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  • Europe shares ends sharply lower amid Greece fears Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    European markets closed sharply lower on Friday, pressured by Chinese futures and mounting tensions over Greece debt negotiations.

  • BERLIN, April 17- Martin Winterkorn will stay on as chief executive of Volkswagen, the German carmaker said on Friday, in an unprecedented defeat for its powerful chairman. Ferdinand Piech, the patriarch of Volkswagen's founding family, had provoked a showdown with Winterkorn by planting a comment in weekly magazine Der Spiegel last week that he had "distanced...

  • The revived momentum for Chinese automakers adds to pressure on General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and other global brands that see China's crowded market as their future at a time when sales growth is slow in the United States and stalled in Europe. Producers including Nissan Motor Co., VW and Mercedes Benz see the market as so important they increasingly are...

  • BEIJING, April 17- Two years ago, just one Chinese SUV ranked among the country's top-10. Despite preferential government policies, local carmakers have failed to really compete with foreign automakers like Volkswagen AG and General Motors in sedan sales. Chongqing Changan Automobile and Great Wall Motor will launch fresh versions of their top-selling SUVs...

  • China auto brands enjoying rebound driven by new models Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:36 PM ET

    The revived momentum for Chinese automakers adds to pressure on General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and other global brands that see China's crowded market as their future at a time when sales growth is slow in the United States and stalled in Europe. Producers including Nissan Motor Co., VW and Mercedes Benz see the market as so important they increasingly are...

  • Sehr Gut! Investor's Germany, Japan bets pay off Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Eric Mindich, founder and chief executive officer of Eton Park Capital Management Ltd.

    Eric Mindich's Eton Park hedge fund was up big in the first quarter thanks to winning bets in Europe and Asia, especially Germany and Japan.

  • Europe closes lower on earnings; Greek crisis worsens Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    A man walks inside the Athens stock exchange February 3, 2015.

    European equities closed lower on Thursday after mixed first-quarter earnings reports and as Greece's economic outlook deteriorated further.

  • BERLIN/ STUTTGART, April 15- Volkswagen's first leadership crisis in a decade has burst into the open with Chairman Ferdinand Piech's surprise public denunciation of CEO Martin Winterkorn-- but the standoff is now more likely to play out behind closed doors. Piech, 77, will meet cousin Wolfgang Porsche and other family members within days, company sources said,...

  • Toyota to set up shop in yet another country Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A Toyota Corolla LE is displayed during the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, November 2013.

    Toyota is joining other major automakers and turning to this Latin country to build and export vehicles.

  • BERLIN/ STUTTGART, April 15- Volkswagen's first leadership crisis in a decade has burst into the open with Chairman Ferdinand Piech's surprise public denunciation of CEO Martin Winterkorn-- but the standoff is now more likely to play out behind closed doors. Piech, 77, will meet cousin Wolfgang Porsche and other family members within days, company sources said,...

  • Ford sales accelerate in recovering European market Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    Ford of Europe's vice president of sales, Peter Fleet, says the increase is due mostly to a recovering economy, not just low interest rates or economic stimulus programs. The company also said it came in No. 1 in market share in commercial vehicles in Europe for the first time since 1997.. "Whichever way you cut it, it's very clear that there is some strong industry...

  • German automaker BMW has best March sales ever Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:15 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker BMW says it had its best March sales ever. After the March figures, BMW AG held its sales lead during the first quarter over its rival German luxury carmakers, Volkswagen AG's Audi brand and Mercedes-Benz from Daimler AG. BMW sold 451,576 vehicles to 438,250 for Audi and 429,602 for Mercedes-Benz.

  • Why VW's leadership clash could spell trouble Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    With a leadership clash at Germany's Volkswagen surfacing this weekend, concerns over what impact it could have on business are growing.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, April 13- Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne is hoping for a big deal, possibly in the United States, to plug the carmaker's weaknesses and cement his legacy before stepping down in early 2019, sources familiar with the situation said. Marchionne and Fiat's founding Agnelli family are showing particular interest in General Motors, several...

  • FACTBOX-Romania steps up battle against corruption Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    BUCHAREST, April 8- Romania's crackdown on corruption is having an unintended consequence: investment is slowing as many officials avoid approving projects lest they become the next target of the investigators. The following are details of investigations opened in 2014, as announced by Romania's anti-corruption agency. Business community: local...

  • *China factory capacity seen up to 100,000 cars per year. TOKYO, April 3- Japan's Toyota Motor Corp will spend about 150 billion yen to build two new car plants in Mexico and China, two people familiar with plans said, ending a three-year freeze imposed after unchecked growth lumbered the world's biggest auto maker with too many idle production lines.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- Mercedes-Benz and BMW are probing unauthorized exports of luxury cars from the United States to China, which have recently surged and threaten profit in the world's largest auto market, senior executives said. As a result, Daimler AG, which owns premium auto brand Mercedes-Benz, said it intensified efforts to clamp down on exports of U.S. models...

  • UPDATE 5-U.S. auto sales edge higher in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:38 PM ET

    *Ford beats expectations; GM, Honda miss expectations. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • UPDATE 3-U.S. auto sales demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:11 PM ET

    *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...