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*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
PARIS, March 13- Renault was braced on Thursday for a strike at its in-house dealerships that may cause a wobble in the French carmaker's recovery from a long slump in auto demand. Renault vowed to keep all dealerships open throughout the two-day industrial action and serve all customers.
TOKYO, March 12- Big Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor Corp offered the most generous pay raises in years on Wednesday, a victory for the government's efforts to defeat deflation, but workers will still struggle to offset a looming sales tax increase.
*Fuel-cell focused Hyundai hedges green bets. Hyundai has leant toward engines which turn hydrogen into electricity in response to stricter emissions regulations in markets such as the United States.
HWASEONG, GYEONGGI, March 11- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co plans to launch its first battery-powered electric vehicle in 2016, as the auto maker plays catch up in a nascent market already tapped by the likes of BMW and Nissan Motor Co Ltd..
*Market dominated by Toyota vehicles. Yet by 8 a.m. on a recent Friday, Hadebe and his rattling Toyota had already overcome rain, traffic and an ever-rising petrol price to ferry nearly 40 commuters from South Africa's black township of Soweto to nearby Johannesburg.
The risk of economic sanctions against Russia poses risk to Western companies. The most vulnerable include consumer brands.
GENEVA, March 4- Daimler's Mercedes and Nissan's Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker's North American production and broaden the Infiniti lineup, people familiar with the matter said.
*Cites weakness in Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Algeria. GENEVA, March 4- French carmaker Renault has trimmed its growth forecast for the global market this year as the industry becomes increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets just when demand in Europe is starting to pick up.
Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.
*Cites weakness in Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Algeria. GENEVA, March 4- French carmaker Renault has trimmed its growth forecast for the global market this year, in a sign the industry is becoming increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets even as demand in Europe starts to pick up.
*GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan top sales expectations. *Toyota, Honda fall short of forecasts. While General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Group all reported stronger-than-expected sales, the higher incentives raised concerns about industry profitability in the future.
PARIS, March 3- Whatever the secret of French carmaker Renault's crisis-defying performance, Carlos Tavares has taken it with him to domestic competitor PSA Peugeot Citroen. An appearance at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday marks Tavares's graduation from former Renault second-in-command and Carlos Ghosn protégé to Peugeot CEO- and Ghosn rival.
*Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather, raising concerns about industry profitability.
Strong sales of certain models at Jeep, Nissan and Subaru were proof that some cars sell even in bad weather.
*Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather.
US car sales for February fell over last year, but beat expectations. Carmakers offered big rewards to those willing to brave the storms.
DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were more brisk than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather. General Motors Co raced past analysts' expectations, saying Monday that sales dipped 1 percent to 222,104 vehicles.
DETROIT, March 3- Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co each posted double-digit gains in U.S. A poll of 34 analysts by Thomson Reuters showed expectations that overall U.S. sales would be flat with a year earlier.
DETROIT, March 3- Nissan Motor Co said on Monday that its U.S. Nissan had its best February in the U.S. market on record, selling 115,600 vehicles. Fred Diaz, Nissan's senior vice president for U.S. sales, said February was the 11th month in the last 12 that the company set U.S. sales records.