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Hyundai is picking up market share here in the U.S. thanks to a potent combination of much better product (both in terms of quality and styling) and savvy marketing. A company that was once dismissed as weak imitator of the Japanese automakers is now taking it to the folks from Toyota, Nissan, and Honda.
Global stocks were slightly lower in subdued trade on Tuesday, with weaker commodity shares offsetting gains in bank stocks. Experts tell CNBC to short energy companies when oil prices rise and that Japan is still cheap.
After 3 months of kicking the tires and looking under the hood at Chrysler, CEO Sergio Marchionne is about to roll his game plan for fixing the troubled American auto maker.
The US is too dependent on Japan and China buying the country's debt and could face severe economic problems if that stops, Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson told CNBC.
As IPO's go, A123 has elicited a fair amount of discussion, much of it boiling down to this question: Is buying into the promise of the Massachusetts-based battery maker the same as buying into the hype that surrounded ethanol related stocks a few years back?
They are the moves, comments, and reflections of a struggling auto industry finally getting back on its feet. In the last week several major automakers and their executives have sent clear signs they are preparing for better times.
JAL has all the characteristics of a chart from 2008 and that type of nosedive is not good in a rising 2009 market.
The dollar is clearly stuck in a downward trend as it takes over from the yen as the carry-trade currency of choice, but if the trend continues it faces a “fully-fledged dollar crisis,” Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
Every once in a while, you go to an auto show, and the future of the industry crystallizes before your eyes... ow there is another wave of vehicles that will drive the auto industry over the next 10-15 years. They are the electric, plug-in hybrids, and extended range electric cars.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne candidly admits the troubled American auto maker was far weaker than expected when he finally took over as CEO. I caught up with him at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and he pulled no punches in assessing what he found at Chrysler when he became CEO.
Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is not a man to tiptoe into anything. When he leads his company into a new arena, he likes to go in charging. When Nissan stepped up to the U.S. full size pick-up truck market a few years back, he made a big splash in Detroit. Now, in Frankfurt, he's doing it again.
Markets opened lower on Monday as investors worried about the U.S.-China trade dispute and reflected on the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse. The tariffs came on the heels of a union complaint that a surge of imports of the Chinese tires were taking away American jobs.
New York City beat London by a whisker to become the best city in the world according to a panel of Time Out judges, who voted on the cities considering criteria such as architecture, arts, food and drink, the city's buzz and quality of life.
Conventional wisdom says the very well off go through recessions with little or no impact...This fall, conventional wisdom will be tested. There are a slew of new models either hitting showrooms or being introduced for hitting the street next year
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Japan's Suzuki Motor said it plans to invest about $215 million to build a new car factory in India, aiming to upgrade its production facilities in the face of growing competition.
Japan's Daiwa Securities Group plans to buy out Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group from their investment banking joint venture, a source familiar with the matter said.
For as long as I've been covering the auto industry, I've seen some variation of this story on a regular basis. Every so often, there is a survey that shows a growing percentage of car buyers would be willing to consider sliding behind the wheel of a Big 3 car. Despite these encouraging reports, the Big 3 market share continues to slide.