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    1. May 26, 2017

      Jim Hackett, Ford’s philosopher-in-chief

      Jim Hackett, Ford’s chief executive, is a balding, rust belt furniture maker. When he stepped on to the football field...

    2. May 24, 2017

      Jim Hackett has an impossible job to remake Ford

      Mark Fields was fond of saying that Ford Motor Company needed to keep “one foot in the present and one foot in the...

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      As the final stages of the sweeping post-crisis reforms come into sight, the prospect ...
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    1. May 22, 2017

      Ford replaces chief as company performance spooks investors

      Ford has replaced its chief executive Mark Fields, shaking up its key executive posts amid investor concerns that the...

    2. May 22, 2017

      Ford chooses self-drive chief to spearhead turnround

      Jim Hackett, named chief executive of Ford on Monday, has promised swifter decision-making to turnround an automaker...

    3. May 22, 2017

      Ford: speed bumped

      Driving slowly can get you into trouble in the US. In Virginia, drivers face a $250 fine. At Ford Motor, based in...

    4. May 22, 2017

      New Ford chief Jim Hackett has a daunting in-tray

      In the global car race, Ford is stalling. The US carmaker’s decision to replace chief executive Mark Fields with Jim...

    5. Fast FT

      May 22, 2017

      Ford shares tick up modestly after CEO replacement

      Ford shares are up moderately on Monday following the company’s announcement that Jim Hackett will take over the top...

    6. Fast FT

      May 22, 2017

      Ford confirms top management shakeup, names new CEO

      Ford has confirmed it is replacing chief executive Mark Fields and shaking up senior management team as the US...

    7. May 17, 2017

      Ford to cut 1,400 jobs as pressure grows on profits

      Ford will cut 1,400 jobs, the Detroit automaker said on Wednesday, as chief executive Mark Fields faces pressure to...

    8. February 10, 2017

      Ford to invest $1bn in new driverless car unit Argo

      Ford is set to invest $1bn over the next five years in a new driverless car unit Argo, led by two engineers who were...

    9. January 8, 2017

      Lucy Kellaway’s jargon awards: corporate guff scales new heights

      Every January for the past decade I have handed out awards for horrible use of language in business. Usually the task...

    10. January 7, 2017

      Corporate America wonders which Donald Trump to believe   

      When the current generation of trade lawyers reach their dotage, they will dandle their grandchildren on their knees,...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2016

      China's green revolution goes global

      Smart investors are recognising that China intends to lead the US and other countries in the race to develop green...

    12. April 28, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler and Alphabet in self-driving car talks

      Fiat Chrysler is in talks with Alphabet, Google’s parent, about a technology collaboration focused on self-driving...

    13. April 28, 2016

      Ford profits more than double to $2.45bn

      Ford has reported the most profitable start to a year in its history, after surging North American sales and better...

    14. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Ford produces record profits

      Surging North American profits and a comeback in Europe helped Ford to record its most profitable quarter ever in the...

    15. February 18, 2016

      Car-sharing concept tests boundaries of the motor industry

      In some ways, Orto is the worst car business in the world. It has sold only half a BMW. But then again, it could be...

    16. January 28, 2016

      Ford posts record earnings as demand for SUVs soars

      Ford reported its best ever earnings on Thursday, marking a significant comeback for the US carmaker after it narrowly...

    17. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      IBM appoints Ford CEO to board

      Tech and cars are cosying up. IBM has named Mark Fields, chief executive of Ford, to its board. The appointment comes...

    18. January 12, 2016

      Carmakers accelerate into US luxury sector

      Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand and Honda’s upmarket Acura brand on Tuesday set out plans to grab a bigger slice of the US...

    19. January 8, 2016

      Carmakers: A new direction of travel

      This week the world’s biggest carmaker contemplated a world beyond cars. While most companies facing digital disruption...

    20. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: Ford chief Mark Fields maps out self-driving route

      Ford’s chief executive has said he is determined that the carmaker will be a leader in autonomous vehicles — which he...

    21. December 14, 2015

      Ford seeks to satisfy younger consumers’ tastes

      When people working at Ford’s main technology centre in Michigan want to go to another part of the complex, they have a...

    22. December 10, 2015

      Ford to spend $4.5bn on electric car range

      Ford plans to invest $4.5bn to more than double the proportion of its vehicles that it offers with electric propulsion...

    23. October 27, 2015

      Strong Ford profits leave investors cold

      Ford on Tuesday struggled to overcome investors’ scepticism about its prospects as its shares fell sharply even though...

    24. April 28, 2015

      Ford’s net income falls after truck switchover halts production

      A product switchover that reduced supplies of key new vehicles cut first-quarter net income at Ford, despite decreased...

    25. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    26. January 29, 2015

      Ford and GM reveal impact of Russian downturn

      A rampant US car market and rising demand in Asia bolstered Ford’s full-year earnings but failed to hide reversals...

    27. November 12, 2014

      Ford in vanguard of aluminium revolution

      Visiting the body shop at Ford’s vast River Rouge site is a disorienting experience. The factory in Dearborn, near...

    28. November 11, 2014

      Ford unveils aluminium-bodied F150 pick-up truck

      Mark Fields, Ford Motor’s chief executive, on Tuesday insisted the company had silenced sceptics after it started...

    29. November 7, 2014

      Ford replaces head of European arm

      Ford has replaced the head of its lossmaking European division in one of the first big management changes at the US...

    30. November 4, 2014

      Start-ups making waves in Chicago’s derivatives industry

      Last month, the world’s largest futures exchange played host to a meeting of tech workers, venture investors and...

    31. October 24, 2014

      Ford profits drop sharply as Europe disappoints

      Ford on Friday reported a 34 per cent fall in net profit for the third quarter as the US carmaker’s lossmaking European...

    32. September 30, 2014

      Fields aiming to pursue twin roads in One Ford strategy

      As he delivered his first detailed vision for the company on Monday, Mark Fields, Ford’s new chief executive, stood...

    33. May 1, 2014

      Mark Fields moves into driving seat at Ford

      Ford’s leadership shift Mark Fields will be Ford’s new chief executive following the retirement of Alan Mulally, the...

    34. May 1, 2014

      New CEO Mark Fields won the Ford prize by showing steel

      There were hugs and gushing tributes as Alan Mulally handed over the leadership of Ford to Mark Fields, in a succession...

    35. April 25, 2014

      Ford Q1 earnings down 39 per cent

      A harsh US winter, higher warranty costs and tumbling South American currencies led Ford to report lower than expected...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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