GERMANY: Daimler boosts Q2 EBIT 12%

Daimler booked a EUR2.2bn net profit in the second quarter of 2012 after boosting unit sales 4% to 628,900 and revenue 6% to EUR31.5bn. EBIT rose 12% to EUR2.5bn.

SOUTH AFRICA: 'Peace clause' vital to strike resolution: MIBCO

South African component representatives are stressing the vital nature of the country's so-called 'peace clause' that appears to be the sticking point in the country's delicate search to find a solution to the four-week old metalworking strike.

GERMANY: Opel Group formed within Adam Opel

General Motors' European unit Adam Opel AG has established Opel Group to assume full responsibility for General Motors’ business in Europe plus Russia (where Chevrolet continues) and Cadillac.

US: UAW says Tennessee Local 42 will aim for "German-style works council"

UAW officials say they expect Volkswagen to recognise its new Local 42 grouping at the German automaker's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant imminently, following its recent formation.

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Top Auto News

Daimler boosts Q2 EBIT 12%

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jul 14

Daimler booked a EUR2.2bn net profit in the second quarter of 2012 after boosting unit sales 4% to 628,900 and revenue 6% to EUR31.5bn. EBIT rose 12% to EUR2.5bn.


Peace clause vital to SA strike resolution: MIBCO

Simon Warburton | 23 Jul 14

South African component representatives are stressing the vital nature of the country's so-called 'peace clause' that appears to be the sticking point in the country's delicate search to find a solution to the four-week old metalworking strike.


UAW cites 1776 Constitution as Local 42 takes off

Simon Warburton | 22 Jul 14

America's powerful UAW union is citing the country's 1776 Constitution as the basis for establishing its Local 42 body in Tennessee, but is voicing fears the new grouping could come under political pressure.

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Hot Automotive Issues

Africa, the 'final frontier' for automotive growth

Car sales in Africa are, relative to the continent's population size, very low. The focus on emerging markets has been elsewhere. However, there have been signs lately of more interest in prospects for the automotive sector in Africa, with Nigeria's emerging economy (now Africa's largest) attracting automotive OEMs. However, industrial relations strife in South Africa also illustrates the challenges that come with economic development.

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