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COMMENT: Post Soviet unions no zest for strikes

One of the aspects that genuinely surprised me about the recent visit to Russia organised by Renault and AvtoVAZ was the almost complete abs...

COMMENT: From the Russian shop floor

Last week Simon Warburton visited the Moscow Motor Show with Renault Russia and had the opportunity to talk with senior executives, as well...

COMMENT: Russian stoicism a valuable tool

Eating a stone's throw from Moscow's notorious Lubyanka was an unusual experience last week, but then as so much of Russia is unexpected, it...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: And what a week...

I submit, yeronner, brain fade, the leap straight from summer holiday to Swedish presser and an exceptionally busy week for the delay in thi...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with JATCO Ltd 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan 26 Mar 2013

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.

Latest News

AvtoVAZ to boost production, double exports 20 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

AvtoVAZ plans to manufacture 712,000 vehicles in 2015, up around 39% from the 511,894 produced in 2014. The upcoming launch of new Datsun and Renault models will drive the growth.


2014 financials: Renault triples net income 12 Feb 2015

Dave Leggett

Renault has reported a tripling of net income in its 2014 full-year results in spite of deeper losses incurred in Russia.


Kremlin paying close attention to auto: analyst 11 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

One Russian analyst says Moscow is actively involved in attempting to boost its automotive industry as the latest figures show sales falling 25% last month.


Ren-Nis Alliance sales up to record 8.5m in '14 4 Feb 2015

Dave Leggett

The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,470,610 vehicles in 2014 boosted by higher sales in the US and Western Europe.


Automakers see Russia 2015 sales plunge 15 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Car sales in Russia look set to plummet by nearly one quarter in 2015 as the economic crisis batters consumer spending, automobile manufacturers said on Thursday.

Latest blogs

Interview with Bo Andersson 5 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

I'm looking at attending the upcoming Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) event in Moscow.


AvtoVAZ concession to heat-seeking cats 12 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

Russia is a tough environment for car companies. Right now, weak demand and possible future overcapacity for some of the big joint venture OEMs is a concern. And the depreciation of the rouble and associated uncertainties is a sizeable worry, also.

Company research

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & A

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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New Cars in Russia

New Cars in Russia

New Cars in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profil...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Eastern Europe

Automotive Manufacturing in Eastern Europe

Automotive Manufacturing in Eastern Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forec...

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