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  1. January 31, 2014

    Softly-spoken techie from Hyderabad rises to top tier at Microsoft

    After a high-profile search for the successor to a man who screamed “I love this company”, a softly-spoken insider has...

  2. January 28, 2014

    Ford posts record profit in North America and Asia

    Ford made record profit in North America and Asia in 2013, beating full-year estimates despite a slide in fourth-quarter...

  1. January 15, 2014

    Steelmakers must step on gas to keep car work

    US steelmakers face pressure to accelerate production of the latest types of steel to protect their position in the...

  2. January 14, 2014

    Ford says more cars are not the answer to cities’ problems

    Ford Motor, which pioneered the affordable mass-produced motor car, is looking to play a bigger role in building public...

  3. January 14, 2014

    Regulatory crackdown fuels car groups’ efficiency drive

    It was presented as a decisive and savvy market move. In a semi-derelict factory building in Detroit on Sunday evening,...

  4. January 9, 2014

    Ford shares jump as it revs up dividend

    Ford Motor has responded to pressure to return more capital to shareholders by increasing the carmaker’s quarterly dividend...

  5. Business Blog

    January 8, 2014

    Microsoft, Ford and Mulally's "to be or not to be" moment

    Mustang Mulally: the Ford CEO, in a 2015 Ford Mustang (Getty Images) Alan Mulally has a reputation for being decisive, so...

  6. January 8, 2014

    Alan Mulally scotches Microsoft talk to stay at Ford

    Ford chief executive Alan Mulally sought to scotch speculation that he might move to Microsoft, saying he had “no plans to...

  7. December 18, 2013

    Investors should be careful what they wish for in Microsoft chief

    When it comes to Microsoft, Wall Street should be careful: it may be about to get what it has wished for. Dissatisfaction...

  8. December 5, 2013

    Ford steps on the gas with Mustang launch

    Mustang magic Ford’s chief executive has promised to improve “year after year” the quality of the company’s transmissions...

  9. October 24, 2013

    Ford’s first global profit in two years eases strain on US arm

    Ford turned a corner as its global operations swung into profit for the first time in more than two years last quarter,...

  10. September 5, 2013

    Ford says US car sales will rev back to pre-crisis levels

    Ford has fuelled the bullish mood in the US auto industry by predicting that car sales there will reach 17m in the next few...

  11. June 11, 2013

    Revamped Lincoln to launch by year-end

    Ford Motor’s Lincoln brand looks ready to launch before the end of the year, the second of four models meant to revive the...

  12. January 29, 2013

    Ford pledges funds amid Europe woe

    Ford, the US’s second-biggest carmaker by sales, has vowed to maintain investment in Europe even after a $1.75bn pre-tax...

  13. January 15, 2013

    Ford bent on leading the way on pickups

    Ford Motor on Tuesday signalled its determination to retain leadership of the crucial US commercial vehicle market when it...

  14. January 3, 2013

    US carmakers try to reclaim luxury market

    Along 11th Avenue, on the west side of Manhattan, two showrooms illustrate the challenge facing the US’s upmarket car...

  15. December 3, 2012

    Ford shifts up a gear on Lincoln

    Alan Mulally, chief executive of Ford Motor, has promised a revival in its struggling luxury brand, Lincoln, to match the...

  16. November 13, 2012

    Obama seeks advice to avoid fiscal cliff

    Barack Obama promised on the morning after his election victory last week that he would reach out to his opponents and take...

  17. November 7, 2012

    Workers protest Ford factory closing

    Workers protesting Ford Motor’s plan to close a plant in Genk, Belgium broke windows and scuffled with police on Wednesday...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 1, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP US stocks posted their biggest day of advances since mid-September. The S&P 500 rose 1.1 per cent to close at...

  19. November 1, 2012

    Ford rejects talk of Mulally exit

    Ford Motor has rejected speculation of an imminent change to its leadership, saying chief executive Alan Mulally planned to...

  20. October 26, 2012

    Legacy of Ford’s Mulally in the spotlight

    Alan Mulally, who grew up in Kansas, is known for his relentlessly upbeat, can-do attitude. But Ford Motor’s chief executive...

  21. October 25, 2012

    Ford deals blow to UK economy

    Ford Motor says it will cut 1,400 British jobs with the closure of two manufacturing operations, taking some of the gloss...

  22. October 24, 2012

    European carmakers apply the brakes

    Europe’s deepening car industry crisis rippled around Europe on Wednesday as PSA Peugeot Citroën unveiled a major expansion...

  23. September 18, 2012

    Ford reports 29% plunge in European sales

    The chief executive of Ford Motor said European market conditions were a “real concern” after the company recorded a 29 per...

  24. September 12, 2012

    Ford – succession speculation

    Speculation is swirling about a succession plan for Alan Mulally, Ford’s revered chief executive, in advance of a board...

  25. September 6, 2012

    Ford eyes Mustang to drive Europe sales

    Ford Motor is to bring its Mustang sports car to Europe for the first time as part of a product offensive aimed at...

  26. August 28, 2012

    Ford to roll out Lincoln cars in China

    Ford Motor is to launch its Lincoln brand in China in an effort to tap into the country’s growing sales of premium cars, as...

  27. August 8, 2012

    A reading list to reflect loss of faith in capitalism

    Appropriately for a US election year, the longlist for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year...

  28. May 22, 2012

    Ford regains credit rating and blue logo

    Ford Motor has regained its investment grade rating from Moody’s, triggering the release of all the assets the US carmaker...

  29. April 27, 2012

    Ford profit falls 45% on weakness abroad

    Ford’s first-quarter profit fell 45 per cent as weakness in its international business and a higher tax rate offset stronger...

  30. April 26, 2012

    GM chief’s pay triples to $7.7m

    The pay of Daniel Akerson, General Motors chief executive, tripled to $7.7m last year, but the company has warned that US...

  31. March 30, 2012

    Ford discloses $29.5m pay for Mulally

    Ford Motor said it awarded Alan Mulally a package worth $29.5m in 2011 – an unusually rich return for the car industry, and...

  32. March 28, 2012

    The outsider who pulled Ford back from the brink

    Some people underestimate Alan Mulally when they first meet him. Ford Motor’s 66-year-old chief executive, who grew up in...

  33. February 22, 2012

    Weakness drives Peugeot-GM talks

    On January 9, Philippe Varin, PSA Peugeot Citroën’s chief executive, joined fellow industry leaders for dinner on the 38th...

  34. February 9, 2012

    Ford to replace architects of its transformation

    Ford Motor is replacing two of the senior executives who have played critical roles in six-year-old transformation of the...

  35. January 27, 2012

    Tax-related windfall boosts Ford’s profits

    A tax-related windfall and strong US sales boosted Ford Motor’s 2011 earnings to their highest in 14 years. But the Detroit...

  36. January 9, 2012

    Lincoln brand revamp gets into gear

    Ford Motor could hardly have dreamt up a more widely seen but less alluring advertisement for its upscale Lincoln brand than...

  37. January 8, 2012

    And the winners of 2011’s guff awards are...

    There is an economic law that says all markets are cyclical save one: the bullshit market, which knows only the bull phase....

  38. January 5, 2012

    Big is beautiful at Indian auto show

    There’s a new drive in town. The ultra-low cost vehicle, long the popular choice in the Indian market, is making way for the...

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