An influential consumer magazine called on Toyota to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects.» Read More
*Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct. Honda said its Mexico plant, which makes the Fit subcompact, was hit by delays as it adopted new manufacturing techniques, but the company kept its full-year U.S. sales targets unchanged and said volumes would get back on track.
TOKYO— Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Honda, Japan's No. 3 automaker, posted 574 billion yen profit on 11.84 trillion yen sales for the last fiscal year, which ended March 2014.
TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo stocks rose to a fresh six-month high on Tuesday morning, as strong earnings from the likes of Nissan Motor Co suggested Corporate Japan has managed to weather a recent rise in the national sales tax.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $17.64. General Motors Co. fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $34.90. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $35.18.
"Consumer Reports believes that Toyota should recall these cars," the magazine said. Toyota spokesman John Hanson said in an email statement that the automaker was working with the U.S. safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on a probe related to the issue.
"Consumer Reports believes that Toyota should recall these cars," the magazine said. Toyota officials did not have an immediate comment. Consumer reports said Toyota's decisions were prompted partly by consumer complaints filed with U.S. safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $17.53. General Motors Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $35.03. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $35.05.
TOKYO— Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China. Nissan's vehicle sales grew in the robust North American market, on solid demand for the Rogue crossover and the Altima sedan, offsetting shaky Japan, where a rise in the consumption tax dampened sales overall.
TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei average rose to six-month highs on Monday, and looked poised to test key resistance levels around 15,500 points, on hopes of continued improvement in corporate earnings. 0.5 percent at 15,530.29, its highest level since Jan. 23, reversing early losses that followed Friday's weakness on Wall Street.
NEW YORK— Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda and Toyota.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $17.71. General Motors Co. fell$. 78 or 2.2 percent, to $34.96. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $35.08.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.84. General Motors Co. fell $1.67 or 4.5 percent, to $35.74. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $35.13.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 25 or 1.4 percent, to $18.03. General Motors Co. fell$. 96 or 2.6 percent, to $36.45. Toyota Motor Corp. rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $119.56.
TOKYO— World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.
*Volume may be low as market focused on China survey, Japanese earnings. TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday morning as the slightly weakening yen supported sentiment, but geopolitical worries over Ukraine and Gaza kept activity in check.
*Ukraine tension eases but Gaza worries keep investors risk averse- analysts. TOKYO, July 23- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as investors avoided risk due to geopolitical concerns in the Gaza Strip, which offset upbeat sentiment from gains in U.S. and European markets overnight.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.82. General Motors Co. rose$. 33 or. 9 percent, to $37.76. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $35.45.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $17.78. General Motors Co. rose$. 23 or. 6 percent, to $37.66. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $35.47.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.75. General Motors Co. rose$. 45 or 1.2 percent, to $37.88. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $35.39.
DETROIT— Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. Toyota says it added Easy Speak "so parents don't have to shout to passengers in the back. Automakers are trying to come up with creative ways to make the out-of-fashion minivan more appealing, said Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at the Edmunds.com automotive website.