Monday's midday movers:
Asian stock markets extended the previous day's rally after the latest batch of economic data from China boosted regional confidence.
TV's top car geeks pick their favorite convertible designs of all-time.
While Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to give their newborn son a name, the tiny Prince of Cambridge did get his first taste of luxury on the drive home.
GM surged to the top of the charts in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the most influential measure of vehicle quality during the first months off the showroom lot.
A day of reckoning awaits the stock market rally, but not just yet, StockMonster's Guy Adami says.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Global carmakers have poured billions of dollars in India's once-booming car market are now struggling as slow economic growth keep their target customers from parting with their cash.
India's annual car sales fell for the first time in a decade in the just-ended financial year, calling into question bullish growth expectations that fuelled billion-dollar bets from global manufacturers.
Stock-pickers betting on an Indian economic rebound may be disappointed by upcoming earnings reports from domestically focused companies, as consumer demand and infrastructure output remain weak and high inflation persists.
Jaguar Land Rover, a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors, announced Tuesday it will manufacture Jaguar brand cars in India. The Global Post reports.
The battle for emerging market growth is turning into a cutthroat competition between established multinational companies and a new generation of rivals.
India's salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group plans to invest more than 450 billion rupees ($8.2 billion) over the next two years, its newly appointed Chairman Cyrus Mistry wrote in an internal mail on Wednesday.
Narendra Modi won a fourth successive term as the chief minister of India's Gujarat state on Thursday, a victory that could launch the prime ministerial ambitions of one of the country's most controversial leaders.
Car sales in India slumped 8 percent in November, dashing hopes of a sustained revival in demand, as an expected festive season boom failed to materialise in a key growth market for global carmakers.
*Ford to close Southampton plant, Dagenham stamping plant. LONDON/ BASILDON, England, Oct 25- Ford will stop making vans in Britain next year, with the potential loss of 2,000 jobs, a union leader said, as part of a plan by the U.S. car maker to drag its European operations back into profit.
*Ford to close Southampton plant, Dagenham stamping plant. LONDON/ BASILDON, England, Oct 25- Ford will stop making vans in Britain next year, with the potential loss of 2,000 jobs, as part of a plan by the U.S. car maker to drag its European operations back into profit.
LONDON, Oct 25- Ford will announce on Thursday that it is closing its van factory at Southampton, ending more than a century of vehicle production by the company in Britain, trade unionists and a source close to the U.S. car maker said.
*Auto makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra& Mahindra. KEY EVENTS Mon: Sept. inflation data Mon: Reliance Industries, Axis Bank earnings. Mon: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visits India Tues: Maruti Suzuki.
BEIJING Oct 12- General Motors Co on Friday said that its minicar joint-venture producer in China appointed Ray Bierzynski as its executive vice president, to fill the position vacated by a manager who left the joint venture to work for Tata Motors.