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  • *China's car sales growth slowing. BEIJING, April 9- Edward Bao, a Chinese highway operations manager in the coastal city of Ningbo, is hunting for a bigger car for his young family and is considering trading up from a compact sedan to a sports utility vehicle. Bao is part of China's swelling ranks of middle-class consumers who are upgrading to SUVs and in the process...

  • *DeNA jumps 6.8 pct after brokerage upgrade. TOKYO, April 3- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning in choppy trade as investors shied away from large positions before key U.S. jobs data due later in the day. "The Japanese market will likely stay directionless until investors see how U.S. markets react to the data," said Fujio Ando, senior managing...

  • Asian shares rise on firmer oil prices, rate cut hopes Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:45 AM ET

    Asian shares rose on Thursday, undeterred by a weaker finish in the U.S. as gains in crude prices overnight boosted oil-related counters.

  • UPDATE 5-U.S. auto sales edge higher in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:38 PM ET

    *Ford beats expectations; GM, Honda miss expectations. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • April Fool's! See the best corporate pranks of 2015 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:28 PM ET
    April Fools's prank

    April Fool's Day isn't just for kids. Companies love pranking consumers. Here's a list of the best corporate pranks of 2015.

  • *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • New Honda Civic designed for millennial loyalty Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:28 PM ET
    Honda designer Guy Melville-Brown introduces the Honda Civic Concept during a media conference at the 2015 New York Auto Show, April 1, 2015.

    A redesign of Honda's Civic car is part of a lineup overhaul intended to preserve brand loyalty, particularly in young Americans.

  • UPDATE 3-U.S. auto sales demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:11 PM ET

    *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. auto demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    *Top six automakers report mixed results. *Annualized sales rate rebounds from February dip. DETROIT, April 1- U.S. consumer demand for new vehicles began to thaw in March, with the top six automakers reporting mixed sales results on Wednesday.

  • GM betting on fuel efficiency despite low oil cost Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen introduces the new CT6 at a New York International Auto Show event, March 31, 2015.

    General Motors is striving to create light but spacious cars with its new Cadillac CT6 and Chevy Malibu, GM's Mark Reuss tells CNBC.

  • DETROIT, March 31- Honda Motor Co has joined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in testing self-driving vehicles and technologies on private roads at a former U.S. naval facility outside San Francisco, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. Honda also is a partner in the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center, which plans to open a similar testing...

  • PARIS, March 31- French car parts maker Faurecia announced a joint-venture deal with Dongfeng, the Chinese state-controlled automotive group, in a move designed to increase its presence in the world's biggest autos market. Faurecia, majority-owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen, said on Tuesday the venture would target sales of 2 billion euros to Dongfeng and its...

  • Honda said the export plan is made possible by Honda's prior investments in its plants and it will therefore not require significant capital investment. Last year, Honda announced that it invest C $857 million over three years to upgrade its manufacturing plants in Alliston, Ontario, which will be the global lead for production of the next-generation Honda...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a two-week low on Friday, led by futures selling as hedge funds took profits from recent gains. The Nikkei benchmark fell 1.7 percent to 19,141.62 points after falling to as low as 19,099.87 in mid-afternoon trade, the lowest level since March 13. Exporters also suffered, with Toyota Motor Corp falling 2.0...

  • *Panasonic soars to the highest since Nov 2008. *Toshiba tumbles after SanDisk cut outlook. TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning in choppy trade as investors bought stocks on the dips after the previous day's falls, while Panasonic Corp attracted buying after it announced an acquisition plan.

  • Company officials say they expect the new Malibu to deliver $1,500 a car more profit than its predecessors. To win over skeptical consumers, GM's ads for the new Malibu will tout the car's quality, styling, fuel-efficiency, and a myriad of safety and connectivity features. GM's sales goals for the Malibu are important, because the car is a key piece of GM Chief...

  • *Plant in western India to double local production. SANAND, India, March 26- Ford Motor Co plans to triple exports from India with a $1 billion plant that will be one of its most heavily automated in Asia, offsetting slower sales inside the country with a push to sell more local production abroad. Ford, like foreign rivals General Motors and Volkswagen, has struggled...

  • *Eisai drops on after soaring 32 pct over the last 2 days. TOKYO, March 25- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday morning in choppy trade as U.S. shares languished, but losses were limited by investor appetite for stocks before they go ex-dividend later this week. Outperforming the market was Santen Pharmaceutical Co, which jumped as high as 9.2...

  • DETROIT, March 23- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have much higher labor costs than their cross-town rival Fiat Chrysler, according to a new study released just ahead of a meeting of United Auto Workers officials as they prepare for contract talks with the Detroit Three. Ford Motor Co's hourly labor costs were $57, just behind GM's at $58.

  • *Eisai jumps 20 pct on Barclays' rating hike citing Alzheimer's drug hope. TOKYO, March 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Monday, tracking gains in U.S. shares, while Eisai Co jumped over 20 percent after a brokerage upgraded the stock, citing the effectiveness of its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. Eisai soared to a record high of...