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    1. July 14, 2015

      Volvo moves into the fast lane with Polestar deal

      For years it has been a byword for motoring practicality. Now Volvo wants to be associated with another “p” —...

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      June 19, 2015

      The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street blogs!

      Welcome to Bank Underground, the official (and slightly subversive sounding?) Bank of England staff blog. It’s gone...

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    1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2015

      What does Bilderberg have in common with Camp Alphaville?

      What-used-to-be the world’s most secretive summer-retreat/talking shop, Bilderberg (less secret now they have a...

    2. April 27, 2015

      Sweden’s corporate jet scandal claims fresh victim

      Sweden’s corporate world was thrown into turmoil on Monday when the head of one of its most powerful business empires...

    3. April 23, 2015

      Made-in-China cars steer course abroad

      Over the coming weeks, a few Volvo cars will begin a historic journey from southwestern China to the US. The Swedish...

    4. April 22, 2015

      China cars: local heroes

      In China imitation is less a form of flattery than a business strategy. This week luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, UK...

    5. April 22, 2015

      Volvo: passing lane

      It must be galling for truck drivers, driving deliberately to protect their cargoes and themselves, when smaller...

    6. April 22, 2015

      Volvo names Martin Lundstedt from rival Scania as chief executive

      Volvo Group has ousted its chief executive and replaced him with the boss of rival Scania as the truckmaker looked for...

    7. April 21, 2015

      Sports sponsorship floats China Inc’s boat

      As China Inc goes global, buying up the likes of Italian tyre company Pirelli, its executives are looking for more...

    8. 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...

    9. March 30, 2015

      Volvo to build new $500m US factory

      Swedish carmaker Volvo is to invest $500m to build a new factory in the US as it seeks to double its sales in the...

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      March 19, 2015

      As GM reverses out of Russia, others say they will tough out the downturn

      When General Motors, citing “very challenging long term prospects,” slammed the brakes on its Russian investments this...

    11. March 2, 2015

      Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

      What do Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have in common? They are all British marques, they are all owned by foreign...

    12. 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...

    13. February 26, 2015

      China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

      Volvo has offered further evidence of its renaissance under Chinese ownership, posting a healthy rise in earnings that...

    14. February 26, 2015

      Bond issuers increasingly turn to hybrids

      The heavily oversubscribed sale of a €5bn hybrid bond by Total , the French oil group — the largest such issue on a...

    15. January 30, 2015

      Three Super Bowl strategies from three different advertisers

      THE ROOKIE: First-time advertiser Mophie, maker of portable mobile device battery cases, is throwing its hat in the...

    16. 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...

    17. January 27, 2015

      Bain Capital snaps up TI Automotive

      US private equity firm Bain Capital has acquired another piece of Britain’s industrial heritage, sealing a deal for car...

    18. January 22, 2015

      Private jet scandal gives Swedish giant rough ride

      The staid world of Swedish business was shaken on Thursday when a scandal over the use of private jets triggered one of...

    19. January 21, 2015

      Sweden flies into a corporate storm

      The Swedish economic model has long been admired. In particular, the Nordic country’s system of active ownership of...

    20. January 21, 2015

      Volvo names new Americas chief in US factory drive

      Volvo has appointed a new Americas chief as the Swedish carmaker seeks to make good on longstanding plans to open a...

    21. January 19, 2015

      Peter Wallenberg, Swedish industrialist, 1926-2015

      Peter Wallenberg, the Swedish industrialist who has died aged 88, was long at the helm of one of Europe’s most powerful...

    22. January 14, 2015

      After years of stagnation, Alfa Romeo aims to rediscover its mojo

      Alfa Romeo’s stand at the Detroit motor show recalled past glories, with the sporty Italian marque showing off models...

    23. January 12, 2015

      Volvo brings Made in China to US drivers

      Volvo is bringing Made in China to American drivers. The Swedish carmaker plans to export a roomy, long wheelbase...

    24. December 26, 2014

      Ecommerce model proves difficult to drive

      “Well, in those days, one had to telephone a room inside a building and hope that, at the very same moment, the person...

    25. December 23, 2014

      Top truckmakers operated cartel for 14 years, says EU

      Europe’s biggest truckmakers operated a cartel over 14 years going back to 1997 that held up the progress of...

    26. December 16, 2014

      Geely falls 19% after warning earnings will halve

      Shares in Geely fell by a fifth after the Chinese carmaker warned that its earnings will halve this year, blaming the...

    27. December 15, 2014

      Volvo cuts back on lavish motor shows and sponsorship

      Volvo is pulling back from the world’s motor shows, reducing its attendance at the typically lavish trade fairs to...

    28. December 11, 2014

      EU lorry shake-up faces long delay

      European Union governments have agreed new rules that could put an end to the brick-shaped lorries that campaign groups...

    29. December 8, 2014

      Driverless cars wait for green light

      It is becoming a car industry parlour game to predict when fully driverless cars will arrive on the roads. Audi...

    30. November 17, 2014

      Spotify and Uber in deal to stream music during taxi rides

      The chief executive of Spotify wants more people to listen to the music streaming service in their cars – but instead...

    31. October 24, 2014

      Volvo shares rise after truckmaker increases cost-saving target

      Shares in Volvo Group surged as the world’s second-largest truckmaker substantially increased its cost-cutting...

    32. October 13, 2014

      Brunel leads at start of Volvo Ocean Race

      Team Brunel, the Dutch sailing team hoping its third Volvo Ocean Race will provide its first win, led seven competing...

    33. October 12, 2014

      Race is on to build world’s first driverless car

      Driverless world Who will build the self-driving car of the future? Fired-up by Google’s driverless prototype,...

    34. October 2, 2014

      Autopilots needed for tweeting drivers

      Paris car show Texting, tweeting and surfing the web from behind the wheel has reached such dangerous levels that...

    35. August 17, 2014

      Volvo pins hopes on its ‘all-in’ car

      Six millimetres. It doesn’t sound much but, to Volvo engineers, it was crucial and they fought hard over those few...

    36. August 17, 2014

      Volvo to launch ‘symbolic’ new model under Geely ownership

      Volvo Cars will next week unveil its first new model under Chinese ownership, a make-or-break model for the Swedish...

    37. August 5, 2014

      Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

      General Motors said it was “struggling” in southeast Asia as the recent political upheaval in Thailand knocked sales,...

    38. July 18, 2014

      Volvo battles slump in China and Brazil

      Volvo Group suffered a sharp decline in emerging markets sales in the second quarter – but reported overall revenues...

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