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DETROIT, Dec 6- General Motors Co's decision to pull the plug on Chevrolet in Europe is one of several calculated moves the U.S. automaker appears to be making around the world that analysts and investors say are long overdue if the automaker wants to boost profits in line with its rivals.
MEXICO CITY-- Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state. The material, which the International Atomic Energy Agency called "extremely dangerous," was found removed from its protective container.
BERLIN, Dec 5- Audi's chief designer will quit at the end of the year, the latest in a string of high-level departures from a brand wrestling with BMW for dominance of the luxury car market, Germany's Auto Bild magazine reported.
SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Production and sales of motor vehicles in Brazil fell in November as weaker demand and high inventories kept pressure on the local auto industry. Stagnant demand for cars despite heavy tax incentives from President Dilma Rousseff underscored expectations that sales in Brazil will contract this year for the first time in a decade.
PARIS/ HONG KONG, Dec 5- Renault has won approval from Beijing authorities to begin Chinese production in a $1.3 billion joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, the carmakers said on Thursday. The 50-50 partnership "will allow Renault to deploy its ambitious strategy in the world's largest automotive market", the French company said in a statement.
SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Automobile production in Brazil fell 10.7 percent and sales fell 8.3 percent in November from October, the national automakers' association said on Thursday. Automakers in Brazil produced some 289,600 new cars and trucks last month, while sales totaled about 302,900 vehicles, according to data released by industry group Anfavea.
MEXICO CITY-- A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.
PARIS, Dec 5- Renault has received a green light from Beijing authorities to begin Chinese car production in a $1.3 billion joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, the carmakers said on Thursday.
SHANGHAI, Dec 5- China's state television accused foreign carmakers of charging domestic customers more for repair costs than in other markets, singling out Audi, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover Ltd in the latest of a series of programmes targeting foreign firms.
PARIS, Dec 4- As it struggles to rein in losses, PSA Peugeot Citroën is cutting back sharply on investment. Research and development is due to fall to well below 3 billion euros in 2013- less than one-fifth of rival Volkswagen's budget.
PARIS, Dec 4- The rush to Paris's Charles-de-Gaulle airport for flights to China began on Friday, Oct. 11. "There's a big exodus to China right now," a bemused trade unionist at the Paris- based company told Reuters that weekend. It has survived two world wars and become an emblem of France.
BOSTON, Dec 3- A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world's biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.
DETROIT, Dec 3- Aggressive discounting and the continued popularity of big pickup trucks helped propel November vehicle sales well past expectations, with the three Detroit automakers and two of Japan's top three reporting year-to-year increases on Tuesday.
DETROIT, Dec 3- Pickup trucks continued to drive a resurgence in U.S. vehicle sales in November as the Big Three Detroit automakers all exceeded analysts' expectations.
SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Dec 3- China's auto lobby has fiercely opposed a possible move by Beijing to ease restrictions on foreign ownership in the car industry, saying that the move would seriously weaken the position of indigenous carmakers.
DETROIT, Dec 2- The United Auto Workers union is considering hiking membership dues by 25 percent, the first increase since 1967, as it faces dwindling membership and rising costs, a top UAW official and several union sources said.
*Peugeot, Renault officials attending Iran conference. *Foreign firms hope to revive Iran production. PARIS/ DUBAI, Nov 28- Peugeot and Renault are among Western firms sending executives to an automotive conference that opens in Iran on Saturday- firing the starting gun on a more overt race for post-sanctions business.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-- German automaker has begun construction at its Chattanooga, Tenn. plant for an extension of its assembly parts shop warehouse. Volkswagen says the expansion is entirely aimed at production of the Passat sedan, which the plant produces for markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Middle Eastern countries.
*Renault sees Russian market growing next year. BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, Nov 28- R enault- Nissan will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two years, Renault's regional boss said on Thursday.
*History, sentiment put reform spotlight on Guangdong. GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 26- Just days after China announced sweeping reforms to revitalise its economy, several hundred striking workers rallied outside a Nokia factory in its wealthiest and most industrialised region shouting: "Protect our rights!"