over the past year for deceptive...

    12. March 23, 2015

      Europe’s premium carmakers face fines over EU economy targets

      Europe’s premium carmakers still have significant ground to make up in the race to bring down carbon emissions and avoid...

    13. March 18, 2015

      General Motors to halt Opel drive into Russia

      General Motors is to pull the European Opel brand from Russia and indefinitely close its St Petersburg plant as it seeks to...

    14. March 18, 2015

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

      Toyota, Nissan and Hitachi are among Japan’s largest companies moving to slot in place the missing piece of the prime...

    15. March 18, 2015

      Yamaha drives ahead with third attempt at four wheels

      After two high-profile failed attempts to enter the car market, Yamaha Motor, the world’s second largest motorcycle maker,...

    16. March 4, 2015

      Toyota in executive diversity drive

      Toyota has appointed its first non-Japanese vice-president as well as its first western female top executive, as it seeks to...

    17. March 3, 2015

      India: if you can make it there . . .

      Yogesh Mahansaria, chief executive of Mumbai-headquartered Alliance Tire, would make a good frontman for Prime Minister...

    18. March 2, 2015

      Toyota vows to stay profitable in Russia

      Toyota has vowed to stay profitable in Russia this year even as the world’s biggest carmaker forecast a 28 per cent drop in...

    19. February 27, 2015

      GM faces reality check in Southeast Asia

      When Stefan Jacoby took over 18 months ago as head of General Motors operations from the Middle East to Australia, the...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      No one needs to buy Tesla

      Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab, said...

    21. February 16, 2015

      Leading groups’ dividends set to creep ahead by less than 1%

      Dividend payments from the world’s largest listed companies are expected to rise by less than 1 per cent this year,...

    22. February 11, 2015

      US west coast ports face 4-day shutdown

      Port employers on the US west coast are to halt vessel loading and unloading for four of the five next days, as the...

    23. February 9, 2015

      Nissan accelerates on solid US sales and weak yen

      Nissan has raised its annual profit forecast on the back of surging US car sales and a weaker yen — even though it is still...

    24. February 4, 2015

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

      Toyota has raised its target for full-year earnings after surging demand in the US eclipsed flagging sales in three of its...

    25. February 3, 2015

      Cheap fuel drives US car sales to near record levels

      Falling fuel prices and a strong US economy pushed domestic new car sales back to near-record levels, as the latest figures...

    26. January 31, 2015

      US safety regulator orders 2nd recall of 2m vehicles

      The issues surrounding a recent spike in North American vehicle recalls grew more complex on Saturday when a US regulator...

    27. January 30, 2015

      Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

      Super Bowl extravaganza Since the Super Bowls of the first dotcom boom, advertisers have competed to turn the highlight of...

    28. January 27, 2015

      Japan Inc shuns seniority in favour of merit-based pay

      Japanese companies including Toyota, Hitachi and Panasonic are moving away from seniority-based pay scales, boosting Prime...

    29. January 26, 2015

      Japanese carmakers risk ceding self-driving car market to rivals

      Pressure on Japan’s carmakers Even as electronics starts to dominate carmaking, Japanese executives in the sector scoff at...

    30. January 26, 2015

      Korea/Japan: won upmanship

      South Korea looks tantalisingly cheap. It is one of the few global markets trading on a single-digit multiple of next year’s...

    31. January 21, 2015

      Toyota keeps top spot but forecasts brake on sales

      Toyota is forecasting that annual sales will fall this year as slowing growth in emerging markets threatens to bring an end...

    32. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

      The selection of vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit auto show is so diverse as to be baffling....

    33. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an alarming...

    34. January 13, 2015

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

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled ambitious...

    35. January 6, 2015

      Toyota to share fuel-cell vehicle patents free of charge

      Following the footsteps of rival Tesla, Toyota said it would share its 5,680 patents related to its fuel-cell cars for free...

    36. December 18, 2014

      Car fuel cell pioneer Intelligent Energy looks for spark

      With Toyota, Hyundai and Honda all set to have products on the market by the end of 2016, is the fuel cell electric car...

    37. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying demand...

    38. December 11, 2014

      Chivalry holds Japanese women back

      Japan’s carmakers are gleaming symbols of industrial strength. But there is one area in which they are not so shiny yet:...

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