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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Dr. No

      British doctors are poised to strike for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday. The strike will see only emergency...

    2. January 11, 2016

      Toyota pledges to stay in UK even if country takes Brexit

      Toyota will keep making cars at its plant in the English Midlands even if the UK votes to leave the European Union,...

    3. January 11, 2016

      Toyota grapples with the car of the future

      Toyota is the world’s biggest carmaker but according to Akio Toyoda, the scion who heads the business, it exists only...

    4. December 21, 2015

      Tokyo Olympics sink deeper into trouble as Toyoda steps down

      Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sank deeper into trouble on Monday when the president of Toyota abruptly...

    5. December 9, 2015

      Toyota faces uphill challenge as new generation Prius hits road

      The sweeping makeover of Toyota, the world’s largest car group, under chief executive Akio Toyoda, is facing one of its...

    6. November 6, 2015

      Toyota boycott compounds Takata woes

      Takata faced fresh investor questions about its prospects to weather an escalating safety scandal after Toyota, the...

    7. June 19, 2015

      Toyota chief vows to stand by arrested US executive Julie Hamp

      Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s chief executive, apologised on Friday for the arrest of the Japanese carmaker’s first female...

    8. June 16, 2015

      Toyota wins backing for new category of stock

      Toyota has won shareholder backing for a controversial new class of stock, in a vote that casts doubt on whether...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Toyota drives towards record profit

      Toyota said it was driving towards a third consecutive year of record profit, propelled by robust sales in the US and...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. March 19, 2014

      Toyota reaches $1.2bn settlement in criminal probe

      Japan’s Toyota has attempted to move on from the most damaging chapter in its history by agreeing a $1.2bn fine with US...

    16. February 12, 2014

      Japan’s car workers demand rise in base pay

      Japan’s car workers’ unions have fired the opening shot in their annual pay negotiations demanding the first base pay...

    17. February 10, 2014

      Toyota caps off carmaker exodus from Australia

      More than a century of car manufacturing in Australia is poised to end following a decision by Toyota Motor to cease...

    18. May 8, 2013

      Toyota forecasts further gains as net profit triples

      Toyota said its net profit more than tripled last year and would likely rise by a further 40 per cent this year as a...

    19. March 6, 2013

      Toyota: unstructured thoughts

      For the first time in Toyota’s 80-year history, it is appointing a director from outside Japan. It is also reorganising...

    20. March 6, 2013

      Toyota opens up to ‘outside opinions’

      Toyota is to appoint the first external directors in its near 80-year history, including a former General Motors...

    21. January 17, 2013

      Toyota admits to being slow on speed flaw

      The US arm of Japan’s Toyota has “learned quite a bit” from its response to customer complaints about unintended...

    22. November 14, 2012

      Toyota in second big recall in two months

      Toyota is recalling nearly 2.8m vehicles to fix faulty steering columns and a potentially hazardous wiring problem, its...

    23. October 10, 2012

      Toyota – total recall

      Is this another annus horribilis for Akio Toyoda? As president of Toyota Motor he now has to oversee its biggest single...

    24. September 23, 2012

      Toyota returns from ‘brink of irrelevance’

      Next month, it will be three years since Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, told a group of journalists his...

    25. May 9, 2012

      Toyota

      Akio Toyoda has coped with a global recession, a disastrous recall and devastating natural disasters since becoming...

    26. March 9, 2012

      Nascar nation

      In passenger cars, pickup trucks and motor homes the fans come to the central Florida coast. More than 180,000 of them...

    27. February 7, 2012

      Toyota lifts full-year profit forecast

      Toyota raised its full-year net profit forecast by 11 per cent to Y200bn ($2.6bn) on Tuesday, citing an accelerating...

    28. January 4, 2012

      Japanese manufacturing in search of salvation

      Last June, Akio Toyoda, president of Japan’s Toyota Motor, delivered a blunt appraisal of his country’s most cherished...

    29. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2011

      Toyota and Nissan call for more action on yen

      Japan’s two biggest carmakers warned that the record strength of the yen could drive more car manufacturing overseas...

    30. November 30, 2011

      Toyota and Nissan call for more action on yen

      Japan’s two biggest carmakers warned that the record strength of the yen could drive more car manufacturing overseas...

    31. November 8, 2011

      Toyota: yen driven

      The big story of the Japanese earnings season so far: the contrast between non-exporters, many of which have posted...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2011

      Indonesia: more cars, no roads

      This next bit of news won’t please traffic-weary commuters in Jakarta, the grid-locked Indonesian capital, but it is...

    33. July 13, 2011

      Toyota commits to Japan car production

      Toyota has reaffirmed a pledge to maintain its current production levels in Japan in spite of a strong yen,...

    34. May 11, 2011

      Toyota suffers from strong yen

      Toyota has pleaded for relief from the strong yen as it seeks to repair the financial damage from March’s earthquake...

    35. April 22, 2011

      Toyota faces eight-month output delay after quake

      Toyota could require another eight months to restore its global production volume to normal levels, according to the...

    36. April 7, 2011

      Microsoft and Toyota to build car interface

      Microsoft and Toyota announced a partnership on Wednesday to build a new vehicle telecommunications platform that...

    37. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2011

      Toyota sets cautious targets in shake-up

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, has unveiled plans to streamline the Japanese carmaker’s management and pursue...

    38. March 9, 2011

      Toyota sets cautious targets in shake-up

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, has unveiled plans to streamline the Japanese carmaker’s management and pursue...

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