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Emerging markets in trouble (1)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

Regulatory concerns grow in China

There's something going on in China that could weaken the outlook for margins and profitability in what has been a major source of profitabi...

COMMENT: What is normal in Russian maelstrom?

After weeks of what has seemed a phoney war of words between both sides, the stakes are starting to ramp up considerably between Russia and...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest...

The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives....

Latest Interviews

Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech centre MD 16 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

Latest News

China levies big fines on Japanese parts makers 20 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

China's regulatory authorities have found a group of Japanese automotive parts makers guilty of price fixing and handed out large fines.


VW establishes India diesel engine assembly line 20 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has set up a diesel engine assembly line and an engine testing facility at its Chakan plant in Pune, The Economic Times said.


CHENGDU PREVIEW: Infiniti Q50L 20 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

CDMS 2014, the 17th Chengdu motor show, takes place on 28 August. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.


MOSCOW PREVIEW: BMW X5 Security Plus 20 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days for the 2014 Moscow motor show will be 27 & 28 August. There will be various vehicle world premieres and this list will be updated as more are announced.


NDRC fines Denso $24.5m 20 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China has announced that it decided to impose monetary sanctions on certain automotive suppliers for violation of China's Anti-Monopoly Law in connection with sales of certain automotive components.


Samsung battery plant targets China EV boom 19 Aug 14

Chris Wright

Construction has started on China's largest production base for vehicle batteries, a US$600m investment in the Xi'an Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone led by Samsung of South Korea.

Latest blogs

Badge snobbery in China 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Ah, the old chestnut of the promise of the automotive brand, the core brand values and what the brand says about the driver.


Lockdown in St Petersburg 23 May 14

Simon Warburton

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming.

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