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    1. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Volvo warns Q4 orders declined sharply

      Volvo said that net orders decreased by 20 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter – bad news for the Swedish truck...

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      January 11, 2016

      BMW clocks record year but China slows

      BMW clocked a fifth straight year of record sales in 2015, though headwinds in markets including China put the brakes...

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    1. January 8, 2016

      Upmarket carmakers led by Mercedes-Benz enjoy record sales

      Records tumbled across the upmarket car sector on Friday as some of the world’s biggest brands shrugged off China’s...

    2. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo clock up record sales

      Jaguar Land Rover, the UK-based carmaker, clocked up record global sales last year as its luxury vehicles proved...

    3. Tech blog

      January 5, 2016

      #techFT - Holy telematics! Cars are CES stars

      The connected car – driver optional – is a big theme at CES 2016, Orange and Bouygues are in merger talks, NYC has...

    4. December 29, 2015

      New Brooms: Sweeping away the corporate scandals

      Trying to deceive US regulators, inflating profits, even flying their pets around on corporate jets. In 2015, company...

    5. December 29, 2015

      Volvo aims high with its second premium model

      Volvo’s new S90 saloon has a familiar face. The car is the second big model to come off the Swedish brand’s heavily...

    6. December 28, 2015

      Volvo gears up for its first bond issue

      Volvo is preparing to issue bonds for the first time as a standalone carmaker as the Swedish company enters the next...

    7. December 14, 2015

      Self-drive trucks bring new era for hauliers

      The driverless vehicle debate revolves primarily around autonomous cars, piloted by top tech companies such as Google...

    8. December 14, 2015

      Automated autos may be a game changer for health and safety

      Road safety statistics make for grim reading. Almost 1.3m individuals die in traffic accidents worldwide each year, and...

    9. December 10, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover poised to enter Formula E racing series

      Jaguar Land Rover is set to make a return to motorsport by signing up for the all-electric Formula E series, a move...

    10. December 8, 2015

      Volvo’s digital launch of the XC90 marks ‘connected car’ era

      When Volvo unveiled its completely redesigned XC90 luxury SUV in August 2014, the Swedish carmaker took the unusual...

    11. December 2, 2015

      Volvo predicts substantially higher profits

      Volvo on Wednesday predicted a “very substantial” rise in profit this year as it launched another model in its latest...

    12. November 8, 2015

      Swedish companies unwind investments exposed by jet scandal

      The unwinding of the cross-shareholdings at the heart of the Swedish business empire rocked by a corporate jet scandal...

    13. September 22, 2015

      VW scandal set to choke diesel car industry

      The Volkswagen scandal in the US could scarcely have come at a worse time for diesel carmakers as they confront a...

    14. September 22, 2015

      VW emission test cheating rocks Europe’s carmakers

      The European car industry was shaken on Monday as Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission...

    15. September 3, 2015

      Lexus hoverboard lifts carmaker into world of viral content

      An ambitious Lexus project to build a working hoverboard might never have got off the ground. Toyota’s luxury brand...

    16. August 12, 2015

      Industrivärden appoints new CEO after corporate jet scandal

      The Swedish holding company at the heart of a corporate jet scandal named a private equity partner as its new chief...

    17. 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” —...

    18. FT Alphaville

      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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. April 22, 2015

      Volvo: passing lane

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

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. beyondbrics

      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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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