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  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks fell on Monday as a resounding election win for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party raised the prospect of conflict with the country's international lenders, dampening investors' appetite for risk. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras will likely be sworn in on Monday as prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- An executive with the Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp was indicted on Thursday for conspiring to fix the prices of seat belts sold to carmakers, the U.S. Justice Department said. Hiromu Usuda, a sales executive for Takata from 2005 to 2011, is accused of meeting with executives of other companies that make seat belts to reach agreements on...

  • Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. Incentives averaged $4,159 per electric car last year, up 68 percent from 2013, according to Kelley Blue Book. The discounting, combined with new vehicles such as the BMW i3, the electric Kia Soul and the Mercedes B Class, boosted sales of...

  • Asian shares higher on ECB bets; BOJ leads Tokyo lower Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Equity markets in Asia raked in gains on Wednesday, with the exception of Tokyo, bolstered by stimulus bets on the European Central Bank.

  • Japanese trading house Itochu Corp and Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group said on Tuesday that they plan to jointly invest $10 billion in Citic Group.

  • Asian stocks rise after China GDP beats estimate Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:35 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japanese trading house Itochu Corp and Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group said on Tuesday that they plan to jointly invest $10 billion in Citic Group, China's oldest and biggest conglomerate. Itochu and CP Group plan to contribute evenly to the investment, taking a joint stake of as much as 20 percent, as both seek to raise their exposure to the...

  • *Better-than-expected China data lifts China- related stocks. TOKYO, Jan 20- Japanese stocks surged to a more than one-week high on Tuesday morning as China's better-than-expected growth data lifted China- related stocks, while expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil easing measures buoyed overall sentiment. China- related shares...

  • DETROIT— U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating engine compartment smoke or fire complaints in two Jeep Cherokees, and air bags that didn't inflate properly in two Nissan Rogues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Friday that the Cherokee probe covers 50,000 of the SUVs from the 2015 model year.

  • MILAN— Europe's automakers' association ACEA has confirmed that the industry's six-year decline ended last year, reporting a 5.7- percent increase in car sales in 2014 to 12.5 million vehicles. Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Nissan and Renault, said this week at the Detroit Motor Show that he expects European growth this year to be slow, around 1 percent to 2 percent.

  • Pedestrians walk near the Swiss National Bank headquarters in Bern, Switzerland.

    Shanghai shares outperformed the region on Friday, as the rest of Asia languished on heightened volatility induced by the Swiss National Bank.

  • *Ibiden, Shinko Electric fall on Intel's weaker-than-expected forecast. TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.3 percent on Friday morning after U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth day and the yen rose after Switzerland abandoned its cap on the franc, hurting Japanese exporters such as electronics and car manufacturers. nearing a one-month low of...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 15- Forecasts for a more than 24 percent drop in car sales in Russia this year are "optimistic," automakers said on Thursday, suggesting the rouble slump could mean further price rises or the end of foreign imports. Joerg Schreiber, chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, expected 1.89 million new passenger cars and light commercial...

  • IKEDA, Japan, Jan 14- When Daihatsu Motor Co launched the Mira e: S minicar in 2011, the Toyota affiliate thought it had found a model for emerging markets. The automotive keiretsu system, pioneered by parent Toyota Motor Corp. and widely adopted by rivals, was acclaimed across the world in the 1980 s and 1990 s as an ingredient in Japan Inc's success.

  • Jan 12- While General Motors Co's Chevrolet on Monday pulled the wraps off a tiny, environmentally friendly electric car called the Bolt, rival Ford Motor Co was showing off a 400- plus-horsepower pickup truck better suited to burning rubber than hauling hay. The new F-150 Raptor has racing shock absorbers, a 10- speed transmission and the word FORD splayed...

  • A new Volt, new trucks, new optimism in Detroit Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 8:48 PM ET
    Chevy Volt.

    Not since the late 90's has the North American International Auto Show buzzed with the kind of optimism industry leaders are showing in Detroit.

  • Look at what Toyota is giving away for free Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Toyota Mirai FCV (fuel cell vehicle) is displayed during a press conference during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Toyota said it would share its fuel-cell car patents for free to promote hydrogen-powered vehicle technology.

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Japanese stocks posted their biggest fall in nearly 10 months on Tuesday, as uncertainty surrounding Greece's future in the euro zone and slumping oil prices dampened risk appetite, while a stronger yen hit exporters' shares. With oil prices at their lowest since spring 2009, the Tokyo Stock Exchange sub-index of oil and mining shares tumbled 5.5...

  • TORONTO, Jan 5- Major automakers reported their best ever Canadian sales performance last year, with Ford Motor Co holding on to the top sales spot for 2014, despite a late surge by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Canadian unit. "The battle for best-selling vehicle company remained tight all year," DesRosiers Automotive Consultants said in a note to clients.

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- BMW on Monday regained bragging rights as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States, ending the one-year reign of German rival Mercedes. BMW ended with a lead last year of more than 9,000 vehicles over Mercedes-Benz, which in 2013 seized a title BMW had held for the previous two years. Last year, Mercedes-Benz outsold BMW by about 3,000...