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  1. January 14, 2014

    GM to resume dividend payments

    General Motors on Tuesday set the seal on its remarkable recovery from the auto industry recession by announcing that it was...

  2. December 13, 2013

    Mary Barra, the engineer summoned to tune up a Detroit classic

    It was like watching your daughter graduate from college.” Dan Akerson sounded positively emotional as he told reporters...

  1. December 10, 2013

    General Motors: new driver at the wheel

    Mary Barra is taking the wheel of a car that is not only zooming, but has caught up with its arch-rival. For much of this...

  2. December 10, 2013

    GM names first female chief executive

    General Motors, once an archetypal bastion of middle-aged male executives, on Tuesday became the first of the big three US...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2013

    GM to China's wealthy: what you really want is a Caddy

    General Motors is counting on persuading China’s nouveaux riches – some of the world’s most devoted connoisseurs of German...

  4. April 10, 2013

    GM to invest €4bn to revive Opel arm

    The chief executive of General Motors promised €4bn in new investment for Opel, its lossmaking European arm, as the carmaker...

  5. March 11, 2013

    Ebullience prevails at ‘Davos of energy’

    The mood at this year’s IHS CeraWeek conference in Houston was summed up best in a keynote speech by Dan Akerson, chief...

  6. 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...

  7. January 13, 2013

    Detroit showcases global car trend

    This week’s Detroit auto show is expected to produce a new high-water mark in efforts to make Americans love international...

  8. January 9, 2013

    GM chief sees ‘green shoots’ at Opel

    General Motors is seeing “green shoots” in its troubled European Opel division after a restructuring and despite continuing...

  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 9, 2012

    GM puts lobbyist in Cadillac driver’s seat

    The newly-appointed head of Cadillac has said the brand’s parent, General Motors, needs to become a “global luxury player,”...

  11. August 2, 2012

    GM’s European fears fail to materialise

    General Motors’ net income fell more than a third in the second quarter but beat estimates as its European losses were less...

  12. 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...

  13. May 20, 2012

    Automobiles: On course for collision

    General Motors is contemplating doing something no leading carmaker has dared do in Germany since the second world war:...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. March 26, 2012

    Concerns over Ally’s mortgage unit plan

    Ally Financial, the lender majority-owned by the US government, is facing investor and regulatory pressure over its plan to...

  17. February 29, 2012

    GM and Peugeot confirm alliance

    General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen announced a global alliance that the two companies said will save them $2bn annually...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. January 25, 2012

    GM Volt: shock to the system

    A little more than three years after the chiefs of Detroit’s Big Three carmakers travelled cap in hand to Washington in...

  21. January 16, 2012

    GM urged to shift Chevrolet output

    Opel’s workers are urging General Motors to shift more production of its Chevrolet brand’s cars to Europe as the...

  22. December 2, 2011

    Safety probe prompts GM buy-back offer

    General Motors moved swiftly to reassure customers this week over a US safety probe into the battery packs in its Chevrolet...

  23. December 1, 2011

    GM makes buy-back offer to Volt owners

    General Motors will buy back Chevrolet Volts from any owner worried about the risk of fire in the pioneering extended-range...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 9, 2011

    GM: thank goodness for China

    Europe might be in the doldrums and the US is still just muddling through. But thank goodness for China. The world’s biggest...

  25. November 9, 2011

    GM: Opel is semi-precious

    “Solid isn’t good enough,” said General Motors chief executive Dan Akerson of the US automaker’s third-quarter results. How...

  26. November 9, 2011

    GM eyes further European cuts

    General Motors may shed more plants and workers in western Europe as it redoubles its drive to staunch losses at its...

  27. November 8, 2011

    Opel chief to lead GM in Europe

    General Motors said that Nick Reilly would step aside as head of its European operation at the end of the year, to be...

  28. September 20, 2011

    GM and SAIC join forces on electric cars

    General Motors and SAIC Motor Corp have agreed a joint venture to develop and build electric vehicles and their parts in...

  29. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2011

    GM plans upmarket future for Opel

    General Motors plans to move its European Opel brand upmarket and seek more synergies between Opel and its North...

  30. September 11, 2011

    GM plans upmarket future for Opel

    General Motors plans to move its European Opel brand upmarket and seek more synergies between Opel and its North American...

  31. August 19, 2011

    Carmakers brace themselves for trouble

    Carmakers, after suffering two big shocks in less than three years, are bracing themselves for a new blow from diminished...

  32. August 4, 2011

    GM lifted by N American and Asian sales

    General Motors nearly doubled its second-quarter net income to a better-than-expected $2.5bn, marking the Detroit carmaker’s...

  33. August 3, 2011

    GM Europe heading for break-even, says chief

    General Motors’ European head has said that the carmaker’s regional unit is ahead of its plan to break even this year. Nick...

  34. July 31, 2011

    Questions remain over Opel

    Last week Dan Akerson broke his silence on rumours circulating in the car industry since May that General Motors might sell...

  35. July 31, 2011

    GM chief misses out on hero status

    Among the chief executives of Detroit’s three carmakers, Alan Mulally at Ford and Fiat-Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne have...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2011

    Opel sale reports downplayed

    General Motors views selling Opel, as unrealistic although GM chief executive Daniel Akerson is frustrated with the European...

  37. June 9, 2011

    Opel dismisses rumours of GM sell-off

    Opel on Thursday dismissed two reports that General Motors, its owner, was considering a sale of its lossmaking...

  38. June 7, 2011

    Cable goes to Detroit to woo car chiefs

    Vince Cable will meet Dan Akerson, the chief executive of General Motors, and Lewis Booth, Ford Motor’s UK-born chief...

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