DETROIT, Oct 17- General Motors Co's top lawyer will retire early next year, months after his department was heavily criticized for how it handled the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 27 deaths. Michael Millikin, 66, informed GM of his decision and the company will immediately begin an external search for his replacement,...» Read More
Kia Motors, South Korea's No.2 automaker, said on Friday its quarterly operating profit more than tripled, but its results missed a forecast as higher overseas marketing costs offset stronger sales.
Daimler cut its 2008 earnings outlook on Thursday, saying it would not be able to offset a global growth slowdown, rising raw material prices and the strong euro by selling more vehicles and cutting costs.
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General Motors trailed Japanese rival Toyota Motor in global vehicle sales decisively through the second quarter and first half of the year, hurt by a large decline in North America.
The nation's power grid is sorely in need of being updated. In many areas it's pushed to the limit, especially during high use times like the summer months. Remember a few years ago when there were rolling brownouts in California?
Second-quarter operating profit at Volkswagen rose, the world's fourth-largest carmaker said on Wednesday, easily beating market expectations.
Europe's second-biggest car marker PSA Peugeot Citroen on Wednesday maintained its operating profit margin target for 2008 as first-half earnings rose more than expected on the back of cost cuts.
Toyota Motor may cut its 2008 global vehicle sales target by as much as 350,000 units to about 9.5 million because of declining sales in the United States, Japan and Europe, according to news reports.
Maruti Suzuki India, the country's top automaker, reported a smaller-than expected 7 percent fall in quarterly profit, as high costs of raw materials and a new depreciation policy outweighed higher sales.
It may be the number one question I get from people when they ask about the struggling U.S. automakers: Who would want these guys if they ever go belly up or get sold?
First, as oil has dropped like a rock, a lot of money has shifted, at least temporarily from commodities to stocks. Money that had to go someplace, and GM shares were a perfect buy. This stock, in my opinion, was way oversold when it dropped under $9 a share.
Over the last two months, I've heard one comment over and over about the dire straits Detroit's Big 3 find themselves in right now: Just go bankrupt and wipe the slate clean. This is one of those ideas that on paper makes sense on some level.
As if rising gasoline prices weren't enough, motorists are being hit by higher parking charges, with London coming up tops as the world's most expensive city to park your car, according to a survey.
Delta Air Lines and AMR both swung to a hefty losses, but their shares took off as the results beat diminished forecasts.
Amidst all the talk about GM coming up with $15 Billion dollars to increase liquidity there was an important announcement about new models coming from the struggling automaker. Seven new ones that will be key to fueling GM's recovery.
The European car market suffered another month of heavy declines in June and its fourth drop overall this year as rapidly deteriorating economic conditions kept new car buyers from leaving the house.
Tires-to-brakes maker Continental rejected a surprise 11.2 billion euro ($17.8 billion) bid from Schaeffler Group on Wednesday, saying only the family-owned firm would benefit and that its offer was too low.
Toyota Motor will cut its global sales target for calendar 2008 by 3.6% to 9.5 million vehicles to reflect a sharp slowdown in the United States, Japanese national broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
General Motors said Tuesday it would cut salaried employment costs by 20 percent, sell up to $4 billion of assets and borrow at least $2 billion in a bid to bolster its liquidity by $15 billion through 2009.
European stocks dropped 1.9 percent on Tuesday, knocked lower by growing fears over the fate of the financial services sector, but a steep fall in oil prices helped the market end above the session's lows.