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  1. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2014

    What is Carlos Ghosn waiting for?

    Because if Sergio Marchionne can bash Chrysler and Fiat together, why else would the man who is paid chief executive...

  2. January 29, 2014

    Fiat builds Italian future on delivering premium export cars

    Fiat and its place in Italy Fiat’s Maserati factory is a smudge of silver on the northern Italian landscape with the Alps...

  1. January 13, 2014

    Fiat-Chrysler leans heavily towards US headquarters and listing

    Fiat-Chrysler is leaning heavily towards a new US headquarters and public listing, its chief executive has suggested, as the...

  2. January 8, 2014

    Fiat’s lone poker player needs to find another deal

    If you can avoid it, never get into a position where Sergio Marchionne can force you to play poker. That applies literally,...

  3. January 3, 2014

    Sergio Marchionne confirms credentials as consummate dealmaker

    In a hotel in Vero Beach in Florida, Sergio Marchionne this week sealed the deal of his career to date. While other visitors...

  4. January 2, 2014

    Marchionne clears big bump on Fiat-Chrysler’s road

    True to form, Sergio Marchionne spent his New Year’s day working. In a hotel in Vero Beach in Florida, Fiat-Chrysler’s chief...

  5. January 2, 2014

    Fiat-Chrysler to seek NYSE listing this year

    Carmaker Fiat-Chrysler is aiming to list in New York within the year, underlining the group’s emergence as a US-centric...

  6. January 2, 2014

    Fiat: the Chrysler conundrum

    In the car business it is known as zero per cent financing. The deal enabling Fiat to buy the rest of Chrysler could almost...

  7. January 2, 2014

    How Chrysler was steered clear of IPO

    It should have been clear in September when Chrysler published the prospectus for its planned initial public offering that...

  8. January 1, 2014

    Fiat buys remaining 41.5% of Chrysler

    Fiat will pay $3.65bn to acquire the 41.5 per cent of Chrysler it does not already own, resolving one of the car industry’s...

  9. November 25, 2013

    Fiat damps Chrysler IPO speculation

    Italy’s Fiat moved to scotch speculation that an initial public offering of its Chrysler US subsidiary could be imminent,...

  10. October 30, 2013

    US car sales motor again as demand rescues world’s auto industry

    God bless America, or at least its car market. US car buyers came to the rescue of the world’s automotive industry in the...

  11. October 30, 2013

    Fiat profit scare puts focus on Chrysler

    Fiat, the European carmaker, warned of lower full-year profits on Wednesday after a torrid third quarter tarnished strong...

  12. Business Blog

    October 11, 2013

    A tale of two IPOs at Royal Mail and Chrysler

    Royal Mail and Chrysler are both businesses with a proud industrial legacy that suffered in recent decades and each has...

  13. October 10, 2013

    Fiat-Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne denies talking down IPO

    When was the last time a chief executive had to deny he had discouraged investors from buying into his own company? The...

  14. September 16, 2013

    Fiat / Chrysler: Plan B

    “Plan Bs” are, by definition, less attractive options. Nowhere is that clearer than at Fiat, as the Turin-based carmaker...

  15. September 15, 2013

    Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne plays to Italy’s strengths

    The glamour of “Made in Italy” sells luxury handbags, silk scarves and tailored suits in gleaming showrooms worldwide. Now...

  16. September 15, 2013

    Chrysler goes for IPO as last resort

    Chrysler is planning to file documents for its initial public offering this week after majority owner Fiat and the...

  17. September 4, 2013

    Fiat plots road to recovery in Italy with focus on luxury

    Fiat is pushing ahead with plans to make Italy the hub of its premium and luxury car business after chief executive Sergio...

  18. August 1, 2013

    Pick-up trucks keep US car growth strong

    All three big US-based carmakers posted double-digit domestic sales increases for July as the economic recovery and...

  19. July 31, 2013

    Fiat effort to buy full control of Chrysler hits legal speed bump

    Fiat is likely to go to trial to settle a dispute over the price of shares in Chrysler owned by a retirement fund in a move...

  20. July 30, 2013

    Chrysler cuts guidance as production crunch threatens sales boom

    Chrysler has cut its full-year profit expectations as it struggles to build enough cars to make the most of a resurgent US...

  21. June 18, 2013

    Chrysler strikes safety deal with regulator

    Chrysler, the US carmaker controlled by Italy’s Fiat, on Tuesday announced a face-saving compromise with US car safety...

  22. June 3, 2013

    Agnellis sell €2bn stake in SGS

    Italy’s Agnelli family has sold its 15 per cent stake in SGS, the Swiss product-inspection provider, for €2bn just days...

  23. May 30, 2013

    Marchionne’s influence is key

    Such is the status of Fiat in Italy that the group has had a greater influence on Italian industrial policy than any...

  24. May 30, 2013

    Fiat’s plan for US listing sparks sense of loss in Italy

    On a cold morning in January this year, Italy remembered the 10-year anniversary of the death of Gianni Agnelli, patriarch...

  25. April 12, 2013

    Lenders lead the rally in Europe

    Banks and carmakers were the biggest moving stocks across European markets this week. Lenders strode to the top of the...

  26. April 11, 2013

    Investors speed away from Daimler

    Carmakers were among the biggest movers on Europe’s FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Thursday. German group Daimler closed in the red...

  27. April 10, 2013

    Lenders behind elevated Eurofirst

    European banking stocks were in high demand as investors sought out riskier assets amid a continent-wide rally. The regional...

  28. April 2, 2013

    Trucks and SUVs drive US auto sales

    Strong sales of pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles helped to drive continued sales growth for the US’s domestic car...

  29. March 8, 2013

    Chrysler: the cost of a car

    What are the odds on an initial public offering at Chrysler, the US automaker controlled by 58.5 per cent shareholder Fiat?...

  30. February 24, 2013

    Risk of instability hangs over Italy poll

    From markets in Milan to capitals across Europe, the shared hope is that Italy will emerge on Monday after two days of...

  31. January 30, 2013

    Fiat scraps dividend to save money

    Fiat’s European woes showed little sign of let up as the Italian carmaker that owns US Chrysler said it would scrap its...

  32. January 30, 2013

    Fiat: Chrysler helps out

    Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne says the carmaker is working “at the speed of light” to vanquish its European losses. Investors,...

  33. January 20, 2013

    Fiat looks to luxury for salvation

    At the height of Italy’s postwar boom in 1965, the movie star Marcello Mastroianni made a trip to Modena to pick up a car...

  34. January 20, 2013

    Fiat chief warns on excess car production

    European automakers are “seeding the air” for “a hell of a hurricane” unless they do something about the 3m cars the...

  35. January 18, 2013

    Carmakers’ promises cheer investors

    Optimism from the chief executives of Fiat and Renault overshadowed disappointing data revealing European car sales suffered...

  36. January 17, 2013

    ASML shares up but outlook lower

    News that ASML, the world’s largest chipmaker, enjoyed its second best financial year sent its shares rallying to a more...

  37. January 15, 2013

    Renault to axe 7,500 French jobs

    France’s Renault underscored the challenge facing Europe’s carmakers amid falling demand as it announced on Tuesday the loss...

  38. January 14, 2013

    TNT falls after UPS deal fails to deliver

    A foiled €5.2bn deal between TNT Express and UPS sent the Dutch group’s shares into freefall on Monday. News that the...

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