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Hyundai union stages first full strike in 12 years

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Mobileye v Tesla

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

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GM adds Opel diesel to Chevy Equinox line

General Motors is widening its range of diesel-powered light vehicles in the US with news that the redesigned Chevrolet 2018 Equinox compact SUV will...

Hyundai eyes Genesis brand entry to China

Hyundai Motor is planning to launch its standalone premium Genesis brand in China within two to three years, according to remarks reportedly made by...

Bankruptcy issue may drag out Takata rescue

A plan to sell Takata to a rescuer, slated by year-end, is likely to extend into next year as some bidders want to drag the air bag maker through...

Magna signs agreement to acquire closures supplier

Magna International said it had signed a purchase agreement to acquire the BÖCO Group of Companies, an automotive supplier of latches, hinges and...

JMBS joins forces on sustainable fuel solutions

Johnson Matthey has joined a strategic consortium focused on completing the development and scale up of Virent BioForming technology to produce low...

Nexteer opens third Indian plant, in Pune

Nexteer Automotive has opened a new manufacturing plant in Pune, India.

GM Canada union ratifies new agreement

Unifor members working at General Motors facilities in Oshawa, St Catharines and Woodstock have ratified an agreement that secures investment in all...

Renault-Nissan partners Microsoft on connectivity

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on "next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide".

Hyundai union stages first full strike in 12 years

Hyundai Motor's South Korean labour union staged its first full nationwide strike in 12 years on Monday (26 September)...

PSA looks to 1,000-fold increase in 3D technology

PSA Groupe says personalisation of future models will be enhanced by the use of techniques such as 3D printing, whose...

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (6503) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (6503) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: Aug 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric) is a manufacturer of electrical and electronics items. It develops, manufactures and sells electric and electronic equipments for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The company’s products are find application in several areas such as information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric also provides other services which include logistics, real estate, advertising, procurement, finance and others. Geographically, through its subsidiaries, the company operates in North America, Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Oceania and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

Published: Aug 2016

Summary The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting for Brexit, and a potential Trump run US post the elections in November 2016. Increased protectionism and slow growth in the worlds largest car market can have a serious impact on German car manufacturers.


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