Japan Inc. doubled profits last year, much of these gains were simply a reflection of dollars and euros translating into more yen. The FT reports.» Read More
A conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said.
TOKYO, Feb 18- Most Japanese car makers including Toyota Motor Corp have resumed operations at their plants that were suspended after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries, companies said on Tuesday, limiting impact on their domestic production volume.
WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign by the United Auto Workers in Tennessee will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said on Monday.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 14- In a stinging defeat that could accelerate the decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers, Volkswagen AG workers voted against union representation at a Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which had been seen as organized labor's best chance to expand in the U.S.
*Renault targets 5 pct margin, 50 bln euros sales in 2017. PARIS, Feb 13- French carmaker Renault said on Thursday it would lift revenue by a quarter and its operating profit margin to 5 percent in 2017, extending its turnaround plan by a year after a missed sales goal.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that for the first time since 1998, car reliability numbers are down, and particularly for cars with four-cylinder engines, according to J.D. Power.
DETROIT, Feb 12- Engine and transmission problems caused quality in the U.S. auto industry to slip for the first time in 16 years in a vehicle dependability study of owners of 3- year-old cars and trucks, falling from last year's record-high levels.
Asian stocks gained on Wednesday after Janet Yellen reassured Wall Street that the Fed would continue to provide monetary stimulus.
*Nissan soars as investors cover short positions- traders. *Sony rises on Apple supply report.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 11- If the United Auto Workers wins this week's historic election at Volkswagen's three-year-old Chattanooga factory, the union could use the victory as a springboard to organize other foreign-owned plants in the South and revive its waning influence on the U.S. labor movement.
Aston Martin recalled its sports cars. It sheds light on automakers getting automobiles key parts from China without implementing quality measures.
SHENZHEN, China/ PARIS, Feb 11- Aston Martin's sweeping recall of its high-end sports cars last week raises larger questions about the risk to global automakers of sourcing key parts thousands of miles away in China without implementing adequate quality control measures.
Now, Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp are again looking to invest in new manufacturing capacity, running feasibility studies in promising markets such as Mexico and scouting for a site for a fourth plant in China, the world's biggest autos market, said five people familiar with the group's plans.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Nissan Motor Co could sacrifice its global market share goal to reach its mid-term profitability target after slower-than-expected sales in its biggest markets left its profit margin the tightest among Japanese car makers.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Japan's Nissan Motor Co beat analyst estimates by reporting its steepest quarterly net profit gain in nearly two years as a weaker yen made its export business more profitable and as sales improved in China, its biggest market.
Japan's Nissan reported its steepest quarterly profit gain in three years on a weaker yen and improved sales in China.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Japan's Nissan Motor Co beat analyst estimates by reporting its steepest quarterly profit gain in three years as a weaker yen made its export business more profitable and as sales improved in China, its biggest market.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Nissan Motor Co beat analyst estimates by posting a 56.8 percent rise in quarterly net profit on Monday, helped by a weaker yen and improving sales in China, its biggest market. Nissan kept its profit outlook for the full year to March-end at 355 billion yen compared with analysts' 364.2 billion yen estimate.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday following last week's rally on Wall Street as investors brushed off a worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report.
TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Monday morning, moving further away from a four-month low hit last week as gains on Wall Street and a softer yen underpinned sentiment. New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers her first testimony to the House on Tuesday and the senate on Thursday.