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*Announcement due this week but deferred to February 2014- ABC. SYDNEY, Dec 6- General Motors Co has decided to pull out of vehicle production in Australia as early as 2016, local media reported on Friday, in what would be a major blow to the struggling industry.
SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Production and sales of motor vehicles in Brazil fell in November as weaker demand and high inventories kept pressure on the local auto industry. Stagnant demand for cars despite heavy tax incentives from President Dilma Rousseff underscored expectations that sales in Brazil will contract this year for the first time in a decade.
SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Automobile production in Brazil fell 10.7 percent and sales fell 8.3 percent in November from October, the national automakers' association said on Thursday. Automakers in Brazil produced some 289,600 new cars and trucks last month, while sales totaled about 302,900 vehicles, according to data released by industry group Anfavea.
FRANKFURT, Dec 5- General Motors Co will drop the Chevrolet brand in Europe by the end of 2015 and focus resources on pushing its Opel and Vauxhall brands, the latest effort by the U.S. carmaker to turn around its European operations.
DETROIT, Dec 5- Nearly 50 years after launching its affordable sports car, Ford Motor Co is unveiling a global redesign of the Mustang to try to burnish the U.S. automaker's image and spur sales of its more expensive models. The car will be shown in Dearborn, Michigan, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona, New York and Los Angeles.
Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock could rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Bloomberg first reported news of the stake, which it called one of Hayman's largest investments.
DETROIT, Dec 4- General Motors Co is selling its remaining stake in its former lending arm, Ally Financial Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Once a part of GM, Ally was formerly known as GMAC. GM has been rebuilding its finance operations since selling a controlling stake in GMAC to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management in 2006..
DETROIT, Dec 4- General Motors Co is selling its remaining stake in its former lending arm, Ally Financial Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The private placement deal is worth about $900 million, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter.
DETROIT, Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock could rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Treasury sells its stake in the company, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
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DETROIT, Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock is poised to rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Treasury finishes exiting its stake in the company, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors, betting that the once bankrupt company is undervalued, he told CNBC.
CNBC's David Faber reports Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors. Faber says Hayman's CEO Kyle Bass, believes GM is significantly undervalued.
DETROIT, Dec 4- Mitsubishi Motors Corp has cut the price of its i-MiEV subcompact electric car in the United States by 20 percent for the 2014 model year, joining the parade of automakers who have lowered EV prices to boost demand.
PARIS, Dec 4- The rush to Paris's Charles-de-Gaulle airport for flights to China began on Friday, Oct. 11. "There's a big exodus to China right now," a bemused trade unionist at the Paris- based company told Reuters that weekend. It has survived two world wars and become an emblem of France.
TORONTO, Dec 3- Ford Motor Co's Canadian arm maintained its spot as the country's best selling brand, data released on Tuesday showed, as growing demand for trucks helped power a sixth consecutive monthly record for Canadian vehicle sales in November.
Because of a surge in business from Black Friday, the auto industry posted its best monthly sales since February 2007.
*Amazon shares drop, with holiday shopping in focus. *Yum Brands stock falls after company says Nov China sales flat. Amazon.com Inc slipped 2 percent to $384.66 and was one of the biggest drags on the S&P 500. The S&P retail index shed 0.8 percent after the holiday shopping season got off to a tepid start.
U.S. stocks pulled lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending losses into a third session.
TORONTO, Dec 3- Ford Motor Co's Canadian arm sold more than all other carmakers in Canada in November helped in part by strong sales in the Fusion, according to auto sales data released on Tuesday. However, in terms of sales growth, Chrysler Canada sales rose almost 13 percent year-over-year in November outpacing all of its Detroit competitors.