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  1. June 22, 2014

    Vauxhall eyes first increase in output in Luton in a decade

    Vauxhall plans to increase production shifts at its Luton factory for the first time in a decade, as it eyes a larger slice...

  2. January 26, 2014

    UK car sector gears up for another year of robust sales

    The UK car industry expects to smash official growth forecasts for 2014, as executives dismiss fears of a saturated market...

  1. November 22, 2013

    Fashion learns the art of film

    It’s about now that a film studio’s fancy turns to thoughts of awards. They need to get their Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe...

  2. June 19, 2013

    China’s Wanda in £700m London development

    A Chinese property group is to build a luxury hotel on London’s “new South Bank” as part of a £700m investment, underlining...

  3. February 22, 2013

    VW puts limits on executive bonuses

    Volkswagen sought to head off a debate about boardroom pay by limiting bonuses for its top executives – even as its...

  4. February 14, 2013

    European losses widen at General Motors

    General Motors’ finance director has admitted to “concern” over European car industry volumes after it reported a sharp...

  5. January 27, 2013

    Strong car exports to slash trade deficit

    By 2015, something unusual will happen at the large car plant in Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool: the factory will begin...

  6. January 10, 2013

    GM’s Girsky must solve Opel conundrum

    After a decade in which General Motors’ European arm racked up about $15bn in losses, the man who must turn Opel/Vauxhall...

  7. December 10, 2012

    Opel to end production at Bochum plant

    General Motors’ Opel unit took a step towards easing the overcapacity problems that have crippled Europe’s mass market car...

  8. November 4, 2012

    On the road again

    General Motors’ plant at Lake Orion, 40 miles north of Detroit, is a model of efficiency at a company whose name until...

  9. October 31, 2012

    European losses weigh down GM profits

    General Motors said it would begin narrowing losses at its ailing Opel/Vauxhall business by next year and break even in...

  10. October 26, 2012

    The last blank canvas

    The “New South Bank”, the “missing piece of London” and “London’s third city” (after Westminster and London’s Square Mile)...

  11. October 24, 2012

    Peugeot and GM strengthen alliance

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors announced plans to join forces on four vehicle projects and to start purchasing parts...

  12. September 26, 2012

    Bosch warns car industry on overcapacity

    A senior executive at Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier by sales, has warned that the European car industry must...

  13. August 16, 2012

    A shock could take Peugeot down GM’s road

    Is PSA Peugeot Citroën heading into the same kind of trouble as General Motors did four years ago, when the banking crisis...

  14. August 14, 2012

    Halewood leads resurgent UK carmakers

    Sarah Livingston reported for her first day of work at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Halewood, Merseyside, on Monday, when...

  15. August 3, 2012

    Fixer who linked sectors by putting stars in ads

    In show business and in advertising, Alan Cluer was known as the celebrity Mr Fix-It. It was to him the west’s leading ad...

  16. July 17, 2012

    GM names interim chief at Opel

    General Motors appointed Thomas Sedran, a former restructuring consultant, as acting head of its struggling Opel/Vauxhall...

  17. July 13, 2012

    Peugeot shares skid to 23-year low

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s share price fell to a 23-year low on Friday, a day after the French carmaker said it was burning...

  18. July 12, 2012

    GM’s European head to step down

    General Motors said on Thursday that Karl-Friedrich Stracke was leaving as head of its lossmaking European division and Opel...

  19. July 5, 2012

    Malaysians seal £400m Battersea deal

    Battersea Power Station, the towering brick structure on London’s river Thames, has been bought for £400m by a consortium of...

  20. June 13, 2012

    GM to shut Bochum plant after 2016

    General Motors is proposing to close one of its four German plants after 2016 as part of a turnround plan for its lossmaking...

  21. May 17, 2012

    GM to create 700 jobs at Ellesmere Port

    General Motors is creating 700 jobs at its Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire along with hundreds more in the supply chain to...

  22. May 16, 2012

    GM set to build new Astra on Merseyside

    From the disaster of Triumph to triumph over disaster, the Merseyside motor industry’s long and winding road seems to have...

  23. May 14, 2012

    GM unveils Europe restructuring plan

    The head of General Motors’ Europe arm told anxious German workers on Monday that he would have to restructure production of...

  24. May 13, 2012

    GM to spare Vauxhall at Ellesmere plant

    General Motors is expected within a week to announce that it has spared its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port the axe after...

  25. May 7, 2012

    Hopes rise for GM’s Ellesmere factory

    Hopes have been raised for the future of General Motors’ plant in Ellesmere Port, England, after a labour leader said that...

  26. April 23, 2012

    GM set to reveal Opel/Vauxhall’s fate

    General Motors will be ready to make public details of a plan for its ailing European Opel/ Vauxhall unit by the summer, its...

  27. March 28, 2012

    Talks on restoring Opel growth to continue

    General Motors is to continue talks with staff at its Opel subsidiary in Europe over ways to restore the embattled unit to...

  28. March 26, 2012

    Threat of closure revisits Ellesmere Port

    Workers at General Motors’ Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port celebrated record-breaking production volumes in the second...

  29. March 25, 2012

    Opel to discuss plan for recovery

    Opel’s supervisory board will meet this Wednesday to discuss a new five-year plan aimed at restoring General Motors’...

  30. March 19, 2012

    Unions accuse GM of ‘divide and rule’

    General Motors’ European labour representatives have accused the US carmaker of using “divide and rule” tactics at its...

  31. March 6, 2012

    Nissan to build hatchback in Sunderland

    Nissan has chosen its factory in north-east England to build a new small hatchback, and will invest £125m and add another...

  32. March 5, 2012

    Suspended Chevy Volt wins European car prize

    The Chevrolet Volt, General Motors’ pioneering but troubled electric car, has won a top automotive industry award. The Volt...

  33. February 28, 2012

    GM poised to take 7% stake in Peugeot

    General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën are poised to announce an alliance that will see the US carmaker take a 7 per cent...

  34. February 24, 2012

    GM and Peugeot discuss alliance

    General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën are pursuing talks on an alliance in which the US and French carmakers would team up...

  35. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2012

    Peugeot and GM gear up for Europe alliance

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are in advanced talks about an alliance that would see the French and US groups join...

  36. February 21, 2012

    Peugeot and GM gear up for Europe alliance

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are in advanced talks about an alliance that would see the French and US groups join...

  37. February 17, 2012

    Groups follow Peugeot’s warning on Europe

    PSA Peugeot Citroën this week disclosed the full details of the stress its business is suffering from Europe’s slowing...

  38. February 16, 2012

    GM prepares tough revamp of European units

    General Motors has said for the first time it is preparing a tough new restructuring plan for Opel/ Vauxhall after its...

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